About me

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Karolina Pircs

Title: PhD

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Birthdate: May 16th, 1986

EDUCATION

Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary

2004 - 2009 MSc in Biological Sciences, Area of specialization: Molecular Biology, Genetics

    Thesis: The role of snf4aγ gene in autophagy and localization of the gene product in Drosophila larval fat body (Supervisor: Mónika Lippai)

2009 - 2013 PhD in Biological Sciences, Area of specialization: Molecular Cell Biology

    Thesis: Endogenous p62 level is suitable to measure basal autophagy in Drosophila cells (Supervisor: Gábor Juhász)


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2013 - 2014 Assistant Research Fellow: Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Lóránd University (Supervisor: Gábor Juhász)

    The role of Drosophila p62/SQSTM1 in autophagy and during antioxidant response

2014 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Department of Experimental Medical Science, Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics, Lund University (Supervisor: Johan Jakobsson)


TEACHING & SUPERVISION

Supervised MSc students

2018 Guest student, Kritika Sharma, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Joint Masters in Neuroscience

2017 Kristina Thumfart, Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Sciences

2017 Guest student, Bob Hersbach, University of Amsterdam

2016 Sofia Madsen, Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Sciences

2015 Guest student, Monika Matusiak-Brückner, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Biological-Pharmaceutical Faculty


Teaching

Molecular genetics of eukaryotic organisms, Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Sciences


REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

Plos One, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Autophagy, Experimental Neurology, Brain, Jove


MEMBERSHIP

Nordic Autophagy Society member (NAS),Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS),Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Swedish Society for Neuroscience (SSfN), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA),Multidisciplinary research focused on Parkinson´s disease(Multipark),  Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaeus Consortium (Bagadilico),Lund Stem Cell Center(SCC),Transautophagy, Network of European CNS Transplantation & Restoration(NECTAR)


AWARDS & OTHER MERITS

2018 Expert Voices - Video on the importance of user safety


2016 - ongoing Representative of Sweden in Transautophagy

CA COST Action CA15138 European Network of Multidisciplinary Research and Translation of Autophagy knowledge


2015 - 2018 Unistem Cell Day (workshop organiser, helper)

Europe-wide Public stem cell engagement: outreach event on stem cells dedicated to high school students


2017 Best Poster Award, The FEBS Journal

NAS: Autophagy Across Kingdoms, 2017, Sigtuna


2017 Speaker at Multipark Retreat

Multipark Retreat presentation of Highlighting the use of Multipark Infrastructure in Lund


2017 Speaker at EMBO Autophagy Conference

Oral Presentation (Selected abstract) in Dubrovnik at the EMBO Autophagy: From Molecular principles to human diseases


2016 Speaker at Bagadilico Retreat

Bagadilico Retreat presentation of granted project in Ystad


2016 Speaker at Transautophagy Conference

Oral Presentation (Selected abstract) in Warsaw at the Annual Transautophagy Conference


2014 & 2015 Speaker at NECTAR Conference

Oral presentation in 2014 & 2015 and Datablitz Session Chair (2015) at NECTAR conferences in Galway and Lund


CONFERENCES & COURSES

2017

Multipark Retreat: Highlighting the use of Multipark infrastructure, Lund (oral presentation, Cellomics Platform)

NAS: Autophagy Across Kingdoms, Sigtuna (The FEBS Journal Poster prize winner)

EMBO Autophagy: From molecular principles to human diseases, Dubrovnik (selected abstract oral presenation)

FENS Regional Meeting, Pécs (poster)

Programming and Reprogramming the Brain, Munich (poster)


2016

SFN, San Diego (poster)

Transautophagy Annual Conference, Warsaw (oral presentation)

BAGADILICO Retreat, Ystad (oral presentation)

10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Copenhagen (poster)

EMBO Laboratory Management Course, Heidelberg (course): The art of leadership- fewer conflicts, more results


2015

Autophagic Membrane Trafficking and Dynamics in Ageing and Disease, Freiburg (poster)

NECTAR, Lund (oral presentation and Datablitz session chair)

The EMBO meeting, Birmingham (poster)

Keystone Autophagy, Breckenridge (poster)


2014

NECTAR, Galway (oral presentation)

The Swedish Developmental Biology Organization, Umeå (poster)

Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies, Cortona (course): Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting for Brain Diseases

2013

The EMBO meeting, Vienna (poster)





CONTACT


Wallenberg Neuroscience Center

Sölvegatan 17, 221 84 Lund

Sweden

 Tel: +46 46 222 34 18