Bioanalytical Studies

Teachers
Maciej Masłyk

Maciej Masłyk

Associate professor, Director of the Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

maciej.maslyk@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 451

Evaluation of bioactive compounds

Preclinical studies on bioactive compounds

Research interests:

– drug design, molecular docking,
– b
iological evaluation of the substances of natural origin and synthesized de novo. Anticancer and antimicrobial compounds,
– s
tudy of the virulence factors of Candida albicans,
– p
rotein kinases in various cellular processes,
– p
rotein expression and purification.

Agnieszka Kuźniar

Agnieszka Kuźniar

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

agnieszka.kuzniar@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 461
Office: B 1.17

Courses:
Advanced Biotechnology

Research interests:
– the use of modern methods of analyzing the biodiversity of the community of microorganisms occurring in various environments, e.g. plant tissues, soil, sediments,
– analysis of the genomes of microorganisms,
– gene expression in conjunction with phenotypic analysis of microorganisms,
– microbiological issues related to agrobiotechnology, industrial biotechnology.

Agnieszka Wolińska

Agnieszka Wolińska

Associate Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

agnieszka.wolinska@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 456
Office: B 1.15

Courses:
Experimental work methodology and Quality management systems

Research interests:
– soil biodiversity determined by NGS and CLPP techniques in the context of biotechnological applications,
– soil biology and enzymatic activities,
– plant endophytes and its importance in biotechnology.

Andrea Baier

Andrea Baier

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

andrea.baier@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 426
Office: B 3.02

Courses:
Omics Technologies
Methods in Protein Biochemistry

Research interests:
– analysis of natural and synthetic substances against various enzymatic activities (e.g., kinases, helicases, polymerases), their antioxidant activity and their effect against various microorganisms,
– study of the regulation of enzymatic activities by site-directed mutagenesis,
– overexpression and purification of native or recombinant proteins expressed in E. coli and S. cerevisiae.

Anna Borówka

Anna Borówka

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

anna.borowka@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 674
Office: B 3.18

Course:
Application of Nanomaterials

Research interests:
– synthesis of nanomaterials, especially mesoporous silicates, and modification of their structure and surface features,
– study of adsorption properties of various nanomaterials,
– application of mesoporous materials as carriers of active substances.

Anna Szafranek-Nakonieczna

Anna Szafranek-Nakonieczna

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

anna.szafranek-nakonieczna@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 460
Office: B 1.16

Courses:
Analysis of environmental samples

Research interests:
– interdisciplinary research of microbial communities in soil and geological environments (activity and taxonomic composition, reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental processes based on lipid biomarkers),
– processes of methanogenesis and methanotrophy in various environments,
– study of the processes in soil environment polluted by different substances, including petroleum substances, with particular emphasis on the influence of contamination on the greenhouse gas balance.

Artur Banach

Artur Banach

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

artur.banach@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 648
Office: B 1.13

Courses:
Bioremediation

Research interests:
– plant microbiomes, Azolla sp., bioremediation of heavy metals, microbially-assisted phytoremediation of heavy metals, plant growth-promoting bacteria, soil science, biogeochemistry, aquatic systems, analytical methods, data processing (statistics, bioinformatics).

Ewa Mędykowska

Ewa Mędykowska

Senior lab technician, Regional Chemical and Agricultural Station in Lublin

emedykowska@oschr.pl
+48 81 742 63 01

Main field of study and field specialisation: Biology, Applied Biology

Research interests:
– soil and growing media analysis according to Spurway method,
– quantification of macronutrients, pH and salinity,
– water and nutrients analysis used for horticultural plants irrigation.

Hieronim Golczyk

Hieronim Golczyk

Associate professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

hieronim.golczyk@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 445

Molecular Cytogenetics

Research interests:

– cytogenetics, genetics, cytology: chromosome and chromatin structure and function, karyotype evolution.

Weronika Goraj

Weronika Goraj

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

weronika.goraj@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 461

Microbial diversity in environment

Research interests:

– microbial ecology and microbiology of subsurface environments,
– methanogenesis and methanotrophy,
– the use of microorganisms in industrial biotechnology and agriculture.

Konrad Kubiński

Associate professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

konrad.kubinski@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 443

Cancer chemoprevention

Research interests:

– natural anticancer and antimicrobial compounds,
– antifungal agents – activity and mechanisms of action,
– enzymes engaged in fungal virulence,
– inhibitors of enzymes: protein kinase CK2, protein kinase Rio1, steroid sulfatase,
– overexpression and purification of native or recombinant proteins expressed in E. coli and S. cerevisiae.

Małgorzata Poniewozik

Małgorzata Poniewozik

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

malgorzata.poniewozik@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 416

Detection of plant bioactive substances

Research interests:

– biodiversity and ecology of phytoplankton,
– functioning of ponds and shallow lakes,
– phytoplankton in the assessment of ecological status of water bodies,
– water quality and water management,
– b
iology and taxonomy of euglenoids,
– v
egetation (macrophytes) in lakes functioning; investigation of plant compound activity.

Monika E. Jach

Monika E. Jach

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

monika.jach@kul.pl
+48 81 454 54 34

Experimental work methodology and Quality management systems

Research interests

– various applications of microbes, especially lactic acid bacteria for the improvement of health,
– yeast like Yarrowia lipolytica as a source of valuable components for human diet,
– microsymbionts of legume plant.

Paweł Patrzylas

Paweł Patrzylas

Assistant, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

pawel.patrzylas@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 416

Phytochemical analysis

Research interests:

– responses of higher plants to heavy metal stress in the environment (at physiological, biological, and molecular levels),
– a
nalysis of antioxidant capacity (both enzymatic and non-enzymatic) in plants in various abiotic stress conditions,
– s
tudies of the impact of plant-derived substances on the action of antiepileptic drugs in various animal models of epilepsy.

Radosław Mencfel

Radosław Mencfel

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

radoslaw.mencfel@kul.pl
+48 81 454 54 58

Biohydrology

Research interests:

– physical and chemical analyses of water in site and in laboratory,
– high-performance liquid chromatography,
– fish culture water quality monitoring based on the EU Water Framework Directive,
– water sampling in the field analyses and research planning in water monitoring,
– impact of catchment.

Tomasz Lenard

Tomasz Lenard

Assistant professor, Institute of Biological Sciences KUL

tomasz.lenard@kul.pl
+48 81 4545 458

Bioanalytical methods for water monitoring in the EU legislation

Research interests:

– analysis of phytoplankton response to climate change, with particular emphasis on the role of winter periods,
– ecology and taxonomy of phytoplankton (algae and cyanobacteria) including potentially toxic species,
– application of multi-metric phytoplankton index to the assessment of ecological status or ecological potential of waters,
– searching for the possibility of application of primary producers present in aquatic environment in terms of the use of active substances produced by them in medical therapies.