Małgorzata Oleś is a PhD student with a background in Biophysics (MSc, 2011, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland) and Applied Computer Science (BSc, 2010, Jagiellonian University). For her Master’s studies she worked with Dr. Krzysztof Murzyn on the quantitative characterization of the behaviour of magainin 2 amide in the interfacial region of a model bacterial membrane using molecular dynamics simulation. The mode of action of the magainins is of pharmaceutical interest due to their antimicrobial (but not hemolytic) properties.
Now Gosia pursues her PhD research to combine her two big interests, namely biomedicine and computer science. She closely collaborates with physicians at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg. She uses bioinformatic tools to gain insight into high-throughput multi-omics data of primary tumour samples of patients suffering from lymphoproliferative diseases (LPD). She is trying to understand the biological background of the diverse drug responses in patients, which will hopefully lead to advancements in modern precision oncology treatment.