Aneta Zysk

Aneta Zysk

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Aneta joined the Intellectual Disability Research Group at the end of 2016. The focus of the group is to gain a deeper understanding of the gene mutations that cause intellectual disability, autism, and seizures in children. Aneta is specifically investigating the effect estradiol has on seizures and understanding the molecular changes the treatment may have on the brain.

Prior to this, Aneta undertook her PhD in the Breast Cancer Research Unit. Her project investigated the anti-cancer efficacy of a small population of immune cells, in combination with a drug used for osteoporosis against cancers in the bone.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
    2017 Award Northern Communities Foundation Prize University of Adelaide
    2016 Award Wellcome Trust Travel Grant King's College London
    2015 Award Best Senior PhD Oral Presentation (Laboratory)
    2015 Achievement Finalist for the Ross Wishart Award (ASMR)
    2014 Award Best Lay Description Prize
    2014 Award School of Medicine Poster Presentation Prize University of Adelaide
    2014 Award SAHMRI Beat Cancer Project Travel Grant 2014
    2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award
    2012 Scholarship Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Scholarship
    2011 Award Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award University of Adelaide
    2010 Scholarship Cancer Council SA Student Vacation Scholarship University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Polish Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2012 - 2012 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours - Biochemistry)
    2009 - 2011 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - 2015 Member Basil Hetzel Institute Committee Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Phone: 83137917
  • Email: aneta.zysk@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: AHMS
  • Room: WS8062.44
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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