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Dr Malgorzata Rózanowska 


Educational and Professional Qualifications:

1998 – PhD in Biophysics (Photoreactivity of Retinal Pigment Epithelium), Institute of Molecular Biology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

1992 – MSc in Physics, specialisation in Medical Physics (Photoreactivity of Cationic Derivatives of Porphyrins), Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

 

Teaching Qualifications:

2008 – Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK

2007 – Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL), Cardiff University

 

Academic Positions:

Since 1/10/2003 Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University.

15/10/2002-15/07/2003 Visiting Assistant Professor sponsored by Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Host: Professor John D. Simon.

1/10/2000-31/12/2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University.

28/07/2000 – 27/07/2002 Travelling Research Fellowship awarded by the Wellcome Trust, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University (Host: Professor Michael E. Boulton) and School of Chemistry and Physics, Keele University (Host: Professor T. George Truscott).

1997 – 2000 Research and Teaching Associate, Department of Biophysics, Institute of Molecular Biology, Jagiellonian University.

 

Other Professional Experience:

14/01/2013-13/01/2013 sabbatical at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (Host: Professor Akiko Maeda) and Pharmacology (Host: Professor Krzysztof Palczewski), Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2011-2012 Guest Editor for Symposium-in-Print on Light-Induced Damage to the Retina to be published as a special Issue in Photochemistry and Photobiology

2006-2007 Guest Editor for Symposium-in-Print on Melanins published as a special Issue in Photochemistry and Photobiology

since January 2007 Associate Editor for Photochemistry and Photobiology

1993-2000 short term visits (two weeks/year) to Keele University and Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, to perform pulse radiolysis experiments in collaboration with Professor T. G.  Truscott and Dr. E. J. Land.

1/07-30/08/1994 research training in Professor Michael A. J.  Rodgers’ laboratory, Dept. of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA; absorption, fluorescence and nanosecond laser flash photolysis study of retinal lipofuscin.

1/10/1993 – 30/09/1997 PhD studies and teaching at the Department of Biophysics, Jagiellonian University; Supervisor: Professor Tadeusz Sarna, PhD

1/10/1992 – 30/09/1993 Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Biophysics, Jagiellonian University

1/07-30/08/1991 research training in Professor R Seljelid laboratory, Institute of Medical Biology, Tromso, Norway; 1) comparison of effectiveness of radioprotectants; 2) study of environmental effects on pinocytic activity of phagocytes.

 

School Roles and Committees:                    

BSc Examinations Board

Research Committee

Erasmus Co-ordinator

School representative in the College International Steering Group

Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) 

 

External Committees/Memberships:                      

2007- present: Associate Editor for the Photochemistry and Photobiology

2003- present: Member of the American Society for Photobiology

2005- Member of the International Carotenoid Society

2001- present:  Member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine

1996- present:  Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1995-2010 Member of the European Society for Photobiology

 

Innovation and Engagement:          

2012-present: STEM net Ambassador

 

Awards:         

Senior Fulbright Fellowship “Identification of the Molecules Responsible for Lipofuscin Phototoxicity” in collaboration with Professor J.D. Simon, Duke University, NC, USA, October 2002 – July 2003.

Lester Packer Young Investigator Award in appreciation of scientific excellence for presentation of a poster during 2002 World Congress “Oxidants and Antioxidants in Biology,” a joint meeting of the Oxygen Club of California, Linus Pauling Institute and Society for Free Radical Research International, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, March 2002.

Travelling Research Fellowship awarded by the Wellcome Trust, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff and School of Chemistry and Physics, Keele University, Keele, UK, July 2000 – July 2002.

Award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University for Excellent PhD Thesis, 1998.

Fellowship awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science, 1997.