Agata is working as a Protein Chemist with the National Deuteration Facility, responsible for protein deuteration and characterization. As a biologist, she has experience in biochemistry and cell biology research, including several years of using NMR in cell biology, medicine and protein biochemistry. She used NMR, X-ray crystallography, and more recently small-angle scattering techniques for structural and functional characterization of proteins. Her research interests involve the role of macromolecules in human conformational diseases, and their prevention.
Academic qualifications / positions held
- M.Sc (1993): Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland - Molecular Biology “The effect of disulfide bonds on the stability of the structure of the riboflavin-binding site in the RBP (riboflavin-binding protein)”
- Ph.D (2000): University of Sydney, Australia - NMR, Cancer Medicine “Application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in tumour pathology”
- Research associate - University of Sydney, Australia. 1998 - 1999
- Postdoctoral fellow: Dept. of Medical Biophysics, Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto, Canada (2000 –2002)
- Postdoctoral fellow: Department of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Australia (2002-2006)