Leila Gul


I joined the Korcsmaros Group during my undergraduate studies in 2014, during which I gained my BSc in Biology with a thesis titled “Discovering Salmonella – human protein-protein interaction network.” I studied Molecular Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology during my MSc, when I investigated the role of autophagy on intestinal cells in a Crohn’s disease model at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

I completed my PhD in a collaboration between the Earlham Institute (Norwich, UK) and Unilever R&D (Port Sunlight, Liverpool, UK). I was focusing on developing bioinformatics approaches to reconstruct and analyse intercellular and host-microbe interactions affecting signalling in human cells. I used in silico workflows to analyse bulk and single-cell transcriptomic data to build up the cell and condition specific host signalling networks. I analysed public data to show the applicability of the developed approaches through focusing on inflammation-related diseases in the oral cavity (periodontitis) and in the gut (inflammatory bowel disease).

Currently, I’m a postdoctoral researcher in the group interested in multi-omic data analysis, metabolite-protein interactions and their downstream effect on autophagy and discovering the role of paralog proteins in signalling pathways.

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