Rafał Mostowy

Principal Investigator

Rafał initially trained in theoretical physics at the Jagiellonian University (2002-2005) and the University of Copenhagen (2005-2007). In 2007 he joined the group of Sebastian Bonhoeffer at ETH Zurich to pursue a PhD in biology. After this, he received a Swiss National Science Foundation “Prospective Postdoc” fellowship to join the group of Christophe Fraser at Imperial College London. In 2013, he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship to work on the evolution of recombination in Streptococcus pneumoniae at Imperial College London, followed by an Imperial College Research Fellowship at the School of Public Health. In 2018, Rafał joined the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford as a Senior Researcher in Bacterial Evolution, and early in 2019 he moved to Kraków to start the Microbial Genomics group.

Rafał is also a co-founder of Polonium Foundation, an organisation linking Polish researchers worldwide, and an co-author of a research study on the Polish Scientific Diaspora.


(To be announced)

Research assistant

We have recently been searching for a postdoctoral research assistant to join us. The recruitment has now finished, and the results will be announced soon. Stay tuned to hear more!



PhD Student 

In the coming weeks we will be advertising a PhD position in our group. If you are interested in the problems we’re trying to solve, get in touch with us! You can also read a little bit about what makes us different from many other research groups in Poland.