Rzeczpospolita Polska


Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Marycz


Head of the Department of Experimental Biology. Graduate of the University of Life Sciences in Applied Biology (diploma 2005). He defended his doctoral thesis in 2008. Doctoral of science (habilitation) was obtained in 2015 based on the work "ASCs (Adipose Stem Cells) regeneration potential assessment and interaction studies with selected implant materials”. Received the Professor title in 2019.

Author of 196 scientific publications (total IF 396.88; Hirsch index) and many patents. Principal investigator of research projects financed by NCBiR, NCN and POIG. He is also an expert in competitions financed by the NCBiR and NCN.

Visiting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Justus-Liebig University (Gießen, Germany). Currently, scientific research coordinator at the Medical Research Agency (Ministry of Health), as well as an expert in the team working at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, responsible at the cutting edge of biomedical sciences in Poland. In addition, a member of the team for the development of science of the Lower Silesian Voivodship operating at the Marshal of the Voivodship. He was a member of the Scientific Council of the Wrocław Research Center EIT +.

He is a guest editor in many magazines, including Stem Cells Review and Reports and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

He promoted many young scientists, both doctors of veterinary sciences and doctors of biological sciences, specializing in medical biology.

Pioneer in translational medicine on the animal model.

Non-scientific interests: Horse riding and foreign policy

Dr Agnieszka Śmieszek


A graduate from applied biology. Defended PhD thesis titled "Bone morphogenetic proteins as factors stabilizing chondrocytes for autologous transplants through autocrine regulation" in 2012 at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroclaw. Since 2012 associated with the Department of Experimental Biology, where she conducts scientific research as assistant professor.

In her scientific work focuses on assessing the cytocompatibility of implantable biomaterials designed for regenerative medicine, mainly orthopedics. Conducts her research mainly using the model of multipotent stromal cells (so-called adult stem cells). She is specialist in cell culture techniques, cytotoxicity assessment of metallic and polymeric biomaterials, as well as in molecular biology (RT-qPCR for evaluation of mRNA and miRNA expression, ELISA, Western blot).

Author of 60 publications. The main contractor in many scientific projects financed by the National Science Centre.

Project manager titled "Production of the metformin - methyl-β-cyclodextrin (Met / MβCD) inclusion complex that increases the viability of progenitor cells isolated from honey bee eggs (Apis mellifera)" financed by PARP and implemented in cooperation with Bioscientia.
Assistant Professor at the Gene Expression Laboratory in Prague.

Non-scientific interests: Music, Travelling

Dr Lynda Bourebaba


A graduate from molecular pharmacology and biochemistry, defended PhD thesis entitled “Evaluation of toxicological profile as well as Ex vitro and In vivo antidiabetic effect of nortropanes alkaloids isolated from Hyoscyamus albus” in 2017 at Abderrahmane Mira University of Bejaia in Algeria. Afterwards, she obtained a Postdoctoral position at the Department of Experimental Biology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, where she was involved in the application of natural extracts on equine metabolic syndrome-derived stem cells. Currently, she holds a Professor assistant position at the Department of Experimental Biology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Her research work is mainly focused of the establishment of crosstalk between regenerative medicine and endocrinological and metabolic disorders affecting both humans and equines, with a special emphasis on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. She is also interested in phytochemistry and phytotherapy, dealing with the chemical profiling of natural extracts and formulations using GC-MS and HPLC-MS/MS techniques, and the therapeutic screening of new bioactive compounds that could be applied to different pathological cellular models such as equine metabolic syndrome-derived mesenchymal stem cells and NAFLD human liver cells for the improvement of metabolic status or regenerative potential. Her works combine metabolomic studies at the protein and metabolites level and genomics at the transcriptome level.

She is involved in two different research projects at the department that were attributed by the National Science Centre in Poland

Non-scientific interests: French Literary writing and Beekeeping

mgr Katarzyna Kornicka-Garbowska


Graduate of biology with a specialization in laboratory techniques at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2016. Since 2016 till now, a PhD student in the Department of Experimental Biology.

Primarily interested in the analysis of molecular basis of insulin resistance development in horses suffering from equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and a search for innovative methods of treating that disease, developing in vitro techniques for cell rejuvenation, including therapeutic mitochondrial transfer.

Principal Investigator in the Preludium 14 research grant financed from National Science Centre: Mitochondria transfer as an innovative method of restoring stemness of adipose-derived stem cells isolated from horses suffering from metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Non-scientific interests: Travelling, horses

mgr Michalina Alicka


She graduated from Wrocław University of Science and Technology in July 2017. She is currently a PhD student in Department of Experimental Biology from 2018.

She is primarily interested in the molecular regulation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) pathways in liver cells derived from horses suffered from  equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Author of 5 publications. Project Leader of Innovative Doctorate “The involvement of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in awareness on insulin activity of liver cells derived from horses suffered from equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)”

Non-scientific interests: Traveling, history

mgr Malwina Mularczyk

mgr Mateusz Sikora

mgr Ariadna Pielok

Meriem Baouche

Martyna Kępska

mgr inż. Klaudia Marcinkowska