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The Swedish Society for Hematology has awarded Maria Jassinskaja with “Thesis of the year”

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Maria performed her doctoral studies in the group of Jenny Hansson at the SCC and defended her thesis on June 9th, 2021.

Maria’s doctoral studies at the SCC resulted in the thesis “Molecular and Functional Dynamics of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Fate During Ontogeny” in which she focused her work on blood development and how it affects our immune system. The assessment committee at The Swedish Society for Hematology, which consists of academically well-qualified members from each of the Nordic neighbouring countries, acknowledged the high quality of her work as part of the motivation reads "We have no doubt that Maria Jassinskaja's dissertation would be ranked among the top five percent, regardless of medical specialty or country of origin".

In addition to the honor and a Diploma, Maria gets 10.000 SEK from Blodcancerförbundet.

Maria has now started her postdoctal work in David Kent's lab in York, England, where she focuses on ex vivo expansion of hematopoetic stem cells as well as the role of JAK2 and TET2 in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Further related reading:

- To learn more about Maria and her thesis, please read her PhD defence interview at the SCC from June this year.

- The medical faculty's press release about the award.

- Maria's thesis “Molecular and Functional Dynamics of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Fate During Ontogeny”.

- The homepage of Jenny Hansson’s research group.

- The homepage of Swedish Society for Hematology.