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Dr Magdalena Kulma

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Molecure S.A

Graduate of the Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk. She obtained her PhD degree in biological sciences in 2009 at the M. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS. During her postdoctoral training at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as an FNP fellow and NCN grant winner, she conducted research on the mechanism of action of toxic proteins. In 2019, she was awarded a Seal of Excellence MSCA grant and a Bekker NAWA grant for research at the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia, where she carried out a project on the mechanism of action of gasdermin D-a key protein in the inflammatory response of the human immune system. She is currently working at Molecure, where she is leading a programme to identify a selective USP21 deubiquitinase inhibitor that will meet the criteria for a clinical candidate in anticancer therapy. In addition to her work in the laboratory, she is active as a science populariser - a member of the Science Advocates Association.