1. Timetable of the lecture “Molecular basis of tumors” – winter semester 2021/2022 (obligatory)
  2. SYLLABUS of the lecture”Molecular basis of tumors” – winter semester 2021/2022 (obligatory)
  3. Timetable – Ph.D. Seminars – Winter and summer semester 2021/2022
  4. SYLLABUS – Ph.D. seminars – Winter and summer semester 2021/2022
  5. English classes timetable – winter and summer semester 2021/2022
  6. SYLLABUS – English – Winter and summer semester 2021/2022

Lecture

Molecular basis of tumors

Winter semester 2021/2022

(obligatory lecture)

The lecture will take place on Wednesday (online) according to the schedule below

Person responsible: dr hab. Maciej Giefing, prof. IGC

 

Date  Time Topic

SOLID TUMORS

6.10.2021

 

9:00 – 9:45 Head and neck tumors – introduction

(dr hab. Maciej Giefing, prof. IGC

13.10.2021

 

9:00 – 10:30 Molecular alterations in solid tumors

(dr Magdalena Kostrzewska-Poczekaj / dr Kinga Bednarek)

20.10.2021

 

9:00 – 9:45 Field cancerization, the Califano model, DNA repair

(prof. Krzysztof Szyfter)

27.10.2021

 

9:00 -10:30

 

microRNA in cancer genetics

(prof. Piotr Kozłowski / dr Paulina Gałka-Marciniak)

3.11.2021

 

9:00 – 10:30 Viral related carcinogenesis; Modern diagnostics of solid tumors

(dr Katarzyna Kiwerska)

10.11.2021

 

9:00 – 9:45 The process of detoxification in tumor cells,

(dr hab. Damian Brauze, prof. IGC)

17.11.2021

 

 

9:00 – 9:45

 

 

10:00-10:45

Molecular mechanism of drug resistance in cancer cells of solid tumors (dr hab. Radosław Januchowski, prof. UMP)

 

Modern treatment of head and neck tumors

(prof. Małgorzata Wierzbicka)

                                   HEMAROLOGIC NEOPLASMS
 Date  Time Topic
24.11.2021

 

9:00 – 9:45 The molecular basis of lymphomas and leukemias – introduction

(prof. Krzysztof Lewandowski)

 

1.12.2021

 

9:00 – 10:30 Chromosomal aberrations in the diagnosis of lymphomas and leukemias (dr hab. Małgorzata Jarmuż-Szymczak, prof. IGC)

 

8.12.2021

 

9:00 – 10:30 Epigenetics of hematologic neoplasms – Burkitt lymphoma

(dr hab. Agnieszka Dzikiewicz-Krawczyk, prof. IGC)

 

Epigenetics of hematologic neoplasms –  Hodgkin lymphoma

(dr hab. Maciej Giefing, prof. IGC)

 

15.12.2021

 

9:00 – 10:30 Visualization strategies of alterations found in tumor cells

(Alicja Woźna – MNM diagnostics)

 

12.01.2022

 

9:00 – 9:45 Molecular mechanism of drug resistance in cancer cells of hematologic neoplasms,

(dr hab. Dominik Dytfeld, prof. UMP)

 

19.01.2022

 

9:00 -10:30 Modern treatment of hematologic neoplasms (prof. Lidia Gil)

 


SYLLABUS

Winter semester 2021/2022

(Lecture will be held online Wednesdays starting on the 6th of October, 2021)

Course Molecular basis of tumors
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of:  knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to:

1.Gain knowledge in several aspects of cancer genetics and epigenetics, molecular diagnostics and therapy.

 

In particular, the following specific topics will be elaborated:

– molecular and chromosomal alterations in solid and hematologic neoplasms

– field cancerization, the Califano model, DNA repair

– the role of miRNA in cancer

– viral carcinogenesis

– the process of detoxification and drug resistance in neoplastic cells

– epigenetics of hematologic neoplasms

– visualization strategies of alterations found in tumor cells

– molecular diagnostics and treatment of cancer

 

2. Get familiar with new directions in the field of cancer genetics.

 

3. Learn how to formulate scientific questions in the field of cancer genetics.

Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Winter semester 2021/2022

 

First name/family name of the person responsible for the course dr hab. Maciej Giefing, prof. IGC
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam dr hab. Maciej Giefing, prof. IGC
Format Lecture will be held in English online with usage of audio-visual equipment. Lecture will be  followed by discussion
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English and knowledge in molecular biology
Number of ECTSs 3 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Lectures will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method  of evaluation Written exam in form of a project
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

– molecular and chromosomal alterations in solid and hematologic neoplasms

– field cancerization, the Califano model, DNA repair

– the role of miRNA in cancer

– viral carcinogenesis

– the process of detoxification and drug resistance in neoplastic cells

– epigenetics of hematologic neoplasms

– visualization strategies of alterations found in tumor cells

– molecular diagnostics and treatment of cancer

Additional material

 

