Agata Witkowska


College / University

Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Gent University (Erasmus exchange program)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science / Engineer

Major Subjects

Biotechnology, Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Molecular biology and biochemistry techniques enabling nucleic acids and protein analysis, cell and tissue culture techniques.

Projects / Research

  • 10/2010 – 02/2011: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Animal Science, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, research project in Molecular Genetics Unit – “Construction of PRA carrier state diagnostic test for canine breeds of Polish Greyhound, Briard and Miniature Schnauzer”
  • 02/2010 – 07/2010: Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Department for Molecular Biomedical Research, research project in Molecular Mouse Genetics Unit – “Study of the molecular basis of TNF-induced glucocorticoid resistance in MEF cells“
  • 08/2009: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medical Biology, Laboratory of Cellular Proteomics, one month training in the custody of professor Czeslaw Cierniewski (participation in a research project about thymosin β4)
  • 04/2009 – 6/2009: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Bacteriology and Molecular Biology, cooperation with Agnieszka Salamaszynska (PhD) in a research project in microbiology
  • 09/2008: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding (Department of Experimental Embryology, Department of Molecular Cytogenetics and Department of Molecular Biology), 2-week training

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2008 – 2011: Scholarship for the scientific achievements (Warsaw University of Life Sciences)


I am generally interested in the cellular signaling pathways and especially in the mechanisms of cell death. By participating in this program I would like to broaden my knowledge in molecular biology and neurosciences. My goal is to make a contribution to understand, explain and describe how cells work and communicate and to apply this knowledge in medicine.