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Piotr Bentkowski, Ph.D.

Evolution, ecology and computational modelling

I have graduated in Environmental Biology from the University of Warsaw and also studied Computational Methods of Physics at the same university. I defended my PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. 

My previous work includes the impact of exogenic hormones and drugs on the behaviour of freshwater organisms' (mostly zooplankton and fish) using automated image analysis, modelling of the evolution of genome size in prokaryotes using high-performance computing and also the comparative evolution of non-coding RNAs. At the Evolutionary Biology Group, I worked on modelling of the evolution of the number of 
copies of MHC genes in host-parasite systems.

Career in short: 
2001 - 2008    studying biology and physics at the University of Warsaw (undergrad and postgraduate)
2008 - 2012    PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
2011 - 2012    briefly working at the Department of Hydrobiology, University of Warsaw
2013 - 2014    postdoc at Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, IIMCB in Warsaw
2015 -  2017    post-doc here
In July 2017 I moved to the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health in Paris, France.