Przemysław Grudnik awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the Scientist of the Future category

NEWS Przemysław Grudnik awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 October 6, 2020 Dr. Przemysław Grudnik from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University (MCB UJ) was awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the Scientist of the Future category. The jury awarded his research on molecular mechanisms controlling the protein synthesis […]

Meet the Panel of Experts evaluating Cryo-EM Proposals!

NEWS Meet the Panel of Experts evaluating Cryo-EM Proposals! May 18, 2020 As more and more users are interested in measuring their samples on the Titan Krios G3i we were pleased to invite the next 4 excellent scientists to be a part of the International Panel of Experts. Now, the panel consists of 9 cryo-EM […]

Half Way to Hypusine – next publication from our users

NEWS Half Way to Hypusine – new paper from our users April 9th, 2020 Needless to say, how important posttranslational modifications (PTMs) are for protein function but among hundreds of known PTMs, one is particularly rare and interesting, namely the hypusine Hypusination is a process of lysine side chain elongation and is found uniquely in […]

Structural Biology Core Facility in 2019

NEWS Structural Biology Core Facility in 2019 January 9, 2020 The first full year of operating Core Facility under the FNP Team Tech Core Facility grant is behind us. Tons of reagents and consumables were extensively used for the research of our users. We acquired new collaborations and new users. Here’s a short report on […]

Research on hypusination will be funded by NCN

NEWS Research on hypusination will be funded by NCN November 20, 2019 Dr. Przemysław Grudnik has been awarded an OPUS grant in the 17th edition of this prestigious contest. The project will focus on understanding the molecular and functional basis of protein network that regulates the synthesis of hypusine. Hypusination Hypusination is a modification described […]

New structure, new paper! KlGlk1 glucokinase characterized thanks to support of SBCF!

NEWS New structure, new paper! KlGlk1 glucokinase characterized thanks to support of SBCF! November 15, 2019 Structural Biology Core Facility users from Helmholtz Zentrum Munich in Neuherberg and the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology characterized a novel protein involved in glucose signaling. As most of you know glucose phosphorylating enzymes are crucial in the regulation of […]

2nd Symposium on Recent Advances in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

NEWS 2nd Symposium on Recent Advances in Cryo-Electron Microscopy October 30, 2019 On the 30th of September in Synchrotron SOLARIS world-class specialists on cryo-electron microscopy gathered to discuss the recent advances in the structural biology field. Cryo-EM users and experts from Europe had an opportunity to meet, discuss and start new scientific collaborations. The day […]

ProtXRD Workshops

NEWS ProtXRD workshop on data collection and structure solving in macromolecular X-ray diffraction July 18th, 2019 On 12th – 16th of July in Krakow Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS and Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University organized ProtXRD workshops for young crystallographers. Workshops were dedicated to undergrads, Ph.D. students and research staff who wanted […]

A tRNA modifier at work – another publication of our users!

NEWS A tRNA modifier at work July 11, 2019 Structural Biology Core Facility supported once again excellent research! Our frequent users publish in Science Advances. All living cells employ ribosomes and transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules to decode mRNA sequences and translate the codon-triplet-encoded information into correctly assembled and functional proteins. Furthermore, it is crucial for […]

The 2nd Summer School of the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology

NEWS The 2nd Summer School of the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology June 11, 2019 On 23rd and 24th of May, the whole Institute enjoyed a two-day seminar in the heart of the Tatry mountains – the town of Zakopane. About 140 participants contributed to 90 poster presentations and 30 talks. The meeting was dedicated to […]

FortéBio workshop in Structural Biology Core Facility

NEWS FortéBio workshop in Structural Biology Core Facility May 14, 2019 Last week on Structural Biology Core Facility open seminar we hosted FortéBio Field Application Specialist Dr. Sonja Balk. An interesting lecture titled “FortéBio solution for Versatile and Rapid Biomolecular Kinetics and Quantitation” made our users excited about the new technique. Our speaker provided an […]

Piotr Wilk joins our team!

NEWS Piotr Wilk joins our team! April 12, 2019 Piotr Wilk, PhD, moved from Berlin to Krakow to join our team. Previosly Piotr worked as a Research Scientist at Macromolecular Crystallography Group in Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. We are happy to have another such experienced specialist in our team. Read what Piotr says about himself.  I have […]

Tycho NT.6 is available in our laboratory!

NEWS Tycho NT.6 is available in our laboratory! March 26, 2019 We have a new equipment open for users to test their proteins in Structural Biology Core Facility laboratory.  On 12th March new equipment was installed in our laboratory – Nanotemper Tycho NT.6. The device helps to verify the quality of the protein by detecting […]

Synchrotron Trip – Swiss Light Source in Villigen

NEWS Synchrotron trip – Swiss Light Source in Villigen March 25, 2019 Our team members have just returned from a trip to the Swiss Light Source – SLS – where we measured the crystals of our users.  Structural Biology Core Facility team has just returned from measurements at Swiss Light Source in Villigen. We have […]

1st of March Cryo-EM Consortium Meeting

NEWS 1st of March Cryo-EM Meeting March 7, 2019 SBCF together with Solaris Synchrotron organized the Cryo-EM Consortium Meeting, which took place on 1st of March in Solaris National Synchrotron Radiation Centre in Kraków. The conference brought structural biology specialists from all over Poland and resulted in a fruitful discussion about the recent advances in […]

Michał Rawski joins our team!

NEWS Michał Rawski joins our team February 20, 2019 On 16th of January Michał Rawski, Ph.D., joined our team in Krakow. Michał is one of the best TEM specialists in Poland. Read what Michał is saying about himself I have joined Max Planck Laboratory as a Postdoc at the beginning of 2019 to operate Cryo-TEM. […]

Atomic structure of Elp3 protein solved by MCB team

RESEARCH Atomic structure of Elp3 protein solved by MCB team February 12, 2019 An International team of researchers based at the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, has cracked the atomic structure of an important cellular “bodyguard”.   The Elp3 protein helps to properly produce all other cellular proteins and […]

The website is up and running!

NEWS Welcome to the Structural Biology Core Facility website! January 30, 2019 Today our website is live! We hope the website will be usefull to our users and help us serve you better. Go to the “Team members” tab to meet our team. In the “Services” tab explore possibilities how can we help you with […]