I studied biology at the University of Warsaw (1998-2004) and obtained an MSc in Integrative Bioscience from the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, in 2003. I studied for a DPhil (PhD) on inbreeding and inbreeding avoidance as Christopher Welch Scholar at the EGI, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (supervisor: Prof. Ben Sheldon; degree completed in 2008). I was a Magdalen College Research Fellow by Examination (JRF) from 2007 to 2011 (University of Oxford), and carried on with a Marie Curie Fellowship to study Mediterranean blue tit population genomics with Dr Anne Charmantier in CEFE CNRS in Montpellier (France) until 2015. In October 2015, I was appointed Associate Professor at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (Poland).
I am currently head of the Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw), and have initiated a long-term study of great tits in a gradient of urbanisation in the city of Warsaw.
News! As of January 2023, I have been appointed Full Professor, and the Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab has now moved to the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw.