24.05.18 (THURSDAY), 15.00-15.30: Stress-induced changes in crosstalk of S-palmitoylation and S-nitrosylation of proteins involved in synaptic plasticity (abstract here)
Monika Zaręba-Kozioł received MSc degree in biology at Warsaw Agriculture University. Next, she joined to the Biophysics Department in the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, PAS where she obtained PhD in biochemistry. Her PhD thesis was focused on the study of S-nitrosylated proteins in axonal guidance and other processes related to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. She has continued her work as postdoctoral researcher in the TEAM (Foundation for Polish Science) project in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, PAS. She studied the involvement of different cysteine modifications, such as sulfonylation or glutathionylation, in the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. Three years ago she joined, as a senior postdoc, to the Laboratory of Cell Biophysics at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology where she is engaged in the project focusing on the crosstalk between different PTMs of proteins in the synaptic response to physiological stimuli as well as under pathological conditions. She collaborates efficiently with scientists from various areas, such as molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, computer-science, combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening.