Dr Anna Konopka obtained her PhD degree in 2015 from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, Poland. Her research resulted in two first author papers and six co-authored papers. Since January 2017 Dr Konopka have been employed as a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia working within Prof Atkin’s group on DNA damage in neurodegeneration in ALS. Since joining Prof Atkin’s laboratory Dr Konopka have published four journal articles. Her publications reflect her research interests in neurodegeneration in ALS, particularly interests in DNA damage in neurodegeneration.