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I am a young professional with 5+ years’ research experience gained internationally. I worked and studied at top academic organisations in Europe and Australia, delivering on high-impact academic and translational projects. I am a multidisciplinary scientist with a strong biotechnology and biochemistry background and a keen interest in the development of biotherapeutics and innovative therapies. My broad research experience involves protein expression and purification, molecular biology, biochemistry of proteins, functional and structural characterisation of proteins, organic synthesis and activity screening of potential drug candidates.
I completed an undergraduate qualification in Biotechnology and postgraduate course in Chemical Biotechnology at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. During the scope of my studies I was involved in research projects devoted to the organic synthesis of novel tetrazole-based compounds and the evaluation of their fungistatic activity against pathogenic species of fungi, with the hope for the design of highly effective, universal drug. After obtaining M.Sc. degree, I completed a prestigious research internship at the University of Oxford, where I was involved in functional and structural studies of complement components and inhibitors using X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. In 2017, I was offered a PhD position at Monash University in Australia. My doctoral project involved advanced structural studies focused on deciphering the molecular mechanisms of gene transcription using cryogenic electron microscopy. Currently, I am also a teaching associate at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University. I teach two undergraduate courses aligned with my biochemistry expertise.
In 2019-2020, I participated in the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) program as a mentee. During the course of my doctoral studies, I was also an active member of the NOTDRS postgraduate students committee established to support biochemistry society at Monash University and organise various social and academic events throughout the year.