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Leszek Pryszcz

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw
Ks. Trojdena 4
02-109 Warsaw

2015 – 2018  Post-doc, Zebrafish Developmental Genomics, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland
2009 – 2014 PhD in BiomedicineComparative GenomicsCRG / UPF, Barcelona, Spain
2008 – 2009 MRes in Computational Biology, University of York, UK
2007 – 2008 BSc (Hons) in Molecular BiologyUniversity of Huddersfield, England
2004 – 2007 BSc in Biotechnology, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

My principal research interest lies in addressing molecular biology and evolutionary questions by applying existing computational tools. I'm keen on developing new tools as well. I’m able to fully appreciate the complexity of biological problems because of my education in biotechnology, molecular and computational biology, as well as my extensive experience in genomic research. In the course of my PhD, I was studying the emergence of virulence in various groups of fungal human pathogens. My postdoctoral research is focused more on gene regulation. I’m trying to understand how post-transcriptional regulation influences gene expression and how it relates to changes in phenotype.

I’m expert in Python programming, fascinated by technological advances, 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), Redundans (a pipeline that assists an assembly of heterozygous/polymorphic genomes) and many other tools. 

In my free time, I’m keen on playing football, biking, snowboarding, ice-skating and playing chess.