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- PhD in Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Poland
- MSc in Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Poland
Kasia graduated and received the PhD degree in Chemistry from the Chemistry Department of the University of Gdansk, Poland. She is a researcher with strong computational skills in modeling, programming, scripting, with analytical skills in planning and designing projects by using statistics and data analysis software. She has an extensive postgraduate experience, having worked in the laboratories of Prof. Jooyoung Lee (Korea Institute for Advanced Studies, South Korea), Prof. Michael Feig (Michigan State University, USA), and Dr Willie Taylor (MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK). She is fully conversant with all major computational tools and techniques required to conduct research mainly in the area of protein structure prediction, refinement and dynamics, protein design and protein-DNA interaction.
Kasia joined the CNIE to conduct computational modelling research in conjunction with experimental projects: Mesoporous silica SBA-15 demonstrated opportunities to stabilise enzymes because of spatial and electrostatic confinement effects, similar to those in observed in GroEL/ES chaperonin complexes. In this work, we investigate the mechanism of enzyme adsorption on the realistic, curved silica mesopore surface by using molecular dynamics simulations (MD) with explicit solvent.