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ERA-NET Neuron grant / PAIN LAB partners meeting

On June 17-18, prof. Katarzyna Starowicz, along with many distinguished specialists in the field of pain research took part in in a face-to-face meeting of the IT PAIN project consortium. This meeting was preceded by numerous subgroup meetings and a questionnaire study to reach the consensus meeting point. 


Nicolò – new intern in our team

By mid-April, we welcomed Nicolò Bittoni, a Master’s degree student from Italy currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Insubria in Busto Arsizio (Italy). Nicolò started his internship at the IF PAN Maj Institute in Krakow and will remain a valuable contributor to our research projects until the end of January 2025. 


April 6 is The World Day of Physical Activity!

It has become increasingly clear that physical activity has numerous beneficial health effects. One of these effects is on the development of chronic pain. Large population studies show that individuals who are more physically active have a lower risk for development of chronic pain. It is also well recognized that exercise is an effective clinical treatment to reduce pain and improve function in a variety of pain conditions.


A brief summary of moments in 2023

A lot has happened in 2023 in the PainLab team! It’s difficult to sum it up in a few sentences. In this post we summarized some of our activities in 2023. Let’s go through it again together!


The 4th International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines in Frankfurt is a wrap!

Strong public and patient demand have led to the decision to allow cannabis products for medical use in most European countries. Med-Cannabis2023, which took place in Frankfurt from Dec 4-5, addressed the many controversies surrounding cannabis-based medicines.


The results of the elections to the Scientific Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences have been announced!

On November 24, 2023, the elections to the Scientific Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences were concluded.


Recipients of the 23rd edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Program for Women and Science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Scholarships for Women and Science Award Gala took place in Warsaw on November 14, 2023. The Polish Academy of Sciences was represented by Prof. Katarzyna Starowicz-Bubak from the Maj Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, who conveyed heartfelt congratulations to the winners from the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Marek Konarzewski.


PainLab members on Copernicus Dialogues conference in Rome

„The focus on Polish-Italian cooperation in the area of biomedicine” was the first meeting within the Copernicus Dialogues organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences scientific Centre in Rome, Maj Institute of Pharmacology PAS and Polish Science Contact Agency (PolSCA) in Brussels.


Novo Nordisk to acquire Inversago Pharma to develop new therapies for people living with obesity, diabetes and other serious metabolic diseases