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Siphonophor Sulculeolaria chuni (suborder Calycophorae), photo by Maciej Mańko Their larvae are the size of an ant, but over time they surpass even whales in length - siphonophores are the subject of a scientific project by dr Maciej Mańko from the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography. The young oceanographer's research proposal…
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This year's winners of the Jan Uphagen Prize for Young Scientists of the City of Gdańsk are dr Julia Balcerowska from the UG Institute of Psychology (humanities and social sciences) and dr Karol Steckiewicz from the Medical University of Gdańsk (sciences and natural sciences). On April 12, the laureates received their statuettes from the Mayor of…
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The room where no sound reaches, the history of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, but above all the preparations for the forthcoming evaluation were discussed by the Vice-Rector for Research prof. dr hab. Wiesław Laskowski, deans, vice-deans and heads of units at the University of Gdańsk. Evaluation is one of the most important…
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The organisers of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women and Science programme have been recognising the achievements of Polish female researchers for more than 23 years. This unique scholarship competition aims to promote women in science and support their research. The project is addressed to female scientists conducting groundbreaking research in the life…
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photo by Anna Strzyżak/Kancelaria Sejmu The Speaker of the Sejm appointed the Labour Protection Council for the 12th term of office. Among the appointed members is dr Marta Zbucka-Gargas from the Department of Labour Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the UG, whose candidacy was proposed by the Prime Minister. The…
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The Polish Patent Office has issued a decision to grant a patent for the invention named ‘Nimesulide salts and method of obtaining nimesulide salt crystals’. The creators of the invention are dr hab. Artur Sikorski, prof. UG and mgr inż. Małgorzata Rybczyńska. The patent granted to the scientists from the Department of Chemistry concerns new solid…
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Paweł Golonko, Szymon Jaskulski and Jędrzej Michalik are UG students who received scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education this year. All laureates were recognised for their significant scientific or artistic achievements; each will receive PLN 17,000. Students from all over Poland competed for the scholarships - each could submit achievements in a particular scientific or artistic discipline, as…
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Researchers from the University of Gdańsk have developed new efficient and stable emitters for use in so-called fourth-generation OLEDs. The article, in which they describe the entire process from design to testing of the new devices, was published in the prestigious ASC journal ‘Applied Materials & Interfaces’ with an impact factor of 9.6 and an…
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What is Russian disinformation? How do you dement fake news during a face-to-face conversation? Where should we be most wary of fake news? This is what we talk about with mgr Adam Majchrzak, an assistant at the Institute of Media, Journalism and Social Communication, who is also associated with the Demagog Association. If you are interested in the topic of disinformation, enter the fact-checking competition 'Detector…
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Is it safe for humans to treat antibiotic-resistant infections with bacteriophages - viruses that destroy bacterial cells? This is what biologists from the University of Gdańsk decided to test in collaboration with a scientist from the University of Agriculture in Krakow. Their findings suggest that phage therapy can be considered a safe method. The…