Institute

Dr Tomasz Suchan

Assistant Professor

Unit
Organismal Evolution and Interactions Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑798
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
A‑27/A‑28

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Research interests

  • Phylogenetics and phylogeography, with special focus on arctic-alpine organisms.
  • Evolution, ecology, and phylogeography of interspecific interactions.
  • Conservation biology.
  • Development of new next-generation-sequencing-based techniques, including the ones for degraded DNA (from museum, ancient, and environmental samples).

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the University of Wrocław (2006).
  • SCIEX fellow at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2011–2012).
  • PhD degree at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2015).
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2015–2016)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2016).
  • Assistant Professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2017).
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow at the Molecular Anthropology and Synthesis Imagery Laboratory, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (2018–2020).

Membership and awards

  • Member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB).
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (2018–2020).
  • SCIEX Fellowship (2011–2012).

International experience

  • Switzerland (2011–2012) – 18-month SCIEX fellowship; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne.
  • Spain (2015) – 2-month internship; Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group, Spanish National Research Council, La Laguna, Tenerife.
  • France (2015) – 1-week internship; Palgene (French National Platform for Paleogenetics), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
  • France (2016) – 1-year postdoctoral stay; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne.
  • France (2018–2020) – 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship; Molecular Anthropology and Synthesis Imagery Laboratory, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.

Research projects

  • Effects of habitat fragmentation on pollination biology of Trollius europaeus in Lower Silesia (2010–2013); grant no. N N304 396139; Ministry of Science and Higher Education – project leader.
  • CE4PIM: Comparative evolutionary ecology of an emblematic European plant-insect mutualism (2011–2012); grant no. 10.116; SCIEX program (Switzerland) – contributor (fellow).
  • DRYADE: The fate of ecological interactions in a changing climate: using next-generation sequencing technologies to unravel adaptive and historical processes in a community of interrelated arctic-alpine organisms (2012–2016); grant no. PSPB-161/10; Polish-Swiss Research Programme – contributor.
  • Consequences of species range contraction on the genetic diversity of cold-adapted species (2015–2016); grant no. PP00P3_144870; Swiss National Science Foundation – contributor.
  • Sex chromosome evolution (2016); grant no. CRSII3_147625; Swiss National Science Foundation – contributor.
  • Evolution and past range dynamics of the terrestrial Antarctic biota: insights from next-generation phylogeography of endemic mosses (2016–2019); grant no. 2015/17/B/NZ8/02475; National Science Centre (NCN) – contributor.
  • The longest butterfly migration: monitoring and conservation of the Painted Lady butterfly breeding sanctuaries in tropical Africa (2018–2020); grant no. WW1-300R-18; National Geographic Society – contributor.
  • EARLYRIDERS: Tracking the temporal and geographic origins of the domestic horses (2018–2020); grant no. 797449; European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme; Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship – contributor (fellow).
  • Genetic structure of riparian forests plant populations in river networks (2020–2024); grant no. 2019/35/B/NZ8/01901 (in consortium with the University of Agriculture in Kraków); National Science Centre (NCN) Narodowe Centrum Nauki – co-leader.
  • PIONEER: Palaeogenomics of Central European refugia: spatio-temporal dynamics of arctic-alpine flora at the interplay of northern and temperate latitudes (2021–2025); grant no. 2020/37/B/NZ8/03307; National Science Centre (NCN) – contributor.

Recent publications (selected)

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