Marcin Zagórski (group leader)
I started as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science of Jagiellonian University in November 2018. Before that I did two postdocs at IST Austria, first with Tobias Bollenbach (currently at the University of Cologne) and second with Anna Kicheva. My research was focused on unravelling biophysical mechanisms resulting in precise patterning of developing spinal cord. I received my PhD in Physics at the Jagiellonian University for work on design principles of large gene regulatory networks with Zdzislaw Burda (currently at AGH, Kraków). See http://cs.if.uj.edu.pl/zagorski/ for selected distinctions.
Maciej Majka (postdoc)
Maciej joined the group in June 2019. Before that he was a postdoc at Jagiellonian University in the Statistical Physics Division. He derived the thermodynamically consistent fluctuation-dissipation relation for the spatially correlated noise and applied it to describe the non-equilibrium effects in like-charge attraction of particles in ionic solutions. He received his PhD in Biophysics at Jagiellonian University for work on spatially correlated phenomena in soft matter and bio-molecular systems with Paweł Góra.
Richard Ho (postdoc)
Richard joined the group in October 2019. He did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh studying homogeneous isotropic turbulence under the supervision of Arjun Berera. During his PhD he also did research on the intersection of turbulence and chaos, using ideas from dynamical systems theory. This is his first postdoc position.
Adela Staszowska (postdoc)
Adela has joined the group in July 2020. She did her PhD in Biophysics at the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College London. She continued as a postdoc under supervision of Susan Cox. Her work focused on developing and implementing data- and image-analysis methods for super-resolution microscopy, in particular, clustering patterns in protein structures called podosomes. She has a keen interest in the innovation space on the industry-academia interface.
Maciej Kania (undergrad)
Maciej joined the group in April 2021. He is a neurobiology undergraduate student. Maciej has experience with working with rats’ brains to study neurodegeneration caused by Parkinsonism and doing behavioural test on rats. He is also interested in computational neuroscience, including modelling of neurons, their distribution in tissues and in the whole brain.
Jan joined the group in November 2019 as undergrad student. He defended his bachelor thesis “Error correction mechanisms in pattern formation of developing tissues” in September 2020. He is currently at Heidelberg University, studying at the Max Planck School ‘Matter to Life’, a Max Planck Society research group focused on researching the origins of biological life and how life-like processes, functions and objects can be quantitatively simulated, predicted and created in the laboratory.