Dr Barbara Pawełek

Research Assistant

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


Research interests

  • Phylogenetics and taxonomy of the organisms inhabiting mountain and polar areas.
  • Molecular biogeography of nivicolous myxomycetes.
  • Population variability studies using genotyping methods.
  • Next-generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Factors determining the distribution of male and female individuals in dioecious plant species with sex chromosomes.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the Jagiellonian University (2014).
  • Biology specialist at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS (2021–2023).
  • PhD degree at the Jagiellonian University (2022).
  • Research assistant at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS (since 2023).

Research projects

  • Application of electron density delocalized bonds (EDDB) in the analysis of the structure and reactivity of molecular systems (2016–2019); grant no: UMO-2015/17/D/ST4/00558; National Science Center (NCN) – contributor.
  • LIFE: Conservation of Parnassius apollo in Poland, Czechia and Austria (2021–2028); grant no. LIFE20 NAT/PL/000151; LIFE program – National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management – contributor.
  • MICROCOSMOS: Mountain ecosystems facing global warming: study of impact of snow cover parameters on microbial communities of nivicolous myxomycetes (2022–2024); grant no. 2020/39/I/NZ8/03262; National Science Centre (NCN) & German Research Foundation (DFG) – contributor.

Recent publications (selected)

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