Teaching

We welcome students interested in doing a Bachelor or Master project in our laboratory. Please contact us for more details.

Examples of possible undergraduate thesis topics:

  • Preparation and structural characterization of FASTK family protein(s) and their domains
  • Mapping protein-protein interactions in the FASTK protein family
  • Defining RNA ligand specificity for FASTK proteins / IFIT protein homologs
  • Development of fluorescence-based assays of non-self RNA binding by IFIT proteins
  • Engineering IFIT proteins for improved stability and RNA binding
  • Development of novel peptide-based tools for chemical genetics in E. coli


We participate in teaching the following courses at the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw:

  • Laboratory workshops and lectures for stipendees of Polish Children's Fund (Krajowy Fundusz na Rzecz Dzieci)
    • 2016/2017: Biochemia białek uczestniczących w procesie fotosyntezy - oczyszczanie chromatograficzne i krystalizacja (workshop)
    • 2017/2018: Oczyszczanie i dobór warunków dla krystalizacji białek z rodziny deubikwitynaz (DUB) (workshop)
    • 2017/2018: Jak wygląda życie na poziomie molekularnym - wycieczka w głąb struktur białkowych (lecture)
  • Laboratory projects for participants of the Young Chemist University (Uniwersytet Młodego Chemika)
    • 2017/2018: Optymalizacja ekspresji i próby krystalizacji białek wiążących RNA
    • 2017/2018: Badania struktury białek USP – poszukiwanie nowych leków przeciwnowotworowych


As part of our science outreach, we also host students and volunteers for laboratory internships:

2018:

  • Muhammed Talha Uğurlu, M.D. (Turkey)
  • Zofia Piszka (University College London)
  • Adrianna Dąbrowska (University of Warsaw)
  • Weronika Piotrowska (VII Słowacki Lyceum, Warsaw / Young Chemist University)
  • Aleksandra Suchołbiak (VII Słowacki Lyceum, Warsaw / Young Chemist University)
  • Jakub Magdziak (XIV Staszic Lyceum, Warsaw / Young Chemist University)

2017:

  • Belén García Sintes (University of Barcelona / Erasmus+),
  • Nurullah Sati (İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü),
  • Michał Kozdrowicki (I Kopernik Lyceum, Jarosław / Polish Children's Fund),
  • Małgorzata Ciężkowska (Warsaw University of Technology)

2016:

  • Anna Marczyńska (II Batory Lyceum, Warsaw),
  • Maja Czub (Warsaw University of Technology)