On May 11, participants of the BioLAB Program at the University of Virginia gathered for their annual symposium. The event serves as an opportunity to summarize their one-year internship and showcase their research results. This year, the symposium returned to its traditional, in-person format.
The welcome speeches were given by Zygmunt Derewenda, the BioLAB Program founder, Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director of our Commission, Stephen Mull, Vice-Provost for Global Affairs, and Janet Cross, Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs.
The symposium was divided into three sessions, with students delivering 15-minute presentations.
- Maciej Głuc, Uniwersytet Jagielloński: “Regulation of protein synthesis in cell dormancy”
- Katarzyna Żymańczyk, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu: “Determining structure of chitin synthase as well as the molecular and mechanistic basis for chitin biosynthesis”
- Zofia Bosowska, Politechnika Śląska: “Comparison of two platforms for optimal genotyping of Diversity Outbred mice”
- Julia Rymuza, Uniwersytet Warszawski: “Methods for constructing and evaluating consensus genomic interval sets”
- Mateusz Miszczuk, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, “Construction of a Polygenic Risk Score assessing kidney graft survival after transplant”
- Julia Błaszczyk, Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie, “Interaction of metabolic and epigenetic control in colon cancer”
- Anna Ferenc, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, “Determine the importance of the chromatin remodeling complex SMARCA5 and BAZ1B in regulated non-small cell lung cancer metastasis”
- Martyna Główczyk, Uniwersytet Jagielloński: “Targeting AVIL oncogene in rhabdomyosarcoma and glioblastoma”
- Julia Kirylczuk, Politechnika Warszawska, “How the mutations of epigenetics proteins lead to cancer and certain developmental disorders”
- Weronika Tokarska, Politechnika Warszawska, “The role of the Gαi-binding protein Girdin in non-canonical Wnt signaling and planar cell polarity in the inner ear”
- Krzysztof Wierbiłowicz, Międzyuczelniany Wydział Biotechnologii Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego i Gdańskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego, “Leveraging Computational and Biochemical Analysis to Understand PARP7 Function in Prostate Cancer”
- Klaudia Augustyn, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski: “The role of peptidoglycan recognition protein 1 (PGLYRP1) in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity, and cognitive function after surgery”
- Zuzanna Juśkiewicz, Uniwersytet Jagielloński: “PIEZO2 in lymphatic endothelium”
- Piotr Kraszewski, Uniwersytet Jagielloński: Department of Neuroscience
- Khosiyat Makhmudova, Uniwersytet Wrocławski: “SEPT9 isoform-specific function in gut epithelium”
- Maria Marlicz, Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie: “Motor Deficits Following Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury”
- Kevin Schneider, Uniwersytet Wrocławski: “Characterizing Efferocytosis by Select Phosphatidylserine Receptors in Macrophages”
Closing remarks were delivered by Phillip Trella, Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.
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