Anna Wiktor

dr Anna Wiktor


Anna Wiktor, PhD graduate of the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Krakow, and she obtained MSc in biotechnology. Master thesis was entitled: “ The role of photodynamic stress on phagocytosis and pilot study of mRNA expression of heme oxygenase -1 in retinal pigmented epithelium”, which she defended in 2006. Just after study she continued research in PhD studies in Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. During studies she participated in few international trainings, including trainings in Biochemistry Department of Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA and in the Eye Institute of Medical College of Wisconsin. PhD thesis  entitled “Modulatory effects of melanosomes on expression of heme oxygenase-1 in retinal pigment epithelium cells under oxidative stress in vitro” was defended in 2013 and afterwards she was employed in Biophysics Department, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, as assistant professor. In 2012-2014 she carried out grant Preludium received from National Science Center. In 2013-2016 she participated as co-investigator in carried out research of few grants and she carried out two projects from Ministry and Higher Education, Department Statutory Activity, as principal investigator. She was member of American Society for Photobiology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Her publication record contain several papers with international circulation index and she participated in numerous international conferences ex. USA, Spain and Croatia. In 2016 she received prestigious award of American Society for Photobiology in Tampa, Florida, USA. Since March 2017 she has been employed as discipline coordinator in National Science Center in Life Science Sectio.