Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck St, Boston 2115, USA
- 1998: Summer internship at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Garching (Germany)
- 2000: B.Sc. in Physics-Mathematics (with the highest honors) at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel)
- 2003: M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (with honors) supervised by Prof. Dr. Gershon Wolansky at Technion, Haifa (Israel)
- 2006: M.Sc. in Biological Physics supervised by Prof. Dr. Eytan Domany at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)
- July 2006 - June 2010: PhD studies at the IMPRS-CBSC supervised by Dr. Peter Arndt and Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron, Berlin (Germany)
- Submitted in June 2010
- Discovering Mutational Patterns in Mammals Using Comparative Genomics
Publications from time as IMPRS fellow
- P Polak, R Querfurth, PF Arndt (2010)
The evolution of transcription-associated biases of mutations across vertebrates.
BMC Evol Biol., 10 (1):187
- P Polak, PF Arndt (2009)
Long-range bidirectional strand asymmetries originate at CpG islands in the human genome.
Genome Biol Evol., 1: 189-97
- P Polak P, PF Arndt (2008)
Transcription induces strand-specific mutations at the 5' end of human genes.
Genome Research, 18 (8): 1216
- P Polak and G Wolansky
The Lazy Travelling Salesman Problem.
- P Polak and E Domany (2006)
Alu elements contain many binding sites for transcription factors and may play a role in regulation of developmental processes.
BMC Genomics, 7: 133
- N Geva-Zatorsky, N Rosenfeld, S Itzkovitz, R Milo, A Sigal, E Dekel, T Yarnitzky, Y Liron, P Polak, G Lahav and U Alon (2006)
Oscillations and variability in the p53 system Molecular Systems Biology 2
Molecular Systems Biology 2
- Alu elements contain many binding sites for transcription factors and may play a role in regulation of developmental processes.
M.Sc. thesis at the Weizmann Institute, 2006
- The Lazy Travelling Salesman Problem
M.Sc. thesis at the Technion, 2003