Agata Adamczyk (maiden name Zambrzycka) was born in Wysokie Mazowieckie (Poland) in 1972. She was graduated from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, in 1996. From 1997 she became a Member of scientific staff in Department of Cellular Signalling at the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre (MMRC) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. In December 2002 she defended her Ph.D. thesis “The role of amyloid beta peptide in phosphoinositide metabolism in the brain,” cum laude. The subject of her study was concentrated mainly on the role of amyloid beta peptides (Aß) in the modulation of phosphoinositide metabolism in the adult and aged brain. Moreover, she was involved in the studies on molecular mechanism of brain ischemia-reperfusion. Dr. Adamczyk currently works as an Associate Professor in Neurochemistry and Medicine at MMRC in Department of Cellular Signalling. The subject of her present investigations focused mainly on the role of toxic peptides in neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. She investigated the mechanism(s) of a-synuclein (ASN) and tau toxicity. Moreover, her scientific interest is the interaction between these peptides during neurodegenerative processes and the role of these peptides in mitochondria function and apoptotic pathway. Professor Adamczyk is a coauthor of 31 papers and 80 communications on scientific meetings. Since 2011 Adamczyk has served as the Head of Department of Cellular Signalling MMRC, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012