Dr Eng. Przemysław Kopeć

Doctors
Department of Cell Biology
+48) 12 4253301 (wew./ext. 51)
p.kopec@ifr-pan.edu.pl
climate change • drought • abiotic stresses • crops • microspore embryogenesis • proteomics

  RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research is devoted to the biology of crops and is related to problems affecting agriculture and plant breeding. During PhD studies at the University of Agriculture in Kraków, I dealt with the processes of androgenesis, gynogenesis and polyploidization in grasses of the genus Miscanthus. At The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology  PAS, I have devoted myself to work on two issues: the embryogenesis of microspores and the resistance of crops to unfavorable environmental conditions. I study changes in the proteome and the physiology of plant tissues/cells. I analyze the activity of key metabolic enzymes and the efficiency of the antioxidant system. The subject of my research are crops such as barley, wheat, triticale, buckwheat and lupine.

In research, I focus in particular on the problems that result from progressive climate change. My long-term research goal is to characterize the mechanism of resistance of cereals to soil water deficiency. I use barley as a model plant. I am interested in the biology of the spikes, regulation of their metabolism and root-spike communication.

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

2017 Ph.D. in agricultural sciences, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2011-2016 Graduate studies at University of Agriculture in Krakow; Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agruclture and Economics
2013 B. Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2009-2013 Engineering studies in Biotechnology field, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2010 M. Sc. in Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2005-2010 Master studies in Horticulture field, University of Agriculture in Krakow

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2018- Assistant professor (adiunkt) at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS, Department of Cell Biology
2017 Research fellowship at The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben (Germany), Research group Plant Reproductive Biology (Dr. Jochen Kumlehn) (3 months)
2016-2018 Technical-scientific position at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS, Department of Cell Biology
2011-2016 Ph. D. student in Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Krakow

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

2022

Pastuszak J., Dziurka M., Hornyák M., Szczerba A., Kopeć P., Płażek A. 2022. Physiological and biochemical parameters of salinity resistance of three durum wheat genotypes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23: 8397. 5-year IF: 6,208. Read
Kopeć P., Rapacz M., Arora R. 2022. Post-translational activation of CBF for inducing freezing tolerance. Trends in Plant Science. 27 (5): 415-417. 5-year IF: 20,34. Read

2021

Krzewska M., Dubas E., Gołębiowska G., Nowicka A., Janas A., Zieliński K., Surówka E., Kopeć P., Mielczarek P., Żur I. 2021. Comparative proteomic analysis provides new insights into regulation of microspore embryogenesis induction in winter triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) after 5-azacytidine treatment. Scientific Reports. 11: 22215, 5-year IF: 5,133. Read
Żur I., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Dubas E., Krzewska M., Nowicka A., Janowiak F., Juzoń K., Janas A., Barna B., Fodor F. 2021. Impact of ascorbate-glutathione cycle components on the effectiveness of embryogenesis induction in isolated microspore cultures of barley and triticale. Antioxidants. 10 (8): 1254, 5-year IF: 6,648. Read
Pastuszak J., Szczerba A., Dziurka M., Hornyák M., Kopeć P., Szklarczyk M., Płażek A. 2021. Physiological and biochemical response to Fusarium culmorum infection in three durum wheat genotypes at seedling and full anthesis stage. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22 (14): 7433,, 5-year IF: 6,132. Read
Szczerba A., Płażek A., Pastuszak J., Kopeć P., Hornyák M., Dubert F. 2021. Effect of low temperature on germination, growth, and seed yield of four soybean (Glycine max L.) cultivars. Agronomy. 11(4): 800, 5-year IF: 2,603. Read
Kopeć P., Hornyák M., Pastuszak J., Szczerba A., Rapacz M., Waga J., Płażek A. 2021. Changes in the flower and leaf proteome of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) under high temperature. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(5):2678, 5-year IF: 4,653. Read
Żur I., Dubas E., Krzewska M., Kopeć P., Nowicka A., Surówka E., Gawrońska K., Gołębiowska G., Juzoń K., Malaga S. 2021. Triticale and barley microspore embryogenesis induction requires both reactive oxygen species generation and efficient system of antioxidative defence. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 145: 347-366, 5-year IF: 2,329. Read
Wójcik-Jagła M., Daszkowska-Golec A., Fiust, A., Kopeć P., Rapacz M. 2021. Identification of the genetic basis of response to de-acclimation in winter barley. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(3): 1057, 5-year IF: 4,653. Read

2020

Hornyák M., Słomka A., Sychta K., Dziurka M., Kopeć P., Pastuszak J., Szczerba A., Płażek A. 2020. Reducing flower competition for assimilates by half results in higher yield of (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench). International Journal of Molecular Sciences . 21(23): 8953, 5-year IF: 4,653. Read
Pastuszak J.,Kopeć P., Płażek A., Gondek K., Szczerba A., Hornyák M., Dubert F. 2020. Antioxidant activity as a response to cadmium pollution in three durum wheat genotypes differing in salt-tolerance. Open Chemistry. 18: 1230-1241, 5-year IF: 1,728. Read
Pastuszak J.,Kopeć P., Płażek A., Gondek K., Szczerba A., Hornyák M., Dubert F. 2020. Cadmium accumulation in the grain of durum wheat is associated with salinity resistance degree. Plant, Soil and Environment. 66 (6): 257-263, 5-year IF: 1,591. Read
Zieliński K., Krzewska M., Żur I., Juzoń K.,Kopeć P., Nowicka A., Moravčiková J., Skrzypek E., Dubas E. 2020. The effect of glutathione and mannitol on androgenesis in anther and isolated microspore cultures of rye (Secale cereale L.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 140: 577-592, 5-year IF: 2,232. Read
Wójcik-Jagła M., Rapacz M., Dubas E., Krzewska M.,Kopeć P., Nowicka A., Ostrowska A., Malaga S., Żur I. 2020. Candidate Genes for freezing and drought tolerance selected on the basis of proteome analysis in doubled haploid lines of barley. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21: 2062, 5-year IF: 4,183. Read
Malaga S, Janeczko A., Janowiak F., Waligórski P., Oklestkova J., Dubas E., Krzewska M., Nowicka A., Surówka E., Rapacz M., Wójcik-Jagła M., Kopeć P., Hura T., Ostrowska A., Kaczanowska K., Żur I. 2020. Involvement of homocastasterone, salicylic and abscisic acids in the regulation of drought and freezing tolerance in doubled haploid lines of winter barley. Plant Growth Regulation. 90: 173–188, 5-year IF: 2,758. Read
Hornyák M., Płażek A., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Pastuszak J., Szczerba A., Hura T. 2020. Photosynthetic activity of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) exposed to thermal stress. Photosynthetica. 58(1): 45–53, 5-year IF: 2,669. Read

