Supervisors from The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology


Since 2013 Diana Saja-Garbarz has been an assistant professor at the Department of Ecophysiology of the Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences. She received her PhD from the Institute of Biology at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, studying the physiological basis of Centaurea cyanus L. resistance to tribenuron methyl. At present, she deals with  abiotic and biotic stresses in plants, especially the regulation of water management and the role of aquaporins in this process as well as water use efficiency after silicon application in plants. She collaborates with different universities in Cracow and also with University Olomouc, Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Plant Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where she conducted short-term research and training. In her work, she very often uses FT-Raman spectroscopy and now also SDS-PAGE electrophoresis and western blotting. She participated in two NCBR projects – in 2017-2018 and 2019-2022.

Research interests:

Plant physiology, abiotic and biotic stress, water management, aquaporins, silicon.

Major publications:

Saja D., Ryś M., Stawoska I., Skoczowski A. (2016) Metabolic response of cornflower (Centaurea cyanus L.) exposed to tribenuron-methyl: one of the active substances of sulfonylurea herbicides. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 38: 168

Dziurka M., Janeczko A., Juhasz C., Gullner G., Oklestkova J., Novak O., Saja D., Skoczowski A., Tobias I., Barna B. (2016) Local and systemic hormonal responses in pepper leaves during compatible and incompatible pepper-tobamovirus interactions. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 109: 355-364

Moravcová S., Tůma J., Dučaiová Z.K., Waligórski P., Kula M., Saja D., Słomka A., Bąba W., Libik-Konieczny M. (2018) Influence of salicylic acid pretreatment on seeds germination and some defence mechanisms of Zea mays plants under copper stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 122: 19-30

Janeczko A., Saja D., Dziurka M., Gullner G., Kornaś A., Skoczowski A., Gruszka D., Barna B. (2019) Brassinosteroid deficiency caused by the mutation of the HvDWARF gene influences the reactions of barley to powdery mildew. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 108: 101438

Saja D., Janeczko A., Barna B., Skoczowski A., Dziurka M., Kornaś A., Gullner G. (2020) Powdery mildew-induced hormonal and photosynthetic changes in barley near isogenic lines


Ewa Dubas (ORCID ID 0000-0002-4908-4052) is an associate professor at the Department of Cell Biology in The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPP PAS) in Krakow. She earned her master’s in biology in 2001 at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences of the Jagiellonian University, then worked in the laboratory of Prof. Maria Wędzony and received her interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the FBES JU in 2007. Some of her PhD research was done at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the frame of FP5 project CROPSTRESS and COST 851 Action STSM. Next, she moved to IPP PAS for a post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Iwona Żur. At the period 2008- 2018, she cooperated with foreign scientific institutions in a frame of 12 research fellowships (financed from the 8 projects) at The Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology (Slovakia), Plant Systems Biology Department Ghent University (Belgium) and CSIC (Spain). Currently, she is deputy manager of the Department of Cell Biology in IPP PAS. The research in the laboratory, mostly funded by external sources such as Poland’s National Science Centres, is conducted by a young and motivated team open to new ideas and collaborations.

Research interests:

Plant cell biology, epi- and genetic regulation of microspore embryogenesis, double haploids in crops, antioxidative defence against abiotic stress.

Major publications:

Zieliński K., Dubas E., Gerši Z., Krzewska M., Janas A., Nowicka A., Matušíková I., Żur I., Sakuda S., Moravcikowa J (2020) β-1,3-Glucanases and chitinases participate in the stress-related defence mechanisms that are possibly connected with modulation of arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) required for the androgenesis initiation in rye (Secale cereale L.). Plant Sci 302,110700. Doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110700.

Nowicka A., Juzoń K., Krzewska M., Dziurka M., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Zieliński K., Żur I. (2019) Chemically-induced DNA de-methylation alters the effectiveness of microspore embryogenesis in triticale. Plant Sci 287:110-189. doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.110189.

