The use of phototropins, which are plant blue light photoreceptors, to manipulate the photosynthetic efficiency and increase plant productivity.
Optogenetics is the latest and the most promising tool for medicine and neuroscience, but not only! It also finds other novel applications.
An ancient protein shields enzymes against oxidative stress. Researchers from MBC UJ publish groundbreaking findings in "The EMBO Journal".
Persulfidation is a unique posttranslational protein modification that protects our cells and proteomes against oxidative stress and ageing. Very recent work from the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB UJ) shows that this small chemical modification is installed by a cellular protein, called Ubiquitin related modifier 1 (or short Urm1).
The MIKROBIOM project, which aims to develop tools to enable the use of environmental microbiome analysis for forensic purposes, is entering the final stages of implementation. Partial results of the project will be presented at the 29th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics, dedicated to the field of genetic markers analyzed for forensic purposes which will take place next week in Washington DC, USA.
Research grants and internships for young scientists from the Jagiellonian University's Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology
The National Science Centre (NCN) has announced the results of the sixth edition of the Sonatina competition, under which researchers with recent doctoral degrees receive financial support for research and internships in prestigious foreign centers. Among the winners were two scientists from MCB JU.