Instytut Biochemii i Biofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk  Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Łukasz Borowski, PhD

Łukasz Borowski, PhD Postdoc, member of mitochondrial research group

Łukasz Borowski, PhD

Postdoc, member of mitochondrial research group

(+48) 22 592 30 23 Room no. 023
(+48) 22 592 30 27 Room no. 027


Involved in: RNA Biology

Academic and Research Career:

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, since 2013
Postdoc, Laboratory of RNA Biology and Functional Genomics, advised by Andrzej Dziembowski

Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, 2007-2012
PhD Student, Mitochondrial Group, advised by Piotr Stępień

INSERM, Lille, France, 2008
Research Fellow, Polonium programme scholarship, internship in The Unite 837 – Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, advised by Pierre Formstecher and Renata Polakowska

Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, 2005-2007
Master Student, Mitochondrial Group, advised by Ewa Bartnik

Institute of Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, 2006-2007
Master Student, Erasmus programme scholarship, internship in the laboratory of Gert O. Pflugfelder

Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, 2002-2005
Bachelor Student, Mitochondrial Group, advised by Ewa Bartnik


DIS3 shapes the RNA polymerase II transcriptome in humans by degrading a variety of unwanted transcripts.
Szczepińska T, Kalisiak K, Tomecki R, Labno A, Borowski LS, Kulinski TM, Adamska D, Kosinska J, Dziembowski A.
Genome Res. 2015 Aug 20.

Measurement of mitochondrial RNA stability by metabolic labeling of transcripts with 4-thiouridine.
Borowski LS, Szczesny RJ.
Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1125:277-86.

Yeast and human mitochondrial helicases.
Szczesny RJ, Wojcik MA, Borowski LS, Szewczyk MJ, Skrok MM, Golik P, Stepien PP.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Aug;1829(8):842-53.

Identification of a novel human mitochondrial endo-/exonuclease Ddk1/c20orf72 necessary for maintenance of proper 7S DNA levels.
Szczesny RJ, Hejnowicz MS, Steczkiewicz K, Muszewska A, Borowski LS, Ginalski K, Dziembowski A.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Mar 1;41(5):3144-61.

Human mitochondrial RNA decay mediated by PNPase-hSuv3 complex takes place in distinct foci.
Borowski LS, Dziembowski A, Hejnowicz MS, Stepien PP, Szczesny RJ.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(2):1223-40.

RNA degradation in yeast and human mitochondria.
Szczesny RJ, Borowski LS, Malecki M, Wojcik MA, Stepien PP, Golik P.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Sep-Oct;1819(9-10):1027-34.

RNA turnover in human mitochondria: more questions than answers?
Borowski LS, Szczesny RJ, Brzezniak LK, Stepien PP.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Jun-Jul;1797(6-7):1066-70.

Human mitochondrial RNA turnover caught in flagranti: involvement of hSuv3p helicase in RNA surveillance.
Szczesny RJ, Borowski LS, Brzezniak LK, Dmochowska A, Gewartowski K, Bartnik E, Stepien PP.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(1):279-98.


Prime Minister Award for PhD thesis (2014)

Participant of the „64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting” (2014)

Fellow of the “START” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science (2013) – Stipends for young, talented researchers at the outset of their career, who have already achieved some success in their field

Award of the Rector of the University of Warsaw for the best Ph.D. thesis (2013)

Scholarship for young doctors from the programme: “Modern methods, medicines and therapies for health and the economy of Europe XXI century – an interdisciplinary education in the field of biomedical sciences at the MSc and PhD studies”, no POKL.04.03.00-00-060/12 (2013)

Team award of the Rector of the University of Warsaw for scientific achievements (2012)

Fellow of “The Modern University – a comprehensive support programme for doctoral students and teaching staff of the University of Warsaw” (2009/2010) – Scholarship for the best doctoral students and young PhDs

Scholarship from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw (2010/2011)