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Fungi and bacteria in the service of plants

Many-year old grains are to help mitigate the results of progressing global degradation of the environment and loss of biodiversity.  The ideas on the use of microorganisms in agricultural crops are being researched by the biologists of NCU within the Project NAPENDRIV.

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Dariusz Jan Smoliński from the Institute of Biology and ICNT and Tomasz Gulanicz from ICNT co-authored an article in Nature Plants.

The April issue of Nature Plants magazine published the article "R-loops at microRNA encoding loci promote co-transcriptional processing of pri-miRNAs in plants". The authors of the article are, among others, prof. UMK Dariusz Jan Smoliński, director of the Institute of Biology at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, head of the Bioimaging Laboratory at ICNT, and Dr. Tomasz Gulanicz, former graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, currently employed in the research group of prof. UMK Agnieszka Zienkiewicz from the Interdisciplinary Center of Modern Technologies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The research results were created by an international team from Argentina (Dr. Pablo Manavelli's research group), Denmark (Dr. Sebastian Marquardt's group), and Poland (except for the "Toruń" group, the team of Prof. Artur Jarmołowski and Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań).

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Researchers from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Institute of Biology and the Interdisciplinary Centre of Modern Technologies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University have published their results in The Plant Cell journal.

TPC is the journal of the  American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) that specializes in publishing original research of great importance in plant biology, molecular biology, and cell biology, published by Oxford University Press. The research of Dariusz Smoliński's team provides new information on the regulatory mechanisms of gene expression, which are based on the retention of pre-mRNA in the nucleus.

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"Solidarity with Ukraine"

We have received the information of Russian troops attacking Ukraine with disbelief and great concern. Every war is a black card in the history of humanity and contradicts the universal values held by the academic community.  

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Rector hours 12 November

By the decision of the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń prof. dr hab. Andrzej Sokala, 12 November will be free from classes.

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Safe return to university

YUFE Life Sciences - cooperation prospects.

On the initiative and at the invitation of the Dean of the Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, prof. dr. hab. Werner Ulrich, deans of seven European YUFE universities came to Toruń for the first series of workshops.

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Get a double master degree in biological sciences!

We are the first University in Poland to offer a double degree programme in biological sciences. The Master Programme managed in collaboration with Parthenope University of Naples (Italy) is organized under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in “Environment, Resources and Sustainable Development”, of which Nicolaus Copernicus University is an official partner.

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TSSP NatSci – Toruń Students Summer Program in Natural Sciences – recruitment

Department of Human Biology is looking for a undergraduate student who is willing to take part in the research project The potential influence of estrogens on hypoxia regulation in breast cancer cell lines

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Publication in PNAS !!!

PNAS journal (IF 9.421) published an article co-authored by Dariusz J. Smoliński, prof. NCU from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. The research results presented in this publication concern the key issues of regulating the level of expression by post-transcriptional modification of RNA. The research was carried out by a team of researchers from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and researchers from the USA and UK.


https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/08/14/2003733117

Professor Werner Ulrich joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vegetation Science.

Journal of Vegetation Science is one of the leading specialised international journals in plant ecology, plant sciences, and forestry and is published by the International Association for Vegetation Science in cooperation with Wiley. 

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NCBiR TANGO grant for employees of our Faculty

Professor Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz and PhD Edyta Deja-Sikora from the Department of Microbiology received the financial support from National Centre for Research and Development, for the R&D project TANGO 4: The use of endomycorrhizal fungi in the control of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) viral diseases. The TANGO 4 project is a continuation of the former scientific project: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as vectors of plant viruses (MYCOVIR). The research and developmental works will be conducted in the cooperation with Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) in Bonin.

High ranking of our Biology and Biotechnology studies

The third year our study directions biology and biotechnology are rising in the Polish University ranking provided by the Perspektywy Education Foundation.

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