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