Prof. Dr. hab. Eng. Iwona Żur

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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    • Juzoń-Sikora K.
    • Nowicka A.
    • Plačková L.
    • Doležal K.
    • Żur I.
    • Hormonal homeostasis associated with effective induction of triticale microspore embryogenesis.
    • 2023.
    • Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 152: 583–604.
    • Żur I.
    • Adamus A.
    • Cegielska-Taras T.
    • Cichorz S.
    • Dubas E.
    • Gajecka M.
    • Juzoń-Sikora K.
    • Kiełkowska A.
    • Malicka M.
    • Oleszczuk S.
    • Skrzypek E.
    • Szała L.
    • Szarejko I.
    • Zimny J.
    • Doubled haploids: Contributions of poland’s academies in recognizing the mechanism of gametophyte cell reprogramming and their utilization in breeding of agricultural and vegetable species.
    • 2022.
    • Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, 91: 9128.
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    • Dubas E.
    • Castillo A.M.
    • Żur I.
    • Krzewska M.
    • Vallés M.P.
    • Microtubule organization changes severely after mannitol and n-butanol treatments inducing microspore embryogenesis in bread wheat.
    • 2021.
    • BMC Plant Biology, 21: 586 .
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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, FA UA

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

2008 habilitation in the field of agricultural sciences, specialty; agronomics and plant physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Economics UA

2020 professor's title in agricultural sciences



1989-1990 Mangold Culture Research Company, Kraków, assistant

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

1997–2010 adiunkt at IPP PAS

2010-2019 associate professor at IPP PAS

since 2020 professor at IPP PAS



since 2008 Member of Scientific Council of IPP PAS 

2008-2014 Secretary of Scientific Council of IPP PAS

since 2010 Head of Department of Cell Biology in IPP PAS

since 2015  Representative of IPP PAS in  the Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences PAS in Kraków

since 2019 Representative of IPP PAS in the Doctoral School of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 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