Scientists from Poland and the United States discovered the oldest known traces of respiratory infection, probably tuberculosis. They found traces of this disease in a partially preserved, 245 million years old marine reptile skeleton.
The tests of the Polish research instruments that will travel to the Moon aboard Chinese Chang'e-4 satellite have been successfully completed. The instruments were designed and made by scientists from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC PAS).
At a recent General Assembly of ALLEA (All European Academies), held in Sofia on 16-18 May 2018, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Paweł Rowiński was elected a member of ALLEA Board for the 2018-2020 term.
The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in 14th edition of OPUS and PRELUDIUM calls. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial support for 12 research projects.
The Nencki Institute welcomes candidates to apply for PhD studies.
On May 9th at the Nencki Institute, there was an organised Open Day.
On April 17th 2018, in the Didactic Center of the Medical University of Warsaw, a symposium was held, co-organized by the Nencki Institute, devoted to cooperation between science and business.
PhD student of The Nencki Institute, Ryszard Cetnarski, from Laboratory of Neurobiology of Vision lead by Prof. Wioletta Waleszczyk, is a co-author of the paper entitled: "Precursors of logical reasoning in preverbal human infants", published in Science magazine.
In the April issue of Cell journal, a paper entitled “Machine Learning Identifies Stemness Features Associated with Oncogenic Dedifferentiation” was published. Its co-author is Professor Bożena Kamińska, Head of the laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
On 6 April 2018 at the headquarters of the Sapienza University of Rome the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Prof. Jerzy Duszyński awarded the Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences to outstanding Italian psychopharmacologist Prof. Alberto Oliverio, in recognition of his exceptional merits to the development of science, both in Poland and worldwide, in particular for his understanding for the social role of science.
We are pleased to inform you that prof. Magdalena Frąc from Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences was elected as the vice chair of Soil Biology Commission at the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).
The team of prof. Andrzej Bieganowski suggested improvement of the method of determining the stability of soil aggregates based on the results of changes in the median of granulometric distribution measured by the laser diffraction method, previously developed by himself (Clay Minerals 2010, 45, 23-34).