Marcin Jaciuk

After finishing biotechnology on Jagiellonian University I have moved to Warsaw for a PhD in the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of Polish Academy of Sciences. My work mainly focused on studying bacterial nucleotide excision repair pathway and was done in the Laboratory of Protein Structure in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. For a postdoc I came back to Krakow to Max Planck Research Group. My current work focuses on structural studies of eukaryotic Elongator complex.
My other hobbies, apart from lab life ;), are various sport activities, mostly mountain biking and scuba diving. I am also interested in all sorts of new technologies which help both in work and life.


  • 2016    Prime Minister’s Award for PhD thesis
  • 2013    START scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science for young, talented researchers at the outset of their career
  • 2012    K. Bassalik Award from Committee of Microbiology of Polish Academy of Science for the best work in the field of microbiology made in the Polish laboratories
  • 2012    Karol Jakub Parnas Award from Polish Biochemical Society for the best experimental work in biochemistry or molecular biology made entirely in the Polish laboratory


2012-2013   “Structural studies of the UvrC protein from bacterial nucleotide excision repair system” Iuventus Plus program of Polish Ministry of Science and                               Higher Education


  • EMBO Image processing for cryo-electron microscopy, London, United Kingdom.
  • 1st International SPHIRE Workshop – Single Particle Analysis of High Resolution cryo-EM Data, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany.
  • Scientific Communication Workshop, International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Warsaw.


  • Dauden MI., Jaciuk M., Müller CW., Glatt S., 2018, Structural asymmetry in the eukaryotic Elongator complex. FEBS Letters 592(4): 502-515.
  • Stracy M., Jaciuk M., Uphoff S., Kapanidis A.N., Nowotny M., Sherratt D.J., Zawadzki P., 2016, Single-molecule imaging of UvrA and UvrB recruitment to DNA lesions in living Escherichia coli. Nature Communications 7: 12568.
  • Mietus M., Nowak E., Jaciuk M., Kustosz P., Studnicka J., Nowotny M., 2014, Crystal structure of the catalytic core of Rad2: insights into the mechanism of substrate binding. Nucleic Acids Res. 42(16): 10762-10775.
  • Jaciuk M., Nowak E., Skowronek K., Tańska A., Nowotny M., 2011, Structure of UvrA nucleotide excision repair protein in complex with modified DNA. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 18: 191-197.
  • Kedracka-Krok S., Fic E., Jankowska U., Jaciuk M., Gruca P., Papp M., Kusmider M., Solich J., Debski J., Dadlez M., Dziedzicka-Wasylewska M., 2010, Effect of chronic mild stress and imipramine on the proteome of the rat dentate gyrus. Journal of Neurochemistry 113: 848-859.
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