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Bumblebee (Bombus). Source/Blog Ms entomologist.   'Ms Entomologist' is a blog about the identification, life, biology, husbandry and usefulness of invertebrates. It is run by dr Paulina Kozina from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk. If you want to learn more about this…
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Autorzy słownika. Thanks to the work and commitment of six students of Genetics and Experimental Biology from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk, under the supervision of mgr Barbara Kubica-Daniel from the Centre for Foreign Languages at the University of Gdańsk, an online Polish-English dictionary was published in…
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The Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk is undoubtedly one of the places on the map of Tricity worth visiting. Did you know that we are the only ones in Poland to have the skeleton of the finback whale, the second largest animal on Earth, suspended from the ceiling? Or that insectivorous plants from the extraordinary mountains of Venezuela…
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Monika Lipińska and Fredy Archila. Biologists from the University of Gdańsk, after almost 50 years of speculation, have documented the pollination process of the orchid Ornithidium fulgens by the hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala. - 'In contrast to van der Pijl and Dodson's observations, thanks to the photographic documentation, I…
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Silesaurus - a genus of archosaur living in the late Triassic in modern Europe. Photo by dr Elżbieta Sontag. Reconstructions of dinosauriform reptiles from 250 million years ago, fossils of ammonites or sea urchins, mussels and other animals of the seabed will be on display at the new exhibition of the Faculty of Biology, University…
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Researchers from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology discovered and described a hitherto unknown species of parasite, a new representative of the bison nose mite family. Until recently, only three out of 90 species of bison-specific parasites were known. Thanks to the scientists from the University of Gdańsk, we managed to discover…
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Scientific, Ecological or Cultural Storm? Decide which one will rumble at the University of Gdańsk. This year people connected with the University of Gdańsk were nominated in as many as six categories of the Pomorskie Sztormy contest. You can vote for the candidates at pomorskiesztormy.pl or by post until March 21st this year. It is time for the seventeenth edition of 'Pomorskie Sztormy'. In 2005, the contest of Gazeta…
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Dr Monika Lipińska. Dr Monika Lipińska together with prof. Dariusz Szlachetko from the Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, Faculty of Biology, UG, have discovered an astonishing new species of a rare orchid for science. This plant, known from a limited area in the Carchi province, is probably a critically…
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The Senate of the Republic of Poland has passed a resolution to declare 2022 as the Year of Botany. It is a good opportunity to further appreciate the importance of plants in science, economy, art or culture. I talk with dr hab. Krzysztof Banaś, prof. UG from the Department of Plant Ecology of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk about,…
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If you are a young scientist of the Faculty of Biology UG, you can apply for funding for your own research project. The deadline for applications for the competition announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UG is February 28th this year. Employees of the Faculty of Biology without a PhD degree (employed in research, research and teaching…
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Inclusion studies carried out in the fossil resin palaeontology laboratory of the UG Biology Department. - Elżbieta Michalak-Witkowska: When I think of amber, two childhood memories automatically spring to mind: holidays by the sea from which we would bring back tiny ambers found in the sand and... the lyrics of a song in which…
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On the initiative of six students of Genetics and Experimental Biology from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk, work is underway to create the only Polish-English dictionary in the field of broadly defined biology (from biochemistry to ecology) that can be used by all interested persons. 'The Polish-English Biology Dictionary', which UG…
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Collected seeds of endangered species/Photo: M. Lazarus. Staff at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk have set up a seed bank for 33 species of rare and endangered plants in Gdańsk Pomerania, as well as a bank of in vitro cultures of these species. In this way, they secured their gene resources. The work was carried…
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Dr Anna Iglikowska from the Faculty of Biology, UG. Dr Anna Iglikowska from the Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, was awarded the prize in the Miniatura 5 competition of the National Science Centre. Her project, entitled: 'Testing bioaccumulation of heavy metals in aquatic crustaceans from the group of Ostracoda,' will…
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An international team led by Prof. Bo Wang and Prof. Gongle Shi from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) with the participation of dr hab. Jacek Szwedo, prof. UG from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology and the Amber Inclusion Museum, published the results of a long-term study conducted…
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Nepenthes hamata (Gunung Lumut, Sulawesi, Indonesia). Photo: dr hab. Krzysztof Banaś Dr hab. Krzysztof Banaś, Professor UG from the Department of Plant Ecology of the Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, the originator of the International Carnivorous Plants Day, is also the creator of the paludarium, which is located on the…
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Photo: Cezary Bogus The Virtual Pomeranian Herbarium, created within the framework of the UG project entitled 'Herbarium Pomeranicum - digitalization and accessibility of herbarium collections of academic institutions of Pomerania through their connection and digital accessibility.', will combine resources gathered by four…
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A skeleton of a sileasaurus. Source: Wikipedia The skeletons of a metoposaurus and a sileasaurus, casts of the skulls of a metaposaurus, a cyclotosaurus and a stagonolepis, as well as ammonites, will go to the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, where an exhibition of ancient organisms will be organised. The animals come…
