Invitation for the 2nd Bilateral Meeting of the Nencki Institute PAS and Institute of Physiology CAS

Dear Sir/Madam,

on behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to invite you to attend the 2nd Bilateral Meeting of the Nencki Institute PAS and Institute of Physiology CAS.

The Conference will be held on October 11 (Tuesday, 9:30 – 16:00) at the Nencki Institute in the CN Conference Room.


9:30-9:50 Introduction by Directors Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń / Dr. Jan Kopecký
9:50-10:00 Prof. Jerzy Duszyński (President of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

(15 min talk + 5 min discussion)

10:00-10:20 Dr. Martin Rossmeisl (Laboratory of Adipose Tissue Biology) “Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in NAFLD treatment”
10:20-10:40 Dr. Aleksandra Pękowska (Dioscuri Center for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics) “Evolutionary and functional genomics of primate astrocytes”
10:20-10:40 Dr. Jan Svoboda (Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Memory) “Neural substrate of avoidance of a dynamic object in rats – inactivations, electrophysiology, and chemogenetic approach”

10:40-10:55 Coffee

10:55-11:15 Dr. Grzegorz Sumara (Dioscuri Center for Metabolic Diseases) “Kinase- and ubiquitin-dependent signaling in the regulation of metabolism”
11:15-11:35 Dr. Olga Zimmermannová (Laboratory of Membrane Transport) “Cation homeostasis in eukaryotic cells – structure, function and biogenesis of monovalent-cation transporters”
11:35-11:55 Prof. Adam Szewczyk (Laboratory of Intracellular Ion Channels) “Mitochondrial potassium channels”
11:55-12:15 Dr. Daniel Hadraba (Laboratory of Biomathematics) “From sample to data delivery: advanced light microscopy and image processing at IPHYS”

12:15-13:15 Lunch

(15 min talk + 5 min discussion)

13:15-13:35 Dr. Ali Jawaid (Laboratory of Translational Research in Neuropsychiatric Disorders) “Exposomics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Some Fatty Issues in the Spotlight”
13:35-13:55 Dr. Jan Kopecký (Director of IPHYS) „Dysregulation of adipose tissue lipid metabolism in cardiac cachexia”
13:55-14:15 Dr. Adam Kłosin (Laboratory of Spatial Epigenetics) “Spatial organization of gene regulation during embryonic development”
14:15-14:35 Dr. Tomáš Čajka (Laboratory of Translational Metabolism) “MetaboAtlas21: A comprehensive metabolome and lipidome atlas of mouse tissues and biofluids”

14:35-14:50 Coffee

14:50-15:10 Dr. Rafał Czajkowski (Laboratory of Spatial Memory) “Mapping the spatial memory: the hippocampus and beyond”
15:10-15:30 Dr. Jiří Paleček (Laboratory of Pain Research) “Pain research and challenging path for new treatments”
15:30-15:50 Dr. Tomasz Wypych (Laboratory of Host-Microbiome Interactions) “Harnessing microbial metabolites to combat acute respiratory distress syndrome”

16:00-17:00 Lab tours

We’re looking forward to seeing you there for this special event.

Best regards,
Prof. Mariusz Więckowski and Prof. Adam Szewczyk

Nencki Institute Seminar

Dear All

It is my pleasure to invite you to the next Nencki Institute seminar, which will take place on the 13th of October, at 3 p.m., in the CN lecture Hall. We will host prof. Milene Bontehead of the Brain and Language Group at the Maastricht University. Prof. Bonte will give a lecture entitled: Capturing letter and sound learning in typical and dyslexic readers.


The formation of efficient associations between visual and spoken language representations forms a fundamental step in reading development. Although we have a fairly good understanding of how our brain processes already learnt associations, we know very little about underlying learning processes. In this talk I will discuss how behavioural, EEG and fMRI measures can be used to track neurobehavioral changes during letter and speech sound learning, and how these changes may relate to dyslexia.

The lecture will be followed by a get together reception.

Best regards
Aleksandra Pękowska

Obrona rozprawy doktorskiej mgr Gabrieli Olech-Kochańczyk

19 października 2022 r. o godz. 11:00 w Instytucie Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN (sala im. Jerzego Konorskiego na II piętrze) odbędzie się publiczna obrona rozprawy doktorskiej na stopień doktora nauk ścisłych i przyrodniczych w dyscyplinie nauki biologiczne mgr Gabrieli Olech-Kochańczyk pt. „Wpływ białka i ciałek jądrowych PML na morfologię jądra komórkowego neuronów oraz funkcje kognitywne myszy”

Promotor: dr hab. Witold Konopka
Promotor pomocniczy: dr Adriana Magalska

Recenzenci: prof. dr hab. Marek Maleszewski, prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Pyza, dr hab. Dariusz Smoliński, prof. UMK

Link do streszczenia i recenzji: https://cloud.nencki.gov.pl/d/ec64793f94/

Obrona rozprawy doktorskiej mgr Svitlany Antoniuk

26 października 2022 r. o godz. 13:00 w Instytucie Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN (sala im. Jerzego Konorskiego na II piętrze) odbędzie się publiczna obrona rozprawy doktorskiej na stopień doktora nauk ścisłych i przyrodniczych w dyscyplinie nauki biologiczne mgr Svitlany Antoniuk pt. “Neural Correlates of Emotional Contagion in Humans: Familiarity Between Participants Does Not Enhance Transmission of Fear”

Promotorzy: prof. dr hab. Jakub Włodarczyk, prof. Evgeni Ponimaskin
Recenzenci: Prof. Dr. Philippe Marin, Dr hab. Agata Faron-Górecka, Dr. Adrian Newman-Tancredi

Link do streszczenia i recenzji: https://cloud.nencki.gov.pl/d/a661a6190e/

Wykład Fundacji Nenckiego 

Serdecznie zapraszamy na kolejny wykład Fundacji Nenckiego Prof. dr hab. Krzysztofa Liberka z  Zakładu Biochemii Białek w Międzyuczelnianym Wydziale Biotechnologii Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego i Gdańskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego. Prof. Liberek przedstawi wykład pt: „Molekularne przyzwoitki, czyli rzecz o białkach opiekuńczych”. 

Wykład odbędzie się w środę 26 października 2022 r.  o godzinie 16.00 na platformie zoom pod linkiem: https://zoom.us/j/98454548702

SPARK Europe Education Webinar

Dear All,

Nencki Institute as a representative of SPARK Poland within SPARK Europe would like to cordially invite you to participate in the next webinar of European SPARKs joint series, Fall 2022 edition, on October 12th, 16-17 CET.

In this SPARK Europe Webinar titled „EQIPD –a Quality Management System with Industrial Standards for Preclinical Research” Dr. René Bernard will shine a light on the hallmarks and latest developments of the EQIPD QS (Enhancing Quality In Preclinical Data Quality System). After the webinar, you will know about EQIPD framework and essential aspects of quality management in preclinical research. René has worked as a scientist with preclinical research for several years in academic and industrial settings, co-developed the EQIPD QS, and acts now as GoEQIPD board member.

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

Registration for the webinar is required in advance. Please register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1f946db0ae8f4189aeba0adfe5a35793

latest on October 11th. 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.

As a reminder, the current Fall 2022 Webinar Series takes place on the first or second Wednesday of the month at 16 -17 CET and covers topics from design thinking to challenges in selling complex high-tech products from top-quality speakers around Europe and the US.

Best regards,
Paulina Santus