Prof. Piotr Ziółkowski

Genome Biology Research Unit


phone: +48 61 829 5966
office: 1.89

Piotr graduated at the University of Life Sciences and did his PhD in the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań, where he studied evolution of Brassicaceae genome architecture. In 2005, he joined Adam Mickiewicz University as a research associate. In 2008 he spent four months at the Manchester University, where he worked with chromatin modifications in yeast. Soon after returning to Poland, he began research on the function of histone variant H2A.Z in plants. Between 2011 and 2015 he was on a postdoctoral fellowship in the group of Prof. Ian Henderson at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on natural variation in crossover frequency and distribution in plants. In 2016 he returned to Adam Mickiewicz University and set up his research group.

Research in Piotr’s team is supported by EMBO Installation Grant and Foundation for Polish Science Team Grant as well as numerous grants financed by the National Science Center.

Piotr spends his free time with his family, reading books, and taking long walks with his dog Coco.