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Research University newsletter – a source of information for the MUG researchers

After several months of distributing the newsletter to those involved in the work of Priority Research Areas, we have decided to expand the group of its recipients. Starting with this issue, every two weeks, we will inform all research and research and teaching staff of the University about interesting events, initiatives and open grant competitions.
We are open to your opinions and suggestions. We are also waiting for selected news from the units, which may be of interest to other researchers.
We invite you to read!

The team of the Administration Department for the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" Program

Certificate of Good Laboratory Practice for the Bioanalytical Laboratory of the Medical University of Gdańsk

The unit operating at the Department of Biochemistry has been awarded the Good Laboratory Practice Certificate. According to the decision of the Chemical Substances Bureau, the Laboratory complies with GLP principles in the field of bioanalytical, pharmacokinetic, and chemical tests. This is the first certificate received in Poland by a university unit for the above mentioned area of research.
The certificate was granted on October 12 this year on the basis of an inspection conducted in the Laboratory by inspectors from the Chemical Substances Bureau. It authorizes to perform pre-clinical and clinical research, which must be carried out in GLP standard.
Obtaining the certificate was preceded by several months of work by the entire team.
You can get acquainted with the offer of Bioanalytical Laboratory here.
 
We encourage you to use the services of supporting structures

In 2021, as part of the implementation of the Excellence Initiative Program - Research University, a network of supporting structures was established. How do we help researchers?

Excellence of Scientific Publications Unit: 
- we cover the costs of Open Access publication of articles in top scientific journals,
- we commission translations and language corrections,
- we prepare graphic materials (illustrations, charts, infographics) for manuscripts.

Centre of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analysis:
- we provide free consultations (biostatistics, bioinformatics, application of artificial intelligence),
- we help in applying for grants and writing scientific manuscripts,
- we conduct biostatistical and bioinformatics analyses.
With TTOPSTART to get more grants

Medical University of Gdańsk started cooperation with a consulting company TTOPSTART from the Netherlands, which specializes in supporting scientific units in obtaining research grants from Horizon Europe, especially in the area of life sciences. TTOPSTART advises among others Utrecht University and the Norwegian Research Council.
The aim of the cooperation is to prepare GUMed researchers to apply for European Research Council (ERC) grants. In the first place, support will be provided to scientists from Priority Research Areas. Research areas related to the competition topics will be identified, the potential of research teams and individual scientists will be assessed. Training and advisory services in the process of application preparation are also planned.
For more information on cooperation please visit the website.

 
Horizon Europe - competitions in the Health Cluster already open!

The Funding & Tender Opportunities portal has opened the submission system for most of the applications within the Health Cluster. Six directions of the Cluster determine the competition areas. They are:
1) Health in a Changing Society;
2) Living and working in a health-promoting environment;
3) Fighting disease and reducing the burden of disease;
4) Ensuring access to sustainable and quality health care;
5) Harnessing the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society;
6) A sustainable and globally competitive healthcare industry.
The total budget of the 2022 competition is 861 million euros. Most of the funds are allocated to prevention and promotion of health and the fight against diseases.
For more information, please visit www.
 
Open grant competitions

 
 
PRELUDIUM BIS 3 competition to support doctoral schools in educating doctoral students and financing research projects carried out by them as part of their doctoral dissertations. Both research and PhD scholarships can be financed. The deadline for applications is December 15 of this year.




NAWA Urgency Grants for international cooperation of research teams or international mobility of scientists, which are undertaken in response to sudden, important, unforeseen social, civilizational and natural phenomena of global or regionally significant consequences. Recruitment on a rolling basis.



