Martyna is an accomplished scientist with a PhD degree in immunology and infectious diseases. Born in Poland, she completed her studies in South Africa and spent 10 years studying and working in various countries abroad including Netherlands, Germany, and South Africa.
Her travels and educational experiences in each country have made her aware of the many pitfalls in higher education. Her special focus is towards health science postgraduates, which she discusses regularly on our YouTube channel “Science Bridge”.
Her passion for the motivation and education of postgraduate students resulted in a one-of-a-kind Alternative Career Development Workshop 2020 for Faculty of Health Sciences students at the University of Cape Town. Her professionalism and charisma brought together over 15 representatives from different industry sectors where they interacted with over 100 eager attendees! The unique scope of the workshop was greatly appreciated by both University representatives and particularly the students.
She has published several articles and reports on the needs of biotechnology postgraduate students in South Africa. Today Martyna is advocating for creating joint ventures across the country which will aid the transition of talented postgraduates to industry and result in the creation of more jobs for unemployed alumni.