Marcin Ziemniak

Marcin Ziemniak, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (with honours), University of Warsaw; Faculty of Physics; Biophysics;
    Scientific supervisor: Jacek Jemielity, PhD; (2010-2016)
    “New synthetic 5’mRNA cap analogues and their applications in biochemical and structural research on enzymatic complex degrading cap Dcp1/Dcp2 and other proteins interacting with cap”
  2. Master of Science (with honours), University of Warsaw; Department of Chemistry and College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Organic chemistry;
    Scientific supervisor: Jacek Jemielity, PhD; (2006-2010)
    “Synthesis of analogues of 7-methylguanosine 5’-triphosphates, modified in the phosphate chain as novel inhibitors of cap-dependent translation”
  3. Bachelor of Science (with honours); University of Warsaw; Faculty of Biology and College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Molecular Biology;
    Scientific supervisor: Marta Prymakowska-Bosak, PhD; (2007-2009) “ARP proteins and their biological functions”

Areas of interest

  1. Structural and biochemical research on proteins involved in RNA metabolism
  2. Synthetic and chemical biology, protein engineering
  3. Design and chemical synthesis of nucleotides and nucleic acids
  4. Cellular biophysics

Scientific experience

  1. Biomacromolecular Research Laboratory, Biological and Chemical Research Centre Department of Chemistry University of Warsaw, Warsaw; Krzysztof Woźniak, PhD and Maria Górna, PhD ( postdoctoral research, started in August 2016)
  2. Department of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco; John. D. Gross, PhD ( short fellowship, March-August 2016)
  3. Division of Biophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw; Jacek Jemielity, PhD ( master student and PhD student, 2006-2015);
  4. Department of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco; John. D. Gross, PhD (internship, January-March 2014)
  5. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre; Robert E. Rhoads, PhD ( internship, February-December 2012)
  6. Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw; Piotr Stępień, PhD ( training, July-September 2009)
  7. Laboratory of Systems Biology, Institute of Plants Experimental Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw; Andrzej Jerzmanowski, PhD ( undergraduate student, 2006-2009)
  8. Laboratory of Plant Molecular Ecophysiology, Institute of Plants Experimental Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw; Pawel Sowinski, PhD (training, August 2008)

Fellowship, Honours and Awards

  1. Scholarship “START”, founded by Polish Foundation of Science (2017)
  2. Bronze medal at iGEM 2014 competition (supervisor) (2014)
  3. Finalist of INTER pop-science competition, organized by Polish Foundation of Science (2014)
  4. Best oral presentation at XVIth Symposium on Chemistry of Nucleic Acid Components, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (2014)
  5. Scholarship for best PhD students, University of Warsaw (2014)
  6. Scholarship "Modern University”, University of Warsaw (2013)
  7. Increase from Subject specific Subsidy, University of Warsaw (2013 and 2014)
  8. Golden medal at iGEM 2013 competition (advisor) (2013)
  9. Scholarship of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2008 and 2009)
  10. Scholarship of Capital City of Warsaw (2009)
  11. Silver medal at iGEM 2013 competition (student) (2009)
  12. Bronze at 17th International Biology Olympiad (2006)
  13. Winner of 35th Polish Biology Olympiad (2006)
  14. Laureate of 52th Polish Chemistry Olympiad (27th place) (2006)
  15. Laureate 34th Polish Biology Olympiad (7th place) (2005)