Joanna Swierkowska majored in Biotechnology in the field of Genetic diagnostics at the Faculty of Agriculture and Bioengineering at the University of Life Sciences in Poznan. Since October 2014 she has been a PhD student at Department of Cancer Genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics PAS and at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS PhD Program. She is interested in (epi)genetic aspects involved in development of high myopia in Polish patients.
Epigenetically dysregulated genes and pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of non-syndromic high myopia.
Vishweswaraiah S, Świerkowska J, Ratnamala U, Mishra NK, Guda C, Chettiar SS, Johar KR, Mrugacz M, Karolak JA, Gajęcka M, Radhakrishna U;Scientific Rep, 2019, 9: e4145 (12 stron), doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-4299-x
Genetic factors influencingthe reduction of central corneal thickness in disorders affecting the eye.
Świerkowska J, Gajęcka M;Ophthalmic Genetics, 2017, 38 (6): 501-510,
06 - 09.06.2020 Where:
European Human Genetics Virtual Conference, "Revealing the role of enhancers in myopia"
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting 2019, “DNA hypomethylation in high myopia: differentially methylated genes in overrepresented molecular pathways could contribute to high myopia in Polish children”
15 – 18.06.2019 Where:
European Human Genetics Conference, ‘Hypermethylated genes and pathways in Polish children with high myopia’
9th convention of Polish Society of Human Genetics, „Searching for sequence variants related to high myopia: axial length, intraocular pressure, and corneal curvature in Polish families”
European Human Genetics Conference, “Variants in the FLRT3 and SLC35E2B identified using whole-exome sequencing in seven high myopia families from Central Europe”
5th Polish Congress of Genetics, “Comparison of mtDNA and mitochondrial transcripts in keratoconus patients from Polish population”
Nomination for the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020
Nomination for the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the category: Sciencist of the future for the project: Rola metylacji DNA w etiologii wysokiej krótkowzroczności u polskich dzieci".
EMBO Short-term fellowship
Joanna Świerkowska from the Department of Cancer Genetics received an EMBO short-term fellowship for the implementation of the project “The role of the noncoding miRNA and enhancers in high myopia” at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands