GlycoSHIELD - a revolutionary approach to fast visualization of proteins and sugars
Dr Mateusz Sikora from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University (JU MCB) has developed a novel approach to predict how sugars form shields around proteins. This new computational approach, GlycoSHIELD, was created as a result of Polish-German collaboration within the framework of the Max Planck Dioscuri programme, in a Dioscuri Centre established in 2023 at the MCB as well as collaboration with the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in Paris and the Academia Sinica (Taiwan).
Ambassador of Philippines visits the JU
On 27 February, a meeting between the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz and JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel was held in the JU Collegium Novum. The meeting was also attended by the cultural attaché of the Philippine Embassy, Chloe O. Silverio, and the JU Vice-Rector for International Relations, Prof. Dorota Malec.
Jagiellonian University student awarded in the INTERSTUDENT 2024 contest
Esteban Ortiz Escobar from Colombia, a student of the International Relations and Area Studies (IRAS) programme at the JU Faculty of International and Political Studies, has become one of the winners of this year's INTERSTUDENT contest. He received a special award for his extraordinary accomplishments in charity work during the conference International Students in Poland, hosted by the Poznan University of Technology.
Rising Star Award for Prof. Marcin Magierowski
The Rising Star Awards are conferred by the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) upon the most distinguished young researchers and clinicians. This year’s winners include Prof. Marcin Magierowski from the Chair in Physiology of the Jagiellonian University Medical College.
American book award for JU musicologist
The book by Prof. Anna G. Piotrowska From Gypsy to Bohemian: A Study of the Musical Rhapsody, published in 2021 by Brepols publishing house as part of the Speculum Musicae series, has won the Alan Walker Book Award. The awarded work attempts to present the overall history of rhapsody and, re-interpreting the origins of the genre, redefine its place in the European culture, not only in the field of music.
JU biochemists publish an article in CMGH journal
An article by researchers from the Jagiellonian University Department of General Biochemistry has been published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal, issued by the American Gastroenterological Association. The title of the paper is 'MCPIP1 inhibits hepatic stellate cell activation in autocrine and paracrine manners, preventing liver fibrosis'.
University Children’s Hospital doctors are raising money for health care in Africa
Two doctors from the University Children’s Hospital of Cracow, neonatologist Jonasz Lenart and paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist Daniel Andrysiak, have teamed up in order to help the youngest patients in the most impoverished countries. They have launched an initiative aimed at supporting the Sacred Heart Mission Hospital in Katondwe (Zambia).
State-of-the-art ultrasound machines for the University Hospital in Kraków
Thanks to a charity campaign organised by Porsche Centre in Kraków, the University Hospital in Kraków has received new modern equipment. The bidders turned out to be so generous that the original target sum was doubled, which allowed the purchase of two cutting-edge ultrasound machines, instead of one.
More than 400,000 euro for a JU Medical College project
The Jagiellonian University Medical College will receive 403,000 euro for an international research project In-Touch as part of a larger grant worth 7.5 million euro awarded by the European Commission within the framework of the HORIZON Europe programme. The Polish team will be headed by Prof. Katarzyna Szczerbińska from the Section for Research on Aging Society at the JU MC Faculty of Medicine.
Coimbra Group 3-Minute Thesis competition starts at JU
On 1 February 2024 the first stage of the Coimbra 3-Minute Thesis JU started at the Jagiellonian University. As part of the competition, PhD students of Coimbra Group member institutions talk about their doctoral research projects during a 3-minute-long presentation in English.
Jagiellonian University to heighten its cybersecurity
The ongoing digitalisation of all activities carried out by the Jagiellonian University makes the issue of cybersecurity one of its top priorities. The great rise in the number of cyberattacks launched at the education sector, which is now threatened three times as much as the banking sector, is an additional motivation for increasing the level of IT security.
Was ancient Amazonia an urban jungle?
Amazon and Orinoco river basins are among the least archaeologically explored regions of South America. For both natural and political reasons they were long hardly accessible to researchers and even today their exploration is very limited, which makes discoveries made there even more interesting.
Jagiellonian University New Year’s Concert
On 14 January, the Jagiellonian University academic community celebrated the coming of the New Year with a special concert held in Auditorium Maximum. The audience had the opportunity to listen to pieces performed by artists of the Kraków Opera, JU Academic Choir Camerata Jagellonica, Słowianki Song and Dance Ensemble and Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków. The performance was conducted by Janusz Wierzgacz, to whom JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel presented a gift in the form of a miniature replica of the Rector's sceptre.
Expert and Lay Voices in Online Health Communication
JU Institute of English Studies will be holding a seminar devoted to the changing discourse regarding online health communication. The meeting will be hosted using the MS Teams platform.
Colonialism and Decolonisation from the 15th to the 20th Century
The JU History Students Academic Society will be hosting the annual 2nd Cracovian Congress of History Students, entitled ‘Colonialism and Decolonisation from the 15th to the 20th Century’. The event will take the form of an international scientific conference and will take place on 25-27 April in Kraków.
Neuronus 2024 Neuroscience Forum
The conference is organised by JU students and attracts participants from around the world. It is recognised globally as one of the most important events in the field of neuroscience in Europe, during which young and passionate researchers engage in discussions with experienced specialists.
13th International Scientific Conference Tourism in Social Sciences 2024
The aim of the conference is to discuss the growing role of new technologies in the tourism market, including artificial intelligence and Smart Tourism. Additionally, the participants will discuss other determinants shaping the contemporary tourism market, in particular the following issues: market revival after the pandemic, threats resulting from the international political situation, opportunities and place of the tourism economy in EU financing in the „2030 Horizon” as well as other economic and social changes.
4th World Conference on Physics Education
The 4th WCPE is organised jointly by the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP), and the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, in cooperation with the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wrocław.
Manggha and Manga: The Many Faces of Japan
In 1994 Krakow witnessed the opening of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, created on the initiative of the Kyoto-Krakow Foundation of Andrzej Wajda and Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda. The name of the Museum is a tribute to the collector of Japanese art, Feliks Jasieński (1861–1929), who, fascinated with Japanese woodblock prints, adopted this artistic pseudonym. The conference marks the 30th anniversary of Manggha foundation.
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You are welcome to take a virtual tour of various Jagiellonian University sites: Collegium Novum, Collegium Maius, Auditorium Maximum, Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, Jagiellonian Library, Nature Education Centre, selected faculty buildings, and others.
The oldest Polish University possesses rich collections of unique items from different areas, which are exhibited in a number of museums, offering a fascinating journey through the past and present of academia and various fields of science and scholarship.
The Jagiellonian Library together with the Medical College Library and faculty and institute libraries make up the library-information system of the Jagiellonian University. Due to its extensive collection of Polish publications, it has a status of a national library.
The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Observatory is part of the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science. Founded in 1792 and named after the world-famous Polish astronomer, it is based at Fort Skała, about 10 km (6 miles) west of the centre of Kraków.
Synchrotron Radiation Centre Solaris
The JU National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS is the first of its kind in Central Eastern Europe. Synchrotrons, sources of a unique type of light known as synchrotron radiation, allow scientists from around the world to achieve breakthroughs in a multitude of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, medicine, archaeology, and art history.
The Jagiellonian University boasts very successful musical ensembles, which include the Słowianki Song and Dance Ensemble, specialising in Slavonic folk dance and music, as well as the JU Academic Choir Camerata Jagellonica.
University Vineyard 'On Manor Brook'
The Jagiellonian University runs its own vineyard and winery. Located at a picturesque spot in the region sometimes referred to as 'Little Tuscany', it produces a number of white and red wine varietals, which have won a number of prizes at international wine contests.