Leszek Pryszcz

Leszek P Pryszcz


I’m bioinformatician with background in molecular biology and biotechnology, fascinated by technological advances. My principal research interest lie in creating new computational tools and applying existing ones to address molecular biology and evolutionary questions.

During my PhD thesis I was studying the evolution of virulence mechanisms in various groups of fungi, focusing on Candida clade. I’m also studying the interested in plants and microbes evolution. Recently, I’m involved in vertebrate developmental studies.

I’m an expert in NGS data analysis, including genome sequencing, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq. I’m keen on programming in Python and Emacs supporter in never-ending Editor war. I’m developer of metaPhOrs, the largest phylogeny-based repository of orthologs and paralogs computed from phylogenetic trees.

Bioinformatics Computational Biology Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Molecular Biology

Work details


International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
January 2015
Bioinformatics of heart development in zebrafish model. RNA editing. Genomics and transcriptomics of fungal hybrids.