MSc/PhD Program
Ewa Ratajczak
First Name:
Ewa Katarzyna

Last Name:
Ratajczak

Country:
Poland

 

 



Ewa Katarzyna Ratajczak

EDUCATION

College / University:
2002 - 2005: International First Level Degree “Job Creation Oriented Biotechnology”, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy; Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdańsk – Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland (mother University)

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Biotechnology

Major Subjects:
Biotechnology, Molecular Biology

Lab Experience:
Bacteria, yeast and mammalian cell culture, yeast ascospore microdissection, murine embryonic stem cell culture (transgenic ES cell lines), hybridization and analysis of BAC libraries, RNA interference in mammalian cells

Projects / Research:
Jan - Jun 05: B.Sc. “Phenotype rescue in Nfib deficient mice via transgenesis and RNA interference“, Max-Planck Institute, Dept. Developmental Genetics, Berlin, Germany
Jun
- Aug 04: “Substitution of EXOI in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with a human copy of the gene using delitto perfetto technique”; Dept. Genetics, University of Leicester, UK
Jun - Aug 03: “Research for imprinted genes in livestock animals”; Biopsytec Analytik GmbH, Rheinbach, Germany

Scholarships:
2005 - 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2004 - 2005 (winter semester): Erasmus Scholarship
2003 - 2005: Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Education

Honors / Awards:
2002: Finalist on the national level in the Biology Contest for high school students
1998: Reward of the President of the Town of Toruń, Poland

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
My scientific interests are dual. Namely the medical implication of research and the cognitive processes in humans and primates. I would like both to help patients suffering from neurological diseases and to involve myself in solving mysteries of conscience, dreams, thoughts, imagination. I am also interested in the phenomenon of intelligence, communicative abilities and culture separating primates from humans.