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2,000,000 PLN boost for research! OPUS14

posted May 25, 2018, 7:30 AM by Kacper Walentynowicz   [ updated May 25, 2018, 7:30 AM ]
We are thrilled to share that we have received 2mln PLN for research into molecular mechanisms of microglia in different experimental glioma models. The grant is provided by National Science Centre (OPUS 14) and has been ranked as the top 1st best project.

OPUS and PRELUDIUM are the two flagship calls of the National Science Centre, and they continue to attract the greatest interest among all available funding opportunities. The expert panels of the 14th edition have awarded a total of € 92,208,782 to the submitted research projects. In all, 3122 applications were received for both calls, 669 of which were recommended for funding, setting the success rate at 21%

The project entitled 'Epigenetic mechanisms determining the defective innate immunity responses in malignant gliomas' will analyse molecular profiles of GAMs in two animal models and correlate the data acquired from the clinical samples. We will show how local tumor microenvironment likely contributes to shaping chromatin openness and active transcription in brain macrophages and evokes 'trained immune memory'.

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr hab. Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek