Current trends in urban design favour planting low-maintenance wildflower meadows in green spaces in cities due to their aesthetic qualities and apparent benefits for insects that struggle in an environment so utterly transformed by man. This seemingly ideal solution has a hidden catch: we’re not yet entirely sure how these urban meadows will affect pollinators in the long run. Dr Joanna Kajzer-Bonk from the JU Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research currently runs a project aimed to determine the potential consequences of this design.więcej o Flowery meadows in our cities. Are there any risks for bees?
Three students from the JU MC Institute of Public Health – Amanda Srsic, Semah Al-Awlaqui and Tara Chen – were unrivalled in the Poster Competition in Renes. Competing against several dozen other international students from various higher education institutions, they took first, second and third place. The winning posters were based on theses defended in Kraków three weeks earlier.więcej o JU MC students dominate their competition at an international poster contest
An international team of scientists from the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology and two other research centres made a breakthrough discovery that will allow for a more complete understanding of one of the key mechanisms in ribosome-mediated protein synthesis. Their findings were published in the July 2019 issue of Science Advances journal.więcej o A tRNA modifier at work – JU researchers co-author an article in Science Advances journal
8 July marked the 11th edition of the International Tournament for Young Mathematicians (ITYM). The Polish contestants, coached and supervised by the staff of JU Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Studies, took 3rd place out of 15 teams from all around the world.więcej o Polish students succeed at the International Tournament for Young Mathematicians
From 1 to 7 July the Jagiellonian University Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs Prof. Armen Edigarian paid a visit to Kobe University, which involved meetings with its authorities, including the University President Prof. Hiroshi Takeda, and signed an agreement strengthening cooperation with this Japanese higher education institution.więcej o JU Vice-Rector visits the University of Kobe
For the third time in Poland and the first time in Kraków, specialists in the area of biology and medicine met at the Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. The six day meeting, this year organised by the Polish Biochemical Society, was officially opened at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre.więcej o Biologists and biomedical scientists meet at the 44th FEBS Congress
A large group of asymmetrical chemical compounds can exist in two forms with the same molecular formula forming mirror images of one another, which means that they are chiral. Prof. Małgorzata Barańska from the JU Faculty of Chemistry will shed some light on this phenomenon studied by her research team, whose work has recently led to some major discoveries in this area.więcej o Through the looking glass