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2018-05-29
"Nanopore sequencing of drug-resistance-associated genes in malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum" by Runtuwene at al. has been published by Scientific Reports
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2018-05-25
Welcome Marten Kellner at our institute!
2018-05-07
Welcome Felix Manske at our institute!
2018-04-30
Ein- und Ausschalter der Gene: Muensters Wissenschaftler entdecken neue Form der Transkription zur Genregulation
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2018-02-12
"Environmental adaptation of Acanthamoeba castellanii and Entamoeba histolytica at genome level as seen by comparative genomic analysis" Shabardina et al. has been published by Int. J. Biol. Sci.
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2018-02-05
"Loss-of-function uORF mutations in human malignancies" by Schulz et al. has been published by Scientific Reports
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2018-01-15
Welcome Jonas Bohn to our institute!
2018-01-04
"Transcriptional interference by small transcripts in proximal promoter regions" by Pande et al. has been published by Nucleic Acids Research.
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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 via ncRNA.
  • Transcriptomics of Amoebozoa with special focus on mitochondrial import apparatus.
  • Evolutionary genomics of apicomplexa parasites.
  • Population genomics of host-parasite interaction: malaria study case.
Collaborations
Recent grants
2011 Genome Sciences – Evolutionary And Functional Perspective. FP7-People-2009-IRSES Project ‘‘EVOLGEN’’ No. 247633.
Publication Summary (February 2016)
  • 138 published papers
  • 5,600 total citations (according to google scholar)
  • H-index = 35
Selected recent publications
  • Buczek D, Wojtkowska M, Suzuki Y, Sonobe S, Nishigami Y, Antoniewicz M, Kmita H, Makalowski W (2016) Protein import complexes in the mitochondrial outer membrane of Amoebozoa representatives BMC Genomics. 17:99. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2402-2.
  • Gonzales J, Martinez J, Makalowski W (2015) Lack of population differentiation patterns of previously identified putatively adaptive transposable element insertions at microgeographic scales. Biology Direct 10:50; doi:10.1186/s13062-015-0075-4.
  • Makalowski W, Jakalski M, and Makalowska I. (2014) Bioinformatics (version 2.0). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.
  • Jakąlski M, Wakaguri H, Kischka TG, Nishikawa Y, Kawazu S, Matsubayashi M, Kawahara F, Tsuji N, Cao S, Sunaga F, Xuan X, Okubo K, Igarashi I, Tuda J, Mongan AE, Eshita Y, Maeda R, Makałowski W, Suzuki Y, Yamagishi J. (2014) DB-AT: a 2015 update to the Full-parasites database brings a multitude of new transcriptomic data for apicomplexan parasites. Nucl. Acids Res. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1240.
  • Pfeiffer MJ, Taher L, Drexler H, Suzuki Y, Makałowski W, Schwarzer C, Wang B, Fuellen G, Boiani M. (2014) Differences in embryo quality are associated with differences in oocyte composition: A proteomic study in inbred mice. Proteomics doi: 10.1002/pmic.201400334
  • Noll A, Grundmann N, Churakov G, Brosius J, Makałowski W, Schmitz J (2014) GPAC - Genome Presence/Absence Compiler: A Web Application to comparatively visualize multiple genome-level changes. Mol Biol Evol doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu276
  • Yamagishi J., Natori A., Tolba MEM, Mongan AE, Sugimoto C, Katayama T, Kawashima S, Makalowski W, Maeda R, Eshita Y, Tuda Y, and Suzuki Y (2014) Interactive transcriptome analysis of malaria patients and infecting Plasmodium falciparum. Genome Res. Published in Advance August 4, 2014, doi:10.1101/gr.177725.114.
  • Dröge J, Buczek D, Suzuki Y, Makałowski W. (2014) Amoebozoa Possess Lineage-Specific Globin Gene Repertoires Gained by Individual Horizontal Gene Transfers. Int J Biol Sci. 10(7):689-701. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8327.
  • Hartig G, Churakov G, Warren WC, Brosius J, Makałowski W, Schmitz J. (2013) Retrophylogenomics place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch of anthropoids. Sci Rep. 3: 1756.
  • Janice J, Jakalski M and Makalowski W (2013) Surprisingly high number of Twintrons in vertebrates. Biology Direct 8: 4.
  • Ciomborowska J, Rosikiewicz W, Szklarczyk D, Makalowski W, Makalowska I. (2013) "Orphan" retrogenes in the human genome. Mol Biol Evol 30: 384-396.
  • Dröge J, Pande A, Englander E, Makalowski W. (2012) Comparative Genomics of Neuroglobin Reveals Its Early Origins. PLOS One 7(10): e47972.
  • Janice J, Pande A, Weiner J, Lin CF, Makalowski W. (2012) U12-type Spliceosomal Introns of Insecta. Int J Biol Sci 8(3): 344-352.
  • Wojtkowska, M., Jakalski, M., Pienkowska, J., Stobienia, O., Karachitos, A., Przytycka, T. M., Weiner, J., Kmita, H., and Makalowski W (2012) Mitochondrial Outer Membrane beta-barrel Proteins - a Phylogenetic Perspective. Genome Biology and Evolution 4: 110-125.
  • Makalowski, W., Pande, A., Gotea, V. and Makalowska, I. (2012) Transposable Elements and Their Identification. In Anisimova, M. (ed.) Evolutionary Genomics: Statistical and Computational Methods. Springer Science.
  • Dröge J. and Makalowski W. (2011) Phylogenetic analysis reveals wide distribution of globin X. Biol Direct 6: 54.
  • Churakov G, Grundmann N, Kuritzin A, Brosius J, Makalowski W, Schmitz J. (2010) A Novel Web-Based TinT Application and the Chronology of the Primate Alu Retroposon Activity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:376.
A complete list of publications (most are full-text downloadable) can be found here
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