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Agnieszka Podolska-Charlery

  • Kemitorvet, 201, 006

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

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I work as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Group for Chemical Risk Assessment and GMO at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. I am responsible for implementing the human health risk assessment of genetically modified viruses and animals in accordance with the Danish Act on Environment and Gene Technology (Dansk Lov om Miljø og Genteknologi).

The scope of my tasks is to advise The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) and The Danish Agricultural Agency (Landbrugsstyrelsen) and provide the independent, science based human health risk assessment for medicine that has been developed using genetically modified organisms (GMO); such as vaccines and gene therapy medication. Furthermore, my task is to assess human health risk associated with new research projects, involving GMO viruses or animals, conducted at Danish research institutions.

I possess broad experience in molecular biology gained from a variety of biological platforms and models. I have a PhD in Genetics and Bioinformatics followed by 6 years of post-doctoral research experience. I have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in genetics, transcriptomics, RT-qPCR, NGS, CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, as well as newly acquired knowledge of viral RNA structure and protein expression and purification. I am a skilled teacher with university pedagogy training and experience in teaching and supervision.

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TEACHING, SUPERVISION AND MENTORING

Student Supervision and Mentoring

2019    MSc student conducting 1.5 year MSc project. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 BSc student conducting final, 3 month BSc project. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2015/2016 Honours student conducting an eight-month research project investigating “Transcriptional controls of diet-induced behaviors”. Monash University, Australia

Three students conducting individual three-month projects in “Research in Action in Biomedical Science”. Monash University, Australia

2014  Research assistant degree student conducting final project. BRIC, University of        Copenhagen, Denmark

Training Courses

• Research Supervisor Level 1 workshop. Monash University, Australia

 • Introduction to University Pedagogy. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tertiary Level Teaching

• MSc course: Clash of the models. Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, KU, Denmark.

• BSc course: Mammalian Genomics. Faculty of Life Sciences, KU, Denmark.

• BSc course: Experimental molecular biology. Faculty of Life Sciences, KU, Denmark.

Additional Courses

• MIQE guidelines, RT-qPCR excellence course, Queen Marry, University of London

• Good scientific writing. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 



International Experience:

2015-2016    Postdoctoral fellow, transcriptomics, neurobiology, metabolism, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia



Language Skills:
English – fluent
Polish – mother tongue
Danish - intermediate

Research areas

Expert molecular biologist and GMO risk assessment officer. I possess broad experience in molecular biology gained from a variety of biological platforms and models. I have a PhD in Genetics and Bioinformatics followed by 6 years of post-doctoral research experience. I have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in genetics, transcriptomics, RT-qPCR, NGS, CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, as well as newly acquired knowledge of viral RNA structure and protein expression and purification. I am a first author of 5 publications and co-author on an additional 3. I am a skilled teacher with university pedagogy training and experience in teaching and supervision.

Structured and focused work style. Over eight years of conducting research in highly competitive, international environments in Denmark and Australia, has provided me with a thorough understanding and experience in multidisciplinary academic and industrial collaborations, allowing me to learn fast, work independently and keep focused and up to date with latest achievements in science. I am a team player, I develop new skills fast and being flexible allows me to adapt to new tasks easily. I take pride in delivering my work on time as well as performing my tasks to the highest standards possible.

Excellent communication skills I am an excellent presenter and skilled writer, with strong oral and written skills confirmed by presence at numerous conferences and meetings as well as positive opinions from students and collaborators. I use English at a fluent level and I passed module 3 examinations in Danish language.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Genetics and Bioinformatics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

20082012

MSc. in Biology and Biotechnology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

20062008

BSc. in Biotechnology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

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External positions

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

20162019

Postdoctoral fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

20152016

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

20122015

PhD student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

20082012

Keywords

  • User defined:
  • Human health
  • Risk assessment
  • Case by case risk assessment
  • Science based risk assessment
  • Gene therapy
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Vaccines
  • Scientific advice
  • GMO
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