Katarzyna Zorena, Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology at the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine of Gdansk Medical University, Poland. She carries out research concerning immunological mechanisms and the role of markers involved in the process of neoangiogenesis in children and adolescents with diabetic retinopathy. She collaborates with various institutions, for example, the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of Gdansk, the Diabetological Department at the Clinic of Pediatrics, Hematology, Oncology and Endocrinology at the Medical University of Gdansk, and other domestic diabetological and ophthalmological centres. She is an active Member of the Polish Society of Ophthalmology, the Polish Diabetes Association, the Polish Society of Endocrinology, and the Polish Society of Immunology. She is also a Member of Immunoprophylaxis Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She participates in the methodological supervision of relevant grants execution of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In addition, in 2012, she was the Lead Guest Editor for Special Issues of Experimental Diabetes Research journal. Her published works include a chapter entitled “Immunological risk factors for the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy” by Katarzyna Zorena, Dorota Raczyn´ska, and Krystyna Raczyn´ska in the book Diabetic Retinopathy edited by Mohammad Shamsul Ola, ISBN 978-953-51-0044-7, InTech, February 2, 2012. Dr. Zorena also coauthored a paper entitled “Relationship between serum advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and TGF-ß1 levels and the presence of microangiopathy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus,” Pediatric Endocrinology vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 9-16, 2012.
Biography Updated on 26 September 2012