Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    MSc engineer in agriculture, Wrocław Agriculture University, Poland

  • 1989 – 2005
    Department of Plant Structure and Development, Institute of Plant Biology, Wrocław University, Poland; positions: assistant (1989 – 1994), assistant professor (1994 – 2005)

  • 1990 – 1991
    Soros Scholar, University of Oxford, UK

  • 1994
    PhD in life sciences, Wrocław University, Poland

  • 1999 – 2000
    Fulbright Senior Scholar, Stanford University, US

  • 2005
    Habilitation in biological sciences, Wrocław University, Poland

  • Since 2005
    Department of Biophysics and Morphogenesis of Plants, Faculty of Biology and Environment Protection, University of Silesia, Poland; positions: assistant professor (2005 – 2009), professor (from 2009), chair (from 2012)

  • 2011
    Professor in biological sciences, University of Silesia, Poland

Selected publications

  • KWIATKOWSKA D. 2008. Flowering and apical meristem dynamics. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 187-201.

  • KARIM Md. R, HIROTA A, KWIATKOWSKA D, TASAKA M, AIDA M. 2009. A Role for Arabidopsis PUCHI in Floral Meristem Identity and Bract Suppression. The Plant Cell 21: 1360–1372.

  • ELSNER J, MICHALSKI M, KWIATKOWSKA D, 2012. Spatiotemporal variation of leaf epidermal cell growth: a quantitative analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana wild-type and triple cyclinD3 mutant plants, Annals of Botany 109: 897-910

  • UYTTEWAAL M, BURIAN A, ALIM K, LANDREIN B, BOROWSKA-WYKRĘT D, DEDIEU A, PEAUCELLE A, LUDYNIA M, TRAAS J, BOUDAOUD A, KWIATKOWSKA D, HAMANT O, 2012. Mechanical stress acts via katanin to amplify differences in growth rate between adjacent cells in Arabidopsis Cell 149: 439–451

  • BOROWSKA-WYKRĘT D., ELSNER J., DE VEYLDER L., KWIATKOWSKA D. 2013. Defects in leaf epidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana plants with CDKA;1 activity reduced in the shoot apical meristem. Protoplasma 250: 955–961

  • BOUDAOUD A., BURIAN A., BOROWSKA-WYKRĘT D., UYTTEWAAL M., WRZALIK R., KWIATKOWSKA D., HAMANT O. 2014. FibrilTool, an ImageJ plug-in to quantify fibrillar structures in raw microscopy images. Nature Protocols 9: 457-463

  • BURIAN A., RACZYŃSKA-SZAJGIN M., BOROWSKA-WYKRĘT D., PIATEK A., AIDA M., KWIATKOWSKA D. 2015. The CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON2 and 3 genes have a postmeristematic effect on Arabidopsis thaliana phyllotaxis. Annals of Botany 115: 807-820

  • BARBIER DE REUILLE P., ROUTIER-KIERZKOWSKA A.-L., KIERZKOWSKI D. et al. 2015. MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D. eLife, DOI:10.7554/eLife.05864

  • KWIATKOWSKA D, NAKIELSKI J, 2011. Mechanics of the meristems, In: Wojtaszek P (ed.) Mechanical Integration of Plant Cells and Plants. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp: 133-172.

  • KWIATKOWSKA D., BURIAN A. 2014. Sequential replicas for in vivo imaging of growing organ surfaces. In: Žárský V. and Cvrčková F. (eds.) Plant Cell Morphogenesis: Methods and Protocols, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 99-110.


Selected projects

  • Leader of the MAESTRO research project financed by Polish National Science Centre: “Cell wall mechanics, structure, and differential growth – plant morphogenesis from mechanical perspective”, 2012-2017

  • Coordinator of Polish team in bilateral research project “Unraveling the link between plant architecture and the gene regulatory network: the role of the cytoskeleton” in collaboration with INRA – ENS Lyon, financed within the framework of „Memorandum of understanding between The Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France”, 2008-2011

  • Leader of the research project financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education: „Morphogenesis of the Arabidopsis leaf – model of cell growth and divisions based on empirical data”, 2007-2010

  • Coordinator of Polish team in Marie-Curie Research Training Network (6 FP) “Systems Biology of Stem Cell Function in Arabidopsis thaliana” (acronym SYSTEM), 2005-2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Journal of Biological Systems – Editorial Board member

  • Chair of the Programme Board for Graduate Studies "Advanced Methods in Biotechnology and Biodiversity " at the Faculty of Biology and Environment Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

  • Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biologists

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • botanical photography and illustration

  • married (husband also in academia); one child (son)


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