Visiting neighbours

From 19th till 22nd of October 2022, we – Malgorzta Kurkowiak and Aleksandra Domin, the current ICCVS editRNA project team – visited the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic). CEITEC is an impressive scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies. The stay was organized as a part of international cooperation activities in the bilateral research project from the  Weave-UNISONO funding programme. We had the opportunity to share aims of the forthcoming projects and discuss details of further collaboration with members of the RNA and Immunity group, led by prof. Mary O’Connell.

Moreover, we met prof. Matthias Hentze, who is the Director of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and attended his lecture titled “Exploring the Underground of the RBP World: Riboregulation”. The speech was given as a part of the prestigious Mendel Lectures that host eminent guests from the field of medicine and natural sciences. Mendel Lectures have been organized for almost 20 years, hosted over 200 foreign scientists, including 15 Nobel prize laureates.

Continuing the ICCVS-CEITEC cooperation, Aleksandra will be joining Mary O’Connell’s team for a  6-months internship very soon, so stay tuned for future news from us.

Małgorzata Kurkowiak and Aleksandra Domin

from left: dr Małgorzata Kurkowiak and prof. Mary O’Connell