Lab Retreat – October 2019

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This year 3 groups got together One of our group traditions is a lab retreat. Each year, together with Maria Górna’s lab from Warsaw (another RNA-oriented team) we go for a few days to the countryside to talk about science, … Continued

ETIUDA grant for Anna Salerno-Kochan

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  A PhD Student from Max Planck Research Group at MCB – Anna Salerno-Kochan – has been awarded with ETIUDA grant for young scientists who are preparing a doctoral dissertation. The project titled “Structural characterization of Mei-P26 protein – a … Continued

A tRNA modifier at work

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Our team members using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) managed to catch Elongator directly at work. They published their results in Science Advances. All living cells employ ribosomes and transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules to decode mRNA sequences and translate the codon-triplet-encoded information … Continued

Regulating the Regulator

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A team of scientists from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) has identified a potential link between tRNA modifications and the biosynthesis of selenocysteine, the 21st naturally occurring amino acid. In detail, their article … Continued