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Aleksandra Sulma

Lab manager

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I am interested in the field of metagenomics, in particular shallow shotgun sequencing of human microbiomes. I joined MCB as the lab manger of the bioinformatics groups in 2019, where in addition to administrative tasks, I was also involved in some of the Structural and Functional Genomics Group's projects. Now as a lab technician my focus is on developing metagenomics pipelines and engagement in Polish Microbiome Project.

Katarzyna Kopera

Lab technician

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I completed my Master’s degree in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology from Kenya. After this, I received a Bioinformatics fellowship at the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa,  International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) hub in Kenya. I further gained interest in metagenomics and moved to Tomasz Kościółek Structural and Functional Genomics group,  Jagiellonian University in 2019, where I am currently doing my PhD. My research aims to improve the understanding of the role of the human gut microbiome in health and disease. My main work focuses on developing workflows for metagenomics functional annotation.

Mary Maranga

PhD student

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I completed my MSc and PhD degrees in theoretical physics at the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2013 and 2018, respectively. My research was focused on cosmology and particle physics. Both theses concerned dark matter in several extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics.

Paweł Szczerbiak PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Tomasz is a group leader in bioinformatics at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is working on the development and application of computational methods to better understand the function and dynamics of the human gut microbiome. The goal of his group is to build a multi-level understanding of the microbiome from genes, through structures, to functions and therapies. He obtained his PhD in biological sciences from University College London and did his postdoctoral training at the University of California San Diego.

Tomasz Kosciolek PhD

Principal Investigator

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Computational (micro)biologist. I work on understanding and predicting gut microbiome dynamics using machine learning and statistical approaches. Highly interested in therapeutic potential of gut microbiome and microbiome-based therapy development. Before joining MCB, I worked for two years in the R&D department of Ardigen SA where we were focused on analysing the impact of the microbiome on cancer immunotherapy.

Zuzanna Karwowska

PhD student

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Lukasz research career started at University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Biotechnology followed by a PhD in Biotechnology at Cambridge, UK. Then, he worked at Wageningen University (Netherlands) and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan). He is experienced in clean power generation with simultaneous waste treatment using microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology. He was involved in designing and building reactors for bioelectrochemical studies, comparative genomics and transcriptomics of electrogenic consortia. He was also mining microbiomes for the new species, as well as genetic engineering isolated strains using CRISPR. He has a strong interest in studying metabolic interactions within microbiomes.

Łukasz Szydłowski PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

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