Curriculum Vitae – Joanna Rejman

  • Ausbildung

    1990-1995 University of Wroclaw (Poland) Faculty of Natural Sciences – Biotechnology
    Department of Genetic Biochemistry; Degree: MSc, 1995
    1995 – 2000 PhD student; University of Wroclaw (Poland) Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Lipids and Liposomes; Degree: PhD, 2000
    2000-2002 Postdoctoral position; Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (EU), University of Groningen (The Netherlands) Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Membrane Cell Biology
    2003-2007 Postdoctoral position; HSR Scientific Institute (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy), Institute for Experimental Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
    2008 – 2012 Postdoctoral position; Gent University (Belgium), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
    2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral position; Philipps University Marburg (Germany), Department of Physics
  • Berufserfahrung

    1995-2000 PhD student
    Thesis: Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and its inhibitors.
    2000-2002 Postdoctoral position Groningen
    Project: The development of novel carriers for gene therapy of tumours.
    2003-2007 Postdoctoral position Milan
    Project 1: Homing of bone marrow cells to the respiratory epithelium.
    Project 2: Gene transfer by means of lipo- and polyplexes. Role of clathrin- and caveolae-mediated endocytosis.
    Project 3: Effect of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection on gene transfer in vivo and in vitro.
    2008-2012 Postdoctoral position Gent
    Project 1: Non-invasive imaging of migration and survival of stem cells in the brain. An
    Project 2: mRNA as a gene therapeutic: How to control protein expression.
    Project 3: Particulate vaccines: on the quest for optimal delivery and immune response.
    Project 4: mRNA-mediated reprogramming of fibroblasts..
    2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral position Marburg
    Project 1: Light-addressable capsules as vehicles for controlled cargo release
  • Lehrgänge

    1994 Tempus scholarship. Aarhus University, Denmark, Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Gene Expression
    1999 FEBS Advance Course: An Introduction to Animal Cell Culture for Biochemists. Dublin City University, National Cell & Tissue Culture Centre, Ireland
    2003 Handling of Laboratory Animals. San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    2011 Technology Transfer Skills: Introductory course. University of Gent, Belgium
  • Lehrtätigkeit

    I conceived and supervised the research projects of three PhD students and I acted as their co-promotor (Marie-Luce De Temmerman, August 2012; Nathalie Symens, September 2012; Geertrui Tavernier, December 2012). I was actively involved in the projects of three other PhD students (Winni De Haes, Charlotte Polard; Oliwia Andries, Ida De Fino). I supervised few master students. I gave tutorial classes on “Biochemistry of nucleic acids”.

  • Obtained grants

    The development of novel carriers for gene therapy of tumours. EU, 5th Framework Programme, Marie Curie Fellowship, principal Investigator; 2 years (2000-2002) University of Groningen

    In vivo mRNA delivery into dendritic cells for HIV immunotherapy; FWO Vlaanderen (Research Foundation Flanders); co-promoter; € 480.000; 4 years (2010-2013); collaboration with Tropical Institute in Antwerp and Flemish Institute of Biotechnology in Gent

    mRNA delivery into dendritic cells for HIV immunotherapy; SOFI B project granted at Tropical Institute in Antwerp co-promoter; € 1.000.000; 4 years (2010-2013)

  • Organisierte Tagungen

    6th Mejbaum-Katzenellenbogen’s Molecular Biology Seminar: Liposomes and Related Structures, June 1999, Wroclaw/Szklarska Poreba, Poland

    mRNA-based delivery systems under the auspices of the FWO Research Consortium ‘Nano-materials for Pharmacy and Medicine’, October 2009, Gent, Belgium

  • Ausgewählte Vorträge

    1. Rejman J, Cationic carrier-mediated mRNA delivery. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany,  May 2011, invited lecture
    2. Tavernier G, Wolfrum K, Demeester J, De Smedt S, Adjaye J, Rejman J Activation of pluripotency-associated genes in mouse embryonic fibroblasts by non-viral transfection with in vitro-derived mRNAs encoding Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and cMyc. Chosen for an oral presentation at 19th Annual European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Congress, October 2011, Brighton, UK
    3. Dewitte H, De Temmerman M-L, De Smedt S, Rejman J, Lentacker I The use of mRNA-loaded microbubbles for transfection of dendritic cells. 11th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, April 2011, New York, USA, chosen for an oral presentation
    4. Rejman J, Tavernier G, Bavarsad N, Demeester J, De Smedt SC mRNA-based transfection by means of lipo- and polyplexes. 4th International Liposome Society Conference – Liposome Advances: Recent Progress in Drug and Vaccine Delivery, December 2009, London, UK, invited speaker – Junior investigator award
    5. Rejman J, Conese M Gene transfer by means of lipo- and polyplexes: role of clathrin- and caveolae-mediated endocytosis. 3rd International Liposome Society Annual Meeting -Liposome Advances: Progress in Drug and Vaccine Delivery. December 2005, London, UK, invited speaker
    6. Rejman J, Conese M Homing of bone marrow cells to the respiratory epithelium in a murine acute infection model. 1st International Congress of Cystic Fibrosis, December 2005, Rome, Italy, invited speaker
    7. Rejman J, Conese M Role of clathrin- and caveolae-mediated endocytosis in gene transfer mediated by lipo- and polyplexes. 10th Mejbaum-Katzenellenbogen’s Molecular Biology Seminar Liposomes: From Models to Applications, May 2005, Wroclaw, Poland, invited speaker