• The Nencki Award 2018 for prof. Jacek Gaertig

    Professor Jacek Gaertig, from the University of Georgia in Athens, USA, has been awarded the Nencki Prize 2018. This award was established by the Scientific Council of the Institute, to honor outstanding scientists who work with scientists from the Nencki Institute.


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  • On May 23rd and 24th 2019, an EMBO workshop on research integrity was held at the Nencki Institute, conducted by the EMBO Science Policy Programme officers: Michele Garfinkel, Sandra Bendiscioli and Helen Sitar.

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  • Nencki Institute Marches for Science

    On 12th May 2019, a March for Science took place, organized by several scientific and popularizing organizations and associations, with Scientists and PhD students of the Nencki Institute taking active part in the march.

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  • Nencki Institute - A+!!!

    We are pleased to announce that as a result of the parameterization of scientific institutions carried out by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, based on the assessment of the effects of scientific and R&D activities in 2013-2016, the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology obtained the scientific category A+.

    Congratulations to all employees of the Institute!

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  • Scientific Picnic of the Nencki Institute

    The annual Scientific Picnic of the Nencki Institute was held on 31st May 2019. The official ceremony began with the handing out of state awards by the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, to distinguished employees of the Institute. 

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  • On 22nd May 2019, at the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the workshop "Visit to the Laboratory" organized by the Marcel Nencki Foundation for the Support of Biological Sciences, took place for students from CLX High School. gen. div. Stefana Roweckiego „Grota” in Warsaw. The workshop was attended by young people from classes with extended biology education, covered by the Foundation's patronage. The students got acquainted with research and took part in classes in the six laboratories of the Institute

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  • The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in 16th edition of OPUS and PRELUDIUM calls. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial support for 12 research projects.

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  • On Saturday May 11th 2019, the Nencki Institute participated in the 23rd Science Picnic, organised by the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Center. We presented several interesting stands: mysterious world of ants, how to cheat your brain with optical illusions, and how do animals behave. Children could learn how the brain is built, along with how cells work and produce energy. Viewers aged 5 to 105 were lining up to see our presentations. 

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Pawlak M, Kedzierska KZ, Migdal M, Nahia KA, Ramilowski JA, Bugajski L, Hashimoto K, Marconi A, Piwocka K, Carninci P, Winata CL. (2019) Dynamics of cardiomyocyte transcriptome and chromatin landscape demarcates key events of heart development. Genome Res. 29(3): 506-519. doi: 10.1101/gr.244491. IF = 10,101

Malik AR, Szydlowska K, Nizinska K, Asaro A, van Vliet EA, Popp O, Dittmar G, Fritsche-Guenther R, Kirwan JA, Nykjaer A, Lukasiuk K, Aronica E, Willnow TE. (2019) SorCS2 Controls Functional Expression of Amino Acid Transporter EAAT3 and Protects Neurons from Oxidative Stress and Epilepsy-Induced Pathology. Cell Rep. 26(10): 2792-2804.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.02.027.
IF = 8,032

Hunt MJ, Adams NE, Średniawa WWójcik DK, Simon A, Kasicki S, Whittington MA. (2019) The olfactory bulb is a source of high-frequency oscillations (130–180 Hz) associated with a subanesthetic dose of ketamine in rodents. Neuropsychopharmacology 44(2):
435–442. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0173-y. IF = 6,544

Chyl K, Dębska A, Łuniewska M, Marchewka A, Kossowski B, Pugh KR, Jednoróg K. (2019) Reading Acquisition in Children: Developmental Processes and Dyslexia Specific Effects. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.11.007. IF = 6,25

Wójcik MJ, Nowicka MM, Bola M, Nowicka A. (2019) Unconscious Detection of One's Own Image. Psychol. Sci. doi: 10.1177/0956797618822971.
IF = 6,128

Was H, Krol SK, Rotili D, Mai A, Wojtas B, Kaminska B, Maleszewska M. (2019) Histone deacetylase inhibitors exert anti-tumor effects on human adherent and stem-like glioma cells. Clin. Epigenetics 11(1): 11. doi: 10.1186/s13148-018-0598-5.
IF = 6,091

Wojtas B, Gielniewski B, Wojnicki K, Maleszewska M, Mondal SS, Nauman P, Grajkowska W, Glass R, Schüller U, Herold-Mende C, Kaminska B. (2019) Gliosarcoma Is Driven by Alterations in PI3K/Akt, RAS/MAPK Pathways and Characterized by Collagen Gene Expression Signature. Cancers (Basel) 11(3): pii: E284. doi: 10.3390/cancers11030284. IF= 5,326

Róg J, Oksiejuk A, Gosselin MRF, Brutkowski W, Dymkowska D, Nowak N, Robson S, Górecki DC, Zabłocki K. (2019) Dystrophic mdx mouse myoblasts exhibit elevated ATP/UTP-evoked metabotropic purinergic responses and alterations in calcium signalling. Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Mol. Basis Dis. pii: S0925-4439(19)30002-X. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.01.002.
IF = 5,108

Kovalchuk VSamluk ŁJuraszek BJurkiewicz-Trząska D, Sucic S, Freissmuth M, Nałęcz KA. (2019) Trafficking of the amino acid transporter B(0,+) (SLC6A14) to the plasma membrane involves an exclusive interaction with SEC24C for its exit from the endoplasmic reticulum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Mol. Cell Res. 1866: 252-263. doi: 0.1016/j.bbamcr.2018.11.005. IF = 4,651

Gajewska-Dendek E, Wróbel A, Bekisz M, Suffczynski P. (2019) Lateral Inhibition Organizes Beta Attentional Modulation in the Primary Visual Cortex. Int. J. Neural Syst. 29(3): 1850047. doi: 10.1142/S0129065718500478.
IF = 4,58

Kossowski B, Chyl K, Kacprzak A, Bogorodzki P, Jednoróg K. (2019) Dyslexia and age related effects in the neurometabolites concentration in the visual and temporo-parietal cortex. Sci. Rep. 9(1): 5096. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41473-x. IF = 4,122