Institute of Plant Genetics
Polish Academy of Sciences

Integrative Plant Biology

Prof. Robert Malinowski
Karolina Stefanowicz, PhD
William Truman, PhD
Sara Blicharz, PhD
Aneta A. Basińska-Barczak, PhD Eng. (assistant)
Deeksha Singh, MSc (PhD student)
Namarta Chatar Singh, MSc (PhD student)


The main topic of the team is the growth and development of organs in higher plants. Alongside basic research including understanding the mechanisms regulating its final form plant organs, our work also has practical aspect associated with the recognition of the relationship between the development of the individual functional domains of plants and their ability to respond effectively to biotic and abiotic stresses. In our research we often focus on understanding the physiological aspects that may change the dynamics of growth, allocation of assimilates, mechanical plant resistance to stress.

Research profile


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Project no: 2015/19/B/NZ3/01489
Project title: Understanding the role of chitin related defence responses during Plasmodiophora brassicae infection
Principal investigator: William Truman
Duration: 20 June 2016 - 19 June 2019
Project no: 2015/17/D/NZ9/01977
Project title: The importance of cell wall changes occuring within host plant for the Plasmodiophora brassicae infection progression
Prinicipal investigator: Karolina Stefanowicz
Duration: 3 June 2016 - 2 June 2019
Project no: 2015/18/E/NZ2/00694
Project title: PurpleWalls - Unraveling genome regulation to modulate wood formation in Salix purpurea: an integrative approac
Principal investigator: Jorge Paiva
Duration: 12 May 2016 - 11 May 2019
Project no: 2012/07/E/NZ3/00510
Project title: Comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms leading to an imbalance between proliferation and differentiation of cells during infection by Plasmodiophora brassicae
Principal investigator: Robert Malinowski
Duration: 16 September 2013 - 15 September 2017

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