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  1. 1. CV of Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen Biotechnologist with multi-European backgroundPersonal InformationName: Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen Phone: (+45) 61 67 70 20Birthday: June 27, 1978 Email: azn@comxnet.dkNationality: French Address: Landehjælpvej 14Family: Married to Per Lassen Nielsen(Danish) 2300 København S Two sonsRésumé I am an educated research scientist with a broad background in plant biotechnology. I hold two masters8Genetics and Oncology) and a PhD degree in biotechnology. After a one year post doc, I worked in a medium scalebiotech company for two years. Due to the closing down of the company, I have been working at Aarhus andCopenhagen University since then. However, after establishing my family, I realize I would like to change careertowards work in a biotech company. My relevant personal skills are that I am dedicated and focused at work combined to a high sense of being ateam player with a great sense of humor.I am energetic, well organized, open minded and I appreciate being in aninternational environment. I like searching and coming up with solutions to different new tasks.Educational Background2012: Project management module 1 and 2 theory completed at Implement consulting PMP certification in process2005: PhD degree in molecular biology Faculty ofLife Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark2001: Postgraduate degree in cellular biology and physiology, obtained with honours University D.Diderot, Paris VII, France2000: MSc in cancer research and additional research engineer degree (Magistère) in Genetics University D.Diderot, Paris VII, France1996: High School Diploma (Baccalauréatscientifique) Lycée Louis Bascan, Rambouillet, FranceEmploymentexperiencesince april 2010: Scientist, Faculty of Life Sciences, Plant biochemistry laboratory, University of Copenhagen in Prof. Poul Erik Jensen and Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller groups in the synthetic biology UNIK project2009-2010: Scientist, Aarhus University, Frederiksberg in Prof. Peter Ulvskov’s group in the Renewall European biofuel project2007-2008: Research scientist atAresa A/S2006: Post-doc, Faculty of Life Sciences, Plant biochemistry laboratory, University of Copenhagen
  2. 2. CV of Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen2002-2005: PhDstudent, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen in Prof. Henrik V. Scheller’s group2001: Master student in the Unit of Papillomaviruses, skin cancer department,Institut Pasteur, ParisWork Experience Solid Background in ResearchField of experience:biotechnology, oncology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, biofuels, synthetic biology.Main experimental skills in keywords:protein expression, enzymatic reactions, protein analysis, protein and RNApurification plant compound purification -radio labeling –in vitro transcription/ translation,cloning,cell fractionation,GMOs,antibodies Excellent Documentation, Communication & Presentation SkillsWriting and planning of several scientific articles published in high ranking international scientific journals.Oral and Poster presentations at several international scientific conferences.Numerous oral presentations in English and French. Experience in Teaching& Project Planning2006-2008: Coaching and project planning of work for to 2 laboratory technicians2002-2010: Coaching and project planning of PhD, MSc and Bsc students Experience in Course Teaching2002-2005: Teaching MSc course in Experimental Molecular Biology, and PhD course in Advances in Plant Biology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen Excellent IT SkillsExpert user of Microsoft Office, diverse bioinformatics databases, and various programs for sequence analysis,bioinformatics and instrumentcontrol.Profound experience in literature and database searches.LanguagesFrench: Native English: Fluent, written and oralPolish: Native Danish: fluent on conversation levelInternational Experience2003: 1 month of hiking in Nepal and Tibet2000: 6 months project as Erasmus student at the University of Copenhagen1999: 3 months project at the University of Edinburgh1998: 2 months work as volunteer for the sea turtle protection society in GreeceScholarships2005: Grant for participation in the EMBO course Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes, Cargese, France2004: Grant for participation in the Forum for Young Scientists and FEBS congress, Warsaw, Poland
  3. 3. CV of Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen2002: Marie Curie FP5 PhD scholarship as part of the PSI consortium at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen1998-2002: University of Paris scholarship for MSc students in oncogenesisVisions for Future Professional DevelopmentCombining my scientific background with business, strategy and communicationBeing challenged by exciting workWorking in a team of motivated colleagues towards a common goalWorking in a company in which professional development is possible within thecompanySpare Time ActivitiesFamily - Travelling -Reading -Cinema-SwimmingPersonal ReferencesChristina Lunde, Scientist/ Project managerNovozymesChristina.lunde@gmail.comIben Damager, Scientist/ Project leaderNovozymesibdg@novozymes.comBirger Lindberg Møller, ProfessorUniversity of Copenhagen, Dept. of biotechnology and plant biologyblm@life.ku.dkList of publications 1. Zygadlo A, Jensen PE, Leister D &Scheller HV (2005) Photosystem I lacking the PSI-G subunit has higher affinity for plastocyanin and is sensitive to photodamage. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1708 2. Zygadlo A, Rosgaard L, Scheller HV, Mant A & Jensen PE (2005) Insertion of the plant photosystem I subunit G into the thyklakoid membrane: in vitro and in vivo studies of wild-type and tagged versions of the protein. FEBS J. 272 3. Kouril R, Zygadlo A, Artenia AA, de Wit CD, Dekker JP, Jensen PE, Scheller HV &Boekema EJ (2005) Structural characterization of a complex of photosystem I and light-harvesting complex II of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemistry 4. Zygadlo A, Robinson C, Scheller HV, Mant A, Jensen PE (2006) The properties of the positively charged loop region in PSI-G are essential for its “spontaneous” insertion into thylakoids and rapid assembly into the photosystem I complex. J. Biol. Chem. 5. Hansson A, Amann K, Zygadlo A, Meurer J, Scheller HV, Jensen PE (2007) Knock-out of the chloroplast- encoded PSI-J subunit of photosystem I in Nicotianatabacum. FEBS J. 6. Glaring MA, Zygadlo A, Thorneycroft D, Schulz A, Smith SM, Blennow A, Baunsgaard L (2007) An extra- plastidialα-glucan, water dikinase from Arabidopsis phosphorylates amylopectin in vitro and is not necessary for transient starch degradation J.Exp.Bot.
  4. 4. CV of Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen 7. Lunde C, Zygadlo A, Simonsen HT, Nielsen P, Blennow A, Haldrup A (2008) Sulfur starvation in rice: the effect on photosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, and oxidative stress protective pathways. PhysiologiaPlantarum 8. Fristedt R, Carlberg I, Zygadlo A, Piippo M, Nurmi M, Aro EM, Scheller HV, Vener A (2009) Intrinsically Unstructured Phosphoprotein TSP9 Regulates Light Harvesting in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemistry 9. Zygadlo Nielsen A, Ziersen B, Jensen K, Møller BL, Jensen PE. (2012) Light driven P450 enzymatic reactions. Submitted to ACS synthetic biologyAdditional InformationPlease do not hesitate to contact me for further information including MSc and PhD diplomas and internationalconference participations.