Spotlight On….. Dr Joanna Czulak

Joanna is a Senior Scientist at MIP Diagnostics


What gets you out of bed in the morning?


How would you describe your day job to a child?

I am playing all day with a magical Play-doh, that I shape into superheros who fight diseases. Imagine that each disease has a different shape, like stomach pain can look like a triangle. I build a shape out of Play-doh around the triangle and put some magical ingredients inside, so later that magical Play-doh always recognises the shape of the stomach pain and can fight it like a superhero does, to make a World better place.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Understanding my self-worth on both professional and personal level.

What does a typical day look like for you?

6:30 am <Food, coffee, work, work, work, food, coffee, work, work, work, food, food, food, sudoku>10:00 pm

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Developing, solving and managing

If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be?

I cannot think of anyone, I really enjoy my job

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

Hopefully still being in Europe 😉

Learn and develop more

Create a product that will change the World (for better)

Speak Spanish

Start learning Spanish…

What do you like most about your job?

Feeling of achievement after solving a problem or developing a successful project, people and atmosphere at work

What is your motto or personal mantra?

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. Just wait for it”

“Hard work will always pay-off”

What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but are yet to use?

I have just updated my phone and so far all the app I have downloaded I am using regularly. I am yet to download an app that I will never use…probably a language learning app😉

Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

If I had a knowledge and the experience I would like to be a neurosurgeon. Being a surgeon and being able to work with one of the most amazing parts in our bodies was always my dream.

What is your guilty pleasure?