Jana Mach

Jana Mach
Jana Mach, PhD
Postdoc Alumni


Education

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium (20122017)
PhD Thesis: Modulation of the Hippo Pathway and Organ Growth by RNA Processing Proteins
Lab: Growth Control and Cancer Research (VIB-KU Leuven) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Georg Halder

MSc in Biology, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, Belgium (20102012)
Major Domain: Molecular and Physiological Biology
Minor Domain: Ecological and Environmental Biology
MSc Thesis: Phenotypic Characterization of Physcomitrella patens Trehalose-6-Phosphate Phosphatase D Mutants
Lab: Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology (VIB-KU Leuven) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Patrick van Dijck

BSc in Biology. Klaipeda University, Lithuania (20062010)
BSc Thesis: Seasonal Migrations of Birds of Prey along Palanga Coast
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Algimantas Petraitis

Experience

Postdoc in the School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan (Feb–Dec 2017)
Topic: Phosphoinositide Phosphate Signaling Networks
Lab: Laboratory of Cell Migration and Adhesion (Prof. Dr. Jeannette Kunz)

Student-Employee at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF), imec, Leuven, Belgium (2011–2012)
Job title: Laboratory assistant
Labs: Four distinct labs ran by professors E. Yaksi, F. Kloosterman, V. Bonin and B. McNaughton
Tasks: Zebrafish facility maintenance, zebrafish experiments in situ, mouse and rat colony maintenance, behavioral experiments with mice and rats, drug administration to mice.

Conferences
  • The 3rd International Conference of Personalized Medicine and Global Health, Astana, Kazakhstan, Sep 15, 2017. Poster presentation. Poster won 2nd place.
  • The 7th EMBO Meeting, Mannheim, Sep 10–13, 2016. Poster, flash talk. Participation funded by EMBO Travel Grant.
  • German Drosophila Meeting, Cologne, Sep 8–9, 2016. Short talk.
  • 2nd Baltic Green Belt Forum, Palanga, Lithuania, Apr 13–16, 2010. 

Publications
  1. Mach J, Atkins M, Gajewski KM, Mottier-Pavie V, Sansores-Garcia L, Mills RA, Mills GB, Halder G. (2017) Modulation of the Hippo Pathway and organ growth by the RNA binding protein Hrb27C. PNAS, under minor revision.
  2. Atkins M, Potier D, Romanelli L, Jacobs J, Mach J, Hamaratoglu F, Aerts S & Halder G (2016) An Ectopic Network of Transcription Factors Regulated by Hippo Signaling Drives Growth and Invasion of a Malignant Tumor Model. Curr Biol 26: 2101–2113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.035
  3. Petraitis A, Gotalskaja J. (2010) Paukštvanagio (Accipiter nisus) ir paprastojo suopio (Buteo buteo) sezoninės migracijos Palangos pajūryje ypatumai. Jūra ir aplinka 1 (18): 15-20 (in Lithuanian. Title translation: Particularities of the Seasonal Migrations of Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) and Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) along Palanga Coast)

Conference Proceedings
  1. Mach J, Atkins M, Gajewski K, Mottier-Pavie V, Sansores-Garcia L, Mills R, Kunz J, Mills G, Halder G (2017) Identification of Hrb27C as a novel regulator of the Hippo pathway using a Drosophila genetic screen. National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University, 2017-09-15.
  2. Petraitis A, Gotalskaja J (2010) Paukštvanagio (Accipiter nisus) sezoninės migracijos Palangos pajūryje. Jūros ir krantų tyrimai 2010. - 2010 balandžio 13–16 d., Palanga, Klaipėda: KU l-kla; p. 44-46, ISBN 978-9955-18-503-1. (in Lithuanian. Title translation: Seasonal Migrations of Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) along Palanga Coast).

Conference Abstracts
  1. Mach J, Gajewski KM, Mottier-Pavie V, Atkins M, Sansores-Garcia L, Mills RA, Mills GB, Halder G. (2016) Modulation of the Hippo Pathway and organ growth by the RNA binding protein Hrb27C. The 7th EMBO meeting, advancing the life sciences, 2016 Mannheim, Germany, 10–13 September: 167.
  2. Petraitis A, Gotalskaja J (2009). Seasonal migrations of birds of prey along Palanga Coast. Biodiversity, protection and prospects of Baltic seashore habitats. 09–11 September 2009. – Vilnius, - 40 p.