On 29th May prof. Michał Karoński and the members of the NCN Council – prof. Jakub Gołąb, prof. Sergiusz Jóźwiak and prof. Leszek Kaczmarek – met with representatives of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France’s largest research institution as well as researchers from Jagiellonian University. The meeting was concerned with the prospect of Polish-French cooperation. The members of the French delegation were prof. Claudine Kieda, dr Jean-Claude Michalski, dr Franc Pattus, dr Francesca Grassia, dr Catherine Grillon, Vera Passetto and scientific attaché Dominique Le Masne. Jagiellonian University was represented by prof. Józef Dulak and prof. Alicja Józkowicz.
During their visit to Krakow, CNRS representatives co-signed an agreement between the Department of Medical Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, and the Cell Recognition and Glycobiology Centre of Molecular Biophysics of CNRS in Orléans, establishing an associated laboratory (LIA – Laboratoire International Associé). In the associated lab, scientists will analyse the process of carcinogenesis and investigate new treatment opportunities in connection with recent advanced therapies.