Lab Christmas party

We had a wonderful Christmas get-together today. Everyone brought home-made Christmas food. Impressive cooking skills all around!

Lab christmas party

Congrats to Sylwia on her PRELUDIUM grant

Sylwia did it again! After winning the Young Investigator Award from the Department of Biology last year, she has now been awarded a PRELUDIUM grant from the National Science Centre. She placed second out of thirty applications in her study section. The grant will support her efforts at deciphering protein transport to the primary cilium. Congratulations!

Welcome new lab members

Warm welcome to our new lab members. Brygida has started as a PhD student and will work on Gli phosphorylation and the role of cilia in Hedgehog signaling. Ania has recently defended her PhD at the Nencki institute and has come to our lab as a postdoc. She will spearhead work on Hh-dependent ubiquitination and Gli-mediated transcription. Klaudia is a Masters student and will carry out her thesis project on Gli proteins in our lab. Their bios are coming soon to the People page.

LMCS at the Bio2018 conference

The lab went to the Bio2018 conference in Gdansk. We really enjoyed the science, but made sure to take advantage of the wonderful weather as well.


A new grant for the lab

We have just been awarded over 2 million PLN from National Science Centre in the OPUS 14 contest! Time to grow our team and work on exciting new directions. The work that was funded is on the regulation of the activity of Gli proteins by the ubiquitin-proteasome system in normal cells and in cancer. Congrats to the whole lab who contributed to the effort and also to other labs from CeNT who got grants in this edition. As is our custom, we celebrated with champagne and strawberries 😉

Happy hour barbecue

We celebrated the coming of the wonderful weather in Poland at Pola Mokotowskie with a barbecue and some volleyball. My daughter Julia made a brief appearance but was a bit shy.Barbecue at Pola Mokotowskie

Welcome new lab members

LMCS has two new lab members! Tomek, who did his internship with us for a few months, has officially joined the lab as a graduate student, and Kasia came as a postdoctoral fellow. Both have experience working in biomedical labs in Poland and abroad (France, Sweden, Qatar). Check out their profiles on the People page. Welcome!

Happy hour

The weather was great and we had not had lab fun for a while, so we decide to have a barbecue in the nearby Pola Mokotowskie park. Łukasz impressed us with his mad beach volleyball skills!

The lab at the barbecue Łukasz playing volleyball

Sylwia wins young investigator award

Our star graduate student Sylwia has been awarded the young investigator award (DSM) from the Department of Biology of the University. We celebrated with some bubbly and strawberies. It’s the second year in a row that students from our lab claim this prize! Congrats!