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Agnieszka Chacinska, Centre of New Technologies University of Warsaw, Poland
Agnieszka Chacinska

Agnieszka Chacinska graduated in Biology, University of Warsaw. In 2000 she received the doctoral degree in biochemistry at Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2001-2009 worked at the University of Freiburg, as a postdoc and head of a research group. Since 2009 she has been based at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland, where she wasthe group leader of the Laborato ry of Mitochondrial Biogenesis.In 2014 she was awarded the title of full professor by the President of Republic of Poland. In 2017 Agnieszka Chacinska and her group has moved to the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, in which she is a Director. Prof. Chacinska is the recipient of multiple awards and prestigious grants, including the Welcome Grant of the Foundation for Polish Science. She is a member of EMBO and Polish Academy of Sciences.

Professor Agnieszka Chacinska is interested in biogenesis, transport and degradation of mitochondrial proteins and their failure resulting in pathologies. Her research explores links between transport of mitochondrial proteins and cellular protein homeostasis that involve crosstalk between various cellular compartments and processes such as mitochondrial import, cellular protein degradation and protein synthesis.

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