Żur I., Dubas E., Krzewska M., Zieliński K., Fodor J, Janowiak F (2019) Glutathione provides antioxidative defence and promotes microspore derived embryo development in isolated microspore cultures of triticale (×Triticosecale Wittm.). Plant Cell Rep 38:195-209. doi:10.1007/s00299-018-2362-x.

Hura T., Hura K., Ostrowska A., Gadzinowska J., Grzesiak M., Dziurka K., Dubas E (2018) Rieske iron-sulfur protein of cytochrome-b6f is involved in plant recovery after drought stress. Environ and Exp Bot 156:228-239. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.09.003.

Supena EDJ., Winarto B., Riksen T., Dubas E., van Lammeren A., Offringa R., Boutilier K., Custers J 2008. Regeneration of zygotic-like microspore-derived embryos suggests an important role for the suspensor in early embryo patterning. J Exp Bot 59(4):803-814. doi:10.1093/jxb/erm358.


Ewa Niewiadomska received PhD from the Institute of Botany PAS in Kraków at 1995. She made habilitation at Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2009) and became a professor in 2018. She got research experience in several research stays in Great Britain (Institute of Environmental Biology Lancaster University and Institute of Botany Newcastle University), Spain (Estación Experimental del Zaidín CSIC Granada), France (Laboratoire de Biologie Forestière Université de Nancy I), Sweden (Institute of Botany Stockholm University), Germany (Institute of Botany Technical University in Darmstadt and Institute of Botany Christian-Albrecht-University in Kiel), and in Taiwan (Department of Molecular Biotechnology Da Yeh University, Da-Tsuen, Changhua).

Research interest:

Acclimation of photosynthesis to changing environment.

Major publications:

Rozpądek P, Nosek M, Domka A, Ważny R, Jędrzejczyk R, Tokarz K, Pilarska M, Niewiadomska E, Turnau K (2019) Acclimation of the photosynthetic apparatus and alterations in sugar metabolism in response to inoculation with endophytic fungi. Plant Cell Environment, 42, 1408–1423
Pilarska M, Wiciarz M, Jajic I, Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno M, Dobrev P, Vankova R, Niewiadomska E (2016) A different pattern of production and scavenging of reactive oxygen species in halophytic Eutrema salsugineum (Thellungiella salsuginea) plants in comparison to Arabidopsis thaliana and its relation to salt stress signaling. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: article 1179
Wiciarz M, Gubernator B, Kruk J, Niewiadomska E (2015) Enhanced chloroplastic generation of H2O2 in stress-resistant Thellungiella salsuginea in comparison to Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiologia Plantarum 153: 467-476
Niewiadomska E, Bilger W, Gruca M, Mulisch M, Miszalski Z, Krupinska K (2011) CAM-related changes in chloroplastic metabolism of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. Planta 233: 275-285
Niewiadomska E, Polzien L, Desel C, Rozpadek P, Miszalski Z, Krupinska K (2009) Spatial patterns of senescence and development-dependent distribution of reactive oxygen species in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves. Journal of Plant Physiology 166: 1057-1068

Ilona Czyczyło-Mysza received her habilitation degree in agricultural sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, the University of Agriculture in Kraków. She is the author and co-author of about 60 peer-reviewed papers, monographs, and book chapters. She has been an investigator or leader of several projects ( She has extensive experience in physiological and biochemical analysis of parameters connected with plant responses to stress factors. She has years of experience in the phenotyping of cereal plants. Her professional abilities focus on the estimation of growth and water use efficiency parameters, as well as biochemical markers of stress tolerance and susceptibility. Since 2006, she has been collaborating with prof. Steve Quarrie (Newcastle University) on drought stress. At IPP PAS, her research interests focus on the physiological and biochemical basis of tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses of selected crop species and tissue cultures of crop plants.


Research interests:

Drought stress, phenotyping, quantitative traits loci (QTL), epicuticular wax, glaucosness, tissue cultures in vitro plants, double haploids of wheat, and oat.


Major Publications

Góralska M., Bińkowski J., Lenarczyk N., Bienias A., Grądzielewska A., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Kapłoniak K., Stojałowski S., Myśków B. 2020. How machinę learning methods helped find putative rye wax genes among GBS data. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20: 7501.

