Scholarship Awarded Youth from the National Fund for Children at the Nencki Institute

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On the 1st and 5th April 2018, thirty scholarship holders from the National Children's Fund visited the Nencki Institute. On the opening day, guests attended two lectures: "The history and achievements of the Nencki Institute” by dr hab. Monika Liguz-Lęcznar and “Why neuroscience needs behavioral studies?” by Kacper Kondrakiewicz. Following the lectures, they visited three selected laboratories from the Nencki Institute: Brain Imaging, Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, and Neurobiology. During this time, students had the opportunity to learn more about ongoing research projects.

 

Between 2nd and 5th April, eight of the scholarship awardees participated in workshops organized by seven laboratories: Neuropsychology, Emotions Neurobiology, Epileptogenesis, Biochemistry of Lipids, Cellular Metabolism, Intracellular Ion Channels, and Imaging Tissue Structure and Function. During the workshops, participants had the opportunity to put their practical skills to use, by conducting experiments on their own, and becoming familiar with modern equipment