Teaching

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 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

  • Past thesis topics:

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)

Courses

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

  • Structural Chemistry and Biology laboratory

2018/2019: 1200-2BLOK7-L1

  • X-ray Structural Analysis advanced course

2015/2016: 1200-2BL11LAB1, 1200-2BL11CW1

2016/2017: 1200-2BLOK9L1, 1200-2ENRASLZ

  • Challenges in Modern Crystallography lecture

2016/2017, 2017/2018: 1200-2SPEC372M

Public outreach

We engage in public outreach and educational initiatives at our Department:

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)

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)

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

2018: Krystalizacja białka, Jak pracuje nowoczesne laboratorium? Wycieczka od genu do białka (x2)

Internships

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, B.Sc. (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, B.Sc. (Warsaw University of Technology)