Our laboratory is open to young, curious and motivated people from all over the world, who want to explore the secrets of laboratory work and broaden their scientific research horizons.
Our team is happy to share knowledge and experience with interns from universities and volunteers from high schools, and is also open to cooperation in the implementation of undergraduate and graduate theses.
Elif Zulal Bigis
Student from Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
I am doing my internship on knock-out of genes with differential gene expression between human and primate cells by CRISPR-Cas9 method.
MSc Student of biotechnology from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
I work on CTCF regulation project that have allowed me to put what I’ve learned in the classroom into use in a practical sense. What fascintaes me the most are regenerative medicine and virotherapies.
Cooperation in Master Thesis
Student from University of Manchester,
The project involves trying to knock out particular regulatory genes from stem cells and differentiating those cells into astrocytes.
The genes being targeted were identified as potentially playing a role in astrocyte development in GWAS. By observing the effects of the knockouts in stem cells of different mammalian species, we hope to learn something about the targeted genes. We also hope to gain insight on the evolution of astrocytes, some explanation on how human astrocytes became more complex than their murine and simian counterparts.
Rogelio Montiel Manriquez
PhD Student from Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Mexico
My research is focused on long non-coding RNAs and their role as regulators of genomic stability in cancer development. I performed an internship in the Dioscuri Center for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics with the objective of learning and receive training in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 systems for genome engineering, the environment is awesome, academically and personally, the laboratory is very well equipped and the group has great expertise in laboratory techniques, I learned not only from our supervisor, but from all the students and personnel in the laboratory, the group was supportive and friendly.
Student from University of Aberdeen
During my internship, I greatly expanded my skills and my knowledge of bioinformatics. I learned to use and modify RNAseq, ATACseq and ChIPseq analysis pipelines. I was involved in many different projects during my time in the lab – for example, I identified orthologous sequences across humans and non-human primates using RNAseq data aligned to a consensus genome and then realigned to species-specific genomes. I was able to independently conduct differential gene expression analysis as well as Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) and overrepresentation analysis for functional annotation of genes. I also set up a new remote HPC system to use for genomic analyses. This is in addition to many smaller side projects.
Through my time in the lab, I enhanced my skills in R and Bash programming, critical evaluation, data analysis, visualisation, and communication.
Student of the 4th class of Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński's High School No. 1 in Otwock (Poland). She was able to working in our lab thanks to "Future with Science" Foundation. During her Internship she learned, among other things, routine activities while working with cell cultures, performed experiments using mouse stem cells and isolating bacterial plasmids.