foto Maria Dzunkova
PI-Invest Disting Exper.Internacional
Department: Institute for Biological Systems Integration (I2SYSBIO)
Despacho 3.2.2 I2SysBio - Instituto de Biología Integrativa de Sistemas Parque Científico de la Universidad de Valencia C/ Catedràtic Agustín Escardino, 9 46980 Paterna (València)

Mária Džunková got her first experience with the high throughput DNA sequencing at the Czech Academy of Sciences at the time when she  studied at the University of Life Sciences in Prague (2005-2010). Then she moved to Spain for her PhD studies at the University of Valencia (2010-2016) which included a research stay at the Harvard University (2014). After defending her PhD thesis entitled ”Metagenomics of the Human Gut Microbiome Directed by the Flow Cytometry” she got a postdoc position at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics at the University of Queensland (2016-2019), where she developed “single-cell viral tagging” method for exploring the phage host range without the need for microbial culturing and applied it to the human gut microbiome. She was invited to a second postdoc (2016-2021) at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) to continue with her microbial single-cell genomics techniques. In California she studied the relationships between the phages and bacteria in environmental samples and explored new targeted single-cell genomics techniques for discovering symbiotic microbes of the marine soft-bodied animals capable of producing bioactive molecules. She joined the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) in December 2021 to set up her Microbial Single-Cell Genomics research group.

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