dr Joanna Panecka-Hofman
Assistant Professor
Division of Biophysics
Faculty of Physics
University of Warsaw

address: Pasteura 5a, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
room no.: B2.34C
email: jpanecka (at)
phone: +48 22 55 32281

Profile at Research Gate
ORCID: 0000-0003-4149-9090



  • 2018 - current   Adjunct at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  • 2017 - 2018   Adjunct at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw
  • 2015 - 2016   Postdoc in the Molecular and Cellular Modelling group of Prof. Rebecca Wade at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
  • 2009 - 2014   Coordinator of the countrywide Polish license of Tripos/Certara software (Sybyl/SYBYL-X) at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (University of Warsaw)


  • 2008 - 2014   PhD studies, thesis: "Dynamical properties of the ribosomal decoding site and its complexes with antibiotics" under supervision of Prof. Joanna Trylska (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • 2003 - 2008   MSc studies at MISMaP, degree in physics, thesis: “Structure optimization of the Lck kinase catalytic domain and design of its genistein derivative inhibitors” under supervision of Prof. Bogdan Lesyng (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • 1999 - 2003   education in the XIV Stanislaw Staszic secondary school

Research projects:

  • 2017 - now SONATA, Polish National Science Centre Computational investigation of dynamic and physico-chemical properties of pteridine reductase 1 of human trypanosomatid parasites, and its interactions with substrates and drugs. (grant no. 2016/21/D/NZ1/02806, role: principal investigator)
  • 2017 - 2018 Grant from Center for Modelling and Simulation in the Biosciences BIOMS (Heidelberg University) in collaboration with Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
  • 2015 - 2016 EU project New Medicines for Trypanosomatidic Infections (postdoc at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies - group of Prof. Rebecca Wade)
  • 2011 - 2014 PRELUDIUM, Polish National Science Centre: Computational study of conformational and thermodynamic properties of human ribosomal A-site and its interactions with aminoglycoside antibiotics. (role: principal investigator)
  • 2009 - 2012 TEAM, Foundation for Polish Science: Antisense peptide nucleic acids as inhibitors of bacterial translation (role: participant, PhD student)

Fellowships and other achievements:

  • 2016   Grant from the BIOMS program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing IWR, University of Heidelberg, for research visits and collaboration with the group of Prof. Rebecca C. Wade (amount 10 000 EUR)
  • 2016   Proposal for the ‘Sonata’ grant of Polish National Science Centre was ranked 1st among 18 submitted in the Life Sciences panel (NZ1)
  • 2013   Scholarship for the best PhD students of the Mazovian county financed from the European Social Fund (Poland)
  • 2011   Proposal for the ‘Preludium’ grant of Polish National Science Centre was ranked 4th among 80 submitted in the Life Sciences panel (NZ1)
  • 2009   PhD fellowship of Foundation for Polish Science (TEAM program)
  • 2003   Scholarship of Polish Ministry of National Education and Sport
  • 2003   Laureate title of ”The 54th Polish Mathematical Olympiad”