Department of Developmental Biology

leader: Prof. Dr. hab. Eng. Anna Janeczko
address: Niezapominajek 21, 30-239 Kraków
telephone: (+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 108)
faks: (+48) 12 4251844
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Main scientific interests:

Plant growth and development in changing climate conditions - acclimation mechanisms of crop plants with especial role of hormonal homeostasis (hormonomcs – targeted metabolomics) and protein analyzes (proteomics).
The role of steroid hormones - brassinosteroids and other steroid regulators (progesterone, ecdysteroids) in plant growth, development and stress response. 
Physiological and biochemical determinants of biomass production of plants (algae). The molecular mechanisms of changes in the efficiency of the photosynthetic apparatus under the influence of different spectral light composition.
Reducing the content of allergens in wheat grain - the use of allelopathics and traditional breeding.
Plant growth under LED light - application research, cooperation with companies producing greenhouse lighting.

We offer the following expertise for research projects and cooperation:

1. Measurements of plant chemical composition:
- plant hormones: ethylene, salicylic acid, cytokinins, auxins, poliamines, jasmonic acid
- vitamins: C, E, provitamin A
- other substances: caffeine, melatonin, sugars, proteins, fatty acids, total lipids, photosynthetic pigments, etc.
2. Measurements of oxidative stress enzymes activity (SOD, catalase, peroxidase).
3. Measurements of electrolyte leakage and osmotic potential.
4. Isolation of cell membranes (including isolation of chloroplasts) from plant material.
5. Measurements of plant tissue metabolic activity via calorimetric methods.
6. The algae cultivation under controlled light and temperature conditions.


    • Ryś M.
    • Miastkowska M.
    • Łętocha A.
    • Wajs‑Bonikowska A.
    • Lorenzo P.
    • Synowiec A.
    • The effect of caraway oil‑loaded bio‑nanoemulsions on the growth and performance of barnyard grass and maize.
    • 2024.
    • Scientific Reports, 14: 4313 .
    • Stachurska  J.
    • Janeczko A.
    • Physiological and biochemical background of deacclimation in plants, with special attention being paid to crops: A minireview.
    • 2024.
    • Agronomy, 14: 419.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Stepień K.
    • Skoneczna A.
    • Kula-Maximenko M.
    • Jurczyk L.
    • Molon M.
    • Disorders in the CMG helicase complex increase the proliferative capacity and delay chronological aging of budding yeast.
    • 2024.
    • Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research, 1871: 119621.
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