prof. Agata Leońska-Duniec

agata.leonska-duniec@awf.gda.pl

ORCID: 0000-0001-6787-3760

ResearchGate profile

ACADEMIC DEGREES   

2019 Postdoctoral degree in Physical Culture Sciences – University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk, Poland, Subject of habilitation thesis: „Influence of polymorphisms of selected marker genes (FTO, MC4R, LEP, LEPR, ADIPOQ, PPARD, ADRB2, ADRB3 and ADRA2A) on changes in body weight, body composition and selected biochemical indicators induced by a 12-week training programme”

2012 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Sciences – Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin, Poland, Dissertation: „Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of thermophilic amoebae isolated from water reservoirs in Western Pomerania”

2008 Master of Science (MSc) in Biological Sciences – Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin, Poland, Master’s thesis: „Molecular markers for identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the common tick Ixodes ricinus”

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH CAREER -EMPLOYMENT IN ACADEMIC UNITS

from 2019 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Physical Culture, tenured research-and-teaching Associate Professor

2018-2019 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Physical Culture, tenured research-and-teaching Assistant Professor

2012 – 2018 University of Szczecin, Faculty of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, tenured research-and-teaching Assistant Professor

2013 – 2017 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Tourism and Recreation, tenured research Assistant Professor

2012 – 2013 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Tourism and Recreation, research Assistant

2011 – 2012 University of Szczecin, Faculty of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, tenure-track research-and-teaching Assistant

2008-2010 University of Szczecin, Faculty of Natural Sciences/Faculty of Biology, research Assistant

ACADEMIC RECORD (selected publications)

– over 50 scientific papers published in Journals with Impact Factor (over 84 IF)

– H-index – Google Scholar 19

– Total citations – Google Scholar 863

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2018-2021 National Science Centre, Poland: Searching for new genes in the context of genetic conditioning of sports-predispositions (No. 2017/27/B/NZ7/00204) – Researcher

2013-2016 National Science Centre, Poland: Effects of polymorphisms of selected genes (ACE, AMPD1, ATP1A2, HIF1, PPARD, GABPB1, VEGF, PPARG, ACTN3, IGF1, IL6, TNF) on the characteristics and extent of the body’s adaptive response to training (No. 2012/07/B/NZ7/01155) – Research Director

2012 UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science & Sports Medicine, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa: Identification of genetic risk factors of musculoskelatal soft tissue injuries – Researcher

2011-2012 University of Szczecin, Poland: Application of molecular and microbiological methods for the detection of  amphizoic amobeae and their intracellular bacteria (No. 504-1000-240-837) – Main Researcher

2008-2011 Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland: Polymorphisms of selected genes of highly skilled athletes as the basis for the construction of genetic profiles for pre-selection of players (No. N N404 166334) – Researcher

2008-2011 Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland: Application of highly specific Reverse Line Blot (RLB) technique for differentiation of pathogenic protozoans isolated from natural water bodies in West Pomerania (No. N N404 248635) – Researcher

ACADEMIC TRAINING SESSIONS

Institution: Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Type of research stay: Visiting professor in the field of applying genomics in the biochemistry and physical performance, Duration: 1.06.2018 –02.07.2018

Institution: Bronisław Czech Academy of Physical Education in Kraków, Poland, Type of research stay: Academic training in the field of methodology of physiological research in sport, Duration: 14.09.2015 -25.09.2015

Institution: Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland, Type of research stay: Academic training in the laboratory of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Duration: 21.05.2012 -25.05.2012

Institution: Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Poland, Type of research stay: Academic training in the field of methodology of physiological research in sport, Duration:16.01.2012 -27.01.2012

AWARDS

2012 University of Szczecin Rector’s awards for Teaching Achievement

2013 University of Szczecin Rector’s awards for Scientific Achievement

2016 University of Szczecin Rector’s awards for Scientific Achievement

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS AND EDITORIAL BROADS OF JOURNALS

– Member of Editorial Broad Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity

– Member of Polish Society of Genetics

– Member of European Association for Security

ACHIEVEMENTS IN ACADEMIC SUPERVISION

Author: Agata Grenda, the title of doctoral dissertation: „Polymorphism of selected marker genes in competitive swimmers” (as assistant supervisor)

OTHER ACTIVITIES

31 original nucleotide sequences deposited in the Gene Bank of the National Biotechnology Information Centre (NCBI) database: JQ408984.1 – JQ409014.1

RESEARCH INTEREST

– Sport genetic

– Human obesity genes

– Genetic background of exercise-induced adaptation

– Genetic background of pain

– Physical activity for health

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