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Global City Sampling Day 2021: Will we learn about new species by studying Kraków's microbial fingerprint?

Global City Sampling Day 2021: Will we learn about new species by studying Kraków's microbial fingerprint?

17.06.2021
The handrails and benches in our cities can sometimes have more biodiversity than can be found in rainforests. As a result, scientists around the world will attempt to dive into the wealth of new life forms found on public transport surfaces during the next Global City Sampling Day. Krakow will join this large-scale action aimed at collecting swabs with microbiological "fingerprints" of cities for the second time.

Dr Jacek Plewka laureatem konkursu START 2021 Fundacji na rzecz Nauki Polskiej dla najlepszych młodych naukowców

15.06.2021
Fundacja na Rzecz Nauk Polskiej zaprezentowała listę laureatów prestiżowego konkursu START 2021, najstarszego w Polsce programu stypendialnego dla najlepszych młodych naukowców reprezentujących wszystkie dziedziny nauki. Stypendium przyznano m.in. dr Jackowi Plewce z ViroGenetics - BSL3 Laboratory of Virology za jakość dotychczasowego dorobku naukowego w dziedzinie biochemii.

Global study of 60 cities’ microbes finds each has a signature microbial fingerprint

27.05.2021
An international consortium has reported the largest-ever global metagenomic study of urban microbiomes, spanning both the air and the surfaces of multiple cities. The international project, which sequenced and analysed samples collected from public transit systems and hospitals in 60 cities around the world, features comprehensive analysis and annotation for all the microbial species identified—including thousands of viruses and bacteria and two archaea not found in reference databases.

New study unravels a link between mutations in Elongator and neurodevelopmental disorders

13.05.2021