Miriam Colombo obtained her Master degree in 2008 in Medicinal Chemistry and Technology at the University of Milano with experimental thesis in the Nanobiotechnology and she made the PhD in Biology in 2012 at the University of Milano-Bicocca. In 2010 she worked in the lab of prof. W. Parak, Marburg, Germany. In January 2009, she was awarded of a 12+24 months fellowship in the field of Medical Sciences. From September 2013 to September 2019 she was a researcher in Clinical Biochemistry (BIO/12), at the Dep. Biotechnology and Bioscience of University of Milano-Bicocca. From October 2019 she is associate professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca. She is author of 93 scientific publications on peer-reviewed international journals. Official H-Index (Scopus): 29.
Bożena Kamińska was born in 1961 in Bielsk Podlaski. She graduated from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw in 1985, after which she began her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. She defended her doctoral dissertation in 1991. In 1997, she received habilitation at the same institution. She became a full professor of biological sciences in 2003.
Professor Kamińska-Kaczmarek specializes in molecular biology and neurobiology. She currently works at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She is the Head of the new Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology in the Neurobiology Center of the Nencki Institute, Director of the Molecular Medicine Laboratory at the Medical University of Warsaw, and a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
She worked in many international research centers. She did postdoctoral training at McGill University in Canada, cooperated with the American Brain Research Institute UCLA, and was a visiting professor (Nanshan Scholar) at Guangzhou Medical University.
In her career, Kamińska-Kaczmarek has pursued more than 44 domestic and international research grants. Among them were grants from Poland’s National Science Centre (Maestro, Harmonia, Symfonia, OPUS), the National Center for Research and Development (Strategmed 1, 2, 3), and the Foundation for Polish Science (Master, Team-Tech Core Facility). International grants included the NATO grant, European Union subsidies in two Framework Programs, and ERANET grants. She promoted 27 doctorates, three habilitations, and 10 Master’s theses.
Her achievements include 134 scientific publications (e.g. in Nature Communications and Cell) and 10 chapters in scientific books, reaching over 6000 citations and the Hirsch index of 42.
For her scientific work, she has been honored with numerous awards, among others, the Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Habilitation, the Silver Cross of Merit, the Golden Cross of Merit, the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Medal of the Commission of National Education.
Edit Csapó obtained her Master degree in 2006 in Chemistry at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2010; now she is assistant professor at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She is the head of the MTE-SZTE Lendület “Momentum” Noble Metal Nanostructures Research Group supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has been working on the development of novel biofunctionalized noble metal (mainly gold and silver) nanostructures for nearly 12 years, with a particular focus on the potential use of these new nanostructured materials synthesized by cost-effective, green chemical approaches in catalysis, sensing, and biomedical applications. In the last 5 years a new research topic is also started where the design of serum protein- and polymer-based colloidal carriers for targeted drug delivery is in focus of interest. She published more than 70 research papers (impact factor > 320) in international journals, which received nearly 800 independent citations to date.