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Marta Markiewicz
University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

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University of Newcastle
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences
Framlington Place

NE2 4HH Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
marta.markiewicz@ncl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 191 2225318
www.newcastle.ac.uk

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Genetics is a field of science that fascinates me the most and the best thing I can imagine is being a researcher - as far as I am convinced the goal of the research is right and important.

All cells use genetic machinery to control all cell reactions and protect themselves against harmful agents. In order to unravel factors leading to diseases associated with ageing and cancer, the knowledge of genetic stability on the basis of model organism, like budding yeast, should be acquired and improved. That is why my contribution to the CodeAge ITN project will mostly concern the genetics of model organism

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and lead to identification of mammalian genes affecting aging, and possibly carcinogenesis.

It is well recognised that societies are getting older and older, and the CodeAge ITN may contribute to future treatment and support of the elderly and people with cancer, as well as help us to understand the mechanisms of both. Innovative studies conducted within the Network will reflect the current state of research, and I am very pleased to be a member.

Except the Science, I'm interested in fitness, reading and teaching.