Nencki Institute Seminar

Dear All

This Thursday, April 29th, at 3pm, Dr. Ali Jawaid, who leads the Translational Research in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TREND) lab at the Center of Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders (BRAINCITY), will give a lecture entitled: Putting Brains on a Diet: Targeting Pathological Protein Aggregation and Neurodegeneration via Metabolism


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are two fatal neurodegenerative disorders with considerable clinical, pathological and genetic overlap. Pathological aggregation of TAR DNA binding protein 43 kDa (TDP-43) in neurons and glia is a molecular hall-mark of both ALS and FTLD. Intriguingly, our previous clinical studies showed that certain metabolic conditions, such as dyslipidemia, high body mass index, and type 2 diabetes mellitus are associated with better clinical outcomes in ALS and FTLD. This disease-modifying effect of metabolic factors in neurodegenerative disease seems to be an over-arching phenomenon also implicated in other neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer disease. Furthermore,  the effects of metabolic conditions in neurodegenerative disorders may also implicate non-neuronal cell types, such as microglia. Jawaid lab is currently focussed on investigating the effects of glucose and lipid metabolic cascades on aggregation and clearance of pathological protein deposits in neurodegenerative disorders with a key focus on TDP-43 and beta-amyloid.

Nencki Seminar


Meeting ID: 966 1729 0469
Passcode: 316107

Best regards
Aleksandra Pękowska

A 6Cs Webinar: Stress Relaxation

Many things can cause stress in a scientist’s life. Deadlines, pressure to master new techniques quickly, pressure to publish, failures, troubleshooting, getting scooped, work-life balance, lack of funds, negative results, self-pressures, busy supervisors/collaborators.….just to name a few. But is there a way we can lessen our stress or learn to cope better? TREND lab and Nencki PhD Student Council team up to find healthy stress reduction and coping strategies for scientists with the initial focus on PhD students and postdocs. This is the first seminar as a part of the 6 Cs initiative.

Join us at Stress Relaxation for PhD Students and Postdocs (Part 1), a 6Cs Webinar co-organized by the TREND Lab and the Nencki PhD Student Council.

When: Friday, April 30th, 15:00- 16:30 (Central European Summer Time)

Where: Zoom webinar

Registration linkClick here

Hosted by: Dr. Ali Jawaid (Head, TREND Lab); Paloma Álvarez-Suárez (Head, Nencki PhD Student Council)

Experts Panel:

Dr. Paulina Danielak (@paulinadanielak.psycholog): Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist specialized in Sports Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Defusion among many others. Digital mental health advocate.

Walid Ghazzo: Leadership coach and co-founder of Examiz – a platform employing team & personality analytics to build high-performance teams that is now successfully implemented by the city administration of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Sana Omar Askari : Medical doctor, health-care manager and co-founder of Nornway, a platform that promotes holistic well-being through healthy and stress-free lifestyles.

Want to know more about the 6 Cs initiative and be a part of it? Click here or contact us directly: a.jawaid@nencki.edu.pl or sd@nencki.edu.pl

Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar
Ali Jawaid and Paloma Álvarez-Suárez

SPARK Innovator Cafe Series – webinar

Dear all,

I am very glad to announce that Nencki Institute is the host of the next meeting within European SPARKs joint webinar series “Innovator Café”. The webinar will take place on April 28th, 16-17 CET.

As a reminder, during the series we bring experienced entrepreneurs and young CEOs together, talking about the Dos and Don’ts of entrepreneurship, sharing their success stories and biggest failures as well.

The Guest of the upcoming meeting is Dr. Dawid Nidzworski, who is on his way to become a serial entrepreneur in the field of diagnostics as he has already established SensDx and GeneMe. He started his scientific career in the field of virology but early on became interested in the implementation of scientific results into viable products.

The series of webinars is open for all students and employees of SPARK associated organizations (Nencki Institute PAS and International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw).

Registration to the webinar is required in advance. Please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd–grjotHtUDdunbTMwwpTucRpc-ECEj

latest on April 27th. With later registrations, access cannot be guaranteed. There are a limited number of places available and they are filled in in the order of registration.

Join us for our Innovator Café with Dr. Dawid Nidzworski!

Best regards,
Paulina Santus

Wykład „Nowe Oblicza Biochemii 2020/2021”

Zapraszamy do wysłuchania kolejnego wykładu w ramach serii „Nowe oblicza biochemii 2020/2021” zorganizowanej przez Polskie Towarzystwo Biochemiczne. Webinar on-line odbędzie się 29 kwietnia 2021r., o godz. 13:00.

Wykład (po polsku) wygłosi prof. Barbara Nawrot (Łódź): „Epitranskryptomika na poziomie tRNA”, Centrum Badań Molekularnych i Makromolekularnych PAN, Łódź

Osoby zainteresowane wykładem prosimy o rejestrację na platformie ZOOM WEBINAR: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Am4NICWNR3Kkm1_M2CbR9A
Jednocześnie informujemy, że wykład będzie transmitowany również przez LIVE streaming na portalu FACEBOOK Polskiego Towarzystwa Biochemicznego: https://www.facebook.com/ptbioch.
Polecamy skorzystanie z tej możliwości w przypadku, kiedy liczba słuchaczy na platformie ZOOM WEBINAR przekroczy 100 osób.