Team

Auresine is an effect of a long term collaboration of Dr Izabela Sabala and Prof. Matthias Bochtler from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland. Since the determination of the crystal structure in 2004 the enzyme was extensively engineered and tested in order to increase its anti-staphylococcal performance at wide range of temperatures and low conductivity conditions. Over time we have gained a lot of experience in fast manipulation of Auresine and its adaptation to various applications.

Auresine team:

Izabela Sabała, project leader
Elżbieta Jagielska, senior researcher
Piotr Małecki, postdoc
Paweł Mitkowski, PhD student
Alicja Wysocka, PhD student
Weronika Augustyniak, research assistant
Karolina Trochimiak, graduate student
Piotr Bartosz, graduate student

Our R&D team is continuously working on novel applications of Auresine within joint collaboration programs. We are also open to new ideas of the adaptation of Auresine applicability in area of your interest.

Izabela Sabała

Izabela Sabała

project leader

PhD in molecular and cell biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala (Sweden). After her postdoctoral training at Aarhus University (Denmark) Iza has joined Structural Biology Laboratory at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (Poland). Since 2011 she has been working on independent project (Auresine) and developing novel antibacterial agents.

Elżbieta Jagielska

Elżbieta Jagielska

senior reasercher

PhD in biochemistry at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw (Poland). She completed her postdoctoral training at University of Oxford (UK) working on DNA damage and repair and in 2012 she has joined newly appointed Auresine team and since then she has been studying antimicrobial enzymes.

Piotr Małecki

Piotr Małecki

postdoctoral researcher

PhD in crystallography at Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznań (Poland). He completed his postdoctoral training at Joint Berlin MX-Laboratory, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (Germany) working on protein interactions by X-ray crystallography. In 2018 he has joined Auresine team to study new enzymes structure.

Paweł Mitkowski

Paweł Mitkowski

PhD student

He graduated biotechnology, specialization drugs and cosmetics, at Technical University in Warsaw (Poland) and joined Auresine team in 2014 where he has been working on enzymes engineering.

Weronika Augustyniak

Weronika Augustyniak

research assistant

She graduated biotechnology at Warsaw University of Technology and in 2018 joined Auresine project where she has been working on new product developments.

Alicja Wysocka

Alicja Wysocka

PhD student

She graduated biotechnology, specialization applied microbiology, at University of Warsaw (Poland) and joined Auresine team in 2017 to study antimicrobial activity of developed agents.

Karolina Trochimiak

graduate student

Warsaw University of Technology, biotechnology, specialization of drugs and cosmetics

Piotr Bartosz

graduate student

Warsaw University of Technology, applied biotechnology.