Gunma University Initiative for Advanced Research (GIAR)
International Open Lab (Karolinska Institutet), Japan
Dr. Chaleckis received his Diplom-Biochemie from Bayreuth University (Germany) and his PhD from the Graduate School of Biostudies in Kyoto University (Japan). He was awarded a Japanese government scholarship (Mobukagasho) for his PhD studies at Kyoto University. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked for over one year at the biotech startup company Biotechpharma (Vilnius, Lithuania). In his research, Dr. Chaleckis is applying metabolomics to define the molecular signature of health as well as understand the mechanisms behind disease and pathologies. The metabolome provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organism under a given condition. By combining metabolomics methods, it is possible to detect thousands of compounds in the human body. However, for the majority of the compounds, their role in health and disease is not well understood. Through the molecular phenotyping of cohorts, longitudinal studies and physiological challenge experiments, Dr. Chaleckis wants to understand the possible functions of compounds in human body. Dr. Chaleckis is working in the Wheelock Laboratory (http://metabolomics.se/) satellite group in Gunma University (Japan), where is currently an Assistant Professor of metabolomics.