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Bartosz Czech who is the leader of the Bioinformatics Student Association took the first place in “Biology Section” of XXIV International Student Conference. Congratulations!


On 02.05.2019, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the Genomic Biology Symposium took place. There were few interesting lectures related to  current issues in the life sciences, e.g. “How to Build a Dog in 2,392,715,236 Simple Steps” about the genomic variation in dog or “Moving Towards Improving Photosynthesis in Cassava, a Tropical Orphan-crop” about increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis in manioc in order to combat global hunger.

Magda also talked about mastitis study during the poster session.

NGS conference in Wrocław

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Go, where there is no Google …

Yeast Yarrowia lipolytica

Bioinformatics Student Association together with students in the filed of biotechnology take part in iGEM 2019 contest. The aim of the project is altering the genome of yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to make a biofilter which will absorb heavy metals from air in houses.

Go for more:  Myairrowia_social_media / Bioinformatics Student Association / iGEM


JS attends a course “Fortran for Scientific Computing” by instructors from The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart organised by vit.

Invited speaker

This week Magda gave a talk for Illinois University staff as well as students in the School of Informatics, students in Animal, Crop and Food Sciences. The presentation included two examples of bioinformatic analyses of WGS data.


BioInformatics in Torun 2018 – BIT18

New bioinformatics and statistical methods for the analysis and visualisation of foot and mouth disease virus sequences

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Flying Insects

NGS-based identification of Copy Number Variants (CNVs) in honey bee genome has just started! The international collaboration with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will combine complementary expertise and information resources that will enable the first study of CNVs and associated molecular mechanisms in honey bees. The applied methodology will enable the detection of CNV and candidate genes that could be associated with the pollination capability of honey bees.

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign