Biography Joanna Rorbach

Associated Research Group Rorbach

Scientific Career

since 2017 Group Leader
Max Planck Institute Biology of Ageing, Karolinska Institute Laboratory, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 
2016 Visiting Scientist and Marie Curie International Career Grant Fellow
SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 - 2016 Postdoctoral research fellow
Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK


2009 Ph.D. in Biology, Mentor: Prof. Z. Lightowlers
Institute for Aging and Health,  Newcastle University, UK 
2004 M.Sc. in Molecular Biology
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland


2022 Fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)
2017 Wallenberg Academy Fellowship 
2017 Ake Wibergs Fellowship


2023 - 2027 Karolinska Institute Consolidator Grant
2023 - 2024 Wallenberg Scholar
2022 Wallenberg Scholar
2022 - 2025 Swedish Research Council Grant
2022 - 2025 Horizon MSCA
2021 - 2024 KID Founding
2020 - 2025 Wallenberg Research Grant
‘Mitochondrial Methyltransferases -from discovery to disease’ 
2019 - 2024  Wallenberg Research Grant                                                                                                    
‘Birth of mitochondrial ribosome’ 
2019 - 2020 Wenner Gren Fellowship 
2018 - 2028 Wallenberg Academy Fellowship
2018 - 2022 CSC-KI graduate fellowship
2016 - 2019 Marie Curie International Grant

and professional

2021 - 2022 Faculty Chairperson - Department of Moleular Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB), Karolinska Institute, Sweden 
2019 Editor of the book ‘Mitochondrial gene expression’ Methods in Molecular Biology series
2019 Guest editor of the special issue of IJMS “Synthesis and assembly of the mitochondrially encoded proteins”
2019 - present Co-organizer  of the monthly seminar series “Science@Biomedicum”
2017 - 2021 Organiser of the weekly Department Seminar Series
2017 - present Grant evaluator for Human Frontier Science Program ERC, Polish National Science Centre, Agence Nationale de la Recherche - Karolinska Institute
2013 Editor of the book ‘Polyadenylation: Methods and Protocols’ Methods in Molecular Biology series
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