Student Zone

PhD students:

 Graduates :


Dr. Anna Murzyn
PhD Thesis:" The influence of Saccharomyces boulardii on virulence factors of Candida albicans "

Graduated students:


  • Karol Kramarz - "rad8+ paralogs in DNA repair in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"
  • Aleksander Zuchowski - "Activity of selected enzymes of microbial origin in the biomass fermented to biogas"
  • Dariusz Chudy - "Biogas production – investigation of process in the cascade bioreactor"

- 2010

  • Karolina Adamek - "The impact of biosurfactants on lipases activity from selected  psychrotolerant microorganisms"
  • Sabina Kuźlak - "The mechanism of action of Saccharomyces cerevisiae against adhesion and germ tube formation Candida albicans"
  • Natalia Trempolec - "Non-canonical helicases in DNA repair in Schizosaccharomyces pombe." 
  • Marzena Cios - "Isolation new bacterial strains and characterization of their metabolic potential"
  • Marta Woźniak - "The influence of extremely flow frequency magnetic field on eukaryotic organisms"


- 2009

  • Aleksandra Jethon - "The analysis of epistatic interactions between rrp1+, rrp2+  and srs2+ in DNA repair in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"
  • Beata Kowalska - "Optimization of breeding for enzymes secreted to the surface and their purification”
  • Sławomir Jabłoński - "Characteristic of lipases secreted by psychrotolerans microorganisms"

- 2008

  • Magdalena Korczyńska - "The influence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on virulence factors of Candida albicans"

- 2007

  • Beata Dąbrowska - “Arctic origin microorganisms characterization
  • Michał Turniak - "Characterisation of rrp1+ and rrp2+ genes taking part in DNA repair in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"
  • Edyta Rogulska (Petters) - "Genetic and molecular characterisation of Schizosaccharomyces pombe strains devoid of rrp1+ and rrp2+ genes"

- 2006

  • Aneta Plonka - “Functional analysis of flax delta12 desaturase in yeast"
  • Weronika Wira - "Characterization of N-oxides amine properties
  • Agnieszka Dyjankiewicz - "Comparison of fenotypes of Schizosaccharomyces pombe strains devoid of rrp1+ and rad8+ genes"

- 2005

  • Anna Murzyn - "N-oxides as antioxidants for targeted action
  • Marta Szklarz - "Functional analysis of plant responses to environmental stress measured by MUG hydrolysis"

- 2004

  • Paweł Karpiński - "Characterisation of Schizosaccharomyces pombe strain devoid of SPAC17A2.12 gene homologous to RIS1 (DIS1)  from Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
  • Katarzyna Lecka - "Regulation of gene expression in transgenic plants"
  • Anna Liebner - "The influence of stress conditions on growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants devoid of superoxide dismutases"
  • Anna Mróz (Polinceusz)- "The reactions of eukaryotic cells to environmental stress"


- 2003

  • Karolina Staniczek - "The influence of deletion of genes coding for ABC proteins on the fenotype of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants devoid of superoxide dismutases"
  • Karolina Wojtowicz - "Oxidative stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains overexpressing ABC pumps and deletions of genes superoxide dismutases - the protective function of natural antioxidants”

- 2002

  • Dorota Gapa - "Characterization of changes in the yeast cell membrane under oxidative stress
  • Anna Aksamit (Stachurska) - “The role of flavonoids in response to biotic and abiotic stress

- 2001

  • Katarzyna Szkapiak -"Antioxidant protection of cells induced by phenolic compounds
  • Dawid Rosiak - “The antioxidant properties of low molecular weight phenolic compounds”

  • Biosurfactants

    We identified chemical structures of newly isolated biosurfactants which are secreted by Arctic microorganisms. We are investigating their antibacterial, antifungal properties as well as proapoptotic activity. Biosurfactants can be used as an antiseptics.

  • Biogas

    We are investigating and optimizing the efficiency of metanogenesis in bioreactors. We are also testing various substrates (industrial waste) as materials for biogas production. Microorganisms which participate in this process are investigated as e.g. biofilm producers.

  • Bacteriophages

    Bacteriophages or phages are bacterial viruses. We isolated and are now investigating phages which kill Bacillus strains. Beside the basic research, the collection of phages can be used in industry as for example eliminators of infections.

  • Antiseptics

    Fungal infections are difficult to treat because of the small number of effective drugs. Candida albicans resistance depends on the activity of ABC transporters (MDR, CDR). We have investigated strains and methods for finding new antifungal compounds (synthetic and natural) e.g. probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii.