Daria Julkowska is a Scientific Coordinator at the French National Research Agency (ANR) where she is responsible for the management of several European and international funding programmes. Among others, since 2010 she is involved in E-Rare, the ERA-Net for Research programmes on rare diseases, where for the first two years she occupied the position of the project manager to finally (April 2013) take over the coordination of the programme. As the coordinator she developed and put into action a set of collaborations facilitating rare diseases research, including the partnerships with European Research Infrastructures and Patients’ Organizations. She has an extensive knowledge and understanding of European funding schemes and programmes. Since February 2017 she serves as the chair of the Funders Constituent Committee of IRDiRC. She is the future coordinator of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases that brings together research and funding stakeholders from Europe and beyond and is currently developed under the direction of the Thematic Institute for Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics of INSERM.
Of Polish origin, Dr. Julkowska obtained her international PhD in molecular biology at the University of Paris XI, France and University of Gdansk, Poland in 2005. She pursued her scientific vocation by the post-doctoral experience in cellular biology, at Institut Pasteur, Paris and extensive training in communication and European Union counselling. She also holds MSc in Management of Research from the University of Paris Dauphine (FR).