Research / Structural and Functional Genomics Group

Tomasz Kościółek

Research Team Leader of Structural and Functional Genomics Group

Tomasz obtained his M.Sc. in chemistry from Jagiellonian University in 2010 and a PhD in biological sciences from University College London (UK) in 2016. In years 2016-2019 he was a post-doctoral research associate in Rob Knight’s group at University of California San Diego (USA) and 2019-2022 we was a group leader in bioinformatics at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is working on the development and application of computational methods to better understand the function and dynamics of the human gut microbiome. He has contributed to the development of a suite of tools commonly used in microbiome analyses – QIIME 2 and Qiita – and he is also working on state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical methods to predict protein function (deepFRI) or to model the dysbiosis and dynamics of the microbiome. The goal of his group is to build a multi-level understanding of the microbiome from genes, through structures, to functions and therapies.