The National Science Centre Grant’s for the Nencki Institute

The National Science Centre has published ranking lists of projects which have qualified for financial backing within the limits of the competitions announced by the NSC on 15th March, 2015. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial backing for the 23 research projects they worked on in OPUS7, PRELUDIUM6 and SONATA7 competitions.


OPUS - Competition for research projects, which included financing the purchase or production of research equipment necessary for the implementation of these projects


prof. dr hab. Adam Szewczyk - Regulation of mitochondrial potassium channels by gaseous signaling molecules: NO, CO and H2S.

dr hab. Jakub Włodarczyk - “Dynamic Synapse” - the role of cell adhesion molecules turnover in dendritic spine maturation.

dr Tomasz Jaworski - Structural plasticity of dendritic spines in learning and memory.

dr hab. Paweł Pomorski - Extracellular nucleotide gradients as regulators of glioma cell motility.           

prof. dr hab. Ewa Sikora - The significance of cell senescence and polyploidy in the life cycle of cancer; in vitro studies.

prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Kossut – Chemo-genetic investigation of the role of inhibitory interneurons containing somatostatin in cerebral cortex plasticity. 

dr Monika Pawłowska - Mapping positive and negative memories in the brain.    

dr Joanna Dzwonek - The functional role of astroglial cd44 in seizure-induced aberrant synaptic plasticity.

dr hab. Ruzanna Djavadian - Molecular machanisms of Purkinje cells development in the opossum. Creation of transgenic opossum.

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Szeląg - How to increase the mental fitness in elderly adults: cognitive training or physical exercise.

prof. dr hab. Daniel Wójcik - Localization of epilepsy sources from clinical multimodal data using kernel methods



PRELUDIUM - Competition for research projects carried out by people starting a career in science who do not hold a doctor’s degree.


mgr Sara Rosińska - The role of CacyBP/SIP phosphatase in regulation of NPM1 function in the nucleus.

mgr Wioleta Grabowska - A role of IQGAP1 in the formation of cytoplasmic bridges involved in the direct intercellular protein transfer between senescent and young/growing cells.

mgr inż. Natalia Nowak - Role of nuclear architecture in migration of glial cancer cells.

mgr Anna Gręda - Investigation of enzymes synthesizing and degrading polysaccharide components of the brain extracellular matrix after stroke.                   

mgr inż. Bartosz Kossowski - Biochemical correlates of developmental dyslexia.

mgr Katarzyna Giertuga - Psychophysiological mediators of attention changes in ADHD subjects - developmental perspective.


SONATA - Competition for research projects carried out by people starting a career in science who hold a doctor’s degree


dr Magdalena Lebiedzińska-Arciszewska - Identification of proteins interacting with p66Shc protein in the mitochondria associated membranes fraction.

dr Tomasz Górkiewicz - Social buffering effects in extinction of fear memory.

dr Ana Maria Gan -  Role of stearoyl-CoA desaturase in hypoxia-induced myocardial angiogenesis: from cell interactions to gene regulation

dr Emilia Wojtera - A role of unconventional myosin VI in cardiac muscle and its involvement in cardiomyopathy development.

dr Michał Bola - Are neural correlates of consciousness modality-independent? Studying activity and functional connectivity of the brain "Global Workspace" with EEG and fMRI

dr Katarzyna Hanzelka - Heat shock protein HSP72 in lipid-induced pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction

Date of publication
17 November 2015