Ania Lukasiewicz

  • Ania Lukasiewicz (1988) obtained her bachelors European Studies and Biology at the University of Amsterdam. After finishing her master in Molecular Plant Biology, she worked for two years at a vertical farming company in the Netherlands. 
  • She started a PhD at the University of Gent in 2018 in collaboration with the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB) and ILVO (Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Research). In her research she used CRISPR/Cas9-gene editing to knock out genes in potato protoplasts leading to potential Phytophthora resistance. 
  • At the end of her PhD, she did a BlueBook Internship at the European Commission, where she learned about GMO policy and regulation in the European Union, and contributed to the proposal on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs). Currently, Ania works as a researcher at Wageningen University and Research on policy and regulation of GMOs and NGTs in plant breeding.

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