Kamila Kwasniewska graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2006 and continued with a Master's studies in the field of Botany, which she completed in 2008. She focused on studying the absorption of mineral forms of nitrogen and expression of genes encoding high-affinity transporters in Arabidopsis thaliana.
After arriving in Ireland, she undertook a research assistant position in the Plant Developmental Genetics Laboratory at Trinity College Dublin in 2011. At the same time, she was an external student of Molecular Biology at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. In 2012, she commenced a Ph.D. in the TCD’s Smurfit Institute with Prof. Wellmer’s, during which she investigated the novel functions of a transcription factor responsible for terminating the floral meristem activity in Arabidopsis thaliana. She graduated in 2017 and the same year took up the ERC Proof of Concept Post-doctoral position with Prof.McElwain’s at the Department of Botany, TCD.
Her current research project, funded by ERC, involves the development and commercialization of the first plant-based sensor kit for the standardization and calibration of controlled environment chambers. This project will have a positive impact on society and economic activities by improving the performance of infrastructure used in food security and climate change research.