The objective of the conference is to celebrate Poland's way towards accession to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and to enrich this process with the scientific symposium bringing together Polish and world’s leading experts and researchers in the field of biomedical research.
The scientific symposium and information part about the EMBL will be held in parallel as it is a unique opportunity to consolidate the community involved in molecular biology and to provide biology students, PhD students and researchers with comprehensive information on possibilities of cooperation with the EMBL. Information on career opportunities for students, PhD students and researchers will be provided. Participation of EMBL Alumni is envisaged.
If you are interested in the event please register here not later than 15.06.2018
|Tuesday, June 19, 2018
||Nencki - EMBL Symposium on Molecular BioMedicine
||13.30-14.00 ||Registration + welcome coffee
||14.00-14.10 ||Welcome: Agnieszka Dobrzyn (Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland / Director)|
Introduction: Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek (Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland / EMBL Council delegate)
|14.10-14.40 ||Lecture 1: Bożena Kamińska (Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland)|
Tumor-derived molecules shape tumor microenvironment: from biology to therapy.
|14.40-15.10 ||Lecture 2: Kyung-Min Noh (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)|
Dynamics and function of histone variant H3.3 in embryonic stem cells and neurons.
|15.10-15.40 ||Lecture 3: Grzegorz Węgrzyn (University of Gdansk, Poland)|
Novel approach for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, based on genistein-mediated stimulation of autophagy.
|15.40-16.10 ||Coffee break
||16.10-16.40 ||Lecture 4: Carmen Sandi (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)|
Brain mitochondria in anxiety and stress-coping behaviors.
|16.40-17.10 ||Lecture 5: Katarzyna Kotulska-Jóźwiak (Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland)|
Understading of epileptogenesis: towards prevention of epilepsy and its neuropsychiatric comorbidities.
|17.10-17.40 ||Lecture 6: Alicja Józkowicz (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland)|
Good seed and good soil: a recipe for longevity of hematopoietic stem cells.
|17.40-20.00 ||Poster session
||Wednesday, June 20, 2018
||Poland - EMBL: Synergy / Opportunities / Perspectives
||09.00-09.30 || Registration + coffee
||09.30-12.00 || Scientific lectures
||09.30-10.00 || Lecture 7: Ewelina Knapska (Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland)|
Circuit- and symptom- specific targeted therapy of Fragile X Syndrome rescues cognitive impairments and normalizes synaptic plasticity in central amygdala.
|10.00-10.30 || Lecture 8: Robert Prevedel (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)|
New tools for optical recording of neuronal activity across model organisms.
|10.30-11.00 || Lecture 9: Michael Owen (Cardiff University, UK)|
Genetics and the Nature of Schizophrenia.
|11.00-11.30 || Lecture 10: Andrzej Dziembowski (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences / University of Warsaw, Poland)|
Regulation of gene expression by non-cannonical poly(A) and poly(U) polymerases.
|11.30-12.00 || Lecture 11: Agnieszka Chacińska (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Poland)|
Cellular stress management: the case of mitochondria.
|12.00-13.00 || Lunch
||13.00-14.00 || Poland joining EMBL session:
A message from Agnieszka Dobrzyń, Director of the Nencki Institute
Prof. Jarosław Gowin, Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education
Prof. Iain Mattaj, EMBL Director General
Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek, Nencki Institute / EMBL Council delegate
Prof. Andrzej Legocki, President of the Polish Biochemical Society
Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Grzegorz Węgrzyn, Chair of the Committee of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences
|14.00-14.30 ||Press Conference + coffee break
||14.30-15.00 ||Opportunities for Polish researchers at EMBL: Silke Schumacher (EMBL Director International Relations)
||15.00-15.30 ||Lecture 12: Maciej Figiel (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland)|
Multifaceted pathogenesis of polyQ neurodegenerative disease uncovered using mouse models and stem cells.
|15.30-16.00 ||Lecture 13: Marcin Drąg (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)|
In quest of optimal technology to investigate activity of proteolytic enzymes in health and disease.
|16.00-16.30 ||Lecture 14: Krzysztof Sobczak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)|
Pathomechanism of myotonic dystrophy and potential therapeutic strategies.
|16.30 ||Closing of the Conference
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS
3 Pasteur Street, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
You can catch a taxi cab outside of the terminal, or call any of the companies: ECO Taxi +48 22 644 22 22; WAWA Taxi +48 22 196 44; SAWA Taxi +48 22 644 44 44. The cost of the ride from the airport should not be more than 7 EUR (35 PLN) and take no longer than 10-15 minutes.
There are two convenient direct bus lines from the airport terminal to the Nencki Institute (no. 175 and no. 188). The ride will take approximately 16 minutes (12 stops). You need to get off at a stop called “Banacha Szpital” and take a 10-minute walk (800 m) along the Banacha and Pasteura Streets. The ticket costs c.a. 1 euro (4,40 PLN) – we recommend buying a 75-minute ticket in case of heavy traffic.