Lukasz P. Kozlowski

I am scientist focused on bioinformatics and computational biology. I currently work in Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany in Quantitative and Computational Biology Group headed by of Johannes Soeding.

Research Interests

  • development of bioinformatics tools for protein and RNA structure prediction
  • intrinsic protein disorder and its function in biological systems
  • theoretical studies of protein and RNA folding, dynamics
  • next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis
  • single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) influence on human diseases
  • structural bioinformatics and structural biology
  • advanced machine learning (ANN, SVM, genetic algorithms)
  • protein structure modeling
  • protein and RNA sequence analysis
  • proteomics

Technical skills

Problem solving
  • analysis of complex data using advanced statistics, machine learning (e.g. artificial neural networks, support vector machines, genetic algorithms)
Software development
  • programming languages: PYTHON, C++, C, Java, shell
  • databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Internet: HTML, PHP, Zope, Django, Apache, JavaScript
Scientific packages
  • in-depth knowledge of bioinformatics programs (e.g. BLAST, HHSearch, ClustalW, MAFFT, UCSD Chimera, VMD, Modeller, MEME, and few hundred others)
Languages
  • Polish (native), English (CAE, fluent spoken and written), German (basic)
Educational Background
Ph.D. (2013, biochemistry, cum laude), BSc (2007, informatics), MSc (2006, genetics), BSc (2004, biology)

2008 – 2013      Ph.D. (biochemistry, bioinformatics, cum laude) Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Science, Thesis title: Integrated bioinformatics platform for protein analysis. Prediction of protein domain and intrinsic protein disorder - in polish
2005 – 2007      Bachelor’s degree: Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Sciences, Institute of Physics, Division of Computer Science, Thesis title: Determining amino acid composition in proteins using genetic algorithm - in polish
2004 – 2006      Master’s degree: Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Sciences, Institute of Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, Thesis title: Phylogenetic analysis of the linker histones in vertebrates - in polish
2001 – 2004      Bachelor’s degree: Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Sciences, Institute of Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, Thesis title: The diversity of linker histones in vertebrates - in polish

Employment
2015 –  now Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
2013 – 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Poland
2008 – 2013 Ph.D. Student, The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
2007 – 2008 Research assistant, Bioinformatician, The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
2006 – 2007 Research assistant, Genetics, The Jan Kochanowski Swietokrzyski University in Kielce, Poland






Online version of my CV is available at: http://goo.gl/JgTHzC

Contact: Lukasz P. Kozlowski