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After receiving his undergraduate training from Jagiellonian University in Poland, Dr Chyb obtained a Soros Foundation Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK). Along with Professor Steve Simpson (now a Federation Fellow at The University of Sydney) he studied behavioural and physiological mechanisms of feeding in locusts, Locusta migratoria.


Dr Chyb then travelled to the Marine Biological Laboratory in the United States of America (USA) to take part in the Neurobiology Course, before taking up a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 1992 to continue his research into insect taste physiology with Professor Jim Frazier.


In 1996 Dr Chyb moved back to the UK to take up another postdoctoral position, this time with Dr Roger Hardie's lab at Cambridge University, where he worked on elucidating the mechanisms of phototransduction in Drosophila.


Dr Chyb then moved to the Imperial College London, UK, to take up a Lectureship and set up the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology.


He joined CSIRO Entomology Division in 2005.