4 August 2016 brought an end to archaeological rescue research preceding the construction of an electrical substation in the area between Górka St. and Ks. Rogaczewski St. in Gdańsk. The work conducted since May has resulted in the uncovering and documentation of the remains of pre-war buildings from the 19th and early 20th century as well as cultural layers dating back to the 15th century, when a so-called sand quarry was in operation.
A new species of orchid, Telipogon diabolicus, was discovered in the course of field research conducted in southern Columbia. The name of this small orchid is a reference to the structure of the gynostemium (reproductive structure created by the fusion of pistil and stamen), which resembles a devil’s face. The previously unknown species was described by Dr Marta Kolanowska and Prof. Dr hab. Dariusz L.
Dr Fina Carpena-Mendez (Oregon State University, Portland, USA) has received a ‘Polonez 1’ grant from the National Science Centre (NCN) to carry out a research project at the UG’s Faculty of Languages. Her academic partner in the Faculty of Languages is Dr Aleksandra Wierucka from the Department of Culture Studies. The project ‒ “Indigenous Youth’s Livelihood Strategies in an Era of Globalization: Mobilities, Knowledges, and Identities” ‒ will be conducted until 2018 in Poland, Mexico and Ecuador.
On 16 April 2016, Dr Kamila Bielawska from the UG’s Department of Finance and Financial Risk and Dr Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak (Institute of Statistics and Demography, Collegium of Economic Analysis (Warsaw School of Economics/SGH)) presented before the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission (DG ECFIN) the results of a research project financed by the National Science Centre (NCN) entitled “The Retreat from Compulsory Pension Funds in Central-Eastern European Countries as a Reaction to Financial and Fis
The installation of a new Tecnai G2 Spirit BioTWIN transmission electron microscope by FEI, together with equipment for cryo-preparation and 3D tomography, is currently under way at the Laboratory of Electron Microscopy of the UG’s Faculty of Biology. It is due to replace its well-worn predecessor, a CM100 by Philips, purchased in 1993.
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska has been elected for another term as Vice-Chair of the Committee of Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences for 2015-2018.
We are pleased to announce that , as part of an M.A. project, a team including Ms Pamela Światłowska, a student of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG-MUG, has had another article published in Nature Medicine.
An article by an international team of scientists, including University of Gdańsk academics, has been published in the latest issue of Science. The research indicates that the previously observed body shrinkage of one species of bird is not the result of adapting to a warmer climate but rather a shift in the hatching period in the Arctic and in the time at which the invertebrates which constitute their food are most abundant.