On 15th and 16th November 2018 the festive Conference to celebrate its 100th anniversary will be held at the Nencki Institute. During the conference we will present the greatest achievements of the Institute's employees and doctoral students, as well as the alumni currently working in other scientific institutes in Poland and abroad.
The Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences was chosen to manage the European consortium and integrate research infrastructures within EPOS-ERIC consortium concerning geophysical hazards accompanying the exploitation of natural resources.
The newly discovered binary system in the centre of the planetary nebula M3-1 has one of the shortest orbital periods ever seen inside such an object. The findings of the study, published in MNRAS Letters, reveal that the interaction between the two stars could quickly lead to a nova explosion, something which is not predicted by theories of binary evolution.
The first prehistoric burial mound in the Białowieża Forest with traces of burial was discovered by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Cremation barrow was built around 1800 years ago near the village of Czerlonka.
Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has won the 2018 Foundation for Polish Science Prize in the field of life and earth sciences for explaining the function of key enzymes involved in RNA degradation, the dysfunction of which leads to pathological states.
Prof. Andrzej Gałęski from the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Łódź has won the 2018 Foundation for Polish Science Prize in the field of chemical and material sciences for developing a new mechanism for plastic deformation of polymers.
The European Commission and Germany co-hosted the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin. This meeting brought together science ministers, EU representatives, researchers and representatives of international organizations and Arctic Indigenous peoples. First such meeting was initiated by the President of the United States Barack Obama and held at the White House in September 2016.
On 22-23 October 2018, the Estonian Academy of Science held a conference “Advisory Role of Academies in the Information-Rich Society” in the headquarters of the Academy in Tallinn.
On 19th October, during the inauguration of the Academic Year 2018/2019, the Presidency of the Ochota Biocentre was handed over to the Nencki Institute, and prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń became the chairman of the Biocentre Board of Directors. Outgoing President of the consortium, prof. Adam Liebert, director of the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, handed the new president the gold owl statuette - a symbol of the presidency of the Biocentre Ochota. The Nencki Institute will hold the Presidency from November 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019.
The Nencki Institute has received founding within the Dioscuri Programme, to establish two Centres of Scientific Excellence of Max Planc. One Center will be focused on metabolic diseases, led by Dr Grzegorz Sumara from University of Würzburg, Germany; the second one will be established within the field of regulation of genes expression, led by Dr Aleksandra Pękowska from National Institutes of Health, US.
On 25th October 2018 members of the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences reelected prof. Jerzy Duszyński as the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The second term of Prof. Jerzy Duszynski presidency will last until 2022. Congratulations!
On October 19th 2018, in in the main lecture hall of the Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics of Biomedical Engineering, the ceremony for the inauguration of the Academic Year 2018/2019 of the Ochota Biocentre took place. During the ceremony, the directors of individual Institutes presented ‘doctorate cum laude’ awards for the authors of the best doctoral dissertations in the last academic year.