Project Manager – Dorota Latek, DSc PhD (Head of Modeling of Cellular Processes Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw) is looking for candidates to work in a research project: „Self-learning systems in the design of compounds modulating GPCR receptors activation”, OPUS 20 – National Science Centre. Deadline for applications: 15 December 2021. For more info see >> pdf
Position of postdoc (a research position) in the Symfonia (NCN) Project UMO-2016/20/W/ST4/00314 „Attoscience for biology, chemistry and physics: new experimental advances and theoretical development”, is open for application. Project leader: Prof. dr. Robert Moszyński. Deadline for applications: 21 November 2021. For more info see >> pdf
The Rector of the University of Warsaw has opened a call for applicants for the position of Adjunct, as part of the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” programme. Closing date for applications: 21.11.2021. More information >> pdf
20 października 2021
What is Open Science? What happens with a scientific publication between the time of writing and the formatted paper published in an academic journal? What are the Creative Commons licenses? These aspects of Open Science will be explored during a series of online workshops organised by the universities of the 4EU+ Alliance, including the University of Warsaw. Registration is open now. The first training meeting will take place on 8th November.
The series of workshops consists of 14 classes that will be held online. They will be devoted to the various aspects of Open Science, e.g.:
- What is Open Science?;
- Cycle of scientific publication: an overview;
- Strategies for publishing in Open Access journals;
- Data Management Plans – one tool with many applications;
- Research Impact & Bibliometrics: open science, society, innovation.
The workshops will be conducted in English by experts from all six member universities of the 4EU+ Alliance: University of Warsaw, Charles University (Czech Republic), University of Heidelberg (Germany), Sorbonne University (France), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and University of Milan (Italy). UW will be represented by: Dr. Zuzanna Wiorogórska and Szymon Andrzejewski.
The classes are addressed to doctoral candidates, senior researchers, research support or anyone interested. Registration forms for each workshop and contact details are available on the 4EU+ website >>
The first class will be held on 8th November.
15 października 2021
Supramolecular Chemistry Laboratory is looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers for a research project at the border of organic, medicinal, and supramolecular chemistry.
The project aims to develop small organic molecules capable of selectively transporting biologically relevant anions through lipid bilayers. Such molecules may exhibit interesting anti-cancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties, and may also find applications in the treatment of numerous diseases resulting from the dysfunction of natural transporters. Within the project, we would also like to construct stimuli-responsive transporters whose activity could be controlled by pH, light, or redox potential.
11 października 2021
Position of post-doc in the SONATA project entitled „Structure-function studies of human PNPase” financed by the National Science Centre, Poland, is open for application. Project leader: dr Katarzyna Bandyra. Deadline for applications: 11 November 2021. For more info see >> pdf
Project Manager – prof. Karol Grela (Head of Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw) is looking for candidates to work in a scientific project: „Making the Impossible Possible: Macrocyclisation of Unbiased Dienes at High Concentration by Ring-Closing Metathesis”, programme Opus supported by National Science Centre positions: Post-Doc (2) – Assistant in a group of research workers, operating in the field of exact and natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 11 Novemeber 2021. For more info see >> pdf
Project Manager – prof. Karol Grela (Head of Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw) is looking for candidates to work in a scientific project: „Unorthodox concepts in olefin metathesis”, programme Maestro supported by National Science Centre positions: Post-Doc (1) – Assistant in a group of research workers, operating in the field of exact and natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 11 November 2021. For more info see >> pdf
The Centre of New Technologies invites to a webinar by
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tybinga, Niemcy
Title: The revolution in protein structure prediction
Date: 15th October 2021, Friday
Time: 1:00 pm (Central European Summer Time)
Host: dr Stanisław Dunin-Horkawicz
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82426581314
Seminars can also be watched in the Auditorium (room 0142).
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I was the assessor for high-accuracy models in last year CASP experiment (Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction), in which computational groups try to predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins for which neither they nor the organizers know the answer at the time of prediction. For the first time in CASP history all targets ended up being high-accuracy targets, because one predictor (AlphaFold2) predicted structures at an accuracy that often rivaled that of experimental methods. After being actively engaged in CASP for over two decades and seeing essentially no progress between 2002 (CASP5) and 2016 (CASP12), I had given up hope that the protein folding problem would be breached in my lifetime, but now it has. I will cover as far as I can the main questions I am constantly asked: What happened at CASP14? Are AlphaFold2 predictions as good as crystal structures? Is the protein folding problem now solved? Does AlphaFold2 predict protein interactions? Dynamics? Unstructure? Where do the other leading groups stand (Baker, Zhang, Tencent)? I will also try to outline some thoughts about how this will impact the Life Sciences.
07 października 2021
Position of post-doc (a group of science positions) in the research project entitled „Theoretical design and prediction of phosphorescent emissive materials based on halogen bonding interactions and experimental verification of their properties” financed by National Science Centre (NCN) is open for application. Project leader: Dr. Mihails Arhangelskis. Deadline for applications: 6 November 2021. For more info see >> pdf