The National Science Grants for the Nencki Institute

The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in OPUS 18, SONATA 15, PRELUDIUM 18 and PRELUDIUM BIS 1 calls. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial support for 13 research projects.


dr Bogusz Kulawiak (Grant implemented in consortium with the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the principal investigator is dr hab. Piotr Bednarczyk from SGGW ) - The role of the mitochondrial potassium channels in damage caused by urban particulate matters (PM) - search for a new cytoprotection strategy

dr hab. Katarzyna Maria Jednoróg - Verification of the neural noise hypothesis of dyslexia

dr Witold Adam Konopka - Regulation of AgRP hunger stimulating neurons by microRNAs

prof. dr hab. Ewa Zofia Sikora - Targeting senescent brain cells to improve cognitive function in animal models of ageing and depression

dr Marzena Stefaniuk - Understanding alcohol relapse through whole brain imaging


dr Monika Bijata  (Grant implemented in consortium with Maj Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences) - The place does matter - 5-HT7R-mediated structural plasticity in the specific hippocampal subregions

dr Agnieszka Dębska - Neural and cognitive basis of spelling impairment

dr Piotr Majka - Cortical circuitry following damage to the primate visual cortex


mgr Gabriela Katarzyna Dzięgiel-Fivet - Braille reading and spoken language lateralization in the blind and its relation to structural connectivity

mgr Katarzyna Anna Gralec - Role of MMP-9 dependent plasticity in social impairments observed in GSK-3beta[S9A] overexpressing mice

mgr Tomasz Włodzimierz Nikołajew - The role of SOM+ interneurons in the prefrontal cortex in regulation of emotional contagion

mgr inż. Kamil Filip Tomaszewski - Do excitatory projections from nucleus reuniens to medial septum control remote fear memory extinction?


dr hab. Katarzyna Piwocka - Cell adhesion molecules as regulators of tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) formation and protein transfer in leukemia microenvironment; role in therapy resistance

Date of publication
21 May 2020