Anna Nowicka Ph.D.; Maternity leave

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Šlechtitelů 31, 779 00 Olomouc
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Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2007–2013 – Ph.D., Dept. of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Science, University of Agriculture, Cracow, Poland
  • 2009–2010 – postgraduate studies, Pedagogy and Psychology Centre, University of Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • 2002–2007 – M.Sc., Interfaculty Dept. of Biotechnology University of Agriculture, Cracow, Poland

Position and Employment

  • 2018–present – Post-doc, Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i. (IEB), Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2015–2016 – Post-doc, MPIPZ, Dept. of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cologne, Germany
  • 2014–2017 – Post-doc, F. Gorski Institute of Plant Physiology, Dept. of Cell Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

Research Focus

Seed development, Chromatin, Epigenetics, Endoreduplication, Microspore embryogenesis, Barley


2020 – Centre of the Region Haná director award for Excellence 2020
2015 – DAAD Fellowship, MPIPZ, Cologne, Germany
2010 – Rector Award, University of Agriculture, Cracow, Poland

Publication Activity

Journal publications: 17
Lifetime citations (WoS): 89
H-index: 7

Five Selected Publications

  • Nowicka A., Tokarz B., Zwyrtková J., Dvořák Tomaštíková E., Procházková K., Ercan U., Finke A., Rozhon W., Poppenberger B., Otmar M., Niezgodzki I,. Krečmerová M., Schubert I., Pecinka A. (2020) Comparative analysis of epigenetic inhibitors reveals different degrees of interference with transcriptional gene silencing and induction of DNA damage. The Plant Journal 102: 68-84
  • Nowicka A., Juzoń K., Krzewska M., Dziurka M., Dubas E., Kopeć P., Zieliński K., Żur I. (2019) Chemically-induced DNA de-methylation altersthe effectiveness of microspore embryogenesis in triticale. Plant Science 287:110-189
  • Díaz M., Pecinkova P., Nowicka A., Baroux C., Sakamoto T., Gandha P.Y., Jeřábková H., Matsunaga S., Grossniklaus U., Pecinka A. (2019) SMC5/6 complex subunit NSE4A is involved in DNA damage repair and seed development in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 31:1579-1597
  • Gołębiowska-Pikania G., Kopeć P., Surówka E., Janowiak F., Krzewska M., Dubas E., Nowicka A., Kasprzak 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
  • Nowicka A., Grzebelus E., Grzebelus D. (2016) Precise karyotyping of carrot mitotic chromosomes using multicolour-FISH with repetitive DNA. Biologia Plantarum 60:25-36