Karolina Nowak

Karolina Nowak, MSc

Research assistant

I obtained my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster where my thesis project lead me to developing an interest in genomics. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I began graduate studies in Medical Genomics at London Metropolitan University where I had the opportunity to join a new SARS-COV-2 proteomics project which became the topic of my MSc thesis. After graduating I took up a position of Teaching Laboratory Technician at King's College London where my responsibilities included preparation, organisation and troubleshooting molecular biology practicals for undergraduate and graduate students. During my time at KCL and as part of my technical role, I had the opportunity to enhance my skills in the laboratory of Dr Julien Bergeron. There I worked on a structural biology project characterising a synthetic protein complex using biophysical techniques.
I am an active member of Based In Science (BIS) which is a volunteer organisation aiming to promote and make STEM accessible to young students in areas where opportunities are scarce. My role is currently blog writing for our website www.basedinscience.org
In Go!RNA lab, I work with Dr Katarzyna Bandyra on elucidating the structure and function of human PNPase in mitochondrial RNA metabolism.