Three projects carried out by female researchers from the Technical University of Łódź will be funded by the National Science Centre from the OPUS 22 and OPUS LAP programmes. The total amount of funding is over PLN 4 million.
Almost PLN 1.8 million will be awarded to the project: ‘Synthesis and structural/biophysical studies of model oligomers of mRNA/mt-tRNA in order to determine the role of modified nucleosides (m5C, hm5C, f5C, ca5C, m1G) in translation and human diseases’, headed by Dr Grażyna Leszczyńska. The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań.
Nearly PLN 1.5 million has been allocated for the project: “The key role of the triangle: carotenoids-retinoids-cytochromes in the development and progression of cancer”, led by Prof. Halina Abramczyk from the Faculty of Chemistry.
More than PLN 800 000 will be allocated to the project ‘Accurate and efficient computational methods based on the DMRG density matrix renormalisation group formalism for large molecules’. The research will be led by Prof. Katarzyna Pernal from the Institute of Physics at the University of Łódź. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof Libor Veis of the Czech Academy of Sciences.