Our graduate, Dr. Katarzyna Klonowska has won a prestigious TSC Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

We are pleased to announce that a graduate of doctoral studies at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan, Dr. Katarzyna Klonowska, has been awarded the prestigious TSC Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Award financed by TSC Alliance.

Link to information: https://www.tscalliance.org/tsc-matters/tsc-researcher-spotlight-katarzyna-kasia-klonowska/

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is awarded to young scientists (doctors, physicians) and aims to provide funding for their basic and translational research in the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

Dr. Katarzyna Klonowska is currently doing her postdoctoral fellowship in Boston, at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at Dr. David Kwiatkowski’s Cancer Genetics Laboratory.

It is worth recalling that Dr. Katarzyna Klonowska conducted her doctoral dissertation at our Institute, in the Department of Molecular Genetics, entitled: “Searching for genes related to predisposition to breast cancer, with particular emphasis on changes in the number of copies of DNA segments as a risk factor”, under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Kozłowski. The laureate’s work was recognized as the best doctoral thesis of the City of Poznan in the 2018/2019 edition. Additionally, the winner’s article: “The 30 kb deletion in the APOBEC3 cluster decreases APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B expression and creates a transcriptionally active hybrid gene but does not associate with breast cancer in the European population” (Klonowska K. et al. Oncotarget, 2017) was recognized by the Poznan branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences as the best research work, the lead author of which was a doctoral student.

Congratulations to the laureate and we wish her further success in her research work.

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