Our goal is to identify cellular mechanisms and 
pharmacological interventions that contribute to
maintenance of protein homeostasis during
human diseases.



Ulrike Topf         
Group Leader

2007 - 2011 PhD in the lab of Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland)

2012 - 2018 Postdoc with Agnieszka Chacińska (CeNT/ UW)

Monika Stasiak
Specialist/ Lab Manager

2015 Master`s degree: Warsaw University

Somayeh Shahmoradi Ghahe  
Postdoc since 2020


2019 PhD in the lab of Barbara Tudek
(University of Warsaw, Poland)

> Prefoldin substrate landscape upon proteotoxic stress

Kamila Liput
Postdoc since 2021                                          

2020 PhD in the lab of Mariusz Pierzchała
(Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology PAS)

> Proteomics approaches to ribosome heterogeneity                                           

Katarzyna Jonak
Postdoc since 2022                                    


2020 PhD in the lab of Dr. Wolfgang Zachariae
(Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)

> Ribosome heterogeneity during aging                                                     

Ismail Tahmaz
PhD student since 2019                                                                                                                                                                                          

2019 Master`s degree: İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

> Function of prefoldin during cellular stress

Ramin Zadali
PhD student since 2021 

2019 Master`s degree: Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran

> Translational output upon cellular stress


PhD students

  • Karolina Goscińska, PhD (2017-2022)
  • Ayomid Samson (Master`s student) - 2021/22 
  • Hanna Chmielewska (internship) - 2022 (Master`s student at Warsaw University of Technology)
  • Julia Jerzykiewicz (Internship) - 2021 (Master`s student at University of Wrocław)
  • Sidra Kashif (Internship) - 2020
Laboratory support

  • Marta Płonka (Specialist) - 2020/2021
  • Agata Bieńkowska (Student assistant) - 2019 (PhD student at Beiersdorf AG, Germany)
  • Sara Domagała (Student assistant) - 2019/2020 (Research Technician in Dziembowski lab, IIMCB)