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Twinning and research

The FishMed Centre is a consortium of seven groups from IIMCB and six European institutions, including the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI-HLR) as a strategic partner. The twinning partners were chosen based on their expertise in research using zebrafish models, excellent publication records, and compatibility with the scientific interests of the FishMed Centre groups. Because of the partners’ willingness to share their zebrafish models and expertise related to fish research and their participation in the projects of the FishMed Centre, we will be able to quickly implement our scientific plans. The twinning will allow us to smoothly pass the initial phase of accommodating a new experimental model and quickly focus on cutting-edge problems that are likely to lead to innovations. Our collaboration with the twinning partners corresponds to the topics of the FP7 Health theme, including epigenetics, tissue regeneration, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.

Task 1/ Expanding research capacity of FishMed Centre groups through twinning with partners

INCOMING VISITS

TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On February 24-27, 2016 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Dr. Rita Drumond Mateus, Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva. Dr. Mateus held a seminar “Understanding the physics and cell biology of zebrafish reflectors”.


TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On October 14-17, 2015 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Dr. Laurentius Holtzer, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Holtzer held a seminar “The role of Bmp signaling in controlling outgrowth of the zebrafish pectoral fin”.


TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On September 1-11, 2015 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Arwin Groenewoud, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.


TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On May 13-15, 2016 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Prof. Ewa Snaar-Jagalska, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.


TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On July 18, 2014 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Zacharias Kontarakis and Andrea Rossi, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


FIRST TWINNING VISIT TO IIMCB

On June 26-28, 2013 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Dr. Irinka Castanon, Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Castanon is an experienced scientist from the partner laboratory of Prof. Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan. Dr. Castanon was hosted by Dr. Marta Miaczynska. On June 27, 2013 Dr. Castanon held a seminar “Orientation of cell divisions: the physiological role of Anthrax Toxin Receptors”.


OUTGOING VISITS

TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From November 6 till December 14, 2014 Anna Sokół, PhD an experienced researcher from the Chacińska group was visiting Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

On October 8-11, 2014 Karolina Mierzejewska from the Bochtler group was visiting was visiting Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

On October 8-11, 2014 Katarzyna Misztal, PhD an experienced researcher from the Bochtler group was visiting was visiting Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From July 7 till August 3, 2014 Prof. Jacek Kuźnicki, Head of Laboratory of Neurodegeneration was visiting Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

On June 27-30, 2014 Anna Sokół, PhD from the Chacińska group was visiting Department of Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From May 27, 2014 till June 30, 2014 Dr. Justyna Jezierska, the Jaworski group was visiting Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

 

TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

On March 18-21, 2014 Maciej Olszewski, PhD an experienced researcher from the Żylicz group was visiting Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

On March 11-14, 2014 Katarzyna Misztal, PhD an experienced researcher from the Bochtler group was visiting was visiting Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From February 1, 2014 Smijin Soman, PhD an experienced researcher from the Kuźnicki group is visiting the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. The visit will last till August 31, 2014.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From November 24 till December 22, 2013 Anna Sokół, PhD an experienced researcher from the Chacińska group was visiting Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From September 1 to December 20, 2013 Smijin Soman, PhD an experienced researcher from the Kuźnicki group was visiting the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.


FIRST TWINNING VISIT FROM IIMCB

From June 10 to September 10, 2013 Anna Sokół, PhD an experienced researcher from the Chacińska group was visiting Dr. Didier Stainier, Department of Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany. The visit in the laboratory of Dr. Stainier gave the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with scientists with great expertise in the Danio rerio model system.


Task 2/ Employment of experienced researchers to expanding research capacity
As a result of an open international competition announced for example on the EURAXESS portal there are all experienced researchers employed to expand research capacity in:

  • The Bochtler group,
  • The Bujnicki group,
  • The Chacinska group,
  • The Jaworski group,
  • The Kuznicki group,
  • The Miaczynska group,
  • The Zylicz group.


Task 3/ Employment of three experienced technicians
There are all experienced technicians employed in the project.

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