Elżbieta Nowak, Ph.D.

Elżbieta Nowak, Ph.D.

Elzbieta is an experienced crystallographer and a laboratory work coordinator in Leaderna Biostructures. She uses X-ray diffraction techniques to solve crystal structures of various proteins and nucleic acids of biological and medical relevance. She gained her experience at the highly acclaimed Advanced Photon Source at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US and at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg. Currently she works in the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. The object of her research are enzymes involved in reverse transcription and DNA repair processes. These processes, although very different, are carried out with proteins that can specifically recognize nucleic acids. Her research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of these processes.