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
Spoorthy Gowda
PhD student since 2023 
2022 Master`s degree: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER Tirupati), India

> Modulation of health span in C. elegans
Hrudya Mohan
PhD student since 2023   
2023 Master`s degree: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERB), India

>  Protein oxidation landscape in C. elegans  


PhD students

  • Karolina Goscińska, PhD (2017-2022)
  • Iryna Levkovych (Internship) - 2023 (Warsaw University of Technology)
  • 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)