Magda joined QCIF as a bioinformatician in February 2023 after a year-and-a-half of working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland’s Frazer Institute alongside Professor Di Yu. Her research was focused on developing a pipeline that will assess the strength of the binding of proteins involved in immunological processes.
Magda obtained her PhD from England’s University of Kent where she was involved in projects dedicated to identifying protein function and variation. Her findings have contributed to an increased understanding of the mechanisms in which cancer cells develop resistance to various anti-cancer drugs as well as the fundamental cellular functions which were summarised in her manuscript “Environmental conditions shape the nature of a minimal bacterial genome” (Antczak M. et al. Nat. Commun. 2019, 15;10(1):3100).
Magda is interested in designing and implementing bioinformatical pipelines to advance medicine, especially involving more personalised treatments. She is passionate about programming, especially in Python, as well as data visualisation and science communication — she has vast experience designing training materials and presentations in an audience-adjusted manner. Magda is a lifelong learner, and as such, she gained broad experience in various areas of bioinformatics. This includes protein function and structure prediction, and processing of WES and single-cell RNA data to solve burning questions in medical science.
- Design and implementation of bioinformatical pipelines
- Molecular biology with applications to medicine
- Data analysis and visualisation
- PhD Student in Bioinformatics, University of Kent, UK, Oct. 2016 – Dec. 2020
- MEng Financial Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, 2006 – 2011.