Dr Diana Saja-Garbarz

Department of Ecophysiology
(+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 221)
The regulation of water management in oilssed rape - silicon • aquaporins • abiotic and biotic stresses • water use efficiency


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    • Ryś M.
    • Saja-Garbarz D.
    • Fodor J.
    • Oliwa J.
    • Gullner G.
    • Juhász C.
    • Kornaś A.
    • Skoczowski A.
    • Gruszka D.
    • Janeczko A.
    • Barna B.
    • Heat pre-treatment modified host and non-host interactions of powdery mildew with barley brassinosteroid mutants and wild types.
    • 2024.
    • Life, 14: 160.
    • Słomczyńska K.
    • Mirek P.
    • Panowski A.
    • Saja-Garbarz D.
    • Janeczko A.
    • Skoczowski A.
    • Assessing the feasibility of recovering heat from Mung Bean sprout production for food consumption.
    • 2024.
    • Thermochimica Acta, 731: 179654.
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10.2009 - 10.2013

PhD student in the Insitute of Biology at the Pedagogical University of Cracow

doctor degree in biology

title of thesis: "Physiological basis of Centaurea cyanus L. resistance to tribenuron methyl and usefulness physical and biochemical methods to assess this resistance".

10.2004 - 06.2009

master student in the  Insitute of Biology at the Pedagogical University of Cracow

master degree in biology

specialization: biology with teaching of nature and health education

title of thesis: "The effect of aryl phenoxy propanoate on the heat production by rigrid reygrass seedlings and cornflower leaves".

09.2000 - 06.2004

High School No. I  in Zamość



11.2013 - now; Assistant Professor in Department of Ecophysiology, in Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Science in Cracow

12.2010 - 05. 2012; biology teacher in High School No. I in Cracow

11.2010 - 01.2012; co-organizer training and conferences in project "The way to commercialization of life science research"



plant responses to abiotic and biotic stress factors

the role of silicon in the regulation of water management in oilseed rape

water use efficiency in selected plant species

physiological basis of weeds resistance to herbicides



- isothermal calorimetry

- fluorymetry

- spectrofluorymetry

- FT-Raman spectroscopy

- SDS-PAGE electrophoresis 

- western-blotting



2018: "Biochemical and physicochemical basis of the action of silicon ions on the regulation of the state of hydration in Brassica napus var napus L. in the period of temporary water shortage in the soil"

Project MNiSW for Young Scientists

2014:  "Influence of foliar application of bioactive compounds of silicon on selected physiological parameters Lactuca sativa L. i Raphanus sativus L."

Project MNiSW for Young Scientists



Training: "Real Time PCR", MBS - Szkolenia, Konferencje, Usługi Sp.z o.o. Warsaw, 2015

Scientific Workshop: "Molecular identification of a mutation in the gene als", Warsaw Agricultural University, 2013

Training: "The way to commercialization of life science research" in the field: academic entrepreneurship, workshops - writing business plans, intellectual property protection; Institute of Plant Physiology Polish Academy of Science, 2010-2012

Scientific training under the guidance of employees Institute of Plant Physiology Polish Academy of Science for the use of isothermal calorimetry in plant physiology and chlorophyll fluorescence imaging by using a fluorometer FluorCAM



- Polish Botanical Society (Organizing Committee of XX Conference of the International Society for Biological Calorimetry (XX ISBC 2018) – “Biological Calorimetry: past, present and future”)

- International Society on Biological Calorimetry 



Conducting exercises with the "Physiology of Plants", "Analysis of chemical threats to the environment" and "Instrumental Analysis"

Conducting courses to prepare for the matriculation examination in biology - certificate examiner matriculation in biology (OKE)

Biology nad nature teacher