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mgr Paweł Hałakuc

Research projects

Ongoing

  • Structure and evolution of mitochondrial genomes in Euglenids, Preludium grant, NCN

Completed

  • Development of procedure for isolation of nucleic acids from euglein mitochondria. Mikrogrant, IDUB UW
  • Analysis of mitochondrial genomes in Colacium species (Euglenida). Grant DSM 2021; Faculty of Biology UW; budget: 10 000 PLN; June 2021 – April 2022
  • Study on the physical organisation of ribosomal RNA encoding genes in Euglena longa (Euglenida). Grant DSM 2019, Faculty of Biology UW; budget: 10 000 PLN; September 2019 – April 2020

Internships

  • Laboratory of Genomics and Diversity of Protists, Institute of Parasitology CAS (supervisor dr. Martin Kolísko), April – June 2018, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Societies memberships and functions

  • International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) – member
  • Head of the Faculty’s PhD Student Council – term of office 2020

Prizes and distinctions

  • Holz-Conner Travel Grant (conference attendance; International Society of Protistologists, ISOP) – May 2019

Conferences

  1. Mikina W., Hałakuc P. Milanowski R.; Manual annotation as a key reference for automatic prediction of nonconventional introns – poster (2021); 1st Annual International Congress on Euglenoids; 8-11 November, Online
  2. Hałakuc P., Semik A., Mikina W., Różycka J., Płecha M., Gumińska N., Karnkowska A., Milanowski R.; Canonical and nonconventional introns in three new Euglena genomes – oral presentation (2021); 1st Annual International Congress on Euglenoids; 8-11 November, Online
  3. Płecha M., Hałakuc P., Jagielska M., Karnkowska A., Milanowski R.; The analysis of whole genome assemblies (WGA) reveals a bizarre structure of euglenids mitochondrial genomes – oral presentation (2021); 1st Annual International Congress on Euglenoids; 8-11 November, Online
  4. Płecha M., Hałakuc P., Jagielska M., Karnkowska A., Milanowski R.; Mitochondrial genomes of Euglena gracilis, E. hiemalis and E. longa obtained from the whole genome assemblies (WGA) – poster (2021); EMBO Young Scientists Forum. 21-22 October, Warsaw, Poland
  5. Hałakuc P., Milanowski R., Karnkowska A.; Microbial eukaryotes as a key to understanding the evolution of mitochondrial genome structure – oral presentation (2021); EMBO Young Scientists Forum. 21-22 October, Warsaw, Poland
  6. Hałakuc P., Płecha M., Różycka J., Milanowski R., Karnkowska A. Nonconventional genomics of Euglena species – oral presentation (2020); 4th EMBO Workshop on Computational and Structural Biology and Chemistry; 28-29.02.2020, Waplewo, Poland
  7. Hałakuc P., Gumińska N., Karnkowska A., Milanowski R.; Exception within exceptions – unusual organization of rRNA genes in Euglena longa – poster (2019); VIII European Congress of Protistology – ISOP joint meeting; 28 July – 2 August, Rome, Italy
  8. Hałakuc P., Novák L. V. F, Treitli S. C., Hampl V., Karnkowska A.; How to find things that are lost – searching for MROs in Preaxostyla – oral presentation (2019); 49th Jirovec’s Protozoological Days, 22.04 – 26.04.2019, Kostelec nad Cernymi Lesy, Czech Republic
  9. Hałakuc P., Karnkowska A., Milanowski R.; Tracing Evolutionary Changes in rRNA Genes in Euglenozoa – oral presentation (2018); 48th Jírovec’s Protozoological Days, 30.04-4.05.18, Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem, Czech Republic

Publications

2022

Hałakuc, Paweł; Karnkowska, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał

Typical structure of rRNA coding genes in diplonemids points to two independent origins of the bizarre rDNA structures of euglenozoans Journal Article

BMC Ecology and Evolution, 22 (1), pp. 59, 2022, ISSN: 2730-7182.

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2021

Treitli, Sebastian Cristian; Peña-Diaz, Priscila; Hałakuc, Paweł; Karnkowska, Anna; Hampl, Vladimír

High quality genome assembly of the amitochondriate eukaryote Monocercomonoides exilis Journal Article

Microbial Genomics, 7 (12), pp. 000745, 2021, ISSN: 2057-5858.

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2018

Gumińska, Natalia; Płecha, Magdalena; Walkiewicz, Halszka; Hałakuc, Paweł; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

Culture purification and DNA extraction procedures suitable for next-generation sequencing of euglenids Journal Article

Journal of Applied Phycology, 30 (6), pp. 3541–3549, 2018, ISSN: 1573-5176.

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