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Zofia Szota


The first and second name Zofia Szota
University Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Faculty Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences
Discipline Biological sciences
Supervisor Dr hab. Anna Brożyna, prof. UMK
Co-supervisor Prof. Andrzej T. Slominski, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

I finished both first and second cycle studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. I got the bachelor’s degree in natural sciences in july 2018, and master’s degree in biological sciences in july 2020.

My research interests are based on my master’s degree thesis, during which I analyzed the influence of melanoma cells on immune response of human blood mononuclear cells. Those interests are: oncology, melanoma cells and cell culture.

During my second cycle studies I participated in POWER project (Universitas Copernicana Thoruniensis In Futuro – modernization of the Nicolaus Copernicus University as part of the Intergated University Program (project no. POWR.03.05.00-00-Z302/17)) titled: „The effect of biologically active substances on cancer cells” which ended with a poster publication. This project also aligns with my interests, since I’ve worked with the same melanoma cell line as during master’s degree thesis.

My current doctoral studies’ project is titled: „The significance of pigmentation in melanoma biology and treatment”. This project aligns with my interests, because one of the cell lines I’m working with is the same one I’ve worked during both master’s degree studies and POWER project.

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Researcher ID: ABC-9335-2020