Although the lungs are thought to be the replication site for SARS-CoV-2, infected patients often report other symptoms, suggesting problems with the gastrointestinal tract, heart, cardiovascular system, kidneys, nervous system or pancreas. This raises the question: is COVID-19 a respiratory or systemic disease? How is this possible? Please read about the new study by the ViroGenetics Group led by Prof. Krzysztof Pyrć.
Dr Przemysław Grudnik from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University (JU MCB) was awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the Scientist of the Future category. He was recognised for his research on molecular mechanisms controlling the protein synthesis process and on the structures of enzymes involved in neoplastic processes.
The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) has announced a ranking list of positively evaluated applications for funding under the initiative "Support for specialist hospitals in fighting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection and in treating COVID-19". Two applications with the participation of MCB as leader and partner were accepted for funding.