Dr. Tomasz Kościółek is the head of the Structural and Functional Genomics Group, established in 2019. In 2016, Dr. Kościółek received his PhD at University College London and in 2016-2019 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Rob Knight (University of California San Diego, USA). There, he developed bioinformatics methods supporting the analysis of microbiome data. Currently, the main area of research of his research group is the human gut microbiome and the development of bioinformatics methods to describe the biological functions performed by the microbiome and its changes over time. The aim of the group is to develop biomarkers that allow for the early diagnosis of diseases associated with changes in the composition of the microbiome (e.g. Crohn’s disease) and strategies for changing the composition of the microbiome to promote health. So far, it has obtained funding from NAWA, NCN and NCBiR programs.