Adam Matkowski

Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Lecture Title: 
“Could stressed plants heal stressed mankind? Role of plant stress in bioactive natural product biosynthesis”

Prof. Dr. Adam Matkowski, (Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Department Head)
Dept. Pharmaceutical Biology, Botany and Biotechnology
Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland


MSc, in Molecular Biology from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Biology, Poland.Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

PhD, in Plant Developmental Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Poland

DSc (habilitation), in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Wroclaw Medical University

Full Professorship, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University

Research experience

DAAD Research Fellow, Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany - genetic background of leaf and shoot morphogenesis in Antirrhinum majus;

Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of California, Davis; Dept. Plant Sciences, Don J. Durzan Lab - Investigation of stress-induced nitric oxide bursts and taxanes production in cell cultures of Taxus brevifolia and somatic embryogenesis in the endangered recalcitrant conifer Araucaria angustifolia;

visiting scientist at:
the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Dept. Biological Sciences.
Biological Research Centre Piatra Neamţ, National Institute of Biological Sciences Research and Development, Romania

visiting professor at:
Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Turkey;
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Isfahan University, Dept. Biological Sciences, Iran;
Azad University at Shahr-e-Kord, Dept. Plant Production, Iran;

Research interest
plant in vitro cultures and biotechnology, physiology of secondary metabolism and role of stress response in biosynthesis regulation of phenylpropanoid and terpenoid pathways, phytochemical diversity and metabolomics of medicinal plants, pharmacological activity of plant natural products;

Teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in Plant Biology (for Biology students) and Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmaceutical Botany, Biotechnology (for Pharmacy students) plus several elective courses on Poisonous plants, Traditional Asian medicine, Field Botany; Several Master theses mentored every year (for Pharmacy students), three PhD dissertations mentored and defended;

International memberships:
member of the Society for In Vitro Biology, Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products GA, AMAPSEEC, Phytochemical Society of Europe;

Metrics: 40+ peer reviewed full papers in JCR indexed journals, >100 conference presentations (including several invited and plenary lectures internationally and domestically), several book chapters (in Polish and English). citation number >800