Professor Piotr Ponikowski remains the most frequently cited Polish scientist according to the latest Highly Cited Researchers Top 1 percent ranking. This year's list of world's most frequently cited researchers includes six Polish scientists, only two of them in the field of medical sciences.
One hundred and twenty years ago, Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her husband Piotr Curie received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the phenomenon of radioactivity and research on it. The other half of the prize went to Henri Becquerel, who was the first to observe the penetrating radiation of uranium ore. Skłodowska was the first woman to be honoured in this way.
Professor Jacek Jaworski, co-discoverer of the key role of mTOR in neuronal development, is among the 69 scientists elected members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). This year, he is the only Pole to join a group of more than 2,000 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.
Professor Magdalena Król, an experimental cancer research expert from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The list of 90 ERC grant winners was published earlier this week. Magdalena Król is the only person in this group to carry out the grant project in Poland.