The Presidents of the Academies of Sciences of the Visegrad Group Forum issued a statement in which they supported the demand to withdraw from voting the proposed amendment of the Law on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Full text of the statement is available below.
On June 6th, the Polish Science Picnic in Stockholm took place. The event was initiated and organized for the first time in Stockholm, by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Four Polish scientific institutions participated in the picnic, including the Nencki Institute Experimental Biology PAS.
On 19-20 June 2018 the Nencki Institute hosted a two-day conference entitled „Polish Science Towards EMBL”. The conference was co-organized by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It gathered an audience of nearly 170 participants, 14 lecturers and a dozen distinguished guests from Poland and abroad.
On June 21 2018, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, handed over professorial nominations. In the group of nominated academic workers of science and art, was prof. Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin from the Nencki Institute.
PAS Space Research Centre (PAS SRC) will be NASA’s partner in its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission planned for launch in 2024. PAS SRC in cooperation with German partners (Universities of Bonn and Bochum) will provide a two-channel photometer GLOWS (GLObal solar Wind Structure).
On 13-16 June 2018 the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) hosted prof. Tim Hunt, who received the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 2001. This famous British biochemist made a discovery that concerns the cyclin mechanism of cell division, shedding light on the growth of tumours in humans.
The 5th IAHR European Congress entitled "New challenges in hydraulic research and engineering" was held on 12-14 June 2018 in Trento, Italy.
On Friday 15th June 2018, the annual Scientific Picnic of the Nencki Institute took place. From a scientific focus, the Nobel Prize laureate - Sir Tim Hunt gave a lecture entitled "A crooked path in science: stumbling on the secret of cell division".
We are pleased to announce, that dr Paulina Podszywałow-Bartnicka from the Laboratory of Cytometry at the Institute of Experimental Biology of PAS, has been awarded with a 1-year New Investigator Grant from the Leukemia Research Foundation.
For the 26th time, the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has awarded the START scholarships to 100 most talented young Polish scientists.
On 9-10 May 2018 in Katowice, the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain (RAI) together with the Polish Central Mining Institute organized a seminar entitled "Challenges for the coal industry in the EU".
European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) published the first issue of a new discussion paper series with the title “Loss of Trust? Loss of Trustworthiness? Truth and Expertise Today”.