Lecture prof. R. Fahlman

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held by Prof. Richard Fahlman entitled “Attenuation of the Proteolytic Signalling Cascades of Cell Death Programs by N-Termini Dependent Protein Degradation”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89,
on Friday, September the 15th, 2017, at 12.00 in the Lecture Hall – Mała Aula.

 

Your sincerely,

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

Lecture dr Mariola Dutkiewicz

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held by dr Mariola Dutkiewicz entitled “Structural characterization and targeting of viral RNA with oligonucleotide-based tools”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89,
on Friday, June the 09th, 2017, at 9.15 in Faculty Council Lecture Hall.

 

Your sincerely,

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

Lecture prof. O. Uhlenbeck

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held by Prof. Olke Uhlenbeck entitled “MS2 Redux: The Interaction between MS2 coat protein and RNA”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89,
on Thursday, May the 25th, 2017, at 10.00 in the Lecture Hall – Mała Aula.

 

Your sincerely,

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

Lecture D. Staiger

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held by dr Prof. Dorothee Staiger entitled “The RBPome of circadian clock-controlled RNA-binding proteins”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, on Friday, April the 28th, 2017, at 09.15 in the Lecture Hall – L.

 

Your sincerely,

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

Lecture M. Szeląg

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held bydr Małgorzata Szeląg entitled “In silico comparative structural and functional analysis of STAT and IRF proteins to identify specific inhibitory compounds”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, on Friday, March the 03rd, 2017, at 09.15 in the Faculty Council Lecture Hall.

 

Your sincerely,

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

Lecture prof. W. Jarmuszkiewicz

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the lecture organized within the framework of the KNOW – Poznań RNA Research Centre project and RNA Society – RNA Salon Poznań, held by prof. dr hab. Wiesława Jarmuszkiewicz entitled “Impact of temperature and training on bioenergetics of rat skeletal muscle mitochondria”.

The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, on Friday, February the 3rd, 2017, at 09.15 in the Faculty Council Lecture Hall.

 

Your sincerely,

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

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.

Students of the Faculty of Biology, are the gold medalists of The International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) 2016

Students of the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań are the gold medalists of The International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) 2016, the nominees in the „Best Part Collection” category and the winners of the prestigious first prize in the category of the „Best Manufacturing Project”.

Adrian Lejman, Daria Niewiadomska, Julia Zielińska, Maja Szymańska, Marcin Osuch, the students of the Faculty of Biology and the members of The Synthetic Biology Section of The Scientific Circle of Naturalists, AMU in Poznań took part in the famous International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) 2016 in Boston, USA (http://2016.igem.org/Results). The Section PI is Dr. Przemysław Nuc from The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The competition is very prestigious and the applicants can be the students presenting a genetic construct built by themselves, working accordingly to the plans, innovatory and useful. This year 300 student teams from 40 countries participated in iGEM. Our students’ E.co-factory project (http://2016.igem.org/Team:UAM_Poznan) presented a tightly, only inducer regulated and very efficient protein overexpression system in Escherichia coli. The system consists of 4 sets of promoters induced by sugars: arabinose, rhamnose, xylose and melibiose. Any gene of interest can be driven by a promoter set to obtain its efficient expression induced by a specific sugar. A deep knowledge of gene expression allowed for additional molecular tricks that were unique on a global scale and guaranteed the very efficient gene expression tool.

This year, like in previous year, the students participated in conferences before the finals so as to gain experience in presenting the results obtained. In March 2016, they won the first and second prizes for posters on a jubilee Conference of The Scientific Circle of Naturalists at AMU. In July 2016, they took part in the international meeting of the teams participating in iGEM 2016 competition that was held in Paris. At the beginning of September 2016, they presented the results on EMBO Young Scientists’ Forum in Lisbon, where Julia Zielińska was awarded the second prize for the best poster. Noteworthy, our students won the first prize in the category of the „Best Manufacturing Project” competing with students working on projects in NASA Ames Research Center, USA and at The University of British Columbia, Canada. We cordially congratulate the students and the PI!

The students’ research were supported financially by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education programme “Best of the Best 2016”. The research laboratory equipment was supported by the KNOW RNA Research Centre in Poznań faculty project.

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