Maja Laszczewska

Maja Laszczewska

Role: Research Technician Email:


Having completed an Academy Profession (AP) degree (UK HND equivalent) in June 2016 in Chemical and Biotechnical Science. I have received technical training that supplied me with the necessary skills to work within various scientific labs: microbiological, biotechnical, chemical, cell culture and in molecular biology. As a part of the studies, I undertook a one-year placement at the University of Southern Denmark in Nils J. Færgeman research group, where I was not only responsible for the housekeeping duties and a smooth operation of the lab, but also for my own project “Consequences of ACBP depletion in mice epidermis” which aim was to investigate mRNA expression levels of different CERSs and ELOVLs as well as to detect proFLG processing, using both WT and ACBP-/- mice tissues. Having had that opportunity, I knew that the world of Science is the path I would like to continue my career in, so the next step was to apply for undergraduate studies at Heriot-Watt University, which I graduated from in June 2020 with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology). My dissertation project “Investigation of the ability of Copper Oxide and Silver nanomaterials to induce macrophage chemotaxis in vitro”, aimed to determine and suggest physiologically relevant assessment of inflammation in vitro, following exposure to different NMs treatments. I have joined the NFRG group as a Research Technician on the HUNTER project in December 2020, where my role is to work on the creation of preclinical models, reflecting different HCC subtypes and their microenvironment that can be used to develop more effective immune or combination therapies. .


  • Academy Profession (AP) degree (UK HND equivalent) - June 2016
  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Heriot-Watt University) - June 2020