Wojciech Rychlik

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Wojciech Rychlik is a biologist and photographer, born in Poland and living in the USA since 1980. Rychlik received his Ph.D. in 1980 from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a president of Molecular Biology Insights, Inc. located in Cascade, Colorado.

The main focus of Rychlik's research was PCR primer design.[1][2][3] He is known for developing the OLIGO Primer Analysis Software.,[4] the first software optimizing conditions for PCR.[3][5] Before moving to the industry sector in 1991, he was instrumental in discovery of human protein synthesis initiation factor eIF-4 mRNA [6] working as Assistant Res. Professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Rychlik is a nature photographer, member of the Photographic Society of America.[7] In 2007 and 2008 he was the top-ranked exhibitor in PSA stereo electronic section.[8][9] As a photographer he is better known as Wojtek Rychlik, who published books about Colorado Mountains. His first book was a 230-page atlas of mountain lakes in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains, "Lakes of the Sangres",[10] and the most significant was a catalog of Front Range Mountains, a 572-page atlas "Eagle’s View of the Front Range".[11] Some others are included in the References section.[12][13][14][15]


  1. ^ Rychlik W (April 1995). "Selection of primers for polymerase chain reaction". Mol. Biotechnol. 3 (2): 129–34. doi:10.1007/BF02789108. PMID 7620973.
  2. ^ Rychlik W (January 1995). "Priming efficiency in PCR". BioTechniques. 18 (1): 84–6, 88–90. PMID 7702859.
  3. ^ a b Rychlik W, Spencer WJ, Rhoads RE (November 1990). "Optimization of the annealing temperature for DNA amplification in vitro". Nucleic Acids Res. 18 (21): 6409–12. doi:10.1093/nar/18.21.6409. PMC 332522. PMID 2243783.
  4. ^ Rychlik W, Rhoads RE (November 1989). "A computer program for choosing optimal oligonucleotides for filter hybridization, sequencing and in vitro amplification of DNA". Nucleic Acids Res. 17 (21): 8543–51. doi:10.1093/nar/17.21.8543. PMC 335026. PMID 2587212.
  5. ^ Rychlik W (2007). "OLIGO 7 primer analysis software". Methods Mol. Biol. Methods in Molecular Biology. 402: 35–60. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-528-2_2. ISBN 978-1-58829-725-9. PMID 17951789.
  6. ^ Rychlik, W., Domier, L. L., Gardner, P. R., Hellmann, G. M., and Rhoads R. E. (1987) Amino Acid Sequence of the mRNA Cap-binding Protein From Human Tissues; Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 84, 945-949.
  7. ^ http://www.psa-photo.org/
  8. ^ http://www.psa-photo.org/assets/pdffiles/Whos_Who_2007.pdf#page=15
  9. ^ http://www.pikespeakphoto.com/images/psa2008.jpg
  10. ^ Rychlik, W (2010) Lakes of the Sangres; Pikes Peak Photo, Cascade, CO; ISBN 978-0-9842554-1-2
  11. ^ Rychlik, W (2013) Eagle’s View of the Front Range, a 572-pages atlas; Mother's House Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO; ISBN 978-1-61888-070-3
  12. ^ Rychlik, W (2010) Lakes of the Sangres in 3D; Pikes Peak Photo, Cascade, CO; ISBN 978-0-9842554-5-0
  13. ^ Rychlik, W (2012) Eagle's View of the Mosquito and Gore Ranges; Mother's House Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO; ISBN 978-1-61888-024-6
  14. ^ Rychlik, W (2011) Eagle’s View of the Sangres: The West Side; Mother's House Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO; ISBN 978-1-61888-009-3
  15. ^ Rychlik, W (2010) Eagle’s View of the Sangres; Pikes Peak Photo, Cascade, CO; ISBN 978-0-9842554-3-6

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