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 heading the Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw), where we are setting up a long-term study of great tits in a gradient of urbanisation in the city of Warsaw.