A brief summary about myself:
I am 61 (Jan. 2016) years old scientist with keen interest in molecular biology research, or work as expert/consultant or as journal/book editor. Thanks to my age and working in universities around the world, I have a very broad experience in scientific research, in science publishing and in dissemination of scientific information to expert and lay-person audiences. I am a self-starter with a positive, can-do approach, to problem-solving. I am very keen and enthusiastic in learning new things.
Education: DSc Molecular Biology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (1983); PhD Biochemistry/Cell Biology, University of Helsinki, Finland (1990); Docent of Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland (1992); Current: Adjunct Professor (Docent), University of Helsinki, Finland (1992-present); Past: Research Professor at Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland (2000-2013); Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (1997-99), Zheijang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China (2006-09), Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn/Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2012-13)
Editorial experience: Chief Editor of ‘Radiation and Health’ specialty for Frontiers in Public Health (2014- ); Associate Editor Bioelectromagnetics (2006-10); Guest Editor Proteomics (2006); Book Editor Springer (2012-13)
Accomplished and acknowledged expert ready for consulting: expert in research on biological/health effects of mobile phone radiation; 2003 WHO expert in revision of research agenda; 2007 expert presenting for the US National Academies; 2009 testified in US Senate hearing; 2011 IARC expert in classification of cell phone radiation carcinogenicity; Chaired WHO/Cost281/STUK workshops on stress response (Apr’2004) and on proteomics & transcriptomics (Oct’2005); Chaired TPC BioEM 2009, Davos, Switzerland & 2010 BEMS Seoul, S. Korea; Steering Committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation program on cell phones; Chaired Task Group on HTST in EMF research (EU COST BM0704 Action).
My research group studied regulation of cellular stress response and used high-throughput screening methods of transcriptomics and proteomics to identify genes and proteins affected by mobile phone radiation. Thereafter, cellular processes regulated by the identified genes/proteins were examined using classical cell biology methods to determine whether the observed changes in gene/protein expression/activity may have any impact on cell or tissue physiology.