LIDER grant awarded to Maria Górna

Dec 14, 2015

Maria Górna has received the LIDER VI grant from the National Centre for Research and Development, an elite R&D funding programme for young researchers in Poland. In the toughest competition yet in the history of the programme, her project "IFIT proteins as sensors of pathogen RNA" was ranked 3rd across all disciplines, and won the highest score among projects related to biological sciences. The grant will fund a team of four researchers for three years to work on a prototype of a universal diagnostic test to detect infections in humans.

At the official gala event, the award was presented by Jarosław Gowin - the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education, on the photo below - together with the NCRD Director Prof. Krzysztof Jan Kurzydłowski.

The grant has received attention from on-line news outlets and an interview with Maria has appeared on the national news channel, TVP info (for a short fragment of the footage released, skip to ~39'30").

The award was mentioned on multiple news sections of the University, featured on NCRD social media accounts, and highlighted in the news and periodic bulletins of our Research Centre.

Press release in Polish covering the award ceremony is available from both NCRD and Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as profiles of all the winners.