Research Highlights

Article by scientists from Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis discussed in a commentary published in BMC Biology An article authored by Łukasz Kowalski and Piotr Brągoszewski (together with colleagues from the Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis and from the University of Heidelberg) entitled Determination of the cytosolic turnover of mitochondrial intermembrane space proteins has been published in BMC Biology journal. Authors provided the detailed analysis of the involvement of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the […] >>
Abstract by Marcin Równicki rated among the best abstracts in 2018 by the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Marcin Równicki, a PhD student from the Joanna Trylska group, was selected for the official media programme at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which took place in Madrit, Spain. His abstract “Detonate an internal bomb. Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems as targets for novel antimicrobials” was among the best rated abstracts 2018. […] >>
Jacek Jemielity, Edward Darżynkiewicz and Joanna Kowalska announced as the finalists of European Inventor Award 2018 The European Inventor Award is an annual celebration of the incredible contributions of inventors from across Europe and the world to social and economic progress. The award is given by the European Patent Office (EPO). It promotes the remarkable inventors behind some of the most important inventions of our time. Experts from the European Patent […] >>
Cap recognition and maintaining the active conformation of Dcp2 decapping complex The enzyme Dcp2 alongside with its activator (Dcp1) and set of coactivators (Edc1 and Edc2) create a complex, that recognizes and removes the 5′ eucaryotic cap from mRNA transcripts. Cap removal is a critical step of many cellular RNA decay pathways, hence its functioning is highly desired to be known and well-described. In their article, […] >>
Article of P. Dabrowski-Tumanski and J. Sulkowska recommended by F1000 We are pleased to announce that the article of P. Dabrowski-Tumanski and J. Sulkowska, entitled Topological knots and links in proteins, has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. To read the article, please follow the link below: >>
New mechanism of protein synthesis regulation A team of researchers led by Agnieszka Chacińska, in cooperation with scientists from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have discovered a new mechanism of protein synthesis regulation. It turns out that defective mitochondria release reactive oxygen species in order to slow down cellular protein synthesis, which allows the cell to recover faster and return to […] >>
A new type of nanotubes Team of scientists led by Wojciech Grochala, in cooperation with scientists from Slovenia and United States, have recently discovered an entirely new type of nanotubes. To read more about this achievement, please see the following link. Congratulations! >>
Important discovery in cancer treatment Team of Polish scientists including Prof. Jacek Jemielity (CeNT UW),  Prof. Edward Darżynkiewicz (CeNT UW) and Joanna Kowalska, PhD (Faculty of Physics UW) has dealt with the instability of mRNA which significantly increased it’s productivity. This particular discovery can be used in treatment e.g. in patients with inherited genetic disorders. Especially in those waiting for regeneration of damaged tissue or an autotransplantation. It creates a […] >>
The newest discovery of Laboratory of Technology of Novel Functional Materials Scientists from Centre of New Technologies (Laboratory of Technology of Novel Functional Materials) and from Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw along with Slovenian, Belgian and American scientists, have decided to examine structural and magnetic properties of silver(II) fluoride. Thanks to the effective collaboration and commitment of every member of this international team, the project has given a lot of relevant data to clearly […] >>
Breakthrough discovery in genetics of human thyroid cancer A team of polish scientists – including Michał Świerniak, M.D, Anna Wójcicka, M.D. and Prof. Krystian Jażdżewski – have discovered a method for more effective diagnosis of patients with thyroid cancer at the most risk of aggressive spread of the disease. Doctors and geneticists from the Medical University of Warsaw, the Centre of New Technologies […] >>