Radosław Kamil Ejsmont

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Interdisciplinary Research Manager

Combining synthetic biology, microscopy and computer science to answer fundamental questions concerning tissue development.

I am an interdisciplinary research manager, combining synthetic biology, microscopy, and computer science to answer fundamental questions concerning tissue development. I am an enthusiast of laboratory automation and automated data analysis. I am looking forward to putting my skillset into developing products and services improving research and the quality of human life.

Currently, I am a research fellow at CRI, where I lead the Synthetic FlyLab. I am a past EMBO and Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the ICM and VIB, a graduate of the DIGS-BB doctoral program at MPI-CBG in Dresden.

In my private life, I am a hobby photographer, biker, and private pilot.

Skills

Management

Team management
Project management
Planning
Mentoring
Problem solving
Conflict resolution

Biotechnology

Molecular biology
Synthetic biology
Imaging
Cell culture
Animals
DNA assays
RNA assays
Protein assays

Information Technology

Data science
Image analysis
Software engineering
Machine learning
Deep learning
Bioinformatics
High Performance Computing
Unix administration
IP networking
Storage

Professional Experience

2019 - Present

Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, France

I lead a team of up to 8 researchers, working on several projects, developing synthetic biology tools for Eukaryotic model organisms. I set the research directions and evaluate the results.

As part of the faculty, I am shaping the development and human resources strategy of a research institute.

I teach and train undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary students.

  • Synthetic transctiption factors
  • Genome editing
  • CRISPR
  • Cell culture
  • Animal transgenesis
  • Metabolic engineering

2016 - 2018

Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, France

I managed an interdisciplinary research project studying transcriptional mechanism of neurodifferentiation.

I supervised undegraduate interns and master students. I coordinated collaborations with other teams.

  • Cellular differentiation
  • Tissue imaging
  • Transcriptomics
  • Automated image analysis
  • Machine learning

2011 - 2016

VIB – Flemish Institute of Biotechnology, Leuven, Belgium

I created novel fluorescent reporter system to measure gene expression levels in vivo. I designed and executed the experiments, analysed and interpreted the results.

I supervised undergraduate interns.

  • Fluorescent reporter design
  • Genome engineering
  • Animal transgenesis
  • High-throughput assays
  • Genetics

2006 - 2011

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

I constructed and mapped genomic libraries for four sequenced Drosophila species. I developed high-throughput, genome-wide gene tagging strategies.

I collaborated with leading microscope manufacturer on development of a novel system. I developed protocols for in vivo imaging of intact embryos.

  • Genomic libraries
  • Recombineering
  • Fluorescent reporters
  • Automated liquid handling
  • In vivo imaging
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Long-term time-lapse imaging

2009

Scionics Computer Innovation GmbH, Dresden, Germany

I prototyped and designed software for planning, execution and result storage of high-throughput, genome wide gene tagging projects.

I led development team implementing this system. I worked with automated sample handling company to integrate the system with their product.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Clone mapping
  • Automated clone selection
  • Liquid / sample handling
  • Jave EE
  • Spring framework
  • Hibernate

Education

Ph.D. in Biology

2006 - 2011

Technische Universität Dresden
Dresden International Graduate School in Biomedicine and Bioengineering
Dresden, Germany

A toolkit for visualization of patterns of gene expression in live Drosophila embryos

M.Sc. in Biotechnology

2004 - 2006

Warsaw University
Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

The role of YJL225C 3’UTR in perimitochondrial localization of transcripts in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast

B.Sc. in Biotechnology

2002 - 2004

Warsaw University
Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

Prediction and analysis of 3'UTR structure of nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial products

Projects

  • All
  • Software
  • Research

FlyFos

Research Project

LabDB

Software

SPIM

Research Project

RDN-WDP

Research Project

SynFlyTF

Research Project

MMO CRISPR

Research Project

Rainbow Dash

Research Project

DRACO

Software

Code

More software projects available on GitHub and Gist