I am a graduate of the Faculty of Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. I have been associated with the Institute of Human Genetics since my master’s thesis. In the Department of Molecular and Clinical Genetics of the Institute, I also performed the experimental part of my doctoral thesis. I did two scientific internships in the group of Prof. Jacques J.M. van Dongen, at the Department of Immunology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam (in 2004 and 2006), dealing with issues related to the diagnostics of minimal residual disease.
I obtained PhD degree at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 2007. In 2019, I obtained habilitation degree based on the series of publications entitled ’Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children: basic and translational research’.
I started working at the Institute during my doctoral studies (in 2006) as a biologist, and then as research assistant and assistant professor, and from 2021 as a professor of the Institute.
My research focuses on acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common pediatric cancer. I am interested in unraveling the biology and diversity of this disease at the genetic and epigenetic level. I also focus on research related to the monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and searching for novel prognostic factors. I participated in the development of Polish guidelines for molecular tests in hemato-oncology, including the diagnostics of post-transplant chimerism and minimal of residual disease monitoring.
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