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Tomasz Żok received the Award of the City of Poznań

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There were 47 PhD theses submitted in total, among which 3 were chosen. The authors received financial rewards and special distinctions.Tomasz Żok's PhD thesis titled "Algorithmic Aspects of RNA Structure Similarity Analysis" (supervisor: dr. Marta Szachniuk) and defended at Poznań University of Technology was amongst the highest rated theses and of course received a distinction.The ceremony took place on 24th April 2019, in White Room of Poznań City Hall.

Job in the field of Bioinformatics

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Job description:Designing and applying bioinformatics data analysis tools to challenges in Life ScienceWorking closely with the US and EU based customers to improve their cutting edge R&D solutionsExample projects include implementation of new algorithms in R/Python for experimental datasets or building custom analysis pipelinesRequirements:PhD or MSc degree (might be the final year of Master's program) in bioinformatics, computer science/programmingKnowledge of NGS data analysis (DE, Chip-Seq, RIP-Seq, CNV, SNP, assembly), bioinformatics sequence analysis methodsFluent in Python or RYou get extra points for:Knowledge of microbiome analysis methodsKnowledge of the newest findings in immunotherapyKnowledge of the 3rd and 4th generation sequencing methods (PacBio, Nanopore)Hands-on experience with projects in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data MiningWe offer:Solving challenging tasksAn opportunity to contribute to breakthrough solutions in the fight against cancerDeveloping skills in a team of experts, scientists and people with passion for their craftParticipation in trainings, conferences, etc.Working with innovative companies from the US and EUFriendly, informal working atmosphere and flexible working hoursEmployer: Ardigen S.A., ul. Bobrzyńskiego 14, 30-348 Krakówhttps://ardigen.com/Contact (where to send your application): ardigen@ardigen.comOffer on LinedInWe kindly ask you to add the following clause to your application:"I hereby express my consent to the processing of my personal data by Ardigen S.A. for the purpose of existing recruitment process."If you want us to keep the submitted documents also for the purposes of future recruitment processes, we kindly ask you to add the following clause to your application:"I hereby express my consent to the processing of my personal data by Ardigen S.A. for the purpose of future recruitment processes for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of this document, in order to analyse them in terms of the recruitment processes carried out in Ardigen."

Polish Innovation Award 2018

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Institute of Computing Science (Poznań University of Technology) was awarded with Polish Innovation Award 2018 for the project "Genomic Map of Poland". The prize will be handed over on Tuesday, on 2 October 2018.More information (website in Polish):http://www.forum-przedsiebiorczosci.pl/nagrody-gospodarcze/
About us
The Bioinformatics Group established by prof. Jacek Błażewicz started to evolve in the second half of 90's in the Laboratory of Algorithm Design and Programming Systems within the Institute of Computing Science of the Poznan University of Technology. Today, it collects also researchers from the Laboratory of BioinformaticsInstitute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Joint work of the two Institutes has resulted in a number of projects, publications and patents. Recent participation in a structural grant and formal establishment of the European Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics (ECBiG) has pointed out the importance of this cooperation and strengthened the research potential of the group.

The main areas of our research are:
DNA sequencing and assembling (including design of algorithms for the NGS sequencers);
protein structure analysis;
RNA structure analysis and prediction (including automatic tertiary structure prediction tool);
- nanotechnology and DNA computing;

Our group is involved in creation and conducting both undergraduate and graduate studies in Bioinformatics, being a common project of two leading Poznan universities: Adam Mickiewicz University and Poznan University of Technology. The studies offer modern teaching program with courses covering wide areas of biology and computer science, and - first of all - the typically bioinformatics issues.

Students of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computing Science of Poznan University of Technology have the opportunity to participate in bioinformatics lectures and classes. This one-semester course introduces basic notions and issues from bioinformatics and molecular biology, and explains classical algorithms from this area. Laboratory classes enable students to invent and implement their own bioinformatics algorithms solving simple problems.
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