BIO

I grew up in Warsaw, Poland’s capital city, and I am ‘the 90’s kid’. I graduated in Environmental Biology from the University of Warsaw. I also studied Computational Methods of Physics at the same university. I defended my Ph.D. at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.

Since then, I have worked as a bio-modeller and a bioinformatician in research institutes in Warsaw, Poznań, Paris. Currently I am back in Warsaw after moving to commercial data science.

For more detailed info on projects I did, see the tab RESEARCH.

BASIC INFO

Name Piotr BENTKOWSKI
Profession Computational biologist / modeller
Almae Matres University of Warsaw, Poland
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Societies 23 WDHiZ “Pomarańczarnia”
Obywatele Nauki
Nauka dla Przyrody
ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0002-1220-1075

 

WORK

2020-now Researcher in Data Science at QED Software group in Warsaw, Poland
2017-2020 Post-doc at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health in Paris (IPLESP - joined research unit of the INSERM and the Sorbonne University) working on modelling of spread and evolution of the influenza virus during seasonal epidemics in France
2015-2017 Post-doc at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań working in the Evolutionary Biology Group on the modelling of evolution of the major histocomatibility complex (MHC) genes
2012-2014 Post-doc at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) doing non-coding RNA bioinformatics
2008 , 2011 Short-term gigs at the Department of Hydrobiology, University of Warsaw doing automation in ecological experiments

 

EDUCATION

2008-2012 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia : “Modelling evolution of genome size in prokaryotes in response to changes in their abiotic environment”
2004-2008 Studied Computational Methods of Physics at the University of Warsaw
2001-2007 Studied Environmental Biology at the University of Warsaw
      2001      Graduated from the Stefan Batory High School in Warsaw

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2009 Two months-long NASA Planetary Biology Internship at the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA measuring C/N/O stable isotopic ratios in sedimentary rocks predating the Permian mass extinction using mass spectrometer