20162018
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Description of research and teaching

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Neurogenomics Group of Docent Iiris Hovatta. Previously, I have completed my Master's Thesis research in the Laboratory of Neuroplasticity, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

The main aim of my project is to identify mechanisms responsible for anxiety-like behaviour, which is a part of a larger project conducted by my group. We perform in vitro and in vivo experiments to understand the influence of stress on anxiety disorders. I am particularly interested in identifying novel gene regulatory networks (GRN) of mRNAs and miRNAs dysregulated in psychological stress-induced anxiety and establishing mechanisms involved in shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in anxiety disorder patients and individuals who experienced childhood stress.

Keywords

  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 3124 Neurology and psychiatry

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2018

Genetic Control of Myelin Plasticity after Chronic Psychosocial Stress

Laine, M. A., Trontti, K., Misiewicz, Z., Sokolowska, E., Kulesskaya, N., Heikkinen, A., Saarnio, S., Balcells, I., Ameslon, P., Greco, D., Mattila, P., Ellonen, P., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P., Jokitalo, E. & Hovatta, I., Jul 2018, In : eNeuro. 5, 4, 16 p., UNSP e0166-18.2018.

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A genome-wide screen for acrophobia susceptibility loci in a Finnish isolate

Misiewicz, Z., Hiekkalinna, T. S., Paunio, T. M., Varilo, T. T., Terwilliger, J., Partonen, T. & Hovatta, I. M., 20 Dec 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 39345.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Summaries of plenary, symposia, and oral sessions at the XXII World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Copenhagen, Denmark, 12-16 October 2014

Aas, M., Blokland, G. A. M., Chawner, S. J. R. A., Choi, S-W., Estrada, J., Forsingdal, A., Friedrich, M., Ganesham, S., Hall, L., Haslinger, D., Huckins, L., Loken, E., Malan-Muller, S., Martin, J., Misiewicz, Z., Pagliaroli, L., Pardinas, A. F., Pisanu, C., Quadri, G., Santoro, M. L. & 9 othersShaw, A. D., Ranlund, S., Song, J., Tesli, M., Tropeano, M., van der Voet, M., Wolfe, K., Cormack, F. K. & DeLisi, L., Feb 2016, In : Psychiatric Genetics. 26, 1, p. 1-47 47 p.

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Activities 2014 2017

  • 5 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

The effect of homocysteine on telomere length

Zuzanna Misiewicz (Supervisor), Iiris Maaria Hovatta (Supervisor)
May 2017

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Zuzanna Misiewicz (Visiting researcher)
28 Feb 201730 Mar 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Neuroscience 2017

Zuzanna Misiewicz (Poster Presentation)
11 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The 2nd Finnish Symposium of Biological Psychiatry, Finland

Zuzanna Misiewicz (Member of organizing committee), Iiris Maaria Hovatta (Member of organizing committee), Tiina Maria Paunio (Member of organizing committee)
19 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Brain & Mind Symposium 2016

Zuzanna Misiewicz (Attendee)
15 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars