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Leszek Pryszcz
Research keywords
bioinformatics, comparative genomics, NGS, fungal pathogens, RNA editing
Jan/2015 – onwards PostDoc in FishMed, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland
Nov/2009 – Dec/2014 PhD in Biomedicine, Comparative GenomicsCRG, Barcelona, Spain
May/2009 – Sep/2009 Visiting researcher, Comparative GenomicsCRG, 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

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 toaddress 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

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.