Katarzyna Zorena, PhD is the head of the Department of Immunobiology and Environmental Microbiology at Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. She carries out research concerning immunological mechanisms and the role of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors involved in the process of risk of developing vascular complications and hypertension in diabetes. She cooperates with national and international medical universities and actively participates in international and domestic academic conferences. She has participated in organizing Committees for international and domestic academic conferences. What's more, Dr Zorena participates in the methodological supervision of relevant grants execution of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Since 2006 she has been an active reviewer for international journals of a high impact factor. Moreover she is an active Member of the Polish Society of Diabetes Association, the Polish Society of Endocrinology, the Polish Society of Immunology and Member of Immunoprophylaxis Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, in several journals she is a Board Member. Currently, she was Guest Editor-in-Chief in Special Issue ˝Anti-inflammatory Therapy in Diabetic Retinopathy˝ Mediators of Inflammation, 2014. Dr Zorena also coauthored a chapter in the book entitled “Immunological risk factors for the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy” in the Diabetic Retinopathy, ISBN 978-953-51-0044-7, InTech, February, 2012.
Biography Updated on 22 July 2015