On February 19th 2023, during the First World Copernican Congress in Toruń, the Gala of Polish Science was held. During the Gala winners of the Awards of the Minister of Education and Science were announced. This year prof. Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, member of the PolTREG Scientific Board and PhD student dr Karolina Piekarska (Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Transplantology of the University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk) were awarded for outstanding achievements in implementation of scientific discoveries into clinical practice. Studies resulted in 2020 in two inventions related to regulatory T cell (Tregs) therapy submitted to the European Patent Office. These inventions enhance the therapeutic potential of Tregs expanded in vitro in the presence of mesenchymal stem cells. The methods were developed thanks to the cooperation of University of Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdańsk and PolTREG S.A. The inventions have been and implemented for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in children by PolTREG S.A.
The ceremony starts at 2:21:30