In 1997-2002 Marzena Gajecka has worked on DNA breakage and repair, role of polymorphisms in chosen genes and chromosomal aberrations induced by bleomycin and B(a)P in laryngeal cancer subjects.

Currently, she is assessing in details chromosomal aberrations and mechanisms of chromosomal rearrangements in cases with 1p36 microdeletion syndrome.

Her main scientific interest is in genetic diseases of the eye, keratoconus and high grade myopia particularly.

In addition, since 2012, Marzena Gajecka has worked on chosen microbiology aspects, microbiome characteristics, including ocular surface microbiota and other pharmaceutical microbiology aspects.

Publications

Events

Date:
25.4-28.4.2015
Where:
Nanjing, Chiny

Complexity of Genetics in Keratoconus. „6th World DNA and Genome Day”

Date:
1-4.10.2014
Where:
Nicea, Francja

„Assessment of ocular surface microbiota in keratoconus patients – a pilot study”

Date:
1-4.10.2014
Where:
Nicea, Francja

“Analysis of Keratoconus genetic factors within Keratoconus Loci and mtDNA”. Konferencja European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)

Date:
18-21.10.2013
Where:
Francja, Nicea

“Pilot study in Polish keratoconus patients using next generation sequencing”

Date:
18-21.10.2013
Where:
Francja, Nicea

„Analysis of mitochondrial sequences in patients with keratoconus.”

Date:
9-12.10.2012
Where:
Francja, Nicea

“Analysis of lincRNA at 13q32 keratoconus locus”

Date:
5-8.10.2011
Where:
Kreta

„Analysis of locus 2q13 in Ecuadorian family withkeratoconus.”

Date:
Oct 6-9, 2010
Where:
Crete, Greece

Multifactorial traits in keratoconus: how and why traits show family resemblance.

Awards

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Marzena Gajęcka
Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship
Given by: Kosciuszko Foundation

Prof. Marzena Gajecka has been awarded a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for the academic year 2019/2020, to visit Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, US. The Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. The Kosciuszko Foundation annually awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States.

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Marzena Gajęcka
Scientific awards for achievements in 2016.
Given by: President of Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Scientific awards for achievements in 2016.

Awarded:
dr n. farm. Justyna Karolak
dr n. med. Dorota Nowak
Barbara Ginter-Matuszewska
prof. dr hab. n. med. Marzena Gajęcka
This prize (Bronze Helix) for the poster.
Given by: 5th Polish Congress of Genetics.

Downregulation of core elements of TGF-b, Hippo, Wnt, and collagen synthesis pathways in keratoconus corneas", Łódź, 19-22.09.2016.

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Marzena Gajęcka
Travel grant to attend European Human Genetics Conference 2015
Given by: European Human Genetics Conference

„Evidence against ZNF469 gene being the gene for keratoconus in general population.

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Marzena Gajęcka
„Bocian”
Given by: Scientific committee of the IV Polish Congress of Genetics in the Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics section

Poster price “Characteristics of duplication and deletion occurring in monosomy 1p36 syndrome”