Czyczyło-Mysza I., Cyganek K., Quarrie S., Skrzypek E., Marcińska I., Myśków B., Dziurka M., Warchoł M., Kapłoniak K., Bocianowski J. 2019. Genetic parameters and QTLs for total phenolic content and yield of wheat mapping population of CSDH lines under drought stress. Int J Mol Sci. 20(23): 6064, DOI: 10.3390/ijms20236064

Warchoł M., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Marcińska I., Dziurka K., Noga A., Kapłoniak K., Pilipowicz M., Skrzypek E. 2019. Factors inducing regeneration response in oat (Avena sativa L.) anther culture. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology -Plant.

Czyczyło-Mysza I., Marcińska I., Skrzypek E., Bocianowski J., Dziurka K., Rančić D., Radošević R., Pekić-Quarrie S., Quarrie S.A. 2018. Genetic analysis of water loss of excised leaves associated with drought tolerance in wheat. Peer J, 6: 1-26.

Czyczyło-Mysza I., Tyrka M., Marcińska I., Skrzypek E., Karbarz M., Dziurka M., Hura T., Dziurka K., Quarrie S.A. 2013. Quantitative trait loci for leaf chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, chlorophyll and carotenoid contents in relation to biomass and yield in bread wheat and their chromosome deletion bin assignments. Molecular Breeding 32(1): 189-210.


Ireneusz Ślesak has studied biology at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences (currently Faculty of Biology), at the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in Cracow (Kraków). Since 1996 he is employed at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS. In 1996 he spent a 5-months TEMPUS scholarship at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Moreover, in the years 1996 – 2006, he stayed in several laboratories in Germany (Institute of Botany, Technical University of Darmstadt), Sweden (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå and Institute of Botany, Stockholm University), and Taiwan (Life Sciences Department, National Chung Hsing University), where he spent in total one year. PhD thesis in biology with a specialization in biochemistry he defended in 2001 at the Institute of Molecular Biology of Jagiellonian University. Ireneusz Ślesak was the principal investigator in one grant and co-investigator in over 10 other projects. In 2019 he obtained the title of professor in biological sciences.


Research interests:

Evolution of photosynthesis, plant stress physiology, the origin of life, evolutionary biology, astrobiology.


Major publications:

Ślesak I., Kula M., Ślesak H., Miszalski Z., Strzałka K. (2019) How to define obligatory anaerobiosis? An evolutionary view on the antioxidant response system and early stages of the evolution of life on Earth. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 140: 61-73.

Ślesak I., Ślesak H., Kruk J. (2017) RubisCO early oxygenase activity: a kinetic and evolutionary perspective. BioEssays 39: 1700071.

Ślesak I., Ślesak H., Zimak-Piekarczyk P., Rozpądek P. (2016) Enzymatic antioxidant systems in early anaerobes: Theoretical considerations. Astrobiology 16: 348-358.

Ślesak I., Ślesak H., Kruk J. (2012) Oxygen and hydrogen peroxide in the early evolution of life on Earth. In silico comparative analysis of biochemical pathways. Astrobiology 12: 775-784.

Ślesak I., Libik M., Karpinska B., Karpinski S., Miszalski Z. (2007) The role of hydrogen peroxide in regulation of plant metabolism and cellular signalling in response to environmental stresses. Acta Biochim. Pol. 54: 39-50.



WO 2013093637 A2: "Plant treatment methods and means therefor.", publication date 27/06/2013, Inventors: Karpiński S., Szechyńska-Hebda M., Ślesak I., Wituszyńska W.


Kinga Dziurka has been a researcher at the Department of Biotechnology of the Institute of Plant Physiology PAS since 2009. She received a PhD from the Institute of Botany PAS in 2009. The doctoral thesis concerned the reproduction of selected species of endangered plants. For several years she has been working in a team dealing with obtaining of oat doubled haploids by the wide crossing with maize. The team was awarded in 2014 by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for outstanding national achievement relevant to realization, implementation, and dissemination of the results of scientific work entitled: “Obtaining of oat (Avena sativa L.) doubled haploid lines by the wide crossing method.” Kinga Dziurka’s interests focus on the causes of poor conversion of oat haploid embryos into plants, as well as the role of endogenous phytohormones in the formation of oat haploid embryos. She was also involved in projects investigating drought stress in cereals.


