The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw has a pleasure to announce the Best Papers Award 2021 for publications authored by researchers working at the IIMCB (listed below in bold):

  • 3rd place: PUBLICATION BY ERA Chairs Group Members

Cytoplasmic polyadenylation by TENT5A is required for proper bone formation

Cell Reports

Gewartowska O, Aranaz-Novaliches G, Krawczyk PS, Mroczek SKusio-Kobiałka M, Tarkowski B, Spoutil F, Benada O, Kofroňová O, Szwedziak P, Cysewski D, Gruchota J, Szpila M, Chlebowski A, Sedlacek R, Prochazka J, Dziembowski A.4


  • 2nd place: PUBLICATION BY ERA Chairs Group Members

Global view on the metabolism of RNA poly(A) tails in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Nature Communications

 Tudek A*, Krawczyk PS*, Mroczek S, Tomecki R, Turtola M, Matylla-Kulińska K, Jensen TH, Dziembowski A.

*co-first authors


  • 1st place

The GAS6-AXL signaling pathway triggers actin remodeling that drives membrane ruffling, macropinocytosis, and cancer-cell invasion


Zdżalik-Bielecka D, Poświata A, Kozik K, Jastrzębski K, Schink KO, Brewińska-Olchowik M, Piwocka K, Stenmark H, Miączyńska M.

The best papers are selected by the Institute’s Lab Leaders based on contents and significance, but not the bibliometric data. A full list and the pdf files of all the papers submitted for the Award are sent to each Lab Leader. They read all of them and choose those which in their view deserve the Award. Of course, they cannot vote for the papers from their own laboratory. The results are discussed during a Lab Leaders meeting and the final list of winning papers is approved. The results of the competition were announced on Friday, February 18.