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I am an early career researcher with a background in neurobiology and biomedicine. My current research focuses on DNA damage response in neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. After completion of my master degree at Warsaw University of Life Science, Poland I started PhD study at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland. My research interest was centred around various aspects of neuronal plasticity in physiology and pathophysiology, including the interaction between nerve cells and extracellular matrix in epilepsy. I have obtained my PhD in 2015 (October) and subsequently joined Prof Julie Atkin’s group as postdoctoral research fellow (January 2017) at Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research, Macquarie University.

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Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research

Blair, I., Rowe, D., Guillemin, G., Chung, R., Atkin, J., Cole, N., Laird, A., Lim, E., Williams, K., Yang, S., Morsch, M., Lee, A., Shi, B., Walker, A. K., Lovejoy, D., Furlong, S., Adams, L., Syal, D., Bazzi, R., Svahn, A., Parakh, S., Shahheydari, H., Konopka, A., Ragagnin, A., Mehta, P., Wright, A., Bourbon, L., Sabaretnam, M., Don, E., Hortle, E., De Luca, A., Zhang, K., Tarr, I., Galper, J., Varney, B., Chow, S. & Formella, I.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • 174 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Review article

ERp57 is protective against mutant SOD1-induced cellular pathology in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Parakh, S., Jagaraj, C. J., Vidal, M., Ragagnin, A. M. G., Perri, E. R., Konopka, A., Toth, R. P., Galper, J., Blair, I. P., Thomas, C. J., Walker, A. K., Yang, S., Spencer, D. M. & Atkin, J. D., 15 Apr 2018, In : Human molecular genetics. 27, 8, p. 1311-1331 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Single-step synthesis of Er3+ and Yb3+ ions doped molybdate/Gd2O3 core–shell nanoparticles for biomedical imaging

    Kamińska, I., Elbaum, D., Sikora, B., Kowalik, P., Mikulski, J., Felcyn, Z., Samol, P., Wojciechowski, T., Minikayev, R., Paszkowicz, W., Zaleszczyk, W., Szewczyk, M., Konopka, A., Gruzeł, G., Pawlyta, M., Donten, M., Ciszak, K., Zajdel, K., Frontczak-Baniewicz, M., Stępień, P. & 3 others, Łapiński, M., Wilczyński, G. & Fronc, K., 2018, In : Nanotechnology. 29, 2, p. 1-19 19 p., 025702.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Mammalian cell defence mechanisms against the cytotoxicity of NaYF4: (Er,Yb,Gd) nanoparticles

    Sikora, B., Kowalik, P., Mikulski, J., Fronc, K., Kamińska, I., Szewczyk, M., Konopka, A., Zajdel, K., Minikayev, R., Sobczak, K., Zaleszczyk, W., Borodziuk, A., Rybusiński, J., Szczytko, J., Sienkiewicz, A., Wojciechowski, T., Stȩpień, P., Frontczak-Baniewicz, M., Łapiński, M., Wilczyński, G. & 3 others, Paszkowicz, W., Twardowski, A. & Elbaum, D., 7 Oct 2017, In : Nanoscale. 9, 37, p. 14259-14271 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Protein quality control and the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia continuum

    Shahheydari, H., Ragagnin, A., Walker, A. K., Toth, R. P., Vidal, M., Jagaraj, C. J., Perri, E. R., Konopka, A., Sultana, J. M. & Atkin, J. D., 10 May 2017, In : Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 10, p. 1-25 25 p., 119.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)