On January 16-17, 2023, a Final conference of the project "International, interdisciplinary doctoral studies in the field of medical biology and biostatistics. Training in research based on large-scale technologies and biostatistics and supporting the career of young scientists through international and intersectoral mobility" ImPRESS, co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science and European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 as part of the COFUND call in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
The first day of the conference included summaries and an outdoor party. Head of the PhD studies, prof. dr hab. Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska presented the impressive track of records of the young scientists (85 scientific publications, including 34 as first authors. The total IF of these publications was over 400), which were created as part of the ImPRESS studies. The second day was devoted to the solemn presentation of doctoral diplomas. There was also a debate of graduates devoted to their experiences and the benefits they gained from studying and working in Białystok. They emphasized the high scientific level of the staff, modern laboratories, helpful promoters, and above all, the possibility of development in the international scientific environment. Vice-Rector for Science and Development of MUB, prof. Marcin Moniuszko, the coordinator of the project, congratulated the recent graduates. He thanked them for their commitment, dedication and pursuit of scientific truth. He encouraged PhD students to cooperate with MUB and wished them good luck at the new stage of their careers. All guests gathered at the ceremony had the opportunity to listen to several interesting scientific presentations delivered both by the graduates of doctoral studies and their supervisors. Professor Jose J. Fuster from the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research gave a lecture on "ImPRESS PHD students research stays: Clonal Hematopoiesis and Cardiovascular Disease at CNIC".
Nearly 200 young scientists from all over the world applied for doctoral studies at MUB under the ImPRESS project. The committee selected 15 candidates. After 5 years, 11 PhD students - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows have received their diplomas. A few are still waiting for their proceedings to be formally approved by the university's Senate.
The ceremony was graced by the performance of the MUB Choir under the direction of dr hab. Anna Moniuszko and dr Nikodem Wojciechowski with a mini piano recital.
Chosen high-impacted scientific journals: Cell, The Lancet Global Health, PLOS Medicine, Redox Biology, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - cumulative IF: 428.770
- 118 research trips
- 5-year duration of the project
- 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows
- 11 PhDs (and more in review)