NEWS

A BOOK CHAPTER PUBLISHED!!

6 September, 2022

Our new review article about microbial production of cage-forming lumazine synthases is now published as a Springer book chapter. Congratulation, Łukasz and Agnieszka! Visit the publisher's site for the details. 

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MATERIALS RESEARCH CONGRESS

17-18 August, 2022

Marta, Jęndrej, Vishal, Agnieszka, Daniel, and Yusuke gave a virtual presentation at the international materials research congress to share our latest results.

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10 August, 2022

We are looking for a highly qualified postdoc researcher. The successful candidate will be involved in the project to develop a method for engineering of supercharged proteins using our unique protein cage-based technology. You can find the application details here.

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SCHOLARSHIP FOR A MASTER'S STUDENT AVAILABLE!!

June 24, 2022

We are now looking for a highly motivated master's student joining us on October 2022. This is a fully funded position lasting for 2 years. The application deadline is 31st July 2022. For more details, please find out >>here<<.

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MORE MASTER!

July 21, 2022

One more achievement!! Our student, Daniel Zakaszewski, is now a Master of Science in Biochemistry, while the examiner said he is almost ready to award PhD!! Congratulations, Daniel!!

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THE FIRST MASTER FROM THE GROUP

July 08, 2022

What a great day! Our master's student Marta Aleksejczuk successfully defended with an honors degree. Congratulations, Marta!

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THE FIRST GROUP PHOTO

April 26, 2022

Finally! We managed to take our first group photo in our backyard. Many thanks to Yu-Chiuan for the nice piture.   

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A NEW PUBLICATION IN SCIENCE ADVANCES

5 January, 2022

Happy to start the new year by sharing the collaboration work with the Heddle Lab, finally published in Science Advances. Chemically induced protein cage assembly with programmable opening and cargo release. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj9424. 

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EMBO YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ FORUM IN WARSAW

22 October, 2021

Marta and Yusuke presented our recent results in the EMBO Young Scientists'Forum in Warsaw. Many thanks to Maria Górna, Anna Karnkowska, and Agata Starosta for organizing such a challenging hybrid conference.

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A POSTDOC POSITION IS AVAILABLE!!

21 October, 2021

We are looking for a highly qualified postdoc researcher. The successful candidate will be involved in the project to understand the molecular mechanism of the guest packaging and its impact on the catalytic activity of the vitamin B2 synthesizing compartment, riboflavin synthase/lumazine synthase complex. Please find out more details, >>here<<.

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JOANNA'S WORK PUBLISHED!

19 June, 2021

Congratulation Joanna! Her previous work at Queen Mary University of London about antiparasitic drug mechanism is now published in Molecular Microbiology. Check out more about the study on the publisher's page.

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SCHOLARSHIP FOR A MASTER'S STUDENT AVAILABLE!!

19 June, 2021

We are now recruiting a highly motivated Master’s student for a fully funded position lasting for up to 2 years. The successful candidate will be involved in the research project for production of difficult-to-express proteins using unique protein cage system, in capso production. You can find out more.

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ANOTHER NCN OPUS GRANT IS AWARDED!!

20 November, 2020

We won the NCN Opus-19 competition (NZ1) with a structural/enzymological study on a bacterial nanocompartment! This project includes an employment opportunity for a postdoc researcher and we will announce the application details soon.

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NEW MEMBERS JOINED!!

15 October, 2020

A postdoc Agnieszka and two master's students Daniel and Marta just joined our group. Together with our lab manger Joanna who also just started in August, we are now keen to develop innovative science much faster than before!

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8 October, 2020

Yusuke presented the latest results about our protein cage engineering project in the Bionano 2020 conference organized by our partner laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Heddle.

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EMBO YIP SECTORAL MEETING

04th September 2020

Łukasz and Yusuke gave a presentation in the EMBO YIP sectoral meeting in RNA and Structural Biology, held in an online format entirely. Many thanks to the organizers for their efforts to arrange such a challenging virtual meeting.

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A COMPUTER WORKSTATION ARRIVED

28th July, 2020

We purchased a high-spec server system for cryoEM single particle reconstruction. This additional computer power will facilitate our structural data analysis significantly.

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A POSTDOC POSITION IS AVAILABLE NOW!!

2nd July, 2020

We are now looking for a highly qualified postdoc researcher. The successful candidate will be involved in the project to develop a new method for production of difficult-to-express proteins through engineering of self-assembling protein cages. Please find out more details, >>here<<.

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SCHOLARSHIP FOR A PHD STUDENT AVAILABLE!!

17th June, 2020 (updated 26th June, 2020)

We are now recruiting a highly motivated doctoral student for a fully funded position lasting for up to 4 years. The successful candidate will be involved in the research project to engineer protein cages as tools for production of difficult-to-express proteins. The project offers you the opportunity to gain experience in laboratory evolution, a most powerful approach to endow proteins with user-defined function, as well as in protein cage-based technology, a hot research topic fueled by prospective applications in catalysis and medicine. Now, we update the application process. You can find the details, >>here<<.

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AZUMA GROUP WON THE NCN OPUS-18 COMPETITION!

18th May. 2020

We are successful to obtain a new funding for our protein cage engineering project, ranking at the first position in this Opus-18 competition (NZ1)! The National Science Center (NCN) supports basic researches implemented by scientists hosted by Polish institutes.

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A NEW REVIEW ARTICLE IS NOW PUBLISHED IN NANOSCALE ADVANCES

18th May, 2020

A collaboration work with our partner group, Heddle Lab, is now published online in Nanoscale Advances. This review article tells you how to connect protein building blocks to form artificial cage- and lattice-like nanostructures. Find out more details on the publisher's website.

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AZUMA GROUP WEBSITE LAUNCHED!

1st May, 2020

We will update our activity here;)

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