International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw has a pleasure to announce the Best Papers Award 2020 for publications authored by researchers working at the IIMCB (listed below in bold):

Genome-wide mapping of SARS-CoV-2 RNA structures identifies therapeutically-relevant elements

Manfredonia I, Nithin C, Ponce-Salvatierra A, Ghosh P, Wirecki TK, Marinus T, Ogando NS, Snijder EJ, van Hemert MJ, Bujnicki JM, Incarnato D.

 Nucleic Acids Research


Origins of the Increased Affinity of Phosphorothioate-Modified Therapeutic Nucleic Acids for Proteins

Hyjek-Składanowska M, Vickers TA, Napiórkowska A, Anderson BA, Tanowitz M, Crooke ST, Liang XH, Seth PP, Nowotny M.

Journal of the American Chemical Society


Splicing variation of BMP2K balances abundance of COPII assemblies and autophagic degradation in erythroid cells

Cendrowski J, Kaczmarek M, Mazur M, Kuzmicz-Kowalska K, Jastrzebski K, Brewinska-Olchowik M, Kominek A, Piwocka K, Miaczynska M.



The best papers are selected by the Institute’s Lab Leaders based on contents and significance, but not the bibliometric data. A full list and the pdf files of all the papers submitted for the Award are sent to each Lab Leader. They read all of them and choose those which in their view deserve the Award. Of course they cannot vote for the papers from their own laboratory. The results are discussed during a Lab Leaders meeting and the final list of winning papers is approved.

The results of the competition were announced on Friday, March 12, before the seminars presented as a part of the IIMCB’s Internal Seminar Series.

Photo presenting the announcement