Master thesis / research internship in Plant structural genomics and genetic diversity at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS)

Department of Plant Genetics Breeding and Biotechnology
Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture
Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw, Poland

Project leader: Dr. Hanna Bolibok-Bragoszewska
Research area: plant structural genomics and genetic diversity
Project title: Influence of selection on a crop plant genome - identification and characterization of sequences targeted by domestication and breeding in rye (Secale cereale L.).

This is a five year research project founded by Polish National Science Center. Depending on the stage on the project you can participate in (among others):

  • high-throughput plant DNA isolation
  • BAC DNA isolation and BAC library screening
  • genotyping of diverse rye accessions using SSR markers
  • development of mapping population: growing plants, vernalization, crossing
  • preparation of samples for genotyping–by–sequencing analyses or amplicon sequencing using next generation sequencing methods.
  • biostatistical analyses of genotyping data: construction of genetic linkage map and analyses of genetic diversity patterns.
  • analyses of sequence diversity of selected genes/gene fragments in diverse rye accessions

Recent publications:

Possible participation types:

  • execution of research project for Master Thesis
  • internship (within Erasmus or Ceepus programmes), at least two months long


  • interest in research work
  • basic knowledge of genetics and molecular biology

Further information:
Hanna Bolibok-Brÿgoszewska

Maÿgorzata Kowalczyk