Centre for BioNano Interactions
School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4,
Bogumila graduated with an MSc in Biotechnology from Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS) in 2008. Her thesis concerned environmental biotechnology, namely an analysis of the effectiveness of biological processes of organic matter, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus removal. After her studies Bogumila worked as a laboratory assistant at WULS. Her work in a group investigating the in vivo impact of nanoparticles developed her interest in this area of science. In 2011 Bogumila moved to Dublin and started her PhD studies (as a Marie Curie Fellow) in the Centre for BioNano Interactions at University College Dublin.
In her current research Bogumiła is investigating the relationship between uptake, subcellular localisation and biological impacts of silver nanoparticles and their physico-chemical characteristics and protein corona. Due to the numerous commercial applications of silver nanoparticles, several aspects of their transformation in the environment and biological impacts have been investigated for many years. Still, the connection between their characteristics and transformation (in the environment and in living systems) and biological impacts is largely unknown. In CBNI many studies have been performed on the formulation and composition of the protein corona and how this determines subsequent cellular interactions and impacts. Bogumila also intends to apply the methods developed in CBNI for her studies on the protein corona formed on silver nanoparticles and its impact on silver nanoparticles interactions with human cells. She is also translating some of the approaches developed into a high content format.