Dr hab. Dip. eng. Iwona Żur

Associate Professors
Department of Cell Biology
(+48) 12 4253301 (wew./ext. 40)
Physiological and molecular factors that determine the process of androgenesis • doubled haploids production • biotic and abiotic stress tolerance


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1985-1989 studies at the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Agriculture in Kraków (FA UA), specialty: plant physiology  

1989 master and engineer’s degree in agricultural sciences, agronomy at FA UA

1997 doctor’s degree in agricultural sciences, agronomics and plant physiology at FA UA

2008 habilitation in the field of agricultural sciences, agronomics and plant physiology at FA UA



1989-1990 Institute of Mangold Culture Research, Kraków, assistant

1990–1997 assistant at the F. Górski Department (now Institute) of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków (IPP PAS)

1997–2008 adiunkt at IPP PAS

2008-2010 docent at IPP PAS

since 2010 associate professor at IPP PAS



Member of Scientific Council of IPP PAS (since 2008)

2008-2014 Secretary of Scientific Council of IPP PAS

Head of Department of Cell BIOLOGY in IPP PAS (since 2010)

2010-2013 Polish representative in Management Committee of COST Action FA0903 ‘Harnessing plant reproduction for crop improvement’

2013-2017 Polish representative in Management Committee of COST Action FA1306 ‘The quest for tolerant varieties: Phenotyping at plant and cellular level’

since 2015 representative of IPP PAS in  Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences PAS in Kraków


In vitro culture techniques: tissue, suspension and protoplast cultures and its employment as model systems in studies of somatic embryogenesis, organogenesis and plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses on the cellular level

Self-incompatibility in Brassica oleracea L var capitata

Methods for doubled haploid (DH) production (androgenesis, distant crosses) in cereals, grasses and rape and utilization of DHs in fundamental studies and breeding practice

Identification of genetic and physiological factors determining the effectiveness of androgenesis induction

Molecular and physiological background of plant resistance against pathogenic fungi


in vitro culture methods: organ/tissue, suspension and protoplast cultures

doubled haploid production by androgenesis induction (anther culture, shed microspore culture, isolated microspore culture)

analytical methods: calorimetry, spectrophotometry, respirometry, light and fluorescent microscopy