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2019-01-24
"NanoPipe - a web server for nanopore MinION sequencing data analysis" by Shabardina et al. has been published by GigaScience.
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2018-12-29
"Transposable Elements Significantly Contributed to the Core Promoters in the Human Genome" by Kellner and Makalowski has been published by SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences
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2018-12-14
A special seminar "Chironex indrasaksajiae (Cnidaria, Cubozoa), a new deadly box jellyfish from Thailand: From beachside to bench to clinical practice and to community" by Dr. Nuankanya Sathira from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2018-12-06
Defining a Characteristic Gene Expression Set Responsible for Cancer Stem Cell-Like Features in a Sub-Population of Ewing Sarcoma Cells CADO-ES1 - by Hotfilder, Korsching et al.
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2018-11-05
Welcome Philipp Meister to our institute!
2018-10-02
Welcome Matias Rodriguez to our institute!
2018-08
miR‐21‐5p, miR‐141‐3p, and miR‐205‐5p levels in urine - promising biomarkers for the identification of prostate and bladder cancer - by Ghorbanmehr Gharbi Korsching et al.
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2018-08
"Bioinformatics v. 3" by Makalowski et al. has been published in eLS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences).
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2018-08-09
"Life cycle adapted upstream open reading frames (uORFs) in Trypanosoma congolense: A post-transcriptional approach to accurate gene regulation" by Fervers et al has been published by PLoS ONE
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Prof. Wojciech Makałowski
Biographical details
I joined the University of Muenster in January 2007. Prior to moving here, I worked at the Pennsylvania State University, USA (2001-2007), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NIH, USA (1994-2001), and the University of Montreal, Canada (1991-1993). My Ph.D. is from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (1991), and I also have a Master degree of Biology (1983) and a Master degree of Philosophy (1988) from the same university.
Contact
Telephone: +49 251 835 3006
Email: wojmak@uni-muenster.de
Research Interest
I am a molecular biologist with strong interest in evolution. My main research aims in understanding evolution at the genome level with special focus on transposable elements and their influence on a host genome. I am also interested in history and philosophy of science. In past I have been involved in large scale projects, e.g. sequencing and analysis of twelve drosophila genomes and H-inv project of annotating the human genome. Please email me if you are interested in joining my exciting research group or wish to discuss specific areas of my research program.
Current projects
  • Transposable Elements and gene transcription regulation.
  • TE-driven genomic transduction in health and disease.
  • Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) and cancer.
  • Transcriptomics of Amoebozoa with special focus on mitochondrial import apparatus.
  • Evolutionary genomics of apicomplexa parasites.
  • Bioinformatics software development with focus on nanopore sequencing.
Collaborations
Recent grants
2011 Genome Sciences – Evolutionary And Functional Perspective. FP7-People-2009-IRSES Project ‘‘EVOLGEN’’ No. 247633.
Publication Summary (February 2019)
  • 154 published papers
  • 7,062 total citations (according to google scholar)
  • H-index = 37
Selected recent publications
  • Shabardina V, Kischka T, Manske F, Grundmann N, Frith MC, Suzuki Y, Makalowski W (2019) NanoPipe - a web server for nanopore MinION sequencing data analysis. GigaScience, giy169, doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giy169
  • Kellner M, Makalowski W (2018) Transposable Elements Significantly Contributed to the Core Promoters in the Human Genome. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11427-018-9449-0
  • Makalowski W, Shabardina V, Makalowska I (2018) Bioinformatics. eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Ed). doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0005247.pub3
  • Pande A, Brosius J, Makalowska I, Makalowski W, Raabe CA. (2018) Transcriptional interference by small transcripts in proximal promoter regions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Feb 16;46(3):1069-1088.
  • Shabardina V, Kischka T, Kmita H, Suzuki Y, Makalowski W. (2018) Environmental adaptation of Acanthamoeba castellanii and Entamoeba histolytica at genome level as seen by comparative genomic analysis. Int J Biol Sci 14(3):306-320. doi:10.7150/ijbs.23869
  • Suzuki A, Suzuki M, Mizushima-Sugano J, Frith MC, Makalowski W, Kohl T, Sugano S, Tsichihara K, Suzuki Y (2017) Sequencing and phasing cancer mutations in lung cancers using a long-read portable sequencer. DNA Research. 24(6):585-596. DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsx027.
  • Farmanbar A, Firouzi S, Makalowski W, Iwanaga M, Uchimaru K, Utsunomiya A, Watanabe T, Nakai K (2017) Inferring clonal structure in HTLV-1-infected individuals: towards bridging the gap between analysis and visualization. Hum Genomics. 11(1):15. DOI: 10.1186/s40246-017-0112-8.
  • Makalowski W, Kischka T, Makalowska I (2017) Contribution of Transposable Elements to Human Proteins. eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020793.pub2
A complete list of publications (most are full-text downloadable) can be found here
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