Justyna Możejko-Ciesielska PhD, Assoc. Prof.
A biotechnologist and microbiologist working as a professor at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Her research interests are focused on the microbial synthesis of biodegradable polymers with potential applications in medicine and pharmacy. She is an author or co-author of several notable publications in this area concerning especially cultivations of bacteria with the ability to synthesize valuable bioproducts in bioreactors. The principal investigator of the research projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center. She participated in numerous internships, i.a. at the University of Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom, the University of Aveiro in Portugal, and the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg. She received national and international awards and scholarships for her scientific achievements, including a scholarship for outstanding young scientists (Ministry of Science and Higher Education), the Maria und Georg Dietrich and DAAD scholarships (German Academic Exchange Service). She also received a prestigious scholarship of the Top 500 Innovators Science-Management-Commercialization program (funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education), which purpose was to train Polish leaders from various scientific fields with the skills needed to manage cooperative research projects and bring high-technology products to the marketplace. Furthermore, she is an evaluator and reviewer of applications for international cooperation and exchange of scientists for the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange and for national and international agencies that finance research projects. She is currently serving in various editorial positions in top-ranked journals: Microbiological Research, Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Polymers. The vice-president of the Council of Young Scientists (2018-2021), member of the “Top500 Innovators” Association, the Polish Society of Microbiologists and the Polish Genetic Society.