Karol Kugiejko, MSc

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Karol was born in 1991. He comes from Silesia, which is in the south of Poland. He began his career at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow as an undergraduate Biology student. He graduated from these studies in 2013. Later, fascinated by the topic of biomaterials and regenerative biology, he decided to go to the Uppsala University in Sweden. The exchange with Materials in Medicine Group was possible thanks to the Erasmus Scholarship. In the period from 2014 to 2016, he took a master's degree at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. During this period, Karol was a member of the laboratory of prof. A. Russom. The subject of his master's thesis was: "Digital Proximity Ligation Assay on DVD Platform". After graduating he worked, among others, at SciLifeLab / KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the European Commission in Belgium and QIAGEN in Poland. Karol is currently a PhD Candidate in Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano in the framework of MSCA-ITN SINERGIA project at MiMic Lab. His research focuses on a multi-compartment microfluidic model to improve gut microbiome-mediated immunotherapy efficiency.