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Photo: Błażej Zabłotny As part of the competition announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, 16 young, ambitious researchers will receive funding for the implementation of their projects. The winners were selected by the Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Research Projects of Young Scientists.…
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An article entitled: "Extraordinary Multi-Organismal Interactions Involving Bacteriophages, Bacteria, Fungi, and Rotifers: Quadruple Microbial Trophic Network in Water Droplets" (published in the International Journal of Molecular), presenting the results of research that a team of scientists from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk led…
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Prof. dr hab. Józef Adam Liwo. Photo: Piotr Pędziszewski Prof. dr hab. Józef Adam Liwo from the Faculty of Chemistry and dr hab. Artur Szutta, prof. UG from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gdańsk received the Award of the Minister of Education for many years of scientific activity and significant achievements in…
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The Polish Patent Office has decided to grant researchers from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk a patent for the invention entitled 'Genisteina do zastosowania do leczenia choroby Alzheimera'. (TN: Genistein for application in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease). Researchers from UG have shown in their studies that genistein, a…
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'It's enough to go to the Sopot pier to see wintering waterfowl,' encourages prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Meissner, Head of the Department of Ecology and Zoology of Vertebrates, UG. - 'We can see ducks, swans, cormorants, tufted ducks and goldeneyes,' - he adds. The annual counting of wintering waterfowl in the Gulf of Gdańsk is coming to an end, with the…
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In the photo from left: prof. Barbara Lipińska, prof. Ewa Łojkowska. Source: academia-net.org The NCN Council nominated prof. Ewa Łojkowska from the Interuniversity Faculty of Biotechnology UG and GUMed and prof. Barbara Lipińska from the Faculty of Biology UG to AcademiaNet - European Database of Outstanding Women Academic. The…
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Photo. Arek Smykowski / UG Dr Wojciech Glac, a neurobiologist and popularizer of science from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, talks about functioning in a prolonged and constantly extended lockdown and how our brain copes in such a situation. 1. The unusual everyday life in which we find ourselves, completely…
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- At the beginning of lockdown the feeling of novelty connected with turning our lives upside down accompanied us for some time and could be troublesome, but now we have adapted to the situation to such an extent that the novelty is no longer such a great challenge. The problem, however, is the lack of pleasure associated with contact with people and entertainment…
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Fot./stockphotosecrets.com We encourage you to listen to an open online lecture during which dr Wojciech Glac from the Neurobiology Laboratory of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk will talk about the brain and psychopathic personality. The following answers to questions by dr Wojciech Glaca, neurobiologist,…
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"Biologists' Night 2021 - a different formula and unfaltering interest" report Dr Elżbieta Sontag, coordinator of "Biologists' Night at the Faculty of Biology UG and Dr Alicja Chmielewska coordinator of the Biologists' Night at the Faculty of Biotechnology UG and GUMed "For the 10th time, we invited to the Faculty of Biology all those who wanted to see how biologists at the University of Gdańsk work and what they do…
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On the occasion of the 10th edition of the 'Night of Biologists', which will be held online this year, employees, PhD students and students of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk, the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk and GUMed and Gdynia's Aquarium have prepared many fascinating events in the field of…
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Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Węgrzyn. The outstanding molecular biologist from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Węgrzyn, received Vebleo Scientist Award. The prestigious award recognizes his immense contribution to science, specifically to molecular biology. Vebleo prizes are awarded to the…
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The Molecular Cell Biology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) awarded Professor Kazimierz Bassalik Prizes and Recognitions for the best microbiology related research conducted in Polish laboratories and published in 2019. The main prize was awarded to the research team headed by dr hab. Iwona Mruk, prof. UG form the Faculty of Biology of…
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The patented compound can be potentially applied in Huntington’s disease treatment – genetic central nervous system disease characterized by mobility issues and psychic disorders, among other symptoms. The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland granted another patent to the University of Gdańsk, for the invention titled ‘2 - …
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Following the decision by Mister of Science and Higher Education the Collection of Plasmids and Microorganisms (KPD) of UG Faculty of Biology received PLN 3,200,000.00 in funding to implement the investment grant called: Equipment for phenotypic analysis of microorganisms and prokaryotic protein characterization (decision of Minister of Science and Higher Education no 7056/IA/SP/2020  of 27 May 2020) The funding…
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Dr Wojciech Glac from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk again proves that he has not received Science Popularizer Award in ‘Scientist’ Category in vain. The neurobiologist created board game called ‘Infection’, where you protect human body infected with the coronavirus. In that assessible way, dr Glac accustoms us with this difficult subject and educates us on the functioning of the immune system. We…
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The year 2020 is a special date for the whole University of Gdańsk because we celebrate our 50th anniversary. It is also a special year for the UG Faculty of Biology Biological Station. It celebrates both the round anniversary of our university and the anniversary of Sobieszewo Island creation, the place its located at. This year marks the 180th anniversary of one of the Vistula river branches , Wisła Śmiała (Bold…