Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions - Dioscuri Centre

logo Disocuri i tekst The Dioscuri Centre for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease

Since January 1st, 2021 Dr. Gracjan Michlewski leads the Dioscuri Centre for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. The project is implemented within the Dioscuri Centre of Excellence program funded by the Max Planck Society, Germany and National Science Centre, Poland.

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title: Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions – Dioscuri Centre: Michlewski Laboratory

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aim: The major focus of Dr. Michlewski and his team investigations are on the RNA-protein interactions in innate immune response to RNA viruses including influenza, commonly known as the flu and are focused on two main topics which are: 1. Functional and structural characteristics of novel RBPs and RNA-protein interactions in innate immune response to RNA viruses and 2. Regulation of microRNAs through RBPs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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partner: Prof. Juri Rappsilber, Institute of Biotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin in Germany

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project implementation period: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2025

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funding: 1 495 000 EUR

The Dioscuri programme is initiated by the Max Planck Society, to support the development of lighthouses of scientific excellence in Central and Eastern Europe, promoting outstanding researchers who want to conduct their research within the region. This is a joint programme of the Polish Ministry of Education and Science and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and is designed to strengthen the scientific exchange between Poland and Germany. The work of the Centres are accompanied by Partners from German universities or research institutions.


Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence. The Programme initiated by the Max Planck Society (MPG), managed jointly with the National Science Centre in Poland and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science (MEiN) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

loga instytucji finansujących projekt: Max Planck, NCN, Ministerstwo Edukacji i Federal Ministry of Education and Research