Julia M. Malinowska

Julia Malinowska

Julia M. Malinowska
PhD student
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Julia received her bachelor’s degree (honours) in Forensic and Analytical Science from Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, UK) in 2017. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she engaged in various scientific projects and research which led to a decision to undertake a PhD degree in metabolomics. Julia is currently undertaking a PhD in the research group of Professor Mark Viant at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK), with her work focussing on development of ultrahigh sensitive methods in metabolomics for analyses of low biomass cell samples. Newly established analytical methods will be applied to regulatory toxicology to investigate effectiveness of metabolomics for biologically-driven chemical grouping and read-across (a variation on the widely used method in chemical risk assessment) as well as to evaluate the potential of metabolomics to simultaneously generate toxicokinetic information from in vitro toxicology studies. As part of her PhD, Julia is collaborating with Thermo Fisher Scientific and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing). She is extremely passionate about animal welfare; her research interests lie in an application of metabolomics to replace, reduce and refine (3R’s) animal testing, and acceleration of its use in regulatory toxicology.