Dr hab. Dip. eng. Ilona Czyczyło-Mysza

Associate Professors
Department of Biotechnology
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Drought stress • phenotyping • quantitative traits loci (QTL) • tissue cultures in vitro plants • double haploids of wheat and oat


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1992-1997 Agricultural University in Kraków, Poland, Faculty of Agriculture, Speciality: applied biology, plant biochemistry and physiology.

1992-1997 Courses in Biology, Jagiellonian University

1995-1997 Pedagogical Studies at The Academy of Mining and Metalurgy in Kraków, Speciality: biology and chemistry

1995 master and engineer's degree in agricultural sciences, plant physiology at the Faculty of Agronomy, Agricultural University in Kraków

1997- 2001 PhD studies at the Agricultural University of Kraków

2002 doctor's degree in agricultural sciences, agronomics-plant physiology at the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Kraków


1997 – 2002 biologist at the Department (now Institute) of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków (IPP PAS)

2003 - 2016 adiunkt at IPP PAS

from 2016 associate professor of IPP PAS


Deputy Head of Department of Biotechnology in IPP PAS (since 2011)

Member of Scientific Council of IPP PAS (since 2015)


Productivity of legumes - PhD dissertation (2002) entitled “Mechanisms of yielding in field bean (Vicia faba L. minor)”.

Tissue cultures of  leguminous including attempts to develop protocol of Doubled haploid lines production for lupin.

Since 2006, scientific cooperation with prof. Steve Quarrie (Visiting Professor, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom) in the study: Location of the genes loci for quantitative traits (QTL) associated with wheat plants resistant to drought using markers and the mapping population of doubled haploid lines in correlation with  physiological indicators.

Analysis of mutations disrupting the formation of the wax layer in rye, and assessment of their impact on morphological, biochemical and physiological traits.


Screening methods: cereals phenotyping for QTL mapping and genetic maps, including analysis of resistant level against drought stress of genotypes or cultivars on the basis physiological and biochemical parameters, such as, for example: chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and determination of: chlorophyll a, b, carotenoids, proline, phenolic compounds and saccharides.

Tissue cultures of crop plants, mainly: field bean, lupin, wheat and oat.

QTL Analysis - software WinQTLCartographer v 2.5


Member of organizing committee of Scientific Conferences “Application of  in vitro cultures in plant physiology" (since 2008)


Czyczyło-Mysza I. Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling photochemical and photosynthetic activity and yield of wheat plants under drought conditions using a mapping population of CSDH lines. Monografie 16. Wyd. IFR PAN, Kraków 2013, ISBN 978-83-86878-31-4, s. 151 (in Polish).


Skrzypek E., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Wędzony M. 2011. Micropropagation. In: Pratap A., Kumar J. (Eds), Biology and Breeding of Food Legumes, CABI Wallingford, United Kingdom, 147-158.

Czyczyło-Mysza I. Auksyny. 2011. W: Fizjologia Roślin Sadowniczych. Jankiewicz L.S., Lipecki J. (Ed), PWN Warszawa, str: 8 – 13.


1999 travel grant from FEBS for 26th Meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies

2002 PhD thesis with distinction from University of Agriculture in Kraków and award from Director of IPP PAS

2009 collective award of  the 5th Division of Agricultural, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences for studies concerning physiological and biochemical adaptactions to drought stress in maize and triticale

2014 distinction from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the achievements in the field of agriculture, rural development, agricultural markets and fishery. Topic: Obtaining of oat (Avena sativa L.) doubled haploid lines by the wide crossing method. Authors: IPP PAS: dr hab. inż. Edyta Skrzypek, prof. dr hab. Izabela Marcińska, dr hab. inż. Ilona Czyczyło-Mysza, dr Kinga Dziurka, dr Agata Nowakowska, SHR Sp. z o.o., Gr. IHAR: dr inż. Zygmunt Nita, inż. Krystyna Werwińska


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