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Dr Malgorzata Rózanowska 

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Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 5057
Fax:+44 (0)29 2087 4859
Location:Room 2.26, Maindy Road

Career Overview

After completing my PhD in 1998 at the Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, I continued my research and teaching at the same Department till September 2003 with two periods of research leave:

  • Travelling Research Fellowship (August 2000 - July 2002) awarded by the Wellcome Trust to work on a research project “Co-operation between Antioxidants in Protection of the Retina against Oxidative Damage” in collaboration with Professors Mike Boulton, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and T. George Truscott, School of Chemistry and Physics, Keele University, Keele, UK.
  • Senior Fulbright Fellowship (October 2002 – July 2003) to work on a project “Identification of the Molecules Responsible for Lipofuscin Phototoxicity” in collaboration with Professor John D. Simon, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

I joined the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University as a lecturer on 1 October 2003.


Research Overview

My research is focused on understanding the mechanisms responsible for the light-induced damage to the retina, and the major factors contributing to the increased oxidative stress in the ageing retina, and in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as the defence mechanisms involved in protection of the retina against oxidative damage. The understanding of these mechanisms can contribute to the development of effective prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatments for AMD.


Teaching Overview

Module Leader OP1206 (Ocular Anatomy and Physiology)

Lectures in OP1206 (Ocular Anatomy and Physiology), OP1205 (From Cells to Systems), and BI3319 (Tissue Engineering & Tissue Regeneration”module in the School of Biosciences)

Supervision of the practical components of OP1206 (Ocular Anatomy and Physiology)

Supervision of third year project students

Supervision of PhD students.