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The International Young Scientists Conference on Molecular and Cell Biology 2021 - conference summary

The International Young Scientists Conference on Molecular and Cell Biology 2021 is behind us. Although it could only be held online in the era of pandemic and restrictions, it turned out to be a great success! 

The aim of the conference was to create opportunities for aspiring scientists to present their research and scientific experiences, and its agenda included lectures by invited speakers, presentations of selected candidates and poster session. Additionally, as part of the conference, mentoring sessions were held, during which participants could talk in a less formal atmosphere with eminent scientists.

The special guests were outstanding scientists from around the world, who gave lectures starting each of the 5 thematic sessions:

  1. Cell Biology - prof. Anne Bertolotti (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge)

  2. Structural Biology - prof. Patrick Cramer (Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen )

  3. Methods & Trends in Biology - prof. Noam Kaplan (Technion Israel Institute of Technology)

  4. Cancer, Ageing & Diseases - prof. Christophe Lamaze (The Institut Curie, France)

  5. Development & Stem Cell Biology - dr Kaska Koltowska (Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology in Uppsala University, Sweden).

The conference was attended by over 180 people from Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland, Austria, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and Poland. There were 26 lectures, 20 mentoring meetings and 104 presentations in the poster session.

The undoubted attraction for the participants was the possibility of voting and choosing the best lecture in each thematic category and the best poster session. The results were announced at the end of the conference, and the winners included the following:

  1. Aleksandra Tempes, lecture entitled: "The role of μ2-adaptin serine 45 phosphorylation in clathrin- mediated endocytosis" (session: Cell Biology)

  2. Igor Grochowina, lecture entitled: "Chaperone complexes involved in Fe-S cluster transfer" (session: Structural Biology)

  3. Ivana Osredek, lecture entitled: "Detection and validation of personalized therapeutic TCRs for adoptive T cell therapy in glioblastoma patients" (session: Methods & Trends in Biology)

  4. Iga Jancewicz, lecture: "The role of SWI / SNF chromatin remodelling complex ATPase subunit BRM, in triple negative breast cancer" (session: Cancer, Ageing & Diseases)

  5. Katarzyna Kuźmicz-Kowalska, lecture: "Regulation of neural progenitor survival by the morphogens Shh and BMP" (session: Development & Stem Cell Biology).

The winners of the poster session are as follows:

  1. Chalkley Alannah, presentation entitled: "Molecular dissection of the mechanisms of nanoparticle penetrance into 3D cancer cell models"

  2. Karolina Bogusz, presentation entitled: "Rapamycin-induced p150glued and β2-adaptin interaction requires dynactin integrity and low CLIP-170 level"

  3. Małgorzata Stachowiak, presentation entitled: "Analysis of expression of vitamin D receptor and 1-α-hydroxylase in clear cell renal cell carcinoma"

Congratulations to all winners!

The International Young Scientists Conference on Molecular and Cell Biology 2021 could not take place without the support of our great sponsors: LGC, Lab-Jot, HTL Lab Solutions(Corning HTL SA), A&A Biotechnology, BadamyGeny.pl, MiTeGen, Selvita S.A., Warsaw Genomics and the MOSaIC project, as well as our partners: Warsaw Society of Biotechnology (WSB) “Symbioza”, Warszawskie Porozumienie Doktorantów "WPD" and media partner, "Life" magazine.

The Project was financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the Foreign Promotion Programme.

We hope that the meeting met your expectations and was an opportunity for you to exchange ideas, gain new experiences, exciting conversations and make interesting contacts.

Thank you for being with us in such a large group. It is an honour and motivation for us to organize the next, even more attractive conference. We will keep you informed about the next one edition.

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 The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Foreign Promotion Programme.