Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture

Researchers


Experts that have been so far employed in the Project

Work Package 2

Dr Sławomir A. Lux
(detailed information will be available soon)

Contact: slawomir_lux(at)sggw.pl


Work Package 3

Dr Elżbieta Wojtasik

Dr Elżbieta Wojtasik
(detailed information will be available soon)

 

 

 

 


Work Package 4

Dr Magdalena Żmuda-Baranowska

I am an environmental microbiologist and microbiology is my passion. For many years I worked in the Department of Antarctic Biology (Polish Academy of Sciences) where I researched microbial communities in terrestrial, psychrophilic habitats – Antarctic and Arctic soils and glaciers. I took part in three scientific expeditions to polar regions. My thesis concerned composition, size, functioning and role of microbial communities in degradation of marine derived organic matter in polar soils. I was engaged in medical (Medical University of Warsaw) and technical bacteriology too (National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene). I also have experience in an educational project Eduscience (Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences).

At present my research field in WULS Section of Basic Natural Sciences in Horticulture concerns interactions between plants and endobacteria and fungi in contaminated environments. I have always dreamed of conducting research that would have finished with some practical application. Now I hope that my dreams come true because our research team is oriented towards phytoremediation applications.

Aside from science, my hobby is photography, touring, wildlife observation and biking.

Contact: magdalena_zmuda_baranowska@sggw.pl


Work Package 6

Dr Krystyna Oracz

Dr Krystyna Oracz

For the period of my scientific career I am aware about the important, recent advances in plant and seed biology. In my work I elucidate the molecular mechanisms of regulation of seed germination and dormancy, with a focus on the role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and phytohormones. My results provided a novel ROS-mediated mechanism for seed dormancy alleviation and thereby opened a new field in seed biology research. This mechanism involves a change in proteome oxidation, resulting from an accumulation of ROS during after-ripening.

In the WULS-PLANT HEALTH project I will investigate NEW molecular aspects of regulation of seeds germination and dormancy leading to improvement of  the seeds quality, also germinating in unfavourable environmental conditions caused by e.g. global warming.

Contact: krystyna_oracz(at)sggw.pl


Dr Marek Koter

Dr Marek Koter
(detailed information will be available soon)

Contact: marek_koter(at)sggw.pl