Research interests:

Oat haploidization, phytohormones and phenylpropanoids  in plants, in vitro culture, seed dormancy


Major publications:

Juzoń K. Idziak-Helmcke D. Rojek-Jelonek M. Warzecha T. Warchoł M. Czyczyło-Mysza I. Dziurka K. Skrzypek E. (2020) Functioning of the photosynthetic apparatus in response to drought stress in oat × maize addition lines. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21: 6958.

Dziurka K., Dziurka M., Warchoł M., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Marcińska I.,  Noga A.,  Kapłoniak K.,  Skrzypek E. (2019) Endogenous phytohormone profile during oat (Avena sativa L.) haploid embryo development. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant, 55: 221–229.

Skrzypek E.,  Warzecha T.,  Noga A., Warchoł M.,  Czyczyło-Mysza I.,  Dziurka K.,  Marcińska I., Kapłoniak K.,  Sutkowska A.,  Nita Z.,  Werwińska K.,  Idziak- Helmcke D.,  Rojek M.,  Hosiawa- Barańska M. (2018) Complex characterization of oat (Avena sativa L.) lines obtained by wide crossing with maize (Zea mays L.). PeerJ, 6: e510.

Warchoł M., Skrzypek E., Nowakowska A., Marcińska I., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Dziurka K., Juzoń K., Cyganek K. (2016) The effect of auxin and genotype on the production of Avena sativa L. doubled haploids lines. Plant Growth Regulation, 78: 155-165.

Dziurka K., Skrzypek E., Dubert F.(2019) Breaking seed dormancy of Astragalus penduliflorus Lam. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, 88: 3617.

Since 2014 Maciej Grzesiak has been an associate professor at the Department of Ecophysiology IPP PAS. He received a PhD from the University of Agriculture in Kraków. He completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta. He currently conducts research on the impact of abiotic stresses like drought, soil compaction, and waterlogging on various crop plants, especially their root systems.


Research interests:

Abiotic stresses, multistress, root system.


Major publications:

Grzesiak MT; Hura T; Grzesiak S; Kaczanowska K; Szczyrek P (2018) Influence of nitrogen deficiency or excess on a root system structure of maize and triticale seedlings grown under low and high soil density JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY AND CROP SCIENCE (2018) 204, 196-208

Grzesiak MT, Hordyńska N, Maksymowicz A, Grzesiak S, Szechyńska-Hebda M. (2019) Variation Among Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genotypes in Response to the Drought Stress. II-Root System Structure. Plants (Basel). 2019 Dec 8;8(12):584. doi: 10.3390/plants8120584.

Grzesiak MT, Hura K, Jurczyk B, Hura T, Rut G, Szczyrek P, Grzesiak S (2017) Physiological markers of stress susceptibility in maize and triticale under different soil compactions and/or soil water contents, Journal of Plant Interactions, 12:1, 355-372, DOI: 10.1080/17429145.2017.1370143.


Monika Krzewska (ORCID ID 0000-0003-3563-4727) is an adjunct (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Cell Biology in The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPP PAS) in Krakow. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural sciences (agronomy, plant physiology) in Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences at the PAS. Since 2013, she moved to IPP PAS for a post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Iwona Żur. Krzewska’s research interests focus mainly on physiological and molecular aspects of non-zygotic embryogenesis in crops. In her recent works, she investigated the proteomic and epigenetic regulation of microspore embryogenesis effectiveness in triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) and rye (Secale cereale L.). She has been a leader and co-investigator of many research projects granted by Poland’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


Research interests:

Plant epigenetics and proteomics, microspore embryogenesis, doubled haploids (DHs).


