Our research focuses on two groups of organisms: Euglenida and Preaxostyla, both of which are members of Excavata supergroup.

We are particularly interested in evolution of their unusual semi-autonomous organelles: highly reduced or even completely lost mitochondrion-like organelle of anaerobic Preaxostyla and secondary plastid of photosynthetic euglenids.

Both of these areas of research provide insight into organelle origin and evolution of their structure, molecular biology, transport, targeting, biogenesis, genome composition, molecular genetics mechanisms and biochemical pathways. We also study the phenomenon of lateral gene transfer which plays important role in some of these processes.