Bartłomiej Bałamut, MSc

University Degree:

Master of Science in Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

PhD student, his main responsibility is research with the use of in vitro electrophysiological recordings. He also performs experiments in the area of molecular biology and genetics.

Chinjusha, MSc

University Degree:

Msc, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore, India

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Data Analysis Strategies of Single-Cell Genomics Data

Researcher's ORCID Id: 0000-0001-6789-3948

Chinjusha obtained her Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology in 2016 at the P A College of Engineering affiliated under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Mangalore, India and a Master of Science degree in 2019 at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore, India.

After her master studies Chinjusha worked on several projects focused on: understanding the vast diversity of neuroblasts and accomplishing better management of malaria in India, using comparative genomics (in collaboration with Tata Institute for Genetics and Society).

The most important achievements of Chinjusha so far include: the scientific article in the  Journal Frontiers in Genetics, Computational Genomics (doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.565626) and the award for the Best Outgoing Student from the department of Biotechnology.

Chinjusha’s role at the CGG is to design and execute data analysis strategies of single-cell genomics data to explore eye disease mechanisms.

Anna Galińska, MSc

University Degree:

MSc in Experimental Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw,

MSc in of Chemical Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw,

 

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

PhD Student, performs research in the area of molecular biology and genetics

Oliwia Kaczkoś, MSc

Description

In 2022, she graduated with a master’s degree in Optometry from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. As of October 2022, she has started her doctoral studies at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, during which she plans to focus on studying the phenomenon of two-photon vision. On a day-to-day basis, she also works as an optometrist, where she studies, among other things, refraction and the parameters of patients’ binocular vision.

Luca Gessa, MSc

University Degree:

University of Sassari in Biological Sciences, Italy; University of Oslo, Norway

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Proteins Involved in the Visual Cycle

Luca Gessa completed the bachelor degree at the University of Sassari in Biological Sciences in Italy. Then he completed the master degree in Molecular Biosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway, with the thesis: Characterization of an evolutionary conserved human methyltransferase. The result obtained during the master thesis are included in a manuscript published in 2021 (doi: 10.1093/nar/gkab088).

He has joined the Integrated Structural Biology lab at ICTER in March 2021. His research will focus on the structure and the functions the proteins involved in the visual cycle.

Maciej Kostałkowski, MSc

University Degree:

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft,  Netherlands

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Machine Learning

Ph.D student, his range of activity includes device prototyping, creating machine learning algorithms and tissue preparation for the imaging.

Nelam Kumar, MS Pharm

University Degree:

MS Pharm

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Protein purification, retinal guanylyl cyclases and their modulators

Description

He has done a M.S. (Pharm.) in Biotechnology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India. During his master’s thesis, he worked on host pathogen (M.tb) interactions. Later he has joined Dr. R. Ravishankar’s group in CSIR-CDRI, India where he was first introduced to structural biology. The structure biology completely turned his research fascination into passion. Now he is pursuing a PhD in ICTER. He will elucidate the structural complexity of retinal guanylyl cyclases and their modulators for better understanding of eye diseases during his doctoral studies.

Marcin Marzejon, MSc

University Degree:

University Degree: Master of Sciences in Electronics and Telecommunications, Gdańsk University of Technology (2017)

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Optics, electronics

Currently a Ph.D. student at the International Center for Translational Eye Research Center (ICTER) and the Gdańsk University of Technology.

His field of scientific interest is two-photon vision – the phenomenon of perception of pulsed near-infrared lasers due to two-photon absorption in visual pigments.