Dr Paweł Czachura

Research Assistant

Organismal Evolution and Interactions Group
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Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland


Research interests

  • Biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology of extremophilic fungi.
  • The biotechnological potential of fungi inhabiting extreme environments.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the Jagiellonian University (2015).
  • PhD study at the Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences, PAS (since 2016).
  • Technical Assistant at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2008–2020).
  • Research Assistant at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2021).

Membership and awards

  • Scholarship for the best PhD students, DSNS PAS (2018).
  • The first place for the best research on the national student and PhD student conference “MycoRise Up! Młodzi w Mykologii” (2019).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2019).

International experience

  • The Netherlands (2020) - 1-week course Fungal Biodiversity 2020; Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht.

Research projects

  • Fungi from resin exudates of Pinus sylvestris – biodiversity of unique and extreme microhabitat (2018); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Sooty moulds on ornamental woody plants in urban environments - diagnostics of causal agents of disease based on innovative integrative analyses of in vitro cultures and multilocus DNA sequences (2018-2021); grant no. 2017/27/B/NZ9/02902; National Centre of Science − co-investigator.
  • Resin exudates – an uncharted habitat for fungi with hidden biotechnological potential to degrade hydrocarbons (2020-2023); grant no. 2019/35/N/NZ9/04173; National Centre of Science – project leader.

Recent publications (selected)

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