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Polish Scientific Network in Boston

connects Polish Scientists in Boston Area

Aim of our network is to expand our scientific horizons and to establish personal and professional connections

We meet once a month for popular scientific lecture prepared by one of the Network Member. The lecture is followed by a vivid discussion in neighboring pub.

Upcoming seminars:

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PolSciNetBos Dinner

Required registration:
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https://www.themadmonkfish.com
524 Massachusetts Avenue, (Central Square) Cambridge, MA 02139

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8pm

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Natalia Banasik-Jemielniak

"Translanguaging, heritage language only, whatever works...:
family language policies in multilingual households in the USA."

Speaker Affiliation:

Maria Grzegorzewska University (Warsaw)
Harvard Graduate School of Education

27th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8pm

Location


In collaboration with Polish Club at MIT, we are organizing our seminars @ Stata Center, 32 Vassar St. Cambridge, room MIT 32-144 on MIT campus.
After the talk, we will grab the beer in a local pub, traditionally Meadhall in Cambridge. Please remember to take valid ID.

Previous seminars:

Radio

Radek Nowak

"Can a biologist fix a radio?"

Speaker Affiliation:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

26th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8pm

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101st Anniversary of Independence of Poland Celebration.

Polish Scientific Network in Boston, Fluid-Screen, Inc. in cooperation with Polish Club at MIT is pleased to invite you to celebrate the 101st Anniversary of Independence of Poland.
The event will take place at Venture Development Center at UMass Boston on
Saturday, November 9th, 2019.

Program
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Refreshments and Networking
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Film: Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. Maz Stanu
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Registration
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Opening
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Pierogi

November 9th, 2019

Cell Cycle

Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk

"Cell cycle kinases in cancer."

Speaker Affiliation:

Sicinski Lab
Department of Cancer Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Genetics
Blavatnik Institute
Harvard Medical School

Photo credit: Sierra Oncology

25th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8 pm

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Joanna Korecka

"Modeling Parkinson's Disease using patient derived cells."

Speaker Affiliation:

McLean Hospital, Neuroregeneration Research Institute,
PI: Dr. Ole Isacson and Dr. Penny Hallett

24th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8 pm

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Grzegorz Misiołek

"The Role of Human Factors
in (Military) Equipment Design"

Speaker Affiliation:

23rd PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8pm

Black_hole

Maciek Wielgus

"Imaging a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope."

Speaker Affiliation:

Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University

Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a global very long baseline interferometry array, capable of performing observations in 1 millimeter wavelength. After over a decade of tests and technical developments, in April 2017 EHT has performed first observations as a mature instrument, with sensitivity, resolution and coverage unparalleled in the history of the millimeter wavelength radioastronomy, for the first time expected to allow for the imaging of the observed sources. Observations of black hole candidates in the centers of Milky Way and M87 were conducted with a nominal resolution better than the diameter of a 'shadow of a black hole' expected from general relativity. The data set was processed and analyzed since then, leading to the announcement of the results in the April of 2019. I will talk about these first results.

22nd PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8 pm

Polish Scientific Network in Boston and  Polish Club at MIT would like to invite you for a unique event:

Dream Big `Ale` Concrete
Saturday, 8th June 2019

Several elevator pitch talks (~5 minutes) about an interesting scientific topic worth addressing in the decade. No slides, only whiteboard available. 

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm Arrival and Registration
4.30 pm - 6.00 pm Elevator Pitch Talks

“Innovation at Fluid-Screen​”

“From Starts to Startups”

“To degrade or not to degrade – novel therapeutic paradigm for drug design.”

“Protein dimerization – the next big thing”

“Expressed Gene Fusions as Frequent Drivers of Poor Outcomes in Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer”

“Machine learning: modern alchemy?”

“How to find life beyond Earth?”

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Grill
8.30 pm - 11.30 pm Discussion and Dancing

Dream Big 'Ale' Concrete Organization Team Ania Barnacka, Ania Hupalowska, Karina Matissek, Mikolaj Slabicki, Robert Weber

Poster designer - Anna Hupalowska.

electricity

Robert Weber

"Electrical installation problems
in Liberia, West Africa"

Speaker Affiliation:

Fluid-Screen Inc., Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

21st PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 8pm

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Michał Kowalik

"Credit Cards and the Great Recession:
The Collapse of Teasers. "

Speaker Affiliation:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy.

20th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8pm

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Sławek Antoszczyk

”oHSV-new treatment of nervous system tumors."​

Speaker Affiliation:

Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fluid-Screen​

19th PolSciNetBos Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8 pm

Communication

Zuzanna Fuchs

”The Psycholinguistics of Grammatical Gender in the Polish Diaspora"

Speaker Affiliation:

Harvard University

18th PolSciNetBos Meeting

March 27, 2019 at 8 pm

IMMUNE_SYSTEM

Aleksandra Joanna Ozga

"Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer and chronic infections"

Speaker Affiliation:

Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, MGH and HMS

17th PolSciNetBos Meeting

February 27, 2019 at 8pm

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Janusz Petkowski

“On the Origin of Life on Earth and Elswhere"

Speaker Affiliation:

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

16th PolSciNetBos Meeting

January 30, 2019 at 8 pm

matter

“Condensed Matter Physics - reshaping our reality”

Michał Papaj

“Majorana quasiparticles: future of quantum computing?”

