- Head of the Department:
- Academic Teachers:
- Technical Staff:
Main field of research:
- growth of plant organs – in vivo estimation and tensorial description;
- analysis of plant cell patterns in situ (confocal microscopy);
- computer modeling and visualization of cellular pattern development (tissue level, organ level – plant meristems);
- mechanical properties of intact plant tissues (measurements with material testing machine, cell wall composition analyzed with Raman imagining techniques);
- the role of cytoskeleton and cell wall in regulation of plant growth and morphogenesis;
- hygroscopic movements of plant organs.
Unique resources of the Department:
- universal material testing machine Synergie 100 (MTS), supported with TestWorks software, used for estimation of tensile and compressive strength of materials;
- non-contact device Videoextensometer ME-40 (Messphysik), enabling measurements of the material displacement in the chosen direction;
- non-contact technique device Digital Image Correlation (DIC), used to measure deformation and strain of plant tissue in 3D;
- transmitted-light polariscope FL200 (GUNT Hamburg) for elastooptic visualization of stress distribution in mechanically stressed sample;
- MorphoGraphX – a software dedicated for 3D reconstruction and plant cell growth and shape analysis.
- Erasmus +:
- PhD studies on Advanced methods in biotechnology and biodiversity:
- Biophysical aspect of plant growth and development.