She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She obtained a master’s degree in biochemistry defending her thesis entitled “Effect of reporter vector type on the regulation of activation of eukaryotic promoters by cellular metabolism”. The work was created in the Department of Cell Biochemistry, under the supervision of dr hab. Aneta Kasza, prof. JU. Bachelor’s thesis entitled “Migration of pigmented Bomirski Hamster Melanoma cells in vitro” was created in the Department of Biophysics under the supervision of dr hab. Martyna Elas, prof. JU.

She gained experience in laboratory work on a project at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Oklahoma State University on a semester-long student exchange to the United States and during an internship in Department of Biochemistry at University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan.

Currently she is a PhD student, participates in the OPUS 16 project entitled “Unsolved issues in molecular basis of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a motile ciliopathy: identification of large genomic deletions and transcript isoforms”.



Awarded: mgr Joanna Jurczak
Helisa 2022
Given by: Polish Society of Human Genetics, VI Polish Genetics Congress, Cracow on June 27-30th, 2022.

for the best posters presented on the Human Genetics session: Joanna Jurczak, Zuzanna Bukowy-Bieryłło, Hanna Przystałowska-Macioła, Patrycja Daca-Roszak, Roman Jaksik, Michał Witt, Ewa Ziętkiewicz - Functional studies on in vitro differentiation of airway epithelium in ALI culture as a tool for modeling ciliopathies.