Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991
    BSc in biological sciences, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, UK

  • 1992
    MSc in molecular biology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

  • 1993 – 1996
    PhD studies at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria; supervisor: Prof. Rudolf J. Schweyen

  • 1997
    PhD in genetics, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1997 – 2000
    postdoctoral training at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany; supervisor: Prof. Marino Zerial

  • 2001 – 2005
    senior postdoctoral fellow in the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany; supervisor: Prof. Marino Zerial

  • Since 2005
    group leader, Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, Poland

  • 2013
    Professor of Biological Sciences, nomination by the President of the Republic of Poland

Selected publications

  • Jastrzębski, K., Zdżalik-Bielecka, D., Mamińska, A., Kalaidzidis, Y., Hellberg, C. and Miaczynska, M. (2017) Multiple routes of endocytic internalization of PDGFRβ contribute to PDGF-induced STAT3 signaling. J Cell Sci. 130, 577-589.

  • Mamińska, A., Bartosik, A., Banach-Orłowska, M., Pilecka, I., Jastrzębski, K., Zdżalik-Bielecka, D., Castanon, I., Poulain, M., Neyen, C., Wolińska-Nizioł, L., Toruń, A., Szymańska, E., Kowalczyk, A., Piwocka, K., Simonsen, A., Stenmark, H., Fürthauer, M., González-Gaitán, M. and Miaczynska, M. (2016) ESCRT proteins restrict constitutive NF-κB signaling by trafficking cytokine receptors. Sci Signal. 9, ra8.

  • Cendrowski, J., Mamińska, A. and Miaczynska, M. (2016) Endocytic regulation of cytokine receptor signaling. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 32, 63-73.

  • Szymanska, E., Skowronek, A. and Miaczynska, M. (2016) Impaired dynamin 2 function leads to increased AP-1 transcriptional activity through the JNK/c-Jun pathway. Cell Signal. 28, 160-71

  • Kalaidzidis, I., Miaczynska, M., Brewińska-Olchowik, M., Hupalowska, A., Ferguson, C., Parton, R.G., Kalaidzidis, Y. and Zerial, M (2015) APPL endosomes are not obligatory endocytic intermediates but act as stable cargo-sorting compartments. J Cell Biol. 211, 123-44.

  • Torun, A., Szymańska, E., Castanon, I., Wolińska-Nizioł, L., Bartosik, A., Jastrzębski, K., Miętkowska, M., González-Gaitán, M. and Miaczynska, M. (2015) Endocytic adaptor protein Tollip inhibits canonical Wnt signaling. PLoS One 10:e0130818.

  • Banach-Orlowska, M., Szymanska, E. and Miaczynska, M. (2015) APPL1 endocytic adaptor as a fine tuner of Dvl2-induced transcription. FEBS Lett. 589, 532-9.

  • Miaczynska, M. (2013) Effects of membrane trafficking on signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases. (Review) Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 5(11):a009035.

  • Sadowski, L., Jastrzebski, K., Kalaidzidis, Y., Heldin, C.H., Hellberg, C. and Miaczynska, M. (2013) Dynamin Inhibitors Impair Endocytosis and Mitogenic Signaling of PDGF. Traffic 14, 725-36.

  • Pyrzynska, B., Banach-Orlowska, M., Teperek-Tkacz, M., Miekus, K., Drabik, G., Majka, M. and Miaczynska, M. (2013) Multifunctional protein APPL2 contributes to survival of human glioma cells. Mol. Oncol. 7, 67-84.

  • Hupalowska, A., Pyrzynska, B. and Miaczynska, M. (2012) APPL1 regulates basal NF-kappaB activity by stabilizing NIK. J Cell Sci. 125, 4090-4102.

  • Miaczynska, M. and Bar-Sagi, D. (2010) Signaling endosomes: seeing is believing. (Review) Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 22, 535-540.

  • Ohya, T., Miaczynska, M., Coskun, U., Lommer, B., Runge, A., Drechsel, D., Kalaidzidis, Y. and Zerial, M. (2009) Reconstitution of Rab- and SNARE-dependent membrane fusion by synthetic endosomes. Nature 459, 1091-1097.

  • Rashid, S., Pilecka, I., Torun, A., Olchowik, M., Bielinska, B. and Miaczynska, M. (2009) Endosomal Adaptor Proteins APPL1 and APPL2 Are Novel Activators of beta-Catenin/TCF-mediated Transcription. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 18115-18128.

  • Sadowski, L., Pilecka, I. and Miaczynska, M. (2009) Signaling from endosomes: Location makes a difference. (Review) Exp. Cell Res. 315, 1601-1609.

  • Miaczynska, M. Pelkmans, L. and Zerial, M. (2004) Not just a sink: endosomes in control of signal transduction. (Review) Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 16, 400-406.

  • Miaczynska, M., Christoforidis, S., Giner, A., Shevchenko, A., Uttenweiler-Joseph, S., Habermann, B., Wilm, M., Parton, R.G. and Zerial, M. (2004) APPL proteins link Rab5 to signal transduction via an endosomal compartment. Cell, 116, 445-456.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Foundation for Polish Science, TEAM grant "Cellular consequences of endosomal dysfunction for proteostasis, metabolism and cancer biology”, 2017-2020

  • National Science Center, MAESTRO grant "Novel functions of endocytic proteins in transcriptional regulation", 2012 – 2017

  • Polish-Swiss Research Programme "The role of tumor susceptibility gene 101 (Tsg101) in transcriptional regulation in health and disease", 2012 – 2016

  • Welcome Trust (UK), International Senior Research Fellowship, 2006 – 2012

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA), International Research Scholars Program, 2006 – 2011

  • Partner Group grant, Max Planck Society, Germany, 2006 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • EMBO member, since 2017

  • Member of the Council of National Science Center (NCN) in Poland (2017-2020)

  • Polish Biochemical Society, since 2008

  • Editorial board of Traffic, since 2011

  • Editorial board of PLoS ONE, since 2011

  • Ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals and granting agencies, including European Research Council, Polish National Science Center, Foundation for Polish Science, DFG, AICR, ANR, The Wellcome Trust, NWO


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