Dr. Jan Zaucha

Postdoctoral researcher


TUM Weihenstephan

Room: OG-L18

Phone: +49 (0)8161 71 2140

Email: j.zaucha[at]tum.de

Personal data

  • 1989 Born in Gdansk, Poland
  • 2008 IB World School no. 001309, Gdansk, Poland
  • 2008-2012 BSc. Computational Physics (Hons), University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2012-2018 Ph.D. "Predicting outlier phenotypes from SNPs", Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, Julian Gough's Computational Genomics Group, University of Bristol, UK

Research interests

  • Protein interactions
  • Cancer somatic mutations
  • Omics data analysis

Thesis supervisions

  • Mutually exclusive alterations of gene expression in Breast Cancer


  • Kattner, C., Toussi, D. N., Zaucha, J., Wetzler, L. M., Rüppel, N., Zachariae, U. & Tanabe, M. (2013), Crystallographic analysis of Neisseria meningitides PorB extracellular loops potentially implicated in TLR2 recognition. Journal of structural biology 185(3): 440-447 
  • Kattner, C.*, Zaucha, J*., Jaenecke, F., Zachariae, U. & Tanabe, M. (2013), Identification of a cation transport pathway in Neisseria meningitidis PorB. Proteins 81(5): 830–840. doi: 10.1002/prot.24241 
  • Zaucha, J., Stahlhacke, J., Oates, M. E., Thurlby, N., Rackham, O. J., Fang, H., (…) & Gough, J. (2015). A proteome quality index. Environmental microbiology17(1), 4-9.
  • Oates, M. E., Stahlhacke, J., Vavoulis, D. V., Smithers, B., Rackham, O. J., Sardar, A. J., Zaucha, J., (…) & Gough, J. (2015). The SUPERFAMILY 1.75 database in 2014: a doubling of data. Nucleic acids research43(D1), D227-D233. 
  • Carraro, M., Minervini, G., Giollo, M., Bromberg, Y., (…) Zaucha, J., (…) & Tossato, C. E. S. (2017) Performance of in silico tools for the evaluation of p16INK4a (CDKN2A) variants in CAGI. Human Mutation.  
  • Zaucha, J. & Heddle J. G. (2017) Resurrecting the dead (molecules). Computational and structural biotechnology15, 351-358. 
  • Cai, B., Li, B., Kiga, N., Thusberg, J., (…) Zaucha, J., (…) & Mooney, S. D. (2017) Matching phenotypes to whole genomes: Lessons learned from four iterations of the personal genome project community challenges. Human Mutation.