Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology
kierownik zespołu:
Marta B. Wiśniewska


MSc Nikola Brożko
PhD student, SMM
PhD Kamil Koziński
Marta Królak
MSc student, Faculty of Biology
MSc Marcin Lipiec
PhD student, Faculty of Biology
PhD Andrzej Nagalski
PhD Łukasz Szewczyk
PhD Tomasz Zajkowski

O laboratorium

Brain activity is based on propagation of electrical impulses along the axons of nerve cells and synaptic transmission. Neurons connect with one another to form electrical circuits, which are further grouped into systems that finally make a neural network. One of the systems is the thalamocortical complex - the center of perception and a regulator of the attention and awareness levels. Improper functioning of the thalamo-cortico-thalamic loop may result in some psychotic and affective disorders.

Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology explores molecular mechanisms regulating thalamic identity and function. We are interested in transcriptional control over differentiation and maturation of thalamic neurons, and regulation of thalamic axon growth and guidance to the cerebral cortex. The effects of disturbed development and maintenance of thalamocortical circuits are also under our investigation. We work with primary neuronal cultures, organotypic cultures and in vivo models. We use a variety of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques. Collaboration with bioinformations, electrophysiologists and behaviorists is always welcome.

Współpraca krajowa:
  • Michal Dabrowski, MD, PhD, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw
  • Robert K Filipkowski, PhD, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre in Warsaw
  • Jan Jabłonka, PhD, University of Warsaw
Współpraca zagraniczna:
  • Manuel Irimia, PhD, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Prof. Jose Luis Ferran, PhD, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Prof. Luis Puelles, MD, PhD, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Rayan MacDonald, PhD, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Zoltan Molnar, University of Oxford, United Kingdam


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 09:19

Ministry of Science and Higher Education has presented the results of Mobilność Plus competition.
We have a pleasure to announce that the laureate of this program...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 15:16

National Science Centre has concluded the first edition of the SONATINA call. We have a pleasure to announce that Łukasz Szewczyk from the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:11

On April 3, Tomasz Zajkowski was a guest on "We are all Martians", a broadcast by the radio TOK FM. He talked about the search for extraterrestrial life. The broadcast (in...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:05

On September 19, 2016, at the Nencki Institute, Lukasz Szewczyk defended his PhD dissertation (summa cum laude) entitled "The impact of polysialyltransferase 2 (ST8SIA2) on...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:55

Marta B. Wisniewska and Andrzej Nagalski received founding for their research projects in the frame of the National Science Centre programme OPUS10.