Prime Minister’s Award
Dr. Anna Kotrys received the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation entitled “Functional analysis of C6orf203 protein, a new factor involved in RNA metabolism in human mitochondria”. Dr. Kotrys underwent Ph.D. program at the School of Molecular Biology of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS. Congratulations!
Dr. Anna Kotrys defended her bachelor’s thesis with distinction at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw in 2014, then she continued her studies towards a master’s degree at the same Faculty pursuing directed individual study. Both bachelor’s and master’s thesis of Dr. Kotrys were supervised by Dr. Roman Szczesny. In January 2016, Dr. Kotrys started Ph.D. studies at the School of Molecular Biology of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS supervised by Dr. Roman Szczesny. The main goal of her Ph.D. project was to uncover the mechanisms regulating the expression of the human mitochondrial genome in stress conditions. Dr. Kotrys defended her Ph.D. thesis in June 2020 and her work was distinguished for the outstanding quality of the research project. In the course of her work Dr. Kotrys was awarded a prestigious START scholarship from Foundation for Polish Science. Currently Dr. Kotrys is a postdoctoral fellow at the laboratory of Prof. Vamsi Mootha at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.