Vice-rector for international cooperation

Vice-Rector for International Cooperation
dr hab. Marta Mendel

Marta Mendel was born on October 29, 1979 in Warsaw.

In 2005, she graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, with the professional title of veterinarian. Part of her studies (2003-2004) was completed at the University of Veterinary Medicine (Tierärztliche Hochschule) in Hanover, Germany.

In 2005, she began her further education as part of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, which she completed in 2010 with a doctorate in veterinary sciences (based on the doctoral dissertation "The effect of selected active compounds of common ivy (Hedera helix) on the motoric activity of rat isolated stomach strips ”). She was awarded the habilitation degree in the discipline of veterinary medicine in the field of pharmacology and toxicology in 2018.

She started working at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences as an assistant in 2008 and continues as an assistant professor. At that time, she was the dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2019-2020). She has also been the supervisor of the pharmacological-toxicological section of the  Students’ Academic Association of Veterinary Medicine (from 2017) and the class tutor (2014-2020). Since 2015, she has been an expert of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, appointed to assess plant protection products in the field of mammalian toxicology, and since 2017, she has been the coordinator of the GA networking group on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products in Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Medicine.

Research interests of Dr hab. Marta Mendel focuse on the pharmacological activities of medicinal plants and active substances of plant origin. Research conducted by Dr hab. Marta Mendel is based on the use of alternative methods and experimental models in vitro / ex vivo, which enable the assessment of the impact of xenobiotics on various functions of the digestive tract and the liver. Another area of intensive research is the assessment of the toxic effects of mycotoxins.

She gained academic experience in centers abroad during short-term internships at Freie Universität Berlin (2017) and TOXALIM - Research Center in Food Toxicology, INRA - Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique in Toulouse (2019).

As the Principal Investigator or main Co-Investigator, she participated in the implementation of research financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research, National Science Center and KNOW as well as from the resources of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, including CIiTT. She is the author of several dozen scientific publications with a total IF> 63.

She was a reviewer of scientific publications in numerous national and international journals, including Chemosphere, Complementary Medicine Research, Central European Journal of Biology, Cytotechnology, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Molecules, Pharmaceutical Biology, Phytotherapy Research, Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry.

She is the supervisor of a doctoral dissertation, and was a reviewer in one doctoral thesis, two habilitation procedures and one professorship in South Africa (University of Pretoria).

Dr hab. Marta Mendel has been a member of the Polish Toxicological Society since 2008 (secretary since 2014), a member of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences (since 2019), a member of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (since 2009), a member of the Anti-Doping Subcommittee of the Veterinary Commission of the Polish Equestrian Federation (2013-2019). From 2020, he is also an expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee in the veterinary discipline.

For her scientific and organizational activity, she was awarded with the prizes of the Rector of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (2011, 2019), the 3rd degree award of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences (2019) and distinguished with the Nor-Feed Veterinary Award consortium (2016, 2017).

Knowledge of foreign languages: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish.

Hobbies and interests: traveling, Ibero-American culture, popularizing science among the youngest.

Married, two children. She has three cats, a dog and two rats.