Invited speakers

Invited speakers:


Cambridge University

Professor Jerzy Paszkowski is the head of the research group at the newly built Institute – Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge (SLCU) in United Kingdom. The group focuses on the epigenetic regulation of transcription and on molecular mechanisms contributing to formation of transgenerationally stable epigenetic states (epialleles).  Professor Paszkowski after studying in Warsaw moved to Switzerland. There he became a full professor at the University of Geneva and has been a chairman of the Department of Botany and Plant Biology. In 2013 he decided to resign from these functions and accepted Research Group Leader position at the SLCU.


University of Warsaw

Professor Paweł Golik is  the director of the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw and a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the leader of the Evolution of nucleo-mitochondrial interactions and mitochondrial gene expression research group. The group is interested in nuclear encoded proteins involved in RNA metabolism, particularly PPR proteins, RNA helicases and ribonucleases, in yeasts. The group also wants to understand the role of RNA metabolism in the evolution of nucleo-mitochondrial interactions.


Karolinska Institute

Professor Magda Bieńko has been connected with the Karolinska Institute and the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm since 2015. She leads a multicultural, multidisciplinary research group joining experimental work with mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis. The group is interested in exploring the fundamental design principles controlling how DNA is packed in the eukaryotic nucleus and its relation to gene expression regulation. It is worth mentioning that Professor Bieńko began her journey with science as a biotechnology student at the Jagiellonian University. Then we are especially pleased to have her as our guest.


Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University

Professor Wojciech Branicki is the leader of Human Genome Varation Research Group in the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University. The group focuses on genetic and epigenetic human genome variation defining phenotypic features and the influence of biological aging on phenotype progression.  In addition to the scientific activities, the group offers services in genomics, transcriptomics and forensic genetics in Genomics Centre MCB.