10.10.2019. She is not really from our team but... OLGA TOKARCZUK GOT THE NOBEL PRIZE!
01.10.2019. We have a new PhD student. Welcome Edyta Skonieczna
30.09.2019. We have a paper accepted in Cerebral Cortex. Congratulations to all authors!
27.09.2019. We got Jerzy Konorski prize for 2019!
The commission appointed by the Neurobiology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Neuroscience Society leaded by the professor Marian Lewandowski decided to award the Jerzy Konorski prize for 2019 to the paper Generation of silent synapses in dentate gyrus correlates with development of alcohol addiction published by Anna Beroun, Maria Nalberczak-Skóra, Zofia Harda, Małgorzata Piechota, Magdalena Ziółkowska, Anna Pełka, Roberto Pagano and Kasia Radwańska (Neuropsychopharmacology, 2019; vol. 43, 1989–1999) doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0119-4
26.09.2019. Gosia Borczyk just defended her thesis summa cum laude! Congratulations!
18.09.2019. Kaceper Łukasiewicz just defended his thesis! Congratulations!
Our reserch: memory and addiction
Memory processes, including memory formation, consolidation, forgetting or memory extinction, are fundamental brain functions. The importance of these processes can be understood not only in daily life, when our car keys are not where we left them, but most importantly in various psychiatric and neurologic illnesses. Memory processes are impaired in post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or Alzheimer's disease just to name the few. Currently, the molecular basis of memory are not sufficiently understood to develop successful treatments for memory dysfunctions. Therfore our team is very much motivated to understand how the memory is formed, coded and transformed. For our experiments we combine molecular and morphological analyses of neurons with behavioral studies on laboratory animals. We employ both behavioral analysis of transgenic mice in the IntelliCage system as well as whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, confocal, electron and correlative 3D microscopy. The long-term aim to our research is to develop insights for treatments for memory dysfunctions in psychiatric illnesses. If you are interested to learn more have a look at the book "Novel Mechanisms of Memory"
edited by Kasia Radwanska and K. Peter Giese.
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