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MSC2017 "Medicina – Scientia – Cultura"

Medicina - Scientia - Cultura

For more information on the event, please visit www.msc2017.pl.

Outstanding scientists from all over the world, three Polish universities, and the life and achievements of Maria Skłodowska-Curie in the background. On the 150th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Polish Nobel Prize winner, we invite you to the MSC2017 conference - "Medicina - Scientia - Cultura". The conference will take place from 6-8 November 2017.

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We want to show the exceptional Maria Skłodowska-Curie in the background of contemporary situation and problems of science, humanities and medicine. Each day of the conference is held in different Warsaw university. At Warsaw Medical University we will discuss Maria's legacy in the field of medicine (Medicina module). At the Warsaw University of Technology we will show how important is the service of science for society (the Scientia module). Finally, at the University of Warsaw we will look at the socio-cultural determinants of the functioning of women in science (module Cultura).

Additionally, we want to celebrate the birthday of Maria Skłodowska-Curie with the Birthday Gala which will take place on November 9, 2017 in the Great Hall of the Warsaw University of Technology. Special guests at the gala will be Nobel Prize winners. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition in the Main Building of the Warsaw University of Technology organized by the Main Library of the WUT - "Maria Skłodowska-Curie on the 150th anniversary of birth: discovering something incredibly interesting".

For more information on the event, please visit www.msc2017.pl.


Module Medicina

6th November 2017, Didactic Center, Medical University, Księcia Trojdena 2a, Warsaw

  • 15:00 – 15:15   Welcome
  • 15:15 – 15:55   Regenerative Medicine - old concepts and recent progress, prof. Mariusz Ratajczak (Medical University of Warsaw, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, USA);
  • 15:55 – 16:35   Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her outstanding contribution to the field of medicine, prof. Jacek Fijuth (Medical University of Lodz);
  • 16:35 – 17:15   Coffee break,
  • 17:15 – 17:55   Oncology of the 21st Century. To target or to personalize?, prof. Andrzej Deptała (Medical University of Warsaw);
  • 18:00 – 19:30   Modern oncology, radioizotopes and not only... - panel discussion, lead: Karolina Głowacka TOK FM

Associated exhibitions: "History of the Radium Institute in Warsaw" and "The more beautiful side of Medicina - Scientia - Cultura in portrait miniature" by Jacek Bojakowski

Module Scientia

7th November 2017, Small Hall (Mala Aula), Main Building of Warsaw University of Technology, Plac Politechniki 1, Warsaw

  • 15:00 – 15:15   Welcome
  • 15:15 - 15:55   The Future of Pharmaceutical Treatment of Disease, prof. Jerry L. Atwood (University of Missouri at Columbia, USA);
  • 15:55 – 16:35   What motivation could encourage a young girl to become a scientist?, prof. Nicole J. Moreau (Member of the Executive Committee of ICSU, Member of the French Committee of International Scientific Unions (COFUSI), Member of the Board of the French Chemical Society);
  • 16:35 – 17:15   Island of Super Heavy Elements, prof. Yuri Oganessian (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia);
  • 17:15 – 17:45   Coffee break
  • 17:45 – 18:25   From Maria Skłodowska-Curie to next generation environmental friendly antibiotics, prof. Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, the winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009);
  • 18:25 – 19:30   The importance of science and scientists for the society - panel discussion, lead: prof. Krzysztof Meissner, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Accompanying exhibitions: "Maria Skłodowska-Curie in 150th Birthday Anniversary: The curiosity of exploring" and EYCN Photochimica 2017 "Radioactivity"

Module Cultura

8th November 2017, Lecture Hall, Department of Physics Warsaw University, Ludwika Pasteura 5, Warsaw

  • 15:00 – 15:15   Welcome
  • 15:15 – 15:45   Maria Skłodowska - Curie. Herstory, dr Agnieszka Janiak-Jasińska (Institute of History, University of Warsaw);
  • 15:45 – 16:15   Madame Curie of anthropology: Maria Czaplicka, and other fieldworkers, dr Grażyna Kubica (Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University);
  • 16:15 – 16:45   Women Careers in Science - the case of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, dr Izabela Wagner-Saffray (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw);
  • 16:45 – 17:15   Coffee break
  • 17:15 – 17:45   Maria, you are so radiating today!. Maria Skłodowska - Curie in a contemporary visual discourse, dr Iwona Kurz (Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw);
  • 17:45 – 18:15   Maria Skłodowska - Curie. A portrait of the woman with Warsaw in the background Sylwia Chutnik (writer, PhD student Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw);
  • 18:15 – 19:00   Summarizing discussion with the audience, lead dr Renata Hryciuk, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

Accompanying exhibition: "Women in Science" from the from collections of Polish Academy of Science

Birthday Gala

9th November 2017, Main Hall (Duza Aula), Main Building of Warsaw University of Technology, Plac Politechniki 1, Warsaw

  • 18:00 – 18:15   Welcome
  • 18:15 – 18:45   An address of Maria’s Grandchildren, prof. Hélène Langevin-Joliot and Prof. Pierre Joliot
  • 18:45 – 19:10   Maria Skłodowska-Curie in a Multimedia Dance Show
  • 19:10 – 19:40   Coffee break
  • 19:40 – 20:40   Looking for the elixir of life – a symphony for Maria Skłodowska-Curie by prof. Benedykt Konowalski, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, PREMIERE
  • 20:40 – 22:30   Dinner