Ewa Janik graduated in physics from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, where she earned her Msc thesis (Department of Biophysics, Institute of Physics, 2003) and her PhD thesis (Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Biology and Biochemistry, 2009). The research activity of Ewa Janik is focused on structure and functionality of the pigment-protein complexes of photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants under optimal or physiological stress conditions. She is mainly interested in mechanisms of plant photoprotection (xanthophyll cycle, aggregation of the light-harvesting complexes of photosystem II (LHCII)).

She loves cats and is fascinated with classic Volvo cars. Her hobby is photography and reading the greatest Russian literature.