Theses, courses, workshops, internships

Thesis projects

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

Examples of possible topics, ranging from molecular and structural biology to organic chemistry and biochemistry:

  • Development of novel peptide-based tools for chemical genetics in E. coli
  • Synthesis of PROTAC candidates for antibiotic discovery
  • Preparation and structural characterization of protein(s) and their domains
  • Mapping protein-protein interactions in a protein family
  • Defining RNA ligand specificity for proteins
  • Development of fluorescence-based assays of RNA binding for pathogen detection

Past completed thesis topics:

  • Determination of interactions between degrons and the adaptor protein SspB - Piotr Twardowski, B.Sc. in Biotechnology/MISMaP (2021)
  • Introduction to a new approach in the synthesis of potential antibiotics - acyldepsipeptides - Kamil Szostak, B.Sc. in Chemistry/MISMaP (2021)
  • Mutagenesis, purification and functional studies of human FASTK protein - Mikołaj Kuska, M.Sc. in Molecular Biophysics (2020)
  • Characterization of antiviral IFIT proteins in Danio rerio - Adrianna Dąbrowska, M.Sc. in Biotechnology (2019)
  • Using spectroscopic methods in investigations of the secondary structure of IFIT3 - Mikołaj Kuska, B.Sc. in Molecular Biophysics (2018)
  • Characterization of RNA binding by IFIT5 for development of biotechnological applications - Matylda Izert, B.Sc. in Chemistry/MISMaP (2018)*

*Winner of the main award for the B.Sc. thesis with the highest commercialization potential in the University of Warsaw 2019 competition

Courses

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

Internships

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

  • 2021:

Vanessa Morante (University of Naples Federico II, Italy / Erasmus+)

  • 2020:

Hayet Bellahcene (Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France / Erasmus+)

Enerel Ariunbold (Technische Universität Berlin / DAAD RISE Worldwide / DAAD BARI)

Tymoteusz Typrowicz (V Witkowski Lyceum, Kraków / Polish Children's Fund)

  • 2019:

Jule Kortendieck (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen / DAAD RISE Worldwide)

Leen Adnan Humos (Birzeit University, Palestine / EMBO YIP Summer Fellowship)

Clara Delaunay (Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France / Erasmus+)

Jonasz Patkowski (University of Warsaw)

Gabriela Filipowicz (Poznań University of Life Sciences)

Zuzanna Uzdowska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)

  • 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, B.Sc. (University of Barcelona / Erasmus+)

Nurullah Sati (İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü, Turkey)

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, B.Sc. (Warsaw University of Technology)

Public outreach

We engage in public educational initiatives at our Department:

2019: Krystalizacja białka (workshop, x2)

2019: Jak pracuje nowoczesne laboratorium? Wycieczka od genu do białka (workshop/lab tour, x4)

2018: Krystalizacja białka (workshop, x2)

2018: Jak pracuje nowoczesne laboratorium? Wycieczka od genu do białka (workshop/lab tour, x4)

2018/2019 Jak wygląda życie na poziomie molekularnym – wycieczka w głąb struktur białek

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)

2016/2017: Biochemia białek uczestniczących w procesie fotosyntezy - oczyszczanie chromatograficzne i krystalizacja (workshop)

2017/2018: Optymalizacja ekspresji i próby krystalizacji białek wiążących RNA

2017/2018: Badania struktury białek USP – poszukiwanie nowych leków przeciwnowotworowych

  • Lab tours and workshops for the public during Biologists' Night (Noc Biologów)

2019: Jak pracuje nowoczesne laboratorium? Wycieczka od genu do białka. (workshop, x2)

2019: O białkach inherentnie nieuporządkowanych. Wykład w ramach panelu biofizycznego. (lecture)

2018: Jak pracuje nowoczesne laboratorium? Wycieczka od genu do białka (workshop, x5)