I studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Lodz, Poland and then secured a European Union scholarship to carry out my postgraduate studies in the UK. I completed a PhD at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (University of Leeds) on the role of post-translational modifications in cancer development in 2013. During my PhD I received funding from the European Union to train in ubiquitination at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Consequently, I decided to further develop my skills in this field and moved to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (Newcastle) to study the role of deubiquitination in cancer progression. Following successful completion of my Post-Doctoral project in 2017 I received a Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences Junior Fellowship to start my own research programme focused on understanding the role of meiotic proteins in cancer at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biosciences. In 2018 I moved to the Institute for Integrative Biology in Liverpool for a Tenure Track Research Fellowship and started my own group.