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Polish Young Academy representative elected president of YASAS

On December 2, the general assembly of the Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS) elected Dr. Jacek Ł. Kolanowski, delegate of the Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as the first president. YASAS, a European initiative bringing together young academies, was born in July 2020.

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ERC workshop with Key Innovations

Polish researchers planning to apply for ERC Starting or Consolidator grants will have the unique opportunity to participate in the upcoming Key Innovations workshop. Free of charge ERC training, organized by the PAS Excellence in Science Department is scheduled for early December 2020.

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Single cell-based diagnostics An innovative strategy to improve European healthcare

How do disease-causing processes begin at the molecular level? The international LifeTime consortium, which includes the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has taken the challenge to investigate the genesis of five groups of diseases by looking at the condition of individual cells. The innovative strategy, presented in the Nature journal, has the potential to revolutionize European healthcare system.

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New EASAC report on pandemic and sustainable development in Europe

In the latest overview entitled “Towards a sustainable future: transformative change and post-COVID-19 priorities” the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) presents the evidence that tackling climate change, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion requires taking urgent action. The authors warn that we are on the verge of exceeding the Earth’s regenerative capacity.

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Polish Young Academy joins YASAS

On November 6, 2020, during the general assembly, members of the Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences made a decision to join the Young Academies Science Advice Structure – YASAS.

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TARANIS mission in search of sprites, elves and giants

French microsatellite TARANIS will observe and study mysterious electro-magnetic phenomena taking place in the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere. Researchers from the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences have designed the MEXIC Power Unit (MPU), which will run all the TARANIS payloads. The satellite is scheduled to be launched on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

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Structure of SARS-CoV-2 genome deciphered

Scientists from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) in cooperation with researchers from the University of Groningen and the University of Leiden for the first time have studies in detail the SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome structure. The results of this groundbreaking research could significantly accelerate the development of innovative RNA-targeted therapeutic strategies to fight SARS-related infections.

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Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk elected new ERC Vice-President

Professor Andrzej Jajszczyk, President of the Kraków Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been elected new Vice-President of the European Research Council (ERC). He will be in charge of ERC activities in the domains of physical and engineering sciences.

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Government of Chile Award for Prof. Andrzej Udalski

Prof. Andrzej Udalski from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw, ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been honored with the Chilean Government Award on the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Strait of Magellan. The award is designated for recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of science.

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Three PAS institutes won MSCA RISE 2020 grants

Space Research Center, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences have received the prestigious RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) grants under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program. Thanks to the MSCA-RISE funds three far-reaching projects will be implemented.

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Polish researchers received one of the world’s largest research grant. They will build a telescope to measure the Universe more precisely

A team of scientists led by astronomer, Prof. Grzegorz Pietrzyński, has won the most prestigious grant awarded by the European Research Council – ERC Synergy – worth almost EUR 14 mln. It is one of the largest research grants in the world and the first of this kind awarded to Polish researchers. The winner project, entitled “Precise calibration of the cosmic distance scale in the age of large-scale surveys” will be carried out in a consortium led by the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Bożena Czerny will act as the Principal Investigator for the PAS Center for Theoretical Physics.

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Don’t miss the PASIFIC kick-off meeting today

Tomorrow, on November 5th, we would like to invite you to join us at online kick-off meeting, inaugurating the PASIFIC Program, at 14:00 (CEST). Thanks to the PASIFIC program, 50 most talented scientists from all over the world will have the chance to come to Poland to carry out their research at the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology.

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PAS Medal for the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Kajetany

Prof. Romuald Zabielski, vice-president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, presented PAS Medal to the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Kajetany during the „Health of Poles” 2020 Congress. The Medal was awarded in recognition of Institute’s achievements in modern audiology and surgery, including the development of screening programs for patients with hearing, voice and speech disorders.

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Kórnik Castle restored

The castle in Kórnik near Poznań is one of the Poland’s most valuable historic monuments. It also houses the archives and the Kórnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. After eight years of thorough renovation, the Pearl of Wielkopolska region has just regained its former glory.

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PASIFIC kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting, officially inaugurating the PASIFIC Program, will take place on November 5th, 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST). It is a postdoc fellowship program addressed to researchers from around the world, who wish to carry out their research at the PAS institutes. We invite you to attend our online event next Thursday.

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COVID-19 Advisory Team Position Statement on the dangers of trusting in herd immunity

We are all exhausted by our continual battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, on both the individual and social level, therefore the prospect of achieving herd immunity seems like an attractive goal. However, experts agree that in the long term, the only way of bringing the pandemic under control is to develop an effective vaccine or treatment for severe symptoms of COVID-19.

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