Agata Łuczak, Daniel Jachimowicz i Mikołaj Kocikowski from the MUG-UG Joint Faculty of Biotechnology received over 170000PLN in a Polish Government grant “Generation of the Future” (“Generacja Przyszości”). Their research project “Role of the non-coding RNA in chromatin methylation and invasiveness of prostate cancer – participation in the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition and at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting” will be supervised by dr Anna Żaczek from the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the UG-MUG Department of Medical Biotechnology. The students aim to describe the role of the LncRNA HOTAIR in prostatic cancer and to present their results at the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition 2014 in San Diego (USA), which is part of the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. “Generation of the Future” is a new program of the Minister of Science and Higher Education and is addressed to young inventors, programmers, scientists and innovators who study at Polish universities and will represent Poland at international competitions and conferences. The recipients may use the grant money to cover the costs of conducting research, training, scientific equipment, materials, international travel, etc.
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