Introducing ESR3!

Hi there! I am Anna and I am glad you want to have a look at this short introduction of myself. I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland but I moved to Cracow just after finishing high school. In my sparse free time, I enjoy good food and learning new languages. One of my biggest passions is travelling and experiencing what our amazing planet has to offer (like hiking to active volcanoes 😊).

My journey in science

I started my studies with the idea of becoming a paleoanthropologist! Soon enough though, I fell in love with synthetic biology and continued my studies in biotechnology. During my master’s, I was a member of a bionanoscience research group in a local biotechnology centre where we were developing a DNA-based system to deliver membrane proteins to artificial cells. After my graduation, I worked in industry for a couple of months where I further expanded my expertise in protein biochemistry and structural biology.

Where I am now

Currently, I am based at the Eindhoven University of Technology, as a part of the Merkx group. For my PhD project, I am developing biosensors for continuous monitoring of biomarkers with a focus on diseases like sepsis. I am happy to be a part of CONSENSE ITN, as it gives so many opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other.

I am very excited to see how my PhD adventure develops!

Thank you for reading <3