I’m a PhD student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford in the Church and Wedge groups. Currently, I joined Computational Biology Department at Novo Nordisk Research Centre in Oxford as an intern, where I am working with NLP methods and knowledge graphs.
I’m interested in tumor heterogeneity, cancer genomics and epigenetics. You can read more about my DPhil project here. Briefly, I am investigating the role of chromatin organisation in endometrial cancer. In my research I rely heavily on statistical machine learning.
I like data viz and I believe that a good figure can help convey the message but a bad one can confuse a reader. In my free time I tend to look at various data trying to make sense of it. I describe some of my projects, for example exploration of COVID-19 mortlity figures, in the posts on this website. I recently became interested in the generative art, I write about my experiences with it in generative aRt.
I strongly believe that in order to advance science we have to constantly learn from each other, share our knowledge, findings and discuss and test our assumptions. I am the President of the #NGSchool Society. We are a group of computational biologists based all over Europe and beyond - our aim is promote and support science, with emphasis on bioinformatics. We focus our efforts on bridging the gap between Western and Eastern Europe in the area of R&D. Each year, we organise cutting-edge affordable training in computational biology. I am extremely proud of the efforts of our team of volunteers, especially during the 18 long months of pandemic. Despite the difficulties and uncertainties of life in the pandemic we manage to organise online tutorials (in topics such as Python, R, version control, reproducibility and many more), conference and a hackathon. Next year, fingers crossed, we are planning to organise a summer school and a conference in person. You can find more about our projects here or on our website.
Before coming to Oxford I worked as a research assistant in the Zebrafish Developmental Genomics group at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and in Ratan group at the University of Virginia. I studied for BScEng and MSc in Biotechnology at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland.
PhD in Genomic Medicine and Statistics, in progress
University of Oxford
MSc in Biotechnology, 2018
Warsaw University of Technology
BScEng in Biotechnology, 2014
Warsaw University of Technology
You can read about my recent projects below. Those include my past work and DPhil project, as well as my volunteer work and hobbies.
I got interested in creating generative aRt. Generative art - according to Wikipedia it’s the art that is in part, or in whole, created with the use of an autonomous system.
I seek to understand the chromatin organisation in endometrial cancer. My goal is to link the genetic (changes in DNA sequence) perturbations to epigenetic (changes other than DNA sequence) modifications. For one, I want to understand how mutations in the SWI/Snf complex influence chromatin structure in uterine cancer and how they link to disease progression.
Stutter mONte Carlo Simulation - SONiCS in short, is an algorithm design to determine the genotype of a Short Tandem Repeats (STR) given a noisy input. It performs dense forward simulations of the PCR of STR from capture experiments and dermines the most probable genotype.
NGSchool Society was established to support science, with emphasis on computational biology and strengthening the bioinformatics community. We organise in-person and virtual training events, conferences and much more.