Dr Marta Gabryelska

Postdoctoral Researcher (Molecular Biology)

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise

I work in Circular RNAs in Cancer lab on RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions involving circular RNAs. I am developing a new method that will allow global capture of circular RNAs.

Research expertise

I work in Circular RNAs in Cancer lab on RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions involving circular RNAs. I am developing a new method that will allow global capture of circular RNAs.

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I was born in Poland, where I obtained Masters Degree in Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In 2008 I was offered a PhD fellowship at the Polish Academy of Science (PAS). I was doing research on non-coding RNAs in the brain and their potential interactions with proteins, creating a small RNA library and seeking new targets for tumor treatment. I designed new catalytic nucleic acids and exploit the subject to develop a new method of prediction of RNA intracellular activity. This multidisciplinary research strategy obtained a better understanding of scientific problems and provided practical solutions. In 2013 I was successful in my application for a postdoctoral position in Dr Grzegorz Kudla lab at the University of Edinburgh. I was optimising new methods for analysis of cellular dsRNA and dsRNA-protein interactions and developing a new method for tracking RNA-RNA interactions in cells, whilst collaborating with Prof. David Tollervey (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Prof. Eric Miska (University of Cambridge, UK). I learnt and mastered bioinformatics skills and performed both wet laboratory and bioinformatics analysis of RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions during ribosome assembly and ZIKA virus infection. I became a specialist in RNA interactomics, combining a very rare skill set of both laboratory work and data analysis. Since 2019 I work as a postodoctoral researcher in Assoc./Prof. Simon Conn’s Circular RNAs in Cancer lab, where I am designing a new method for circular RNA capture for interactomics analysis.

Qualifications

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry            Ph.D. in Chemistry                2013

of the Polish Academy of Sciences         specialty: Biochemistry

                             

Adam Mickiewicz University               M.S. in Biotechnology              2007

Poznan, Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University               B.A. in Biotechnology              2005

Poznan, Poland

Honours, awards and grants

2014 Prof. B. Skarzynski’s award for the best article published in “Postepy Biochemii” in 2013.

2012 Scholarship holder within the project “Scholarship support for Ph.D. students specialising in majors strategic for GP development”, Sub-measure 8.2.2 Human Capital Operational Program, co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund.

2007 Adam Mickiewicz University’s Medal for the best graduates, Grade: Excellent: M.S. in Biotechnology, 2007 dissertation: “RNA interference technology in brain tumor therapy”.

2003-07 Adam Mickiewicz University’s scholarship for the best students.

Research expertise
Biochemistry and cell biology
Molecular biology
Other biological sciences
Research interests

Since my time as an undergraduate I have been interested in transcriptomics. I have worked on the application of RNA interference in brain tumour therapy, profiling non-coding RNAs to distinguish non-cancerous from cancerous brain tissues and new therapeutic tools based on catalytic RNAs. I am particularly interested in RNA folding dynamics, localisation, structure-function relationship on the global scale and developing new methods to address these aspects.

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