The National Science Centre Grant's for the Nencki Institute

The National Science Centre has published ranking lists of projects which have qualified for financial backing within the limits of the competitions announced by the NSC on 15th March, 2015. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial backing for the 9 research projects they worked on in OPUS10, PRELUDIUM10 and SONATA10 competitions.


OPUS - Competition for research projects, which included financing the purchase or production of research equipment necessary for the implementation of these projects.

dr hab. Ewelina Knapska - Neural correlates of emotional contagion in humans.
dr hab. Anna Nowicka - The influence of self-esteem on preferential processing of self-related information: electrophysiological study.
dr Piotr Koprowski - Interactions of the potassium channel ROMK2 with mitochondrial proteins.
prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Nałęcz - SLC6A14 - an amino acid transporter upregulated in cancer: Role of chaperone proteins in transporter exit from endoplasmic reticulum in the perspective of cancer treatment.
dr Izabela Figiel-Ożóg - Proteolytic cleavage and turnover of dystroglycan shape synapse morphology.
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Zabłocki - Role of nicotinamide N-methyltransfrase (NNMT) and mitochondrial mechanisms in endothelial dysfunction.
dr hab. Katarzyna Radwańska - Do silent synapses regulate alcohol relapse?
dr hab. Katarzyna Łukasiuk - The role of MBD3 (methyl-binding protein 3) in epileptogenesis.
dr hab. Kalina Burnat-Kuijpers - Outside conscious vision -possible resource of visual rehabilitation.



PRELUDIUM - Competition for research projects carried out by people starting a career in science who do not hold a doctor’s degree.

mgr Katarzyna Jurewicz - The role of temporoparietal junction in processing of congruence between incoming and expected stimuli.
mgr Monika Riegel - Brain mechanisms of associative memory of verbal material in communicative context - the role of emotional congruency and basic emotions.
mgr inż. Wioleta Dudka-Ruszkowska - Phosphorylation of translation initiation factor eIF2alpha as regulator of synthesis of proinflammatory and signaling cytokines in leukemia cells; role in autocrin activation of JAK/STAT pathways and therapy resistance.
mgr Sylwia Król - The role of newly discovered mutations in the helicase RECQL4 gene in pathobiology of human glioma.
mgr inż. Katarzyna Rojek - The role of the Hippo signaling pathway in dendritic tree development and synaptogenesis in the central nervous system.
mgr inż. Marta Szychowska - Role of the Lipocalin-2 in the aberrant plasticity of neurons.
mgr Małgorzata Górniak-Walas - Investigation of regulatory mechanism of Ttyh1 gene expression.
mgr Anna Strzeszewska - AP-1 : a novel player in the regulation of Senescence Associated Secretory Phenotype of cancer cells.
mgr Kacper Łukasiewicz - Neuronal correlates of long-term fear memory and its extinction.
mgr Krzysztof Bernadzki - Study of the role of Liprin-α-1 protein for development and maintenance of the Neuromuscular Junction postsynaptic machinery.



SONATA - Competition for research projects carried out by people starting a career in science who hold a doctor’s degree.

dr Anna Suska - Localizing memory correlates.
dr Justyna Janikiewicz - Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 as a missing metabolic linker between lipid droplets storage and fatty acid-induced pancreatic beta cell failure.
dr Adam Gorlewicz - Selective inhibition of NMDA receptor activity during epileptogenesis as a therapeutic approach to cure temporal lobe epilepsy.