Beata Kasztelewicz

Scientific degree: PhD

Scientific position: assistant professor

Department: Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

ORCID: 0000-0003-1504-5589


  • assistant professor and microbiology specialist at Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, CMHI
  • degree in biology, specialty microbiology from Maria Curie Sklodowska University (Lublin, 2005)
  • PhD in medical biology from Institute for Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences (in 2014; Thesis title: Molecular characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus and clonality of immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene rearrangement as a prognostics factors in paediatric patients after liver transplantation, supervisor prof. Katarzyna Dzierzanowska-Fangrat)
  • post graduate study in analytical medicine at Medical University in (Lublin, 2015)
  • specialist training in microbiology (completed in 2017)
  • contributed to 2 EU research projects, 5 research projects founded by the National Science Centre or State Committee for Scientific Research (in 3 as primary investigator) and 4 internal research projects founded by the CMHI
  • has authored or co-authored 13 articles published in PubMed-cited journals; 2 reviews, 5 book chapters and over 30 refereed conference proceedings
  • member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (since 2007) and American Society for Microbiology (since 2013)

Qualifications and trainings:

  • specialist in Microbiology
  • Other medical/research skills: molecular methods in diagnostic microbiology, genotyping, gene expression analysis, PCR-based assay design and validation, basic statistical methods, ICH GCP

Research interests:

  • research interests and work focused on virus-host interactions, in particular: pathomechanisms  and prognostics biomarkers for Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and human herpesvirus type 6 infections (in paediatric transplant recipients and immunocompromised patients) and congenital cytomegalovirus infections