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Agata Rekas staff profile

Dr Agata Rekas

Protein Chemist
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)