Major publications:

Zieliński K., Krzewska M., Żur I., Juzoń K., Kopeć P., Nowicka A., Moravčiková J., Skrzypek E. Dubas E. (2020) The effect of glutathione and mannitol on androgenesis in anther and isolated microspore cultures of rye (Secale cereale L.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 140: 577–592. doi:10.1007/s11240-019-01754-9

Nowicka A., Juzoń K., Krzewska M., Dziurka M., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Zieliński K., Żur I. (2019) Chemically-induced DNA de-methylation alters the effectiveness of microspore embryogenesis in triticale. Plant Science 287:110189. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.110189

Krzewska M., Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Dubas E., Gawin M., Żur I. (2017) Identification of proteins related to microspore embryogenesis responsiveness in winter triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.). Euphytica 213:192. doi: 10.1007/s10681-017-1978-1

Krzewska M., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Dubas E., Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Żur I. (2015)Identification of QTLs associated with albino plant formation and some new facts concerning green versus albino ratio determinants in triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) anther culture. Euphytica 206:263-278. doi: 10.1007/s10681-015-1509-x

Krzewska M., Czyczylo-Mysza I., Dubas E., Golebiowska-Pikania G., Golemiec E., Stojalowski S., Chrupek M., Zur I. (2012) Quantitative trait loci associated with androgenic responsiveness in triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) anther culture. Plant Cell Reports 31(11):2099-2108. doi: 10.1007/s00299-012-1320-2


Dr hab. Marta Libik-Konieczny earned her MA and PhD at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences at the Jagiellonian University. In 2016, she did her habilitation at the Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

She gained scientific experience gained during several foreign internships in Great Britain (University of Manchester and Newcastle University), The Netherlands (University of Wageningen), Italy (University of Padova and Pisa University), and Germany (University in Kiel).


Research interest:

Oxidative stress-mediated regulation of plant development
Effect of stress factors on plant secondary metabolism.


Major publications:

Libik-Konieczny, M., Michalec-Warzecha, Ż., Dziurka, M. et al. Steviol glycosides profile in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni hairy roots cultured under oxidative stress-inducing conditions. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 104, 5929–5941 (2020)
Libik-Konieczny, M., Capecka, E., Kąkol, E., Dziurka, M., Grabowska-Joachimiak, A., Sliwinska, E., Pistelli, L. Growth, development and steviol glycosides content in the relation to the photosynthetic activity of several Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni strains cultivated under temperate climate conditions. Scientia horticulturae, 234, 10-18 (2018)
Libik-Konieczny, M., Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno, M., Michalec-Warzecha, Ż. et al. Influence of anti- and prooxidants on rhizogenesis from hypocotyls of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. cultured in vitro. Acta Physiol Plant 39, 166 (2017)
Libik-Konieczny M, Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno M, Desel C, Michalec-Warzecha Ż, Miszalski Z, Konieczny R. The localization of NADPH oxidase and reactive oxygen species in in vitro-cultured Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. hypocotyls discloses their differing roles in rhizogenesis. Protoplasma. 252: 477-487 (2015)
Libik-Konieczny, M., Konieczny, R., Surówka, E. et al. Pathways of ROS homeostasis regulation in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. calli exhibiting differences in rhizogenesis. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 110, 123–131 (2012)
Libik-Konieczny M, Surówka E, Kuźniak E, Nosek M, Miszalski Z. Effects of Botrytis cinerea and Pseudomonas syringae infection on the antioxidant profile of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum C3/CAM intermediate plant. J Plant Physiol. 168 1052-9 (2011)
Libik M, Konieczny R, Pater B, Slesak I, Miszalski Z. Differences in the activities of some antioxidant enzymes and in H2O2 content during rhizogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in callus cultures of the ice plant. Plant Cell Rep. 23 834-41 (2005)

In 2007 Magdalena Ryś obtained a master’s degree in chemistry at the Jagiellonian University. Since then, she has been employed at the Institute of Plant Physiology PAS (since 2011 as an assistant and since 2013 as an assistant professor). She received a PhD at the Institute of Botany PAS in 2011.

