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Ph.D. project areas & supervision

Ph.D. project areas

Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB):

Bioinformatics Research Group

Dr. Tomasz Kościółek - new bioinformatics methods for the analysis and understanding of the human gut microbiome

Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory

Prof. Jonathan Heddle - 1) Extending the library of programmable protein cages; 2) Delivering and tracking artificial protein cages in cells.

Dr. Yusuke Azuma - Encapsidic production of difficult-to-express proteins

Developmental Biology Laboratory

Prof. Grażyna Ptak - regulation of early mammalian development

Disease modeling; induced pluripotent stem cells

Dr Neli Kachamakova-Trojanowska

Max Planck Laboratory

Dr Sebastian Glatt - 1) structural and functional characterization of large macromolecular complexes involved in translational control in eukaryotes; 2) single-particle cryo-EM in tRNA biology

Microbial Genomics Group

Dr Rafał Mostowy - evolutionary microbial genomics; bioinformatics

Protein Crystallography Research Group

Prof. Grzegorz Dubin - structural and functional characterisation of the peroxisomal protein transport system (PEX)

Dr Anna Czarna - the restoration of β-cell function via inhibition of diabetic kinome

Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) 

Please visit JCET’s Ph.D. Programme website.

SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre

Please visit SOLARIS’s website.

Detailed descriptions of the planned projects will be announced in subsequent weeks. Please visit our Research Groups pages for information on their research areas.

Thesis Advisory Committee

Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) consists of the primary supervisor and the co-supervisors: one internal, and one external adviser. Each student has a Ph.D. supervisor within the MCB, JCET or Solaris group leaders, who provides day-to-day supervision of his/her research and two co-supervisors. TAC serves as a scientific advisory board for the student throughout their Ph.D. work. Its function is to offer comments, advice, and support to the student in order to ensure that the thesis can be completed in an appropriate time frame and with the best possible output. In addition to the student's own research group, the thesis committee provides an independent forum for scientific discussion.

Monitoring of each student's progress is achieved by TAC meetings which take place every 6 months.

For information on how to make an application to our Ph.D. Programme please go to How to apply.