Prof. Yanusz Wegrowski from the University of Riems visited The Department of Molecular Cell Mechanisms in February 2016.
Prof. Wegrowski is world-renowned scientific expert in proteoglycan biology, especially in lumican and its role in cellular behavior and his arrival was associated with following-up a cooperation with prof. Niewiarowska’s group. During the stay of prof. Wegrowski the further partnership was discussed, especially planning and preparing a grant proposal. Additionally prof. Wegrowski gave an excellent lecture titled “Small proteoglycans and matrykins in cell behavior. Implication in tumor biology”. Prof. Wegrowski summarized recent data concerning proteoglycan control of tumour progression, with a particular focus on lumican and matrykins. Its potential in a new physiological/pharmalogical approach to tumor treatment was discussed.