Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska

Źródło: zdjęcie dzięki uprzejmości tygodnika Polityka

Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska – group leader and director of the institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, IMol. Head of the ReMedy project financed by the Foundation for Polish Science as part of the International Research Agendas Programme. Recipient of multiple awards and prestigious grants, including Welcome Grant from the Foundation for Polish Science, and Maestro grant from the National Science Centre. Corresponding member of Polish Academy of Sciences, elected member of European Molecular Biology Organization, Academia Europaea and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Awarded the title of Professor by the President of the Republic of Poland in 2014.
Graduated from Biology Faculty at the University of Warsaw; received a doctoral degree in biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences with Prof. Magdalena Boguta, and habilitation degree from the same institute. Completed post-doctoral training with Prof. Nikolaus Pfanner, followed by a junior group leader position at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Since 2009 the head of Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis created in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, later moved to CeNT UW and finally transferred to IMol PAS.
Interested in biochemistry of cells and molecular aspects of cell biology. This includes biogenesis, transport and degradation of mitochondrial proteins and their failure resulting in pathologies.