Dr Maria Pilarska

Doctors
Department of Stress Biology
(+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 138)
m.pilarska@ifr-pan.edu.pl
Abiotic stress • photosynthesis • leaf senescence • halophytes

Publications

    • Pilarska M.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Sychta K.
    • Słomka A.
    • Differences in the functioning of photosynthetic electron transport between metallicolous and non-metallicolous populations of the pseudometallophyte Viola tricolor.
    • 2020.
    • Journal of Plant Physiology, 250: 153185.
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    • Rozpądek P
    • Nosek M
    • Domka A
    • Ważny R
    • Jędrzejczyk R
    • Tokarz K
    • Pilarska M.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Turnau K
    • Acclimation of the photosynthetic apparatus and alterations in sugar metabolism in response to inoculation with endophytic fungi.
    • 2019.
    • Plan, Cell & Environment, 42: 1408-1423.
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. adaptation of halophytes (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and Eutrema salsugineum) to salinity

  • the role of reactive oxygen species
  • influence of soil salinity on the photosynthetic apparatus
  • regulation of mitochondrial functioning

2. regulation of leaf senescence

 

              

 

 PRACTICAL SKILLS

                 - determination of PSII and PSI activity

              - analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence

              - spectrophotometric determination of enzyme activities

              - electrophoretic techniques (proteins, nucleic acids)

              - immunodetection (Western Blot)

              - immunolocalization of proteins and polysaccharides in tissue sections

              - gene expression analysis (qPCR)

              - cytological and histological analysis (conventional and fluorescence microscope)

              - in vitro culture methods

 

SCIENTIFIC CAREER

2014 - assistant professor at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków

2011 Ph.D in Biology - Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

2007-2008 Post-graduate studies in Pedagogy, Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland

2005 -2010 Doctoral studies in Biology, Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 

2005 M.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology and Earth Science (currenlty Faculty of Biology), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

February-June 2018 - research stay in the Institute of Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants, University of Bonn, Germany; funded by National Science Centre Poland (Project MINIATURA, National Science Centre Poland)

15.06-20.08.2009 - British-Polish Young Scientists Programme (YSP) of British Council and Polish Ministry of Higher Education; research stay in the Cell Wall Lab, Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

September-December 2008 - research stay in the framework of The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers in the Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia

                            

 

Publications before 2014

Konieczny R., Śliwinska E., Pilarska M., Tuleja M. Morphohistological and flow cytometric analyses of somatic embryogenesis in Trifolium nigrescens Viv. 2012. Plant Cell Tiss Org. Cult. 109: 131-141.

Kuta E., Bohdanowicz J., Słomka A., Pilarska M., Bothe H. Floral structure and  pollen morphology of two zinc violets (Viola lutea ssp. calaminaria and V. lutea ssp. westfalica) indicate their taxonomic affinity to Viola lutea. 2012Plant Syst. Evol. 298:445–455.

Konieczny R., Pilarska M., Tuleja M., Salaj T., Ilnicki T. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in zygotic embryos of Trifolium nigrescens (Viv.). 2010. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 100: 123-130.

Konieczny R., Kępczyński J., Pilarska M., Cembrowska D., Menzel D., Šamaj J.Cytokinin and ethylene affect auxin transport-dependent rhizogenesis in hypocotyls of common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.). 2009. J. Plant Growth Regul. 28: 331-340.

Pilarska M., Czaplicki A., Konieczny R. Patterns of pectin epitope expression during shoot and root regeneration in androgenic cultures of two wheat cultivars. 2007. Acta Biol. Cracov. Bot. 49: 69-72.