Cyprian Krzysztof Lewandowski

“Searching for fingerprints of electronic interactions in graphene”

Speaker Affiliation:

Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

15th PolSciNetBos Meeting

November 28, 2018 at 8 pm

Virus

Aldona Fonfara

"Mechanisms of viral oncogenesis in humans."

Speaker Affiliation:

Universiteit Utrecht, Nederlands Kanker Instituut, KWF KankerBestrijding, Tufts Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

14th PolSciNetBos Meeting,

October 30, 2018 at 8 pm

space

Anna Barnacka

"The Art of Space-Time."

Speaker Affiliation:

Einstein Fellow at Harvard University, Department of Astronomy.

13th PolSciNetBos Meeting

September 5, 2018 at 8 pm

saturn

Anna Barnacka

“Night Sky: Saturn's rings, Jupiter and Jupiter's moons, moon craters.”

Speaker Affiliation:

Einstein Fellow at Harvard University, Department of Astronomy.

12th PolSciNetBos Meeting

July 24, 2018 at 8 pm

sleep

Marta Morawska

“The importance of good night sleep.”

Speaker Affiliation:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School University Hospital Zurich/ University of Zurich

11th PolSciNetBos Meeting,

June 28, 2018 at 8 pm

brain

Wiktor Młynarski

"Information processing in living systems."

Speaker Affiliation:

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

10th PolSciNetBos Meeting

April 25, 2018 at 8 pm

microCHip

Monika Weber

"Replacing a Petri dish with a Microchip."

Speaker Affiliation:

CEO and Founder of Fluid-Screen, Inc.

9th PolSciNetBos Meeting

March 28, 2018 at 8 pm

fluid

Jonasz Słomka

"From classical to active turbulence: a short story on complex motion of fluids."

Speaker Affiliation:

Physical Applied Mathematics at MIT

8th PolSciNetBos Meeting,

February 28, 2018 at 8 pm

math

Jarosław Błasiok

"Great ideas in Theoretical Computer Science."

Speaker Affiliation:

Harvard University

5th PolSciNetBos Meeting

January 31, 2018 at 8 pm

Bcells

Kamil Bojarczuk

"B-cell receptor signaling in the pathogenesis and treatment of lymphoid malignancies."

Speaker Affiliation:

Department of Medical Oncology (Dana Faber Cancer Institute) and Department of Experimental Hematology (Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Warsaw)

6th PolSciNetBos Meeting

November 29, 2017 at 8 pm

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Radek Nowak

"The promise of targeted protein degradation - drug development."

Speaker Affiliation:

Dana Faber Cancer Institute

5th PolSciNetBos Meeting

October 25, 2017 at 8pm

batteries

Michał Tułodziecki

"Batteries - Progress, Challenges and Perspectives."

4th PolSciNetBos Meeting

June 28, 2017 at 8 pm

milkyway

Janusz Petkowski

"The diversity of planetary systems in Milky Way galaxy and its implications for search for life outside Earth"

Speaker Affiliation:

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT.

3rd PolSciNetBos Meeting

May 23, 2017 at 8 pm

Bubble

Gosia Karaś

“Real estate bubbles and how to counteract them.”

Speaker Affiliation:

Harvard Business School and Warsaw School of Economics. PhD student under Leszek Barcelowicz.

2nd PolSciNetBos Meeting

April 19, 2017 at 8 pm

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Mikołaj Słabicki

„CRISPR/Cas9 technology bases and the influence on science, every day live and pop-culture.”

Speaker Affiliation:

Broad Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.

1st PolSciNetBos Meeting

March 30, 2017 at 8 pm

Who we are:

Polish Scientific Network was initiated in spring 2017 by Mikołaj and Jonasz. 

From autumn 2018 Polish Scientific Network is run by Mikołaj and Piotr.

Mikołaj Słabicki

molecular biologist

Mikołaj Słabicki is a Marie Curie Skłodowska fellow characterizing molecular mechanism of drugs inducing protein degradation. Mikołaj is currently located at Broad Institute and is affiliated with Dana–Farber Cancer Institute and German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.

Anna Barnacka

astrophysics,
entrepreneur

Anna Barnacka finished her NASA Einstein Fellowship at Harvard in 2018 and transitioned from astrophysics to startups. She is the founder and CEO of MindMics, Inc.

Piotr Suwara

mathematician​

Piotr is a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics at MIT, working on gauge-theoretic invariants in low-dimensional topology. He also serves as the President of the Polish Club at MIT.

Jonasz Słomka

physicist

Jonasz graduated from Physical Applied Mathematics at MIT in June 2018. In September 2018, he joined StockerLab at ETH Zürich as an ETH Postdoctoral Fellow. Jonasz is a former President of the Polish Club at MIT.

Links:

Polish Scientific Network in Boston

Skupiamy naukowców którzy pochodzą z Polski, albo mają polskie korzenie, a mieszkają i pracują w Bostonie i Cambridge. Członkowie naszej sieci pracują i studiują na MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Broad Institute, Dana Farber, Tufts Medical Center, Brigham and Women ’s Hospital, Boston Children ‘s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital i rożnych firm.

Images provided by the speaker or obtained from flicker under creative commons license.