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, addressing how post-transcriptional regulation influences expression and how it relates to changes in phenotype. Currently, I’m focused mostly on research in epitranscriptomics, its dynamics and how it affects 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.