Young talents at our laboratory

Feb 28, 2018

This week, we welcomed again talented high-school students from Polish Children's Fund (Krajowy Fundusz na Rzecz Dzieci). Chemistry-oriented students have attended lectures and laboratory workshops as part of a week-long programme at the Department of Chemistry. Maria Gorna gave a lecture about protein structures, while Marcin Ziemniak hosted two students for a project involving purification and crystallization trials of human deubiquinitases.

On February 28th, another program supporting talented school children has launched at our Department: The Young Chemistry University (Uniwersytet Młodego Chemika). Students from selected local high schools will be able to participate in laboratory projects throughout this semester (or during an intensive summer internship). Our laboratory offers two projects:

  • Marcin Ziemniak will supervise one student from the Staszic Lyceum XIV to work on the deubiquitinase proteins
  • Jan Kutner and Maria Górna will host two students from Słowacki Lyceum to work on RNA-binding proteins

We are happy to host the talented young researchers and look forward to working together!

On the photos below:

Top: Inauguration of the UMC program, Maria Górna and Jan Kutner are presenting their project (Source: UMC).

Bottom: Wiktor and Daniel from Polish Children's Fund, during the 5-day workshop led by Marcin Ziemniak in our laboratory. (Source: M.Z.)