Bartłomiej TomasikIn 2014 I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Lodz. As of 2015 I started PhD studies at the Medical University of Lodz and residency of radiation oncology. Since 2017, I have been participating in a doctoral course as part of the Postgraduate School of Molecular Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw. During the first years of my studies, I have been drawn to basic research in oncology. My journey started when I became involved in the projects carried out in the Laboratory of Immunopathology, Department of Pediatrics, Oncology, Hematology and Diabetology, Medical University of Lodz. In the fourth year of medicine, I have begun to work with Prof. Fendler in the framework of Individual Course of Studies. Thanks to this cooperation, I have become interested in biostatistics and conducted my first research projects. I am the author or co-author of more than 20 works listed on the JCR list and I am quite experienced in conference presentations. I believe that my most important scientific achievements are Diamond Grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project: “The relationship between NBN gene variability and the clinical course of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children”) and Preludium grant, awarded by the National Science Centre (project: “MicroRNA profile in oropharyngeal cancer and its utility in radiotoxicity monitoring”). I have undergone scientific internships and worked in the laboratories of University of Greifswald, Germany and University of Granada, Spain. In 2019, I received a START scholarship awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science for my achievements.
In my research work, I focus on the role of microRNAs as biomarkers of early and late toxicity in the course of radiation therapy for the head and neck cancers as well as biology and clinical course of HPV-dependent cancers. In addition, I deal with issues relating to the cellular response to fractionated total body irradiation (techniques such as TBI - total body irradiation and TMI - total marrow irradiation).