2019

Nowicka A., Juzoń K., Krzewska M., Dziurka M., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Zieliński K. Żur I. 2019. Chemically-induced DNA de-methylation alters the effectiveness of microspore embryogenesis in triticale. Plant Science. 287: 110189, 5-year IF: 4,064. Read
Płażek A., Słomka A., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Hornyak M., Sychta K., Pastuszak J., Dubert F. 2019. Effects of high temperature on embryological development and hormone profile in flowers and leaves of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20: 1705, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read

2018

Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Kalandyk A., Pastuszak J., Waligórski P., Wolko B. 2018. Long-term effects of cold on growth, development and yield of narrow-leaf lupine may be alleviated by seed hydropriming or butenolide. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19: 2416, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read
Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Kalandyk A., Pastuszak J., Wolko B. 2018. Seed hydropriming and smoke water significantly improve low-temperature germination Lupinus angustifolius L. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19: 992, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read

2017

Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Krzewska M., Dubas E., Nowicka A., Rapacz M., Wójcik-Jagła M., Malaga S., Żur I. 2017. Changes in protein abundance and activity involved in freezing tolerance acquisition in winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Proteomics. 169: 58–72, 5-year IF: 3,725. Read
Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Janowiak F, Krzewska M., Dubas E., Nowicka A., Kasprzyk J., Ostrowska A., Malaga S., Hura T., Żur I. 2017. Changes in protein abundance and activity induced by drought during generative development of winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Proteomics. 169: 73–86, 5-year IF: 3,725. Read
Słomka A., Michno K., Dubert F., Dziurka M., Kopeć P., Płażek A. 2017. Embryological background of low seed set in distylous common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) with biased morph ratios, and biostimulant-induced improvement of it. Crop & Pasture Science. 68: 680–690, 5-year IF=1,827. Read

2015

Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Krępski T., Kacorzyk P., Micek P., Kurowska M., Szarejko I., Żurek G. 2015. In vitro-propagated Miscanthus × giganteus plants can be a source of diversity in terms of their chemical composition. Biomass & Bioenergy. 75: 142―149, 5-year IF: 4,232. Read
Kruczek M., Ledwożyw-Smoleń I., Kałużny K., Kopeć P., Nowicka-Połeć A., Kaszycki P. 2015. Pumpkin (Cucurbita sp.) as a source of health-beneficial compounds with antioxidant properties. Przemysł Chemiczny. 94/6: 912–916, 5-year IF: 0,345. Read

2012

Słomka A., Kuta E., Płażek A., Dubert F., Żur I., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Żurek G. 2012. Sterility of Miscanthus × giganteus results from hybrid incompatibility. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica. 54, 1, 1–8, 5-year IF: 0,928. Read

Publications with citations and indexes are available on the following websites:

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

MRiRW project, 2021-2026, „Identification of factors determining the induction of microspore embryogenesis in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)” (researcher).
Project NCN (2019/3/X/NZ9/01879, 2019-2020, „The effect of soil drought on the winter barley chloroplast proteome (Hordeum vulgare L.)” (leader).
IPP PAS project, 2019, „Effect of soil drought on the phenotype and transcripts of winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) after restoration of optimal soil hydration ” (leader).
IPP PAS project, 2018, „Identification of transcripts associated with expression of genes of cysteine proteases with caspase activity and isoenzymes of glutathione peroxidases in microspore in different cereals induced to embryogenesis development” (leader).
NCBR/NCN project (340285/NCBR/2017), 2017-2020, „Protocol for effective doubled haploids production by androgenesis for polish breeding materials of wheat (Triticum aesitivum L.)” (researcher).
NCN project (2017/25/B/NZ9/00148), 2017-2019, „Examination of the possibility of increasing the viability and pollination of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) flowers in order to obtain a higher seed yield” (researcher).
NCN project (2015/18/M/NZ3/00348), 2016-2020, „Oxidative stress and its role in the regulation of embryogenesis in isolated microspore cultures of triticale (x Triticale Wittm.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)” (researcher).
NCBR project (PBS3/A8/28/2015), 2015-2018, „New generation sequencing and associative mapping as methods for generating molecular markers of usable features of narrow-leafed lupine” (researcher).
MRiRW project (HOR hn-801-7/14), 2014-2018, „Identification of factors which determine drought and freezing tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)” (researcher).
MRiRW project (HOR hn-078/14), 2014-2016, „Study on the mechanism of embryo sacs' degeneration and abortion of flowers as the reasons of weak seed setting of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.)” (researcher).
NCN project (810/N-COST/2010/0), 2011-2013, „Development methods to obtain differentiated morphologically and physiologically giant Miscanthus plants (Miscanthus x giganteus) by gyno- and androgenesis” (researcher).