Dr hab Marzena Warchoł

Associate Professors
Department of Biotechnology
(+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 136)
Plants in vitro culture (somatic embryogenesis, organogenesis). Androgenesis and wide crossing of cereals. Flow cytometry. Histology of plant tissues.


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    • Jakovljević D.
    • Kruszka D.
    • Waligórski P.
    • Warchoł M.
    • Skrzypek E.
    • Untargeted metabolomic in basil cell cultures – a case study of Ocimum basilicum L. var. minimum Alef..
    • 2024.
    • Physiologia Plantarum, 176: e14203.
    • Turkan S.
    • Kulasek M.
    • Zienkiewicz A.
    • Mierek-Adamska A.
    • Skrzypek E.
    • Warchoł M.
    • Szydłowska-Czerniak A.
    • Bartoli J.
    • Field B.
    • Dąbrowska G.B.
    • Guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp) is a new player in Brassica napus L. seed development.
    • 2024.
    • Food Chemistry, 436: 137648.
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    • Ptak A.
    • Szewczyk A.
    • Simlat M.
    • Błażejczak A.
    • Warchoł M.
    • Meta-Topolin-induced mass shoot multiplication and biosynthesis of valuable secondary metabolites in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni bioreactor culture.
    • 2023.
    • Scientific Reports, 13: 15520.
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1993 – 1998 study at the Faculty of Geography and Biology, Pedagogical Academy (now Pedagogical University) in Kraków

1998  master’s degree of biology the Faculty of Geography and Biology, Pedagogical Academy (now Pedagogical University) in Kraków

2005 – 2010 PhD student at the International Doctoral Studies of Natural Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków

2010 doctor’s degree of biological sciences in the field of biology (specialization Plant Physiology), The W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS in Kraków

2023 habilitation in the field of agricultural sciences, in the discipline of agriculture and horticulture, The F. Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS in Kraków


1998 – 2013 specialist Department of Ornamental Plants, Faculty of Horticulture (now Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture) University of Agriculture in Krakow

2007 – 2010 biologist at the Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology Polish Academy of Sciences (IPP PAS)

2013 – 2023 adiunkt at IPP PAS

since 2023 institute professor at IPP PAS 


since 2021 Deputy Head of Department of Biotechnology in IPP PAS

since 2023 Member of Scientific Council of IPP PAS 


Somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis of monocots.

Determination of factors inducing androgenesis in oat anther cultures.

Production of cereals doubled haploid.

Characteristics of the OMA (Oat × Maize Addition) line.

The role of growth regulators in the process of differentiation of plant cells in vitro.


In vitro cultures: micropropagation of bulbous plants (somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis), culture of cereals’ embryos.

Androgenesis and wide crossing of cereals.

Spectrometric analysis of phenolic compounds, carbohydrates and antioxidant enzymes.

Histology of plant tissues.

Flow cytometry – determination of nuclear DNA content in plant cells.



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


Reviewer of 1 MSc theses at University of Agriculture in Kraków.


2009 – scholarship holder of the Malopolska Doctoral Scholarship within the action 2.6 of the Integrated Operational Programme for Regional Development 2004-2006

2010  Bronze Cross of the Polish Republic 


Jakovljević D., Skrzypek E., Stanković M., Warchoł M. 2023. Phytochemical Diversity and Biological Activity of Basil (Ocimum L.) Secondary Metabolites Produced In Vitro. In: Kumar, N., S. Singh, R. (eds) Biosynthesis of Bioactive Compounds in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Food Bioactive Ingredients. Springer, Cham.

Warchoł M., Dziurka K., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Juzoń K., Marcińska I., Skrzypek E. (2021). Oat (Avena sativa L.) anther culture. Segui-Simarro J.M. (eds) Doubled Haploid Technology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2287: 313-322. Humana, New York, NY

Skrzypek E., Warchoł M., Czyczyło-Mysza I., Juzoń K., Dziurka K., Marcińska I. (2021). Oat doubled haploid production through wide hybridization with maize. Segui-Simarro J.M. (eds) Doubled Haploid Technology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2287: 323-332. Humana, New York, NY