Presentation of each lecture in PDF format

Bibliography related to each lecture

 

Bibliography

 

Will be suggested later

 

TIME TABLE

Ph.D. seminar

Winter and summer semester 2021/2022

(obligatory seminar)

This seminar will be held Thursdays at 9:00-10:00 am online

 

The following topics will be addressed:

  1 Presentation of current Ph.D. projects
  2 Presentation of scientific articles with new discoveries in relation to Ph.D. project
  3 Training in writing scientific projects including European Union projects
  4 Training in applying for scholarships
  5 Training in building scientific carrier

SYLLABUS

Winter and summer semester 2021/2022

(Seminars will be held Thursdays biweekly at 9:00-10:00 online

Course Ph.D. seminars
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to:

 

1. get practice in oral presentations of the Ph.D. project

2. gain knowledge in most recent discoveries, in particular in those related to Ph.D. project and get skills to present them.

3. develop skills in writing scientific projects

3. get experience in writing scientific projects including European Union projects

4. get experience in applying for scholarships

5. get knowledge in how to build scientific carrier

Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Winter and summer semester 2021/2022
First name/family name of the person responsible for the course Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
Format Seminars will be held in English with usage of audio-visual equipment. Lecture will be followed by discussion
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English and knowledge in molecular biology
Number of ECTSs 3 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Seminars will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method of evaluation Oral power point presentation on one of the topics below
Prerequisite for passing Positive score for the presentation
Topics

 

Presentation of current Ph.D. projects

Presentation of each lecture in PDF format

Presentation of scientific articles with new discoveries in relation to Ph.D. project

Training in writing scientific projects including European Union projects

Training in applying for scholarships

Training in building scientific carrier

Additional material PDF of the article to be presented will be send to each participant two weeks before the seminar
Bibliography Will be given two weeks before the seminar

English classes timetable – winter semester 2021/2022

English classes will take place once a week on Wednesday in the conference room.

Group A (1)  12:30-14:00
Group B (2)  11:00-12:30
Group C (3)  09:30-11:00
Group D (4)  14:00-15:30

SYLLABUS

Summer/winter semester 2021/2022

English lessons will take place on Wednesdays, starting from 6.10.2021

 

Course ENGLISH
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph.D. student is supposed to: develop their general and academic English language in speaking, writing, listening and reading from B2 to C1 level. Improve their accuracy and control of a wide range of grammatical forms. Widen the scope of vocabulary to give and exchange views on various topics. Improve their use of cohesive devices and discourse markers both in speaking and writing. Learn to use both verbal and non-verbal elements to give effective presentations. Gain confidence in public speaking.
Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Summer and winter semester 2021/2022

 

First name/family name of the person responsible for the course mgr. Leszek Ratajczak
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam mgr. Leszek Ratajczak
Format practical classes
Basic and additional requirements B1/B2 level of English
Number of ECTSs 1 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Whole-class and small-group / pair activities including: discussions, debates, presentations. Reading and writing home assignments.
Method of evaluation Oral exam
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

1. Tenses: overview

2. Vocabulary building: formal and informal verbs.

3. Common features of academic scientific writing.

4. Linking part of a text: conjunctions and sentence connectors

5. Presentation skills: non-verbal communication: body language and eye contact

6. Avoiding repetition; verb – noun collocations

7. Summarizing and paraphrasing.

8. Basic phrasal verbs.

9. Referring to other people’s work and using in-text references.

10. Presentation skills: introductions and sign posting in presentations (referring backwards and forwards)

11. Reading skills: inferring the meaning of words.

12. Vocabulary building: cause – effect markers.

13. Conditionals: review.

14. Expressing opinions; agreeing, disagreeing.

15. Presentation skills: introducing visual aids.

16. Vocabulary building: describing processes.

17. Academic and scientific conventions: quotations, tables and figures, acronyms and abbreviations, UK versus US spelling.

18. Hedging in academic writing.

19. Emphatic structures.

20. Presentation skills: using intonation and pauses effectively.

21. Vocabulary building: evaluative adjectives and adverbs.

22. Writing abstracts for scientific presentations.

23. Passive voice.

24. Presentation skills: concluding your presentation; handling questions.

Additional material

 

authentic articles, TED talks, podcasts, teacher generated resources
Bibliography

 

M Hewings. Cambridge Academic English. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press (2012).

M McCarthy, F Odell. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press (2017).

K Paterson, R Wedge. English Grammar and Practice for Academic Purposes. Oxford University Press (2013)

J Bottomley. Academic Writing for International Students of Science. Routledge (2015).