Main profile profile for leszek
Academic qualifications and positions
|Jan/2015 – onwards||PostDoc in FishMed, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland|
|Nov/2009 – Dec/2014||PhD in Biomedicine, Comparative Genomics, CRG, Barcelona, Spain|
|Oct/2008 – Sep/2009||Master training in Computational Biology, Biology Department, University of York, York, England|
|Oct/2007 – Jun/2008||Junior researcher in Molecular Biology, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England|
|Oct/2004 – Jun/2007||Bachelor training in Biotechnology, Genetics Department, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland|
|Dec/2016 – Dec/2016||Genome Structure & Function, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel|
|Apr/2016 – Nov/2016||Computational Biology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Jun/2012 – Sep/2012||Genome Evolution & Bioinformatics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|May/2009 – Sep/2009||Comparative Genomics, CRG, Barcelona, Spain|
|25-31 May 2013||5th FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: Human Fungal Pathogen, France|
|22-26 Oct 2012||Second Generation Sequencing: Lab Methods and Data Analysis; CRG, Barcelona, Spain|
|7-13 May 2011||4th FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: Human Fungal Pathogen 2011, La Colle sur Loup, France|
|5-9 Jul 2010||2nd Central European Summer Course on Mycology; Szeged, Hungary|
|15-19 Jun 2009||4th Course on Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics and Adaptation, Valencia, Spain|
I’m bioinformatician with background in molecular biology and biotechnology, fascinated by technological advances. My principal research interest lie in creating new computational tools and applying existing ones to address molecular biology and evolutionary questions.
During my PhD thesis I was studying the evolution of virulence mechanisms in various groups of fungi, focusing on Candida clade. I’m also studying the interested in plants and microbes evolution. Recently, I’m involved in vertebrate developmental studies. Currently, I’m studying the role of RNA editing in vertebrate development.
I’m an expert in NGS data analysis, including genome sequencing, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq. I’m keen on programming in Python and Emacs supporter in never-ending Editor war. I’m developer of metaPhOrs, the largest phylogeny-based repository of orthologs and paralogs computed from phylogenetic trees.
In my free time, I’m keen on playing football, biking, snowboarding, ice-skating and playing chess.
Projects I’m involved in:
- PhylomeDB – PhylomeDB is a public database for complete catalogs of gene phylogenies (phylomes).
- metaPhOrs – The largest repository of phylogeny-based orthologs and paralogs.
- Redundans – Redundans is a pipeline that assists an assembly of heterozygous/polymorphic genomes.
- pyScaf – Genome assembly scaffolding using information from paired-end/mate-pair libraries, long reads, and synteny to closely related species.
- HiCembler – Assembler for HiC data.
- RapSi – Rapid similarity search for proteins and nucleic acids
- REDiscover – RNA editing discovery from NGS data.
- FastaIndex – FastA indexing and sequence retrival.
- tar_indexer – Random access to tar archives