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Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, st. Ludwika Pasteura 3, 02-093 Warsaw



May 21

Preludium grant for Tomasz Nikolaev! 

The National Science Centre has announced the results of the latest call for grants for young scientists (Preludium 18). Tomasz Nikolaev's project entitled "The role of SOM+ interneurons in the prefrontal cortex in regulation of emotional contagion" was awarded PLN 139 200 for the period of next two years! Congratulations! For polish summary see:

Tomek will study the neuronal underpinnings of social fear transfer in three behavioural models, with the main focus on a subpopulation of interneurons within the prefrontal cortex. In order to elucidate their role in the process he will use optogenetic and chemogenetic tools specifically targeting the SOM+ cells. 

May 20

Choosing your postdoc

Insights from Alicja Puscian on choosing postdoc positions and differences in academia between US and Europe:

Apr 13


The 3rd interdisciplinary FNP Conference was held on 11-12 April 2019 in Warsaw. It was organized by the Foundation for Polish Science.

For detailed programme of the conference visit.

Apr 10

We made the news in the IBNS Newsletter

We will be present at the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society meeting in Cairns, Australia in June. Come meet us after Ewelina’s talk and Ksenia’s poster presentation.

And here are the news.

Apr 8


Prof. dr hab. Leszek Kaczmarek and dr hab. Ewelina Knapska are laureates of the International Research Agendas (MAB) competition run by Foundation for Polish Science. A grant, at the amount of PLN 39 mln, is assigned to create at the Nencki Institute, the Center of Excellence in Neural Plasticity and Disorders – BRAINCITY – an International Research Agenda. Our strategic partner in this program is European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). For more, please click here.

Apr 5

Ewelina became a member of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence:

The FKNE network of excellence is a network of Junior and Mid-career neuroscientists representing most of European countries join effort to shape the future of neuroscience by putting young researchers in the driver’s seat. There are currently 35 FENS-Kavli Scholars from 16 European countries, with expertise spanning the disciplines of molecular, cellular, computational, behavioral and clinical neuroscience. Up to 15 scholars are chosen bi-annually by an international committee, serving a term of four years

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