Maciej Majewski – is an ESR at the University of Barcelona supervised by Prof. Xavier Barril. After five years of intensive studies in biology, chemistry and physics, he obtained BSc (2014) and MSc (2016) in Molecular Biophysics at the University of Warsaw. During that time he was working in Prof. Jacek Jemielity lab at the Center of New Technologies. His project was related to chemical synthesis of modified nucleotides, mostly analogs of 5’ mRNA end (cap), and use of gold nanoparticles in biosensing. Maciej also graduated from BSc of Chemistry (2015), after working in Dr. Joanna Sulkowska group, on non-trivial topologies in protein structure prediction. He received numerous scholarships from Polish Ministry of Science, University and European Union. In 2015 Maciej was given an opportunity to be a part of Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Programme, where he worked in Dr. Luke Lavis lab on chemical synthesis of novel fluorescent dyes. In his free time, when he is not designing drugs or working in the lab, Maciej is traveling, watching science-fiction movies and working out.
Project: ESR10: Fragment evolution platform – molecular simulations
Academic supervisor: Prof. Xavier Barril (University of Barcelona)