Dr. Dariusz Abramczyk


My scientific interest lies in the field of fungal molecular biology and microbiology. I graduated with MSc in Biotechnology and PhD in Molecular Biology from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Poland. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin and University of Manchester, I joined University of Edinburgh working on short-term projects including the regulation of ribosome biosynthesis in yeast and, subsequently, an industrial project applying the engineering of metabolic pathways in bacteria for production of fungal polysaccharides. Currently, I am a researcher in Dr. Patrick Cai group working on projects related to the synthetic yeast genome project (Sc2.0).

My main research goals:
  • Creating strains with multiple synthetic chromosomes in one cell
  • Phenotypic study of yeast synthetic strains
  • To establish a SCRaMbLE protocol for cell batch transfer to evaluate independent strain evolution and generate synthetic yeast strains with valuable phenotypes for growth, such as high ethanol concentration and glucose-limiting conditions.

    • We thank these research councils and industrial partners for their generous support