About Me

I am currently an Associate Professor and Group leader at International Research Agenda 3P, a research unit of Medical University of Gdansk. I received a master's degree in mathematics and applied statistics in 2008 from the Warsaw University. I got interested in brain tumor biology and gene regulation, and those interests directed me to a biological laboratory where in 2013 I did my PhD. In years 2013-2016 as a research fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School I have been involved in projects focused on epigenetic factors influencing chromatin states. In particular, I co-developed a novel method to assess DNA accessibility that can be used to assess chromatin changes triggered by external stimulations. In years 2016-2019 I was was working at Nencki Institute on epigenetic therapies facilitating cancer treatment. At the end of 2019 I joined the International Research Agenda 3P.

Contact Details

Jakub Mieczkowski
Debinki 12
80-211 Gdansk, Poland



Medical University of Gdansk
International Research Agenda - 3P

Group Leader December 2020 - Present

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Neurobiology Center

Research Fellow August 2016 - September 2019

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Research Fellow June 2013 - June 2016

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Specialist March 2013 - June 2013


Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

PhD in biology with speciality in bioinformatics (with honors) Mar 2013

Warsaw University

MSc Degree in Mathematics with speciality in Applied Statistics Sep 2008


Identification of epigenetic mechanisms contributing to glioma drug resistance

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665778. Learn more.

Disclosing chromatin accessibility in brain tumor cells after treatment by cracking a ‘nucleosomal code’

This project has received funding from the National Science Centre in Poland.