For scientists, piecing the puzzle together may take many years of tedious labour. When the pieces finally click, it may be a breakthrough discovery, as it was for three laurates of 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Harvey Alter from the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland; Michael Houghton, from the University of Alberta in Canada; and Charles Rice from the Rockefeller University in New York City; who discovered hepatitis C, a virus that causes hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.
Difficult times have come for the international conferences organizers. A whole series of meetings and conferences have been canceled all over the world due to COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, one of the largest international neuroscience meeting in Europe – The FENS Forum of Neuroscience – resisted pandemic and was held online.
The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) was established in 2017. Its main goal is to support international mobility of students, academics and researchers and promote Polish science and higher education.
This year, cannabinoid field did not left much time catch the breath between two great meetings, International Cannabinoid Research Symposium and Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Kuba was lucky enough to attend both of them.
Another year, another ICRS has passed. A conference of which some of us have been a participant since 2006. As usual, ICRS meeting was the great opportunity to meet with fellow cannabinoid scientists and learn about the most recent research in the field.
The most important week for every cannabinoid scientist has just ended. This year International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) symposium was held in Leiden, Netherlands, a city of great history as one of Europe’s most prominent scientific centers for more than four centuries.
There is a huge number of over 600 million people worldwide suffering from osteoarthritis. Chronic pain and joint stiffness lead to severe decrease in quality of life or even disability. That’s why members of The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) gather each year to discuss newest results regarding osteoarthritis management. This year OARSI meeting was held in Liverpool, UK and our PhD student, Kuba, went there in order to catch up on the recent advancements in osteoarthritis research.