Katarzyna Bandyra

Katarzyna Bandyra, PhD

Research fellow, project leader

I graduated from University of Warsaw after completing Biotechnology programme with specialisation in molecular biology. In the summer before my final year I did an internship at the University of Cambridge, where I came back to do my PhD in structural biology. Soon after the start of my PhD course, the revolution in structural biology happened and the interest shifted from crystallography to electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM). After completing my PhD course, I stayed in Cambridge to learn this new, rapidly developing technique that allows to gain insight into macromolecular complexes that were out of the scope of the field previously. In 2021 I came back to Poland with Marie Curie Widening Fellowship (Horizon 2020) as well as POLS and SONATA grants (NCN) to investigate my own project using cryo-EM and to help Polish scientists to implement this method in their research. I am interested in RNA, its versatility and functionality, as well as in RNA-binding proteins.

Research and education

Current position: Assistant Professor (Adiunkt), Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw

09/2013 – 07/2021: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

10/2009 – 07/2013: PhD student in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

10/2007 – 07/2009: Master in Biotechnology, University of Warsaw, Poland

10/2004 – 07/2007: Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Warsaw, Poland

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