Research interests:

climate changes, cold acclimation, deacclimation, plant physiology

Major publications:

Magdalena Rys, Ewa Pociecha, Jakub Oliwa, Agnieszka Ostrowska, Barbara Jurczyk, Diana Saja, Anna Janeczko. 2020. Deacclimation of Winter Oilseed Rape—Insight into Physiological Changes. Agronomy 10: 1055.

Anna Janeczko, Michał Dziurka, Gabor Gullner, Maciej Kocurek, Magdalena Rys, Diana Saja, Andrzej Skoczowski, IstvanTóbiás, Andrzej Kornas, Balazs Barna. 2018. Comparative studies of compatible and incompatible pepper–Tobamovirus interactions and the evaluation of effects of 24-epibrassinolide. Photosynthetica 56: 763.

Edyta Lukaszuk, Magdalena Rys, Katarzyna Możdżeń, Iwona Stawoska, Andrzej Skoczowski, Iwona Ciereszko. 2017. Photosynthesis and sucrose metabolism in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana aos, ein4 and rcd1 mutants as affected by wounding. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 39: 17.

Magdalena Rys, Csilla Juhász, Ewa Surówka, Anna Janeczko, Diana Saja, István Tóbiás, Andrzej Skoczowski, Balázs Barna, GáborGullner. 2014. Comparison of a compatible and an incompatible pepper-tobamovirus interaction by biochemical and non-invasive techniques: chlorophyll a fluorescence, isothermal calorimetry and FT-Raman spectroscopy. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 83: 267.

Monika Kula, Magdalena Rys, Katarzyna Możdżeń, Andrzej Skoczowski. 2014. Metabolic activity, the chemical composition of biomass and photosynthetic activity of Chlorella vulgaris under different light spectra in photobioreactors. Engineering in Life Sciences 14:57.

Monika Kula-Maximenko is a researcher at the Institute of Plant Physiology PAS since 2015. She earned her Ph.D. degree in biological sciences at the Institute of Botany PAS. In her research, she investigates changes in the molecular and physiological mechanisms and the efficiency of photosynthetic apparatus in dependence on various stress conditions during the cell cultures growth and aging. One of the main objectives of her research is to determine how the size and composition of the proteins PSII antenna and changes in thylakoids membrane can be modified by introducing different cultivation conditions, e.g., various LED lights, extracts, nanoparticles, etc. In her research, she applies the principle “from Simple to Complex” therefore, in fundamental experiments, she uses primary algae and cyanobacteria strains and expands obtained results to enhance the cultivation of economically important plants. In her study, she uses isothermal calorimetry, immunodetection (Western Blot), electrophoretic techniques, and spectroscopic techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, UV-VIS spectroscopy, etc. Since 2019, after she has participated in HERCULES School on Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation in Grenoble (France), in collaboration with scientists from National Synchrotron Radiation Center SOLARIS (Poland) she is looking for possibilities using synchrotron radiation methods in her research.


Research interests:

Algae and cyanobacteria, LED light, photosynthesis process, metalloproteins, spectroscopic methods.


Major publications:

Kula M., Rys M., Możdżeń K., Skoczowski A. 2014. Metabolic activity, the chemical composition of biomass and photosynthetic activity of Chlorella vulgaris under different light spectra in photobioreactors. Engineering in Life Sciences, 14, 57 – 67;

Kula M., Rys M., Saja D., Tys J., Skoczowski A. 2016. Far-red dependent changes in the chemical composition of Spirulina platensis. Engineering in Life Sciences, 16, 777 – 785;

Kula M., Kalaji HM., Skoczowski A. 2017. Culture density influence on the photosynthetic efficiency of microalgae growing under different spectral compositions of light. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 167, 290 – 298;

Ślesak I., Kula M., Ślesak H., Miszalski Z., Strzałka K. 2019. How to define obligatory anaerobiosis? An evolutionary view on the antioxidant response system and the early stages of the evolution of life on Earth. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 140, 61–73;

Kula-Maximenko M., Zieliński K.J., Ślesak I. 2020. Superoxide dismutase activity in cyanobateria grown under different light conditions. Synchrotron Radiation In Natural Science, 20, 52.