20 02.2018

"BigData in Life Science: challenges and opportunities " - summer school announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st Summer School of Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology JU that will be held in Zakopane 22-25 May, 2018. 
   It is a great pleasure to announce that this first meeting will focus on a very hot topic that is: BigData in Life Science. We will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with the new technologies influencing genome biology, embryology or structural biology and the increasing role of computational biology in the life sciences. 
   Part of our summer school will be dedicated to two theoretical and practical events: “Molecular Biology Tools in ART” and “Experimental Embryology workshop” to be held within H2020-Twinn-2015, project title: “Epigenetic Risk Assessment of Assisted Reproduction Technologies” (acronym ERAofART). The summer school will focus on exchange of know-how and experience between involved researchers. These activities are meant to stimulate cooperation and knowledge transfer and make use of the experience of the visiting researchers, as well as discuss and prepare joint project proposals. 
   We hope that the topic will provide a great opportunity for interesting discussions and good integration of researchers working at MCB. We are sure that the meeting will be also 
a great opportunity to relax in the unique environment of Polish Tatras.

We wish you the constructive scientific debates and relaxing free time!



Prof. Wojciech Branicki
Prof. Grażyna Ptak
Dr. Paweł Łabaj
Katarzyna Maziarka


more info at

30 08.2017

New publication of ERAofART team!

A review entitled "Embryo biopsy and development: the know and unknown" by Zacchini F, Arena R, Abramik A and Ptak GE has been published on Reproduction.

publication is available at

20 04.2017

Twinning visit at Wuerzburg University

Dr Adrian Stanckiewicz has started Twinning internship in Prof. Haaf's Laboratory (Wuerzburg University, Germany). 



Photo: Dr Adrian Stanckiewicz 

23 01.2017

Joint publications IGAB PAS - UNITE

Two joint research articles IGAB PAS - UNITE have been published in January 2017.

  • Zacchini F, Toschi P, Ptak GE, “Cobalamin supplementation during in vitro maturation improves developmental competence of sheep oocytes”. Theriogenology. 2017 Apr 15;93:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.01.035. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

           full publication available at

  • Czernik M, Toschi P, Zacchini F, Iuso D, Ptak GE. “Deregulated Expression of Mitochondrial Proteins Mfn2 and Bcnl3L in Placentae from Sheep Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) Conceptuses.” PLoS One. 2017 Jan 11;12(1):e0169579. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169579. eCollection 2017.

            full publication available at


01 12.2016

Twinning visit at University of Teramo

Katarzyna Barłowska, IGHZ PAN junior scientist, has started her twinning internship at University of Teramo on 21.11.2016. 


Photo: Katarzyna Barłowska and  UNITE team

22 09.2016

Symposium - Training for Reproductive Medicine 7-8.10.2016

The Polish Society of Reproductive Medicine and Embryology has invited Prof. Grazyna Ewa Ptak, coordinator of ERAofART project, as speaker for the Conference "ART in Poland - achievements, challenges and prospective" within the  "Sympozjum Naukowo- Szkoleniowe Medycyny Rozrodu" which will take place in Warsaw on 7-8 October 2016. Prof. Grazyna Ewa Ptak's lecture "Epigenetic Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Scientific bases for multisectorial clinical trial" is scheduled for friday 7 October 2016.

more information about the programm of the Symposium can be find at


24 06.2016

Workshop "Oocyte and embryo manipulation" - 13/24 June 2016

PhD students Roberta Arena, Katarzyna Barłowska, Jolanta Pęczkowicz-Szyszka, Magdalena Kotlarska, Dawid Winiarczyk, Anna Stachowiak from IGAB PAS attended the workshop "Oocyte and embryo manipulation" organized by Professor Pasqualino Loi and his team within the framework of the project ERAofART at University of Teramo, 13-24 June 2016

11 04.2016

Workshop “Preimplantation embryos development in large animals: Oocytes maturation, fertilization, embryo culture and cryopreservation”, 11/22 April 2016

PhD students from IGAB PAS Katarzyna Barłowska, Anna Stachowiak and Dawid Winiarczyk partecipated to the workshop “Preimplantation embryos development in large animals: Oocytes maturation, fertilization, embryo culture and cryopreservation” organized by Professor Pasqualino Loi and his team within the framework of the project ERAofART at University of Teramo from  11 to 22 April 2016.