MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

Grzegorz Kudla Research Group

RNA Synthetic Biology

Dr Grzegorz Kudla - Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow

Section: Genome Regulation

Research in a Nutshell 

The Kudla lab  combines synthetic biology, next-generation sequencing, and computational modelling to study the relationships between RNA sequence, structure, expression, and function. The group focuses on the study of codon usage bias, RNA folding, and RNA interactions. We believe that a detailed understanding of the sequence-function relationship for selected model transcripts will uncover principles applicable to many RNAs.


Research Programme


G.Kudla group


Dr Grzegorz Kudla Group Leader

Pragya Mittal


Christine Mordstein

Research Fellow

Marcin Plech Research Fellow

Luke Williamson


Laura Cano Aroca PhD student
Alex McDonnell PhD student



  • Professor Laurence Hurst, University of Bath
  • Dr Michael Liss, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Professor Eric Miska, University of Cambridge

Partners and Funders

  • MRC
  • Wellcome Trust

Scientific Themes

gene regulation, evolution, RNA, codon usage, synthetic biology