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Education and employment

2019: Chargée de Recherche (CNRS fellow / assistant professor; Section 20), Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université de Strasbourg, Laboratory of Chemical Catalysis

2016-2019: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université de Strasbourg, Laboratory of Chemical Catalysis (Moran Lab PI: Prof Joseph Moran).

2011-2015: PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (supervisor: Prof Scott Cockroft, link). Thesis: "Molecular Balances" (library link)

2006-2011: MSc Eng. in Chemical Technology (5-year program) ; Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (supervisor: Prof Ewa Wagner-Wysiecka, website). Dissertation: "s-Triazine derivatives as receptors of anions"

Grants

2020:

  • ANR JCJC - Jeunes chercheurs - jeunes chercheuses (2021)

  • FRC LabEx Chemistry of Complex Systems "Emerging Investigators" (2020)

Selected awards

  1. The European Young Chemists’ Award (EYCA 2020) Finalist at the Early Career Researcher level

  2. Best Talk People's Choice Award at the "Science: Polish Perspectives" conference in Berlin (2018)

  3. Best Talk Award at the 9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting (2018)

  4. University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry EPSRC Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship (2011 - 2014)

  5. University of Edinburgh PhD Prize Symposium Laureate (2014)

  6. Royal Society of Chemistry Perkin Division Scottish Regional Meeting 2nd Poster Prize (2013)

  7. UNICAT Cluster of Excellence BIG-NSE Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship at the Technische Universität Berlin (2011, declined)

  8. Gdansk University of Technology Excellence Stipend (annually, 2006 - 2009)

  9. Mayor of Gdansk & Gdansk City Council Academic Excellence Gold Medal (2006)

  10. Gdansk University of Technology Department of Chemistry Entry Prize laureate (2005)

Selected presentations

    • January 2022 - Gordon Research Conference - invited talk

    • October 2021 - Polish Astrobiology Society conference "Life and Space" - invited talk (online)

    • July 2021 - International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) – invited talk (online due to Covid19)

    • July 2021 - 9th Congress of European Microbiologists FEMS2021 (Hamburg, Germany) – invited talk (postponed to 2023 due to Covid19)

    • June 2021 – RED’21 Astrobiology School, France – invited lecture (online due to Covid19)

    • May 2021 - European Chemical Biology Symposium (ECBS) – keynote talk (online due to Covid19)

    • March 2021 - Chemical Systems Meeting (ChemSystemsMeet) – invited talk (online due to Covid19)

    • November 2020 - V Congreso Internacional de Astrobiología (V CIAB, Colombia) - keynote talk - online due to Covid19

    • November 2020 – Astrobiology 2020 (organised by the International Astronomical Union, Vredefort Dome, South Africa) – keynote talk & workshop contribution (cancelled due to Covid19)

    • August/September 2020 - 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8, Lisbon, Portugal) – invited talk (postponed to 2022 due to Covid19)

    • August 2020 - The European Young Chemists’ Award (EYCA 2020) – invited talk (as finalist)

    • July 2020 - French National Program of Physique et Chimie des Milieux Interstellaire et Circumstellaire (PCMI) Astrobiology Workshop – invited contribution (postponed due to Covid19)

    • June/July 2020 - Atelier Défi 2 (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille CNRS-INSU, Université d’Aix-Marseille) – invited talk (online due to Covid19)

    • November 2019 - Exobiologie Jeunes Chercheurs meeting (The National Centre for Space Studies CNES, Paris) - talk: “Synthesis and breakdown of universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron”

    • November 2019 - Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP2019) conference (University of Cambridge) - talk: "Chemistry on the Iron Throne: the Origins of Life on Earth"

    • September 2019 - 24th Evolutionary Biology Meeting (Marseille) – invited talk: “Synthesis and breakdown of universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron”

    • July 2019 – French-Polish Chemistry Congress (Paris) – talk: “Synthesis and breakdown of universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron”

    • February 2019 – CRC 235 Emergence of Life winter retreat (German Research Foundation/DFG) – poster: “Non-enzymatic metabolic pathways at the origin of life”

    • October/November 2018 – A Roadmap for Universal Life (Lorentz Center / Universiteit Leiden / Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) – panelist

    • October 2018 - Interdisciplinary Origin of Life (IOoL) Meeting (Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf) –panel chair: “What questions are relevant for the Origin of Life research?”

    • October 2018 - Interdisciplinary Origin of Life (IOoL) Meeting (Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf) – invited talk: "Non-enzymatic catalysis of ancient carbon-fixation pathways"

    • October 2018 - Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP2018) conference (Technische Universität Berlin) – Best Talk Award: "The origin of life on Earth: metabolism without enzymes?"

    • August 2018 – 9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting (Strasbourg) – Best Talk Award: "Non-enzymatic Catalysis of Ancient Carbon-Fixation Pathways"

    • January 2018 – Earth-Life Science Institute 6th International Symposium (Tokyo Institute of Technology) – poster: “Metals Promote Sequences of the Reverse Krebs Cycle”

    • November 2018 - Earth-Life Science Institute 6th International Symposium (Tokyo Institute of Technology) – invited lecture: “Metabolism Without Enzymes: From Geochemistry to Understanding the Origin of Life”

    • May 2017 - Université de Strasbourg and Osaka University Symposium "Diverse Facets of Chemistry", Strasbourg - talk: "Non-enzymatic catalysis of ancient carbon-fixation pathways"

    • October 2016 - 2nd NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Emerging Frontiers in Organic Chemistry, London, UK - poster: "Towards autocatalytic reaction networks for understanding the origin of life"

    • August 2016 - 36th REGIO Symposium on Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse, and Strasbourg) - poster: "Towards autocatalytic reaction networks for understanding the origin of life"

    • June 2016 - Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires Young Scientist Seminar - talk: "Towards autocatalytic reaction networks for understanding the origin of life"

    • August 2014 – 22nd IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Ottawa, Canada – poster: "Solvent and deuterium isotope effects on non-covalent interactions"

    • May 2014 – School of Chemistry PhD Prize Symposium Finals – talk: "Solvent and deuterium isotope effects on non-covalent interactions"

    • April 2014 – 25th SCI Scottish Postgraduate Symposiums on Novel Organic Chemistry Heriot-Watt University (9th April 2014, Edinburgh) – talk: "Solvent and deuterium isotope effects on non-covalent interactions".

    • December 2013 – Royal Society of Chemistry Perkin Division Scottish Regional Meeting - 2nd poster prize: "Electrostatic modulation of aromatic rings via explicit solvation of substituents"

    • June 2013 – GlaxoSmithKline Symposium (University of Edinburgh) - poster: "Electrostatic modulation of aromatic rings via explicit solvation of substituents"

Languages

Polish (native), English (fluent, C2), Spanish (DELE Intermedio, B2/C1), French (B2), German (B1).

Memberships

American Chemical Society (2012 - present), Société Française d'Exobiologie (2019 -present), Société Chimique de France (2020-present)