Dr Monika Kula-Maximenko

Impact of spectral composition of light on the photosynthesis and photomorhogenesis in algae and chemical composition of algae biomass


    • Mołoń M.
    • Molestak E.
    • Kula-Maximenko M.
    • Grela P.
    • Tchórzewski M.
    • Ribosomal protein uL11 as a regulator of metabolic circuits related to aging and cell cycle.
    • 2020.
    • Cells, 9: 1745.
    • Mołoń M.
    • Dampc J.
    • Kula-Maximenko M.
    • Zebrowski J.
    • Mołoń A.
    • Dobler R.
    • Durak R.
    • Skoczowski A.
    • Effects of temperature on lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster from different genetic backgrounds: links between metabolic rate and longevity.
    • 2020.
    • Insects, 11: 470.
    • Fedotova J. A.
    • Kharchanka A. A.
    • Fedotov A. K.
    • Chichkov M. V.
    • Malinkovich M. D.
    • Konakov A. O.
    • Vorobyova S. A.
    • Kasiuk J. V.
    • Gumiennik U. E.
    • Kula-Maximenko M.
    • Mitura-Nowak M.
    • Maximenko A. A.
    • Przewoźnik J.
    • Kapusta Cz.
    • Effect of magnetic Co–CoO particles on the carrier transport In monolayer graphene.
    • 2020.
    • Physics of the Solid State, 62: 368–377.
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2016 – 2017   postgraduate studies at the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology - 

                       Molecular biology 

2010 – 2015   International Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow

 Doctor degree in biology, specialization: plant physiology

 Title of thesis: “Effect of spectral composition of light on the photosynthesis, the metabolic activity and chemical composition of biomass in selected species of algae.”

2010 – 2012   postgraduate studies - The way to commercialization of life sciences research

2011               postgraduate studies at the University of Agriculture im. H. Kołłątaja w Krakowie -

                       The use of biomass for energy purposes

2009 – 2010   postgraduate studies - Waste and hazardous substances

2004 – 2008  master's degree from the Jagiellonian University

  Department of chemistry, faculty of environmental protection,

  Completed title: master of environmental biology



effect of the spectral composition of light on algal cultures

photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis in algae

the algae's metabolic response on mycotoxins, herbicides, heavy metals and municipal wastewater

cell morphology



- algae culture in bioreactors

- calorimetric analysis (isothermal calorimetry)

- fluorimetric analysis: measuring the activity of photosystem II

- spectrofluorymetry analysis

- spectrophotometric analysis

- spectrometry analysis of FT-Raman

- extraction of fatty acids

- optical and fluorescence microscopy



2016:           "Effect of silicon in the medium on the efficiency of the photosynthetic apparatus, the metabolic activity

                        and growth of green algae Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus armatus".

                      Project MNiSW for Young Scientists

2010 – 2013: "The development of physiological and technical assumptions for the production of algae for energy purposes".

                         Project MNiSW nr N N313 705940 - executor of the physiological



International Society on Biological Calorimetry - od 2012

The Organizing Committe for the XX Conference of the International Society for Biological Calorimetry (XX ISBC 2018) – “Biological Calorimetry: past, present and future”

Laureate of the doctoral scholarship: “Doctus - Malopolska scholarship fund for graduate students" (grant funded by the European Social Fund, the state budget and the budget of the Malopolska Region, as part of the Human Capital Operational Program 2007 – 2013)