Agata Chmurzynska, Ph. D.

Director of the Human Nutrition and Dietetics Institute, Poznan University of Life Sciences

Head of the Human Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Division

agata.chmurzynska@up.poznan.pl

Phone +48 61 846 61 81

EDUCATION

2012 Habilitation in agricultural sciences, majoring in human nutrition from Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Thesis title: Research on the influence of prenatal and postnatal nutritional factors on methionine and lipid metabolism in the rat

2006 Ph.D. in biology, majoring in genetics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Thesis title: Polymorphism and comparative analysis of CREB, A-FABP and H-FABP genes involved in lipid metabolism in mammals

2002–2006 Ph.D. studies at the Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Poznań University of Life Sciences

1997–2002 M.Sc. in biotechnology, majoring in molecular diagnostics from Poznań University of Life Sciences

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Past research:

The search for a link between DNA polymorphism and phenotypic variation in various animals; diagnostics of sex-determination abnormalities; comparative genomics; molecular modeling; phylogeny; fetal programming of one-carbon and lipid metabolism; nutritional and genetic determinants of of one-carbon and lipid metabolism; molecular biomarkers of dietary interventions.

Current research interests:

fetal programming, genetic and nutritional determination of one-carbon and lipid metabolism, and determination of body mass.

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