Marta Kankofer graduated from veterinary medicine in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences Lublin. At present she is profesor of biochemistry and the head of Department of Biochemistry of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin
Her scientific interests are primarily focused on not only biochemical mechanisms lying upon physiological attachment and detachment of fetal membranes in cows but also pathological conditions including the retention of fetal membranes. She was working with enzymes involved in prostaglandin metabolism, connective tissue metabolism, oxidative stress as well as with protein pattern of bovine retained and properly released placenta. She gained scientific and didactic experience during scholarships in Hannover, Utrecht and Vienna. She cooperates with national and international entities.
She published over 120 scientific papers in internatitonal and national scientific journals and co-authored many contributions in congresses.
She participates in teaching of chemistry and biochemistry for veterinary students. She implements innovative methods of teaching which help increasing motivation of students and develop clinical reasoning. Together with coworkers from Biochemistry in Hannover and Physiology from Budapest the team realized European grant entitled „Use of virtual patients/virtual problems in veterinary basic sciences” and created 30 virtual patients for self-study in biochemistry (www.vetvip.eu). The use of virtual patients increased the quality of teaching and resulted in the decrease of bad marks and the increase of good marks of biochemistry exam and the team was awarded the prize of Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education.
She is the member of Polish Society for Veterinary Sciences, Society for Biology of Reproduction, Veterinary Chamber, Committee of Veterinary Sciences and Biology of Reproduction at Polish Academy of Sciences.