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Curriculum Vitae

Education

09.2013 – 12.2017
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick: PhD in Biological Sciences

04.2015 – 09.2016
Learning and Development Centre, University of Warwick: Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

09.2013 – 09.2016
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick: Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science

09.2012 – 08.2013
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield:
MSc (Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

09.2009 – 07.2012
School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton: BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography

09.2006 – 05.2009
International Baccalaureate World School no. 1309: IB Diploma Programme

Awards and scholarships

09.2013 – 03.2017
Natural Environment Research Council PhD Studentship "to receive training in research methods and to undertake a programme of research in a specific scientific area"

06.2016

British Mass Spectrometry Society John Beynon Conference and Travel Grant "towards attending the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference Marine Microbes 2016 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry”

05.2016

Society of Applied Microbiology Scientific Meeting Attendance Grant "towards attending the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference Marine Microbes 2016"

03.2016

Royal Society of Biology Early Career Travel Grant "towards attending the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference Marine Microbes 2016"

05.2015
Amgen Scholars Alumni Travel Award "to support the ongoing scientific development of Amgen Scholars Programme Alumni, by supporting attendance at scientific meetings, conferences and workshops"

02.2015
Abigail Salyers Scholarship awarded to a female graduate student to enable participation in the Microbial Diversity course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

09.2012 – 08.2013
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Studentship Masters Training Grant awarded to top 3 UK/EU students for pursuing the MSc (Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering course

05.2012
University of Southampton Graduate Passport Award in recognition of participating in and organising various extra-curricular activities

11.2011
Amgen Scholars BCUR funding awarded to six Amgen Scholars Programme alumni to attend and present at the British Conference for Undergraduate Research 2012 at the University of Warwick

01.2011
School of Ocean and Earth Science Progression Scholarship “for excellent marks in first year examinations” awarded to top 10 students of the School of Ocean and Earth Science

02.2007 – 02.2009
Semiannual Mayor's Scholarship “for excellent marks at school during previous semester, exceptional personality and numerous extra-curricular activities”

 

Internships and courses

09.2015
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist, Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre

07.2015 – 08.2015
Microbial Diversity course, Marine Biological Laboratory

03.2012 – 04.2012
Study China Programme, Zhejiang University

07.2011 – 09.2011
Amgen Scholars European Programme 2011, University of Cambridge

06.2010 – 07.2010
Internship at the Hel Marine Institute, University of Gdansk

10.2009
Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, certified by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

 

Research experience

09.2013 – 09.2017
PhD project: Opening up the black box of marine phototroph-heterotroph interactions.

07.2015 – 08.2015
Microbial Diversity project: Diversity of soil microorganisms: Interactions between novel isolates

11.2012 – 08.2013
MSc project: Treating algal blooms with microbubbles: effect of pH, glucose, flow rate and CO2 percentage on Synechocystis sp. PCC-6803 blooms.

11.2011 – 03.2012
BSc project: Biological functions of GFP-like proteins in Acropora nobilis from Heron Island, Australia.

07.2011 – 09.2011
Amgen Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge: Influence of the presence of symbiotic bacteria on algal lipid production.

09.2010
Fieldwork project: Abundance of Spirorbis spp. on Fucus serratus at Dale Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

06.2008 – 09.2008
Extended Essay: Study of flash flood threat in the Nad Radunią residential settlement in Pruszcz Gdański, Poland.

03.2008
Group 4 project: Eutrophication in the Nowy Port area of the Baltic Sea.


Conferences and symposia

06.2016 Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium X at the University of Warwick

06.2016 Marine Microbiome: Discovery & Innovation in Berlin, Germany

06.2016 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference Marine Microbes 2016 in Girona, Spain

04.2016 Life Sciences Postgraduate Symposium 2016 at the University of Warwick

12.2015 Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Meeting at Imperial College London

07.2015 Celebration of Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory

06.2015 Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium IX at the University of Warwick

06.2015 Postgraduate Research Showcase at the University of Warwick

03.2015 Life Sciences Postgraduate Symposium 2015 at the University of Warwick

05.2014 Life Sciences Postgraduate Symposium 2014 at the University of Warwick

11.2013 Science – Polish Perspectives at the University of Cambidge

08.2013 Student Symposium at the University of Sheffield

10.2012 Science – Polish Perspectives at the University of Oxford

03.2012 British Conference of Undergraduate Research at the University of Warwick

09.2011 Amgen Scholars European Symposium 2011 at the University of Cambridge

Publications

Dabrowska, A., Mateos, L.D. (2013) ‘State of global fisheries – management policies’, Contemporary Economy, 4 (2), 11-24 (peer reviewed)

Dabrowska, A., (2012) ‘State of global fisheries – trends and predictions’, Contemporary Economy, 3 (3), 25-36 (peer reviewed)

Dabrowska, A., Horst, I., Smith, A. (2011) ‘Algae and bacteria symbiosis – the future of biofuels?’, in: Amgen Scholars European Symposium 2011 Abstract Book, Cambridge, 15

Additional skills, interests

  • PADI Rescue Diver & Enriched Air Diver
  • EITCA Information Technologies Telework Competencies and Key Competencies certificates
  • 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Congress of Polish Student Societies delegate
  • The Kings Foundation Ambassador




 Natural Environment Research Council


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council