Dr Dip. eng. Przemysław Kopeć

Crop plants • abiotic stresses • proteomics • microspore embryogenesis • double haploids

  RESEARCH INTERESTS

My scientific interest are focuse on explaining the mechanisms plant responses to varous stresses, taht are important for plant breeding. In the begining of my scintific activities, I studied androgenesis, gynogenesis and plyploidyzation process in Miscanthus genus. Since I worked at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS, I have focused on two problems: a) base of microspore embryogenesis and b) mechanisms of plant responses to environmental stresses. Specifically, I investigate changes in proteome, activity of key enzymes and role of antioxidant defense system to combat oxidative stress. The object of my research are crop plants: barley, wheat, buckwheat, lupine.

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

2017 Ph.D. in agricultural sciences, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2011-2016 Graduate studies at University of Agriculture in Krakow; Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agruclture and Economics
2013 B. Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2009-2013 Engineering studies in Biotechnology field, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2010 M. Sc. in Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow
2005-2010 Master studies in Horticulture field, University of Agriculture in Krakow

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2018- Assistant professor (adiunkt) at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS, Department of Cell Biology
2017 Research fellowship at The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben (Germany), Research group Plant Reproductive Biology (Dr. Jochen Kumlehn) (3 months)
2016-2018 Technical-scientific position at The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology PAS, Department of Cell Biology
2011-2016 Ph. D. student in Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Krakow

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Płażek A., Słomka A., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Hornyak M., Sychta K., Pastuszak J., Dubert F. 2019. Effects of high temperature on embryological development and hormone profile in flowers and leaves of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20: 1705, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read
Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Kalandyk A., Pastuszak J., Waligórski P., Wolko B. 2018. Long-term effects of cold on growth, development and yield of narrow-leaf lupine may be alleviated by seed hydropriming or butenolide. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19: 2416, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read
Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Dziurka M., Kalandyk A., Pastuszak J., Wolko B. 2018. Seed hydropriming and smoke water significantly improve low-temperature germination Lupinus angustifolius L. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19: 992, 5-year IF: 3,878. Read
Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Krzewska M., Dubas E., Nowicka A., Rapacz M., Wójcik-Jagła M., Malaga S., Żur I. 2017. Changes in protein abundance and activity involved in freezing tolerance acquisition in winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Proteomics. 169: 58–72, 5-year IF: 3,725. Read
Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Janowiak F, Krzewska M., Dubas E., Nowicka A., Kasprzyk J., Ostrowska A., Malaga S., Hura T., Żur I. 2017. Changes in protein abundance and activity induced by drought during generative development of winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Proteomics. 169: 73–86, 5-year IF: 3,725. Read
Słomka A., Michno K., Dubert F., Dziurka M.,Kopeć P., Płażek A. 2017. Embryological background of low seed set in distylous common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) with biased morph ratios, and biostimulant-induced improvement of it. Crop & Pasture Science. 68: 680–690, 5-year IF=1,827. Read
Płażek A., Dubert F., Kopeć P., Krępski T., Kacorzyk P., Micek P., Kurowska M., Szarejko I., Żurek G. 2015. In vitro-propagated Miscanthus × giganteus plants can be a source of diversity in terms of their chemical composition. Biomass & Bioenergy. 75: 142―149, 5-year IF: 4,232. Read
Kruczek M., Ledwożyw-Smoleń I., Kałużny K., Kopeć P., Nowicka-Połeć A., Kaszycki P. 2015. Pumpkin (Cucurbita sp.) as a source of health-beneficial compounds with antioxidant properties. Przemysł Chemiczny. 94/6: 912–916, 5-year IF: 0,345. Read
Słomka A., Kuta E., Płażek A., Dubert F., Żur I., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Żurek G. 2012. Sterility of Miscanthus × giganteus results from hybrid incompatibility. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica. 54, 1, 1–8, 5-year IF: 0,928. Read

Publications with citations and indexes available on the following websites:

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

IPP PAS project, 2018, „Identification of transcripts associated with expression of genes of cysteine proteases with caspase activity and isoenzymes of glutathione peroxidases in microspore in different cereals induced to embryogenesis development ” (leader).
NCBR/NCN project (340285/NCBR/2017), 2017-2020, „Protocol for effective doubled haploids production by androgenesis for polish breeding materials of wheat (Triticum aesitivum L.) ” (researcher).
>NCN project (2017/25/B/NZ9/00148), 2017-2019, „Examination of the possibility of increasing the viability and pollination of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) flowers in order to obtain a higher seed yield”(researcher).
NCN project (2015/18/M/NZ3/00348), 2016-2020, „Oxidative stress and its role in the regulation of embryogenesis in isolated microspore cultures of triticale (x Triticale Wittm.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)” (researcher).
NCBR project (PBS3/A8/28/2015), 2015-2018, „New generation sequencing and associative mapping as methods for generating molecular markers of usable features of narrow-leafed lupine” (researcher).
MRiRW project (HOR hn-801-7/14), 2014-2018, „Identification of factors which determine drought and freezing tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)” (researcher).
MRiRW project (HOR hn-078/14), 2014-2016, „Study on the mechanism of embryo sacs' degeneration and abortion of flowers as the reasons of weak seed setting of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.)” (researcher).
NCN project (810/N-COST/2010/0), 2011-2013, „Development methods to obtain differentiated morphologically and physiologically giant Miscanthus plants (Miscanthus x giganteus) by gyno- and androgenesis” (researcher).
Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis Isolated microspore culture of barley Myocytes of giant Miscanthus