• Prof. dr hab. Leszek Kaczmarek and dr hab. Ewelina Knapska  are  laureates of the International Research Agendas (MAB) competition run by Foundation for Polish Science. A grant, at the amount of PLN 39 mln, is assigned to create at the Nencki Institute, the Center of Excellence in Neural Plasticity and Disorders –  BRAINCITY  – an International Research Agenda. Our strategic partner in this program is  European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). 

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  • The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in  6th  edition of ETIUDA and 2nd edition of SONATINA calls.

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  • Between 11th and 12th June 2018, the Nencki Institute hosted an international conference, The Joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting „Animal preferences and animal welfare”, organised by the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), the Institute of Genetics and the Animal Breeding PAS, the Polish  Ethological  Society and the Nencki Institute. The conference was attended by 43 participants from Poland (Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn, Rzeszów, Warszawa and its surroundings, and Wrocław) and other European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland  and  Ukraine). 

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  • On 19-20 June 2018, the Nencki Institute hosted a two-day conference entitled „Polish Science Towards EMBL”. The conference was co-organized by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It gathered an audience of nearly 170 participants, 14 lecturers and a dozen distinguished guests from Poland and abroad.

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  • Dr Jędrzej Szymański has won an international competition for the position of head of the core facility Laboratory of Imaging Tissue Structure and Function at the Nencki Institute. This laboratory supports research using a range of advanced microscopic techniques, including confocal and two-photon microscopy, time-resolved imaging, super-resolved and correlation microscopy (CLEM).

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  • On the 1st August 2018, prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, director of the Nencki Institute, and Joanna Miłachowska, Executive Board Member of Siemens Healthineers, have signed a Master Research Agreement. The alliance concerns the use of a magnetic resonance scanner for research projects being conducted in Laboratory of Brain Imaging, headed by dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD. The confidentiality and collaboration rules set within the signed agreement, allow the Nencki Institute to use the technologies of Siemens Healthineers, which are not yet commercially available, for research and implementation projects.

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  • Dr  Anna Malik became the laureate of the HOMING program, financed by The Foundation for Polish Science. Dr Malik is working on New proteins important for glia's function: VPS10P-domain containing protein family as a new sorting recepetors in astrocytes and microglia.

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  • On July 19th, 2018, 25 participants of the scientific camp for talented youth, organized by the Adamed Group Foundation under the Adamed Smart UP program, visited the Nencki Institute. The visits at the labs were organized by the Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support the Biological Sciences. It was aimed at familiarizing young people with the research carried out at the Institute.

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Maifrede S, Nieborowska-Skorska M, Sullivan K, Dasgupta Y, Podszywalow-Bartnicka P, Le BV, Solecka M, Lian Z, Belyaeva EA, Nersesyan A, Machnicki MM, Toma M, Chatain N, Rydzanicz M, Zhao H, Jelinek J, Piwocka K, Sliwinski T, Stoklosa T, Ploski R, Fischer T, Sykes SM, Koschmieder S8 Bullinger L, Valent P, Wasik M, Huang J, Skorski T. (2018) Tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced defects in DNA repair sensitize FLT3(ITD)-positive leukemia cells to PARP1 inhibitors. Blood doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-02-834895.
IF = 13.164

Urbanska P, Joachimiak E, Bazan R, Fu G, Poprzeczko M, Fabczak H, Nicastro D, Wloga D. (2018) Ciliary proteins Fap43 and Fap44 interact with each other and are essential for proper cilia and flagella beating. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. doi: 10.1007/s00018-018-2819-7.
IF = 6.721


Beroun A, Nalberczak-Skóra M, Harda Z, Piechota M, Ziółkowska M, Cały A, Pagano R, Radwanska K (2018) Generation of silent synapses in dentate gyrus correlates with development of alcohol addiction. Neuropsychopharmacol. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0119-4.
IF = 6.544

de Hoz L, Gierej D, Lioudyno V, Jaworski J, Blazejczyk M, Cruces-Solís H, Beroun A, Lebitko T, Nikolaev T, Knapska E, Nelken I, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Blocking c-Fos Expression Reveals the Role of Auditory Cortex Plasticity in Sound Frequency Discrimination Learning. Cereb. Cortex 28(5): 1645-1655.
IF = 6.308

Walentynowicz KA, Ochocka N, Pasierbinska M, Wojnicki K, Stepniak K, Mieczkowski J, Ciechomska IA, Kaminska B. (2018) In Search for Reliable Markers of Glioma-Induced Polarization of Microglia. Front. Immunol. doi: org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01329.
IF = 5.511

Pijet B, Stefaniuk M, Kostrzewska-Ksiezyk A, Tsilibary PE, Tzinia A, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Elevation of MMP-9 levels promotes epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury. Mol. Neurobiol. doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1061-5.
IF = 5.076

Krzywinska E, Zorawski MD, Taracha A, Kotarba G, Kikulska A, Mlacki M, Kwiatkowska K, Wilanowski T. (2018) Threonine 454 phosphorylation in Grainyhead-like 3 is important for its function and regulation by the p38 MAPK pathway. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1865(7): 1002-1011.
IF = 4.651

Szelag E. (2018) Effects of Video Game Training on Measures of Selective Attention and Working Memory in Older Adults: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Front. Aging Neurosci. 9: 442. IF = 4.504

Walewska A, Kulawiak B, Szewczyk A, Koprowski P. (2018) Mechanosensitivity of mitochondrial large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels. Biochim. Biophys. Acta doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.05.006.
IF = 4.280

Bednarczyk P, Kicinska A, Laskowski M, Kulawiak B, Kampa R, Walewska A, Krajewska M, Jarmuszkiewicz W, Szewczyk A. (2018) Evidence for a mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium channel in human dermal fibroblasts. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1859(5): 309-318. IF = 4.280

Majka P, Chlodzinska N, Turlejski K, Banasik T, Djavadian RL, Węglarz WP, Wójcik DK. (2018) A three-dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain. Brain Struct. Funct. 223(4): 1779-1795. IF = 4.231

Siucinska E, Brutkowski W, Bernas T. (2018) CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Expression in the Barrel Field Region Is Associated with Mouse Learning. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 9(6): 1304-1316. 
IF = 4.211

Michalska BM, Kwapiszewska K, Szczepanowska J, Kalwarczyk T, Patalas-Krawczyk P, Szczepański K, Hołyst R, Duszyński J, Szymański J. (2018) Insight into the fission mechanism by quantitative characterization of Drp1 protein distribution in the living cell. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 8122. IF = 4.122

Basu S, Saha PK, Roszkowska M, Magnowska M, Baczynska E, Das N, Plewczynski D, Wlodarczyk J. (2018) Quantitative 3-D morphometric analysis of individual dendritic spines. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 3545. IF = 4.122