Structural and Functional Genomics Lab at Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
We develop computational methods to understand the functions of the human microbiome. Our work involves method development to predict the structures, functions, and interactions of microbial proteins on a genomic scale. We also analyse microbial data to understand how the changes in the microbiome impact human health. Specifically, in the context of mental health, type-1 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Long-term, we want to develop a multi-scale understanding of the microbiome, from genes, through structures, to functions, and therapies.
We are looking for a PhD student and a post-doc/research associate to start October 2019.
PhD student: protein structure prediction, and structure-assisted protein function predictions using deep learning methods to understand the functional potential within the microbiome. There will also be multiple opportunities to work on projects related to the human microbiome analyses, especially in type-1 diabetes, and mental health. The role will be strictly computational but with significant implications for experimental applications. It will involve collaborative work with high-profile international groups. MORE & APPLY
Postdoc/research associate: build and maintain a consistent and extensible computational framework for structural and functional annotation of microbial genomes, and metagenomes. The role requires strong computational and quantitative skills; it will involve international collaborations. MORE & APPLY
Friends and Collaborators
- Knight Lab @ University of California San Diego
- Center for Microbiome Innovation
- Bonneau Lab @ Flatiron Institute
- Xavier Lab @ Broad Institute