EDUCATION

  • Diploma in Herbal Medicine, Heartwood Herbal Medicine College, United Kingdom, 2018 - 2021

  • Doctor of Philosophy (medicine), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Finland, 2008 - 2014        

  • Master of Science (biotechnology, molecular biology), University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Biotechnology, Poland, 2002 - 2007

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Herbalist at Anita Wasik Tmi, 2022-present

  • Medical Herbalist at Astris Clinic, Helsinki, Finland, 2022-present

  • Medical Herbalist at Hyvinvointi ja Kuntoutus AMIDA Oy, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2022-present

  • Assistant Editor, Power of Plans, United Kingdom, 2022-present

  • Student Editorial Assistant, Herbal Thymes -  the newsletter of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, United Kingdom, 2019 - 2021

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Finland, 2017 -​​ 2019

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Helmholtz Zentrum, Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Germany, 2016 - 2017

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute, Faculty of Molecular Medicine, Germany, 2015 - 2016​

  • Post-graduate Researcher, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Finland, 2008 - 2014​

  • Research assistant, Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Microbiology, Poland, 2007 - 2008​

  • Apprentice, Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Genetics, Poland, 2006

GRANTS AND PRIZES

  • The Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, 2014

  • The Kidney Foundation (Munuaissäätio), Helsinki, Finland, 2013

  • The Diabetes Research Foundation (Diabetestutkimussäätio), Helsinki, Finland, 2013

  • The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine PhD training grant, Helsinki, Finland, 2010 - 2013

  • The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine travel grants, Helsinki, Finland, 2010 - 2013

  • The University of Helsinki Chancellor`s travel grants, Helsinki, Finland, 2010 - 2013

  • Semi-finalist in the Sigma Image Contest, St. Loiuce, USA and Helsinki, Finland, 2013 and 2018

  • Winner of the cover image contest for Sep 2012 issue of the “Molecular Biology of the Cell” journal, Bethesda, USA 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Cell Adhesion Meeting, Mallorca, Spain, 2016

  • The Cell Biology Club, Helsinki, Finland, 2014

  • American Society of Nephrology 46th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA USA, 2013

  • The Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy Study (FinnDiane) Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, 2013

  • The Helsinki Biomedical Graduate School Research Discussion Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 2013

  • Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD) Meeting, Espoo, Finland, 2013

  • American Society of Nephrology 45th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012

  • The Helsinki Biomedical Graduate School Research Discussion Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

  • The Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy Study (FinnDiane), Helsinki, Finland, 2012

  • American Society of Nephrology 44rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2011

  • The Helsinki Biomedical Graduate School Research Discussion Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 2011

  • American Society of Nephrology 43rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 2010

  • VI Meeting of the of the Predictive diagnostics for diabetic nephropathy - DiaNa Consortium, Helsinki, Finland, 2009

  • V Meeting of the Predictive diagnostics for diabetic nephropathy - DiaNa Consortium, Helsinki, Finland, 2009