Academic Background & Training:
I have a MSc. Eng. degree in Organic Chemistry from Silesian University of Technology in Poland and a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry (2010) from Utah State University in the US. During my doctorate studies, I also spent a year (2008) as a Visiting Scholar at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. After finishing my doctorate, I did an Optional Practical Training in Bioinformatics at a Biotechnology Company in San Francisco.
In 2011, I relocated to Japan where I was a Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Researcher (2011 – 2016) and then a Research Scientist (2016 – 2020) at the RIKEN Yokohama Institute.
Since August 2020, I am a Bioinformatics Associate Professor at the Advanced Medical Research Center (https://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/amedrc/outline/sennin.html) at Yokohama City University (YCU) and a Visiting Scientist at the Advanced Laboratory for Applied Computational Genomics at RIKEN IMS.
Since 2011, I have also been a Member of the Worldwide FANTOM Consortium (https://fantom.gsc.riken.jp/).
My current research focuses mainly on understanding gene regulation, function and biological roles of the noncoding part of the genome, RNA and genome structure and interactions, cell–cell communication as well as cell conversion and immunity with the mission to prolong and enhance human life and cure cancer and other diseases. I use a variety of informatics tools (Linux, R statistical software, Python, etc.) and computational and statistical methods to build efficient computational pipelines to analyze bulk and single cell Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, including: CAGE-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and structural (PARIS-seq) data.
Please see my CV and a peer-reviewed publication list on Google Scholar.
Contact: jordan.ramilowski [at] riken.jp
Last updated: August 31st, 2020