School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Dr Jurek Kozyra

Research Associate


I am a man of science with an enthusiastic approach towards gaining new experiences and facing difficult challenges. I am currently a member of Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group. I enjoy working with people and solving problems in a logical and systematic way. I received my doctorate degree in Computing Science in 2016 from Newcastle University and shortly afterwards I assumed the role of Research Ass. in the Portabolomics Project.


The focal point of my research is in the area of DNA nanotechnology and molecular self-assembly. Particularly, I am interested in answering the question of how nano self-assembly could be programmed to perform arbitrary tasks. This work involves operating on diverse science areas embracing Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence as well as Natural Science, especially Biology, Biochemistry and Physics.