mgr farm. inż. Karolina Pawłowska

Karolina Pawlowska

Ph.D. Candidate – Pharmaceutical Science

MSc Pharm., Eng.

room 2.18 Faculty of Pharmacy

Contact: karolina.pawlowska1(at)

tel. +48 22 572 00 66


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Laboratory classes in Pharmacognosy for 3rd-year Pharmacy Students 


Phytochemistry, chemometrics. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-adhesive activity of medicinal plants.


2018 - now
Ph.D. Candidate
Medical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Molecular Basis of Phytotherapy. Doctoral dissertation project: Studies on phytochemistry and anti-inflammatory activity of selected plant species included in Polygonum sensu lato taxon.

Master of Pharmacy
Medical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmacy. 
Thesis mentored by prof. dr hab. n. farm. Sebastian Granica. Area of research: Isolation and identification of polyphenolic compounds from aerial parts of Corispermum marschallii Steven. 

Bachelor of Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Chemical technology.
Thesis mentored by dr hab. inż. Hanna Krawczyk. Area of research: Synthesis of guanosine modified by methoxy- and carboxy- derivatives of stilbene.

Scientific experience

X 2019 - III 2020
Erasmus+ traineeship in Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry (Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster, Münster, Germany). Area of research: anti-adhesive activity of plant extracts used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

I 2019 - now
Ph.D. student in the OPUS project managed by prof. dr hab. Sebastian Granica
Do natural products of plant origin support the therapy of urinary tract infections (UTIs)? 
Area of research: anti-inflammatory activity assayed with human neutrophils’ and human epithelial bladder cells’ models, as well as uropathogenic E. coli, and its adhesive activity.

10 - 14 VII 2017
Traineeship in Department of Pharmacognosy (Medical University of Białystok, Poland).
Area of research: LC-ESI-TOF-MS technique in herbal extracts’ analyses
I-XII 2017 
Investigator in the SONATA project managed by prof. dr hab. Sebastian Granica
Phytochemical analysis and evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities of extracts prepared from pharmacopoeial plant material lime flower (Tiliae flos).
Area of research: anti-inflammatory activity assayed with human neutrophils’ model.

VII 2016
Student Exchange Programme traineeship in Department of Pharmacognosy (University of Porto, Portugal). Area of research: antioxidant activity of extracts prepared from aquatic plants. 

IX 2014
Student’s traineeship in Chemistry Department (Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland). Area of research: syntheses of new potential anticancer indolequinone dipeptides, optimization of high purity API synthesis of Institute's brand product.

VIII 2014
Student’s traineeship in Department of Biochemistry and Biopharmaceuticals (National Medicines Institute, Warsaw, Poland). Are of research: acquiring skills in different analytical techniques for pharmaceutical research in a GLP environment: CE, TLC, UV-Vis, HPLC/CAD, TOF MS-MS.

Basic research projects

2017 - 2018
Project manager. Medical University of Warsaw Student mini-grant. Project: "Isolation, identification, and preliminary studies on biological activity of new flavonoid glycosides from aerial parts of Corispermum marschallii"
Project no. FW25/NM1/2017

Scholarships and awards

X 2019
3rd degree award of the Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw for scientific achievements (research on Corispermum marschallii)

II 2017
Finalist in the Contest of Master Degree Theses in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Warsaw