About me

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Karolina Pircs

Title: PhD

Position: Assistant Professor

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 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Department of Experimental Medical Science, Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics, Lund University (Supervisor: Johan Jakobsson)

2019 - ongoing Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer): Department of Experimental Medical Science, Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics, Lund University (Supervisor: Johan Jakobsson)

 

TEACHING & SUPERVISION

Supervised students

2020 Caroline Sevcik, Lund University, Medical Programme

2020 Stina Lagerström, Lund University, Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine

2019 Guest student, Jessica Lagerwall, Stellenbosch University, Multipark Preparatory Course in Neuroscience

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

Formal Pedagogic Training: Perspectives on Learning, PBL (Project Based Learning), Research Supervision

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

Lecturer: Molecular genetics of eukaryotic organisms, Gene Therapy Day at the Multipark Neuroscience Course

 

REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

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

Grant revision: DFG (German Research Foundation), Neurological Foundation of NZ

 

MEMBERSHIP

Nordic Autophagy Society member (NAS): NAS sponsorship team member

Transautophagy COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology): Representative of Sweden

Lund Stem Cell Center (SCC): Stem Cell Center Retreat organising committee member


European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN), 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), Network of European CNS Transplantation & Restoration (NECTAR), WINGS , Hungarian Neuroscience Society (MITT), Future Faculty

 

AWARDS & OTHER MERITS

2019 Press release at the EMV News about faculty-funded Associate Seniour Lecturer (BUL) position

Say hi to our 4 new BULs: Anders x 2, Sonja and Karolina! https://lu.app.box.com/s/qibd3ld9zagiajz6loept5wmwep3kj11


2019 Speaker at CRISPR seminar series

Oral Presentation in Lund about current use of CRISPR technology and the research outcomes


2019 Speaker at 2nd Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting

Oral Presentation in Lund at the 2nd Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting


2019 Speaker at What's next? Meeting forum for Postdocs- Supervision of junior staff. How to be a role model?

What's next? Meeting forum for Postdocs organized by Lund Stem Cell Center (SCC)


2019 Speaker at Multipark Retreat

Oral Presentation in Lund at the Multipark Retreat


2019 Lund Stem Cell Center Article of the Year Award for "Huntingtin Aggregation Impairs Autophagy, Leading to Argonaute-2 Accumulation and Global MicroRNA Dysregulation" published in Cell Reports, 2018


2019 Speaker at Lund Stem Cell Center Retreat

Oral Presentation in Ystad at the Lund Stem Cell Center Retreat


2019 Speaker at The Segerfalk Symposium

Oral Presentation in Lund at the The Segerfalk Symposium-Neural reprogramming and disease modeling


2014 & 2015 &2018 Speaker at NECTAR Conference

Oral presentation in 2014 & 2015 &2018 and Datablitz Session Chair (2015) at NECTAR conferences in Galway, Lund and Paris

 

2018 Speaker at Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting

Oral Presentation in Lund at the Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting

 

2018 AcouSort, AcouWash User

#6 place in The Scientist 2018 Top 10 Innovations

 

2018 Scientific lecture, MTA-TTK Institute of Enzymology

Activation of autophagy as a treatment strategy in Huntington's disease (Az autofágia aktiválása a Huntington-kór kezelésére)

 

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

 

CONFERENCES & COURSES

2019

2nd Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting, Lund, Sweden (oral presentation)

The NYSCF Conference (The New York Stem Cell Foundation), New York, USA (poster)

EMBO Workshop, Autophagy: From molecular principles to human diseases, Crieff, Scotland, UK (poster presenation)

3rd Nordic Autophagy Society Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (poster)

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden (chair and oral presentation)


2018

NECTAR, Paris, France (oral presentation)

Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting, Lund, Sweden (oral presentation)

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden

 

2017

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

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

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

FENS Regional Meeting, Pécs, Hungary (poster)

Programming and Reprogramming the Brain, Munich, Germany (poster)

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden

 

2016

SFN, San Diego, California, USA (poster)

Transautophagy Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland (oral presentation)

BAGADILICO Retreat, Ystad, Sweden (oral presentation)

10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Copenhagen, Denmark (poster)

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

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden

 

2015

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

NECTAR, Lund, Sweden (oral presentation and Datablitz session chair)

The EMBO meeting, Birmingham, UK (poster)

Keystone Autophagy, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA (poster)

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden

 

2014

NECTAR, Galway, Ireland (oral presentation)

The Swedish Developmental Biology Organization, Umeå, Sweden (poster)

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

The Segerfalk Symposium & Neuroscience Day, Lund, Sweden

 

2013

The EMBO meeting, Vienna, Austria (poster)

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

Wallenberg Neuroscience Center

Sölvegatan 17, 221 84 Lund

Sweden

Tel: +46 46 222 05 44