Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 2004 – 2009
    Lodz University of Technology, MSc degree with distinction, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering , Diploma in Environmental Engineering, Topic: Thermosensitive chitosan hydrogels as carriers in controlled drug delivery

  • 2009 – 2014
    Lodz University of Technology, PhD degree with distinction in Chemical Engineering, specialization Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Topic: Release kinetics of pharmacological agents from thermosensitive chitosan hydrogels

  • 2011
    Dortmund International Summer Program 2011, TU Dortmund University, Germany

  • 2011
    Summer School “Achievements and Applications of Contemporary Informatics, Mathematics and Physics”, group “Neuroscience”, National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine

  • 2012
    Erasmus Student Exchange Program, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Project: Experimental approach of polymers graft in spinal cord injury repair

Professional experience

  • 2011
    Erasmus Training, Ghent University, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Research Group, Belgium

  • 2013
    Embryonic stem cell growth and manipulation course , University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Poland

  • 2015
    Postdoctoral Training, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Project: Assessment of in vivo biocompatibility of biocomposite scaffolds intended for peripheral nervous tissue regeneration

  • 2015
    Stereology Course, Institute of Neuroanatomy of Hanover Medical School, Germany

  • 2015
    Animal Models of Neuroinflammation Course, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2014 – 2016
    Lodz University of Technology, Academic lecturer, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Department of Process Thermodynamics

  • Since 2016
    University of Oslo, Post-doctoral fellow within the Scientia Fellows postdoctoral fellowship programme, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Project: Using cell printing technology to create standardized neuronal networks in vitro

Selected publications

  • Nawrotek K, Tylman M, Decherchi P, Marqueste T, Rudnicka K, Gatkowska J, Wieczorek M, (2016) Epineurium-mimicking chitosan conduits for peripheral nervous tissue engineering, Carbohydrate Polymers, in press

  • Nawrotek K, Tylman M, Decherchi P, Marqueste T, Rudnicka K, Gatkowska J, Wieczorek M, (2016) Assessment of degradation and biocompatibility of electrodeposited chitosan and chitosan-carbon nanotube tubular implants, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, in press

  • Nawrotek K, Tylman M, Rudnicka K, Gatkowska J, Balcerzak J, (2016) Tubular Electrodeposition of Chitosan-Carbon Nanotube Implants Enriched with Calcium Ions, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2016, 60, 256-266.

  • Nawrotek K, Tylman M, Rudnicka K, Balcerzak J, Kamiński K,(2016) Chitosan-based Hydrogel Implants Enriched with Calcium Ions Intended for Peripheral Nervous Tissue Regeneration, Carbohydrate Polymers, 136, 764-771.

  • Nawrotek K, (2015) Review. Current Approaches to Peripheral Nervous Tissue Regeneration – Mimicking Nature, Journal of Research in Innovation: Natural, Medical and Health Sciences, 1,16-33.

  • Nawrotek K, Modrzejewska Z, Paluch D, Zarzycki R, Rusak A, (2015) Cytotoxicity of Chitosan Based Thermo-sensitive Hydrogels Intended for Nervous Tissue Engineering, Progress on Chemistry and Application of Chitin and its Derivatives, 20, 222-235.

  • Modrzejewska Z, Nawrotek K, Maniukiewicz W, Douglas T, (2014) Structural characteristics of thermosensitive chitosan glutamate hydrogels in variety of physiological environments, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1074, 629-635.

  • Nawrotek K, Caron G, Modrzejewska Z, Zarzycki R, Decherchi P, Marqueste T, (2013) Regeneration of Spinal Cord Injury by Hydrogel Grafts Based on Chitosan and β-Glycerol Phosphate – Chronic Locomotor Behavior and Ventilatory Assessments, Procedia Engineering, 59, 226-232.

  • Modrzejewska Z, Nawrotek K, Zarzycki R, Douglas T, (2013) Structural Characteristics of Thermosensitive Chitosan Glutaminate Hydrogels, Progress on Chemistry and Application of Chitin and its Derivatives, 18, 93-106.

  • Zarzycki R, Rogacki G, Modrzejewska Z, Nawrotek K, (2011) Modeling of drug (albumin) release from thermosensitive chitosan hydrogels, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 2866-587.

  • Zarzycki R, Modrzejewska Z, Nawrotek K, (2010) Drug release from hydrogel matrices, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering. S, 17, 117-136.


Selected projects

  • University of Oslo, post-doctoral fellow within the Scientia Fellows postdoctoral fellowship programme, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Project: Using cell printing technology to create standardized neuronal networks in vitro, since 2016

  • Laureate of the SKILLS – FNP Mentoring as a mentee of Professor Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA, 2015

  • Principal Investigator of research project: Modification of peripheral nerve guidance scaffolds in order to obtain structures biomimicking nerve tissue

    Lodz university of Technology, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Poland, 2015

  • Principal investigator of research project: Biocomposite scaffolds intended for peripheral nervous tissue regeneration, Foundation for Polish Science – Grant 73/UD/SKILLS/2014, 2014 – 2015

  • Investigator of research project: Mineralized thermosensitive chitosan-based gels as scaffolds for cell growing, National Science Center of Poland – Grant N UMO-2011/01/B/ST8/06686, Lodz university of Technology, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Poland, 2011 – 2014

  • Principal Investigator of research project: Chitosan-based guidance conduits for peripheral nervous system regeneration, Lodz university of Technology, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Poland, 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • The International Society for Neurochemistry

  • The European Society for Neurochemistry

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

Trainings

  • Negotiations for scientists, Foundation for Polish Science, 2014

  • Enterprise, Foundation for Polish Science, 2014

  • Management of scientific research, Foundation for Polish Science, 2014

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration, Foundation for Polish Science, 2014

  • Popularization of science, Foundation for Polish Science, 2014


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