The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Directors visit the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University (FB, AMU), Poznan

The Directors of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg visit the Faculty of Biology, AMU (FB, AMU) on February 1st, 2017 in Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall. The meeting is held just before the final decision of Ministry of Science and Higher Education concerning Polish accession to EMBL network. It gives an opportunity to apply for the EMBL laboratory organization in Poland as well as to use on privileged terms the services provided by the EMBL laboratories (e.g. deep sequencing, proteomics, advanced microscopy, etc.). For the purpose of making the molecular biology scientific community acquianted with the opportunities provided by EMBL joining, the Faculty of Biology, AMU is visited by Dr. Vladimir Benes, Head of Genomics Core Facility, EMBL, Dr. Silke Schumacher, Director International Relations, EMBL and Dr Jan Kosinski, Polish postdoctoral researcher at EMBL. The plan of the meeting is shown below.

EMBL meets Poznan molecular biology scientific community.

Meeting place: Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University (FB, AMU), Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
11:00 – 11.30 – Coffee and tea meeting with the Directors of several Poznan molecular biology institutes – the FB Library

11.30 – 11.40 – Wellcome by the host, Prof. Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Dean of the Faculty of Biology, AMU, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

11.40 – 12.10 – Prof. Marek Figlerowicz and Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska presentations of The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IBCH, PAS) and The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

12.10 – 13.00 – Poster session (20 posters showing research area of several Poznan molecular biology institutes)

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 – Dr. Silke Schumacher, Opportunities for Polish researchers at EMBL, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

14:30 – 15:20 – Dr. Vladimir Benes, Core Facilities at EMBL, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

15:20 – 16:05 – Dr. Jan Kosinski, Structure of the human nuclear pore complex by integrative structure determination, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

16:05 – 17:00 – Discussion, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

You are all welcome.

Lectures prof. M. Olejniczak, D. Grobys

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lectures organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project held by:

– prof. Mikołaj Olejniczak – “The Specificity of RNA Recognition by Matchmaker Protein Hfq”,
– Daria Grobys – “VDAC contribution to pathogenesis of Huntington disease revealed by studies of the disease cell models”,

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, on Friday, November the 18th, 2016, at 9.15 in the Lecture Hall – Rada Wydziału.

Your sincerely,

on behalf of the KNOW Poznań RNA Research Centre
Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska and Prof. Marek Figlerowicz

Prof. UAM dr hab. Małgorzata Borowiak – the laureate of prestigious Foundation for Polish Science TEAM Programme

Prof. UAM dr hab. Małgorzata Borowiak was awarded the prestigious Foundation for Polish Science TEAM Programme fellowship for establishing the TEAM research group. She was ranked first in the competition (http://www.fnp.org.pl/grantobiorcy-team-konkurs-22016/). Among tens of projects, Prof. Borowiak project received the most attention in a multi-stage evaluation. It is entitled:  „The use of the diversity of pancreatic progenitor cells to form human endocrine cells of the pancreas” and intended to obtain the insulin producing cells. Prof. UAM dr hab. Małgorzata Borowiak commenced her work in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, at AMU in the expiring year and has already managed to get two grants: POLONEZ (NCN) and currently TEAM. Our new young researcher came back from USA after a long stay at Harvard University in Cambridge, and then heading her team in Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her interests include an extremely dynamically developing subject of cell biology – the stem cells – their formation and application capabilities. We cordially congratulate Prof. UAM dr hab. Małgorzata Borowiak and wish her every success in the scientific projects implementation.