About Dr Joanna Szaub-Newton
Joanna works currently as a Research Support Officer at Cork Cancer Research Centre to deliver the Centre development in structure, process and outcome and assist with the development of an Institute for Cancer Research in UCC.
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Research Support Officer
Joanna graduated with MSc in Biology from Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej in Lublin, Poland in 2003 and MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK in 2006. Afterwards, Joanna worked as a Research Assistant within St Johns Institute of Dermatology at King’s College London, UK and Laboratory Manager of Cancer Proteomics Lab at University College London, UK.
In 2008 Joanna was awarded a BBSRC PhD scholarship and joined the Algal Biotechnology group at University College London under supervision of Professor Saul Purton. Following graduation in 2012, Joanna joined Algenuity, a Biotech division of Spicer Consulting in Bedfordshire, UK as a Research Scientist and in 2014 was offered a position of a Senior Research Scientist. Joanna’s principal research expertise is in Molecular and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology of microalgae and yeast for expression of proteins and secondary metabolites.
Joanna has been actively involved in organisation and management of scientific events. Joanna was an Event Chair for the Algal Biotechnology: Biofuels and Beyond Symposium at University College London in 2012, co-organised Meet the Algae exhibition during The Festival of Science + Arts structured by the Royal Society, the UK’s Academy of Science in 2010 and from 2014 until 2016 was actively involved in coordination of research and events for multiple Research Networks.
In July 2017, Joanna was appointed Research Support Officer at Cork Cancer Research Centre to deliver the Centre development in structure, process and outcome and assist with the development of an Institute for Cancer Research in UCC.