Natalia Karolak

Natalia Karolak, M.Sc.

PhD student

Natalia is a PhD student enrolled in the interdisciplinary TRIBIOCHEM PhD programme, affiliated with the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw (Górna/Dominiak groups) and the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science (Anna Filipek laboratory). Natalia's PhD project regards the structure of multi-IFIT complexes which act against viruses.

Previously, Natalia joined our laboratory as an R&D assistant to work on biotechnological applications of IFITs in the LIDER project (Oct 2017 - Feb 2018).


  • Master of Science, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, field: biotechnology, specialization: Molecular Biotechnology, thesis: HuR phosphorylation in regulation of BRCA1 translation in chronic myeloid leukemia cells (2014-2016)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Gdańsk – Medical University of Gdańsk, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, field: biotechnology (2009-2012)

Scientific experience

  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Laboratory of Cytometry, Warsaw, Poland (master intern, 10.2014-06.2016)
  • Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus, Denmark (Erasmus intern, 07-09.2017)
  • Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology University of Gdańsk- Medical University of Gdańsk, Laboratory of Protein Biochemistry, Gdańsk, Poland (voluntary student and member of TEAM program: Cellular functions of molecular chaperones , 10.2011-02.2013)

Scientific interests

  • protein purification
  • genome editing tools
  • RNA-binding proteins


  • sailing
  • dancing (lindy hop)
  • detective novels