Iza completed her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Silesia, Poland. She joined the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom in September 2000. Since then she has continued her research into the production of biodegradable polymers from bacteria. Her research is focused on the cost-effective production of novel bio-based polymeric materials from waste. Iza has published numerous research papers in highly ranked scientific journals, authored several chapters in biotechnological books. She has also given a broad number of invited lectures at international conferences. Iza successfully supervised 16 PhD students, she also teaches on a wide variety of microbiology and biotechnology courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate level where she puts her knowledge and experience to good effect.