START Program - a competition for scientific fellowships awarded to outstanding young scholars (under 30 years of age) with documented achievements in their field of research. The application deadline is November 22.
Past events 

20.10.2021 In vivo research at the MUG - let's get to know each other!

67 people took part in a webinar entitled “In vivo research at GUMed – let’s get to know each other!” organised under Priority Research Area 3 by Team V (In vivo studies on the mechanism of disease and therapy) under the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” program. The meeting was held on October 20, 2021, via Clickmeeting. The invitation to participate was addressed to scientists of the Medical University of Gdańsk, the University of Gdańsk, and the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Prof. Ryszard Tomasz Smoleński, the leader of PRA 3, highlighted the role of in vivo research in the development of medicine and science. Marta Tomczyk Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry talked about the use of animal models in the study of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases, while presenting the research methods available in the unit. Ryszard Milczarek, Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry discussed the legal aspects of working with animals, while Dr. Habil. Patrycja Koszałka from the Department of Cell Biology and Immunology explained what GMO and GMM are and how they are used in scientific research. The activity of the Tri-city Academic Animal Experimental Station was presented by Vet. Grażyna Peszyńska-Sularz, director of the unit, presented TAZD as a meeting place for science and business.
 
Upcoming events

28.10.2021
Oncology Priority Research Area basket 3 meeting

3.11.2021
Oncology Priority Research Area basket 10 meeting

4.11.2021
The meeting of basket 5 of Priority Research Area Oncology

5-6.11.2021 (online)
Conference Drug programs in oncology. Medical, organizational and economic aspects
The program of the event is available here

17.11.2021, 14.00-18.00 (online)
Open webinar within the EuCanImage project on the secondary use of biomedical data and applications of artificial intelligence in cancer imaging. Participation requires pre-registration on the website, where a detailed program is also available.
Recommended publications

Updated integrated analysis of the efficacy and safety of entrectinib in locally advanced or metastatic ROS1 fusion-positive non-small-cell lung cancer.
DZIADZIUSZKO RAFAŁ, Krebs Matthew G., de Braud Filippo, Siena Salvatore, Drilon Alexander, Doebele Robert C., Patel Manish R., Cho Byoung Chul, Liu Stephen V., Ahn Myung-Ju, Chiu Chao-Hua, Farago Anna F., Lin Chia-Chi, Karapetis Christos S., Li Yu-Chung, Day Bann-mo, Chen David, Wilson Timothy R., Barlesi Fabrice, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2021, vol. 39 (11), 1253-1263.

Association of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular outcomes with 24-hour mean arterial pressure.  
Melgarejo Jesus D., Yang Wen-Yi, Thijs Lutgarde, Li Yan, Asayama Kei, Hansen Tine W., Wei Fang-Fei, Kikuya Masahiro, Ohkubo Takayoshi, Dolan Eamon, Stolarz-Skrzypek Katarzyna, Huang Qi-Fang, Tikhonoff Valérie, Malyutina Sofia, Casiglia Edoardo, Lind Lars, Sandoya Edgardo, Filipovský Jan, GILIS-MALINOWSKA NATASZANARKIEWICZ KRZYSZTOF, Kawecka-Jaszcz Kalina, Boggia José, Wang Ji-Guang, Imai Yutaka, Vanassche Thomas, Verhamme Peter, Janssens Stefan, OBrien Eoin, Maestre Gladys E., Staessen Jan A., Zhang Zhen-Yu, Hypertension, 2021, vol. 77 (1), 39-48. 

Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants.
Zhou Bin, Carrillo-Larco Rodrigo M., Danaei Goodarz, Riley Leanne M., Paciorek Christopher J., Stevens Gretchen A., Gregg Edward W., Bennett James E., Solomon Bethlehem, Singleton Rosie K., Sophiea Marisa K., Iurilli Maria L.C., Lhoste Victor P. F., Cowan Melanie J., Savin Stefan, Woodward Mark, Balanova Yulia, Cifkova Renata, Damasceno Albertino, Elliott Paul, Farzadfar Farshad, He Jiang, Ikeda Nayu, Kengne Andre P., Khang Young-Ho, Kim Hyeon Chang, Laxmaiah Avula, Lin Hsien-Ho, Margozzini Maira Paula, Miranda J. Jaime, Neuhauser Hannelore, Sundström Johan, Varghese Cherian, Widyahening Indah S., ZDROJEWSKI TOMASZ, Ezzati Majid, BANDOSZ PIOTRRUTKOWSKI MARCINLancet, 2021, vol. 398 (10304), 957-980.
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