Dr. Magdalena Kujawska

My research focuses on understanding how host-specific diet influences evolutionary adaptation in bifidobacteria.

I developed a passion for science in 2010, when I decided to shift my career from a qualified translator to a registered veterinary nurse. After completing my veterinary nursing training in Poland, I moved to Scotland, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Parasitology from the University of Glasgow. During my undergraduate studies, I became interested in gut health and in the use of computing to solve biological questions, which led to me joining the Hall Lab at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (Norwich, UK) as a PhD student in 2016. I completed my PhD in 2020 and moved to TUM to start a post-doc position in the lab.