Aleksandra Skirycz

Work experience

Work experience
2014 - Present


FederalRural University of Amazon, Belem, Brazil 

Participation in the Biotechnology Master Program

2015 - Present

Project Leader

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany Group of Prof. Lothar Wilmitzer

Proteins-Small molecules interactome to track signalling pathways

2013 - 2015

Associate Researcher (A)

Vale, S.A.,  Institute of Sustainable Development Technology, Brazil 

Position dedicated to finding sustainable solutions for post-mining areas in the Amazon basin

2013 - 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher

FilareteInstitute, Milano, Italy Group of Prof. Chiara Tonelli 

Transcriptional regulation of guard cell closure

2008 - 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Plant System Biology, UGent, Belgium Group of Prof. Dirk Inze 

Regulatory mechanisms underlying plant growth under drought 


Sep 2004 - Jan 2008

Doctorate Degree 

University of Potsdam, Group of Prof. Bernd Mueller-Roeber ·

Functional characterisation of DOF transcription factors

Publications (citations  1036, h-index 15)

As first author: Skirycz et al., (2014) Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 653.; Madub M, Skirycz A, et al., (2013) Plant Physiology 162, 319-332.; Claeys H, Skirycz A, et al., (2012) Plant Physiology 159, 739-747.; Skirycz A, Claeys H et al., (2011)  Plant Cell 23, 1876-1888.; Skirycz A, Vandenbroucke K et al., (2011)  Nature Biotechnology 29, 212-214.; Skirycz A, Memmi S et al., (2011) Journal of Proteome Research 10, 1018 – 1029.; Skirycz A, Inzé D (2010) Current Opinions in Biotechnology 21, 197-203.; Skirycz A et al., (2010) Plant Physiology 152, 226-244.; Skirycz A et al., (2008) Plant Journal 56, 779-792.; Skirycz A et al., (2007) New Phytologist 175, 425-438.; Skirycz A et al., (2006)  Plant Journal 47, 10-24.; Skirycz A et al., (2005) BMC Plant Biology 5, 1.

As middle author: Skirycz et al., (2014) Frontiers in Plant Science 6, 190.; Schulz P et al., (2014)  PLoS One 9:e90322.;  Andriankaja ME et al., (2014)  Plant Molecular Biology 85, 233-45.; Marshall A et al., (2012)  Plant Cell 24, 2262-2278.; Andriankaja M et al., (2012) Developmental Cell 22, 64-78.; ·Gómez-Merino FC et al., (2005) Journal of Biological Chemistry 280, 34888-34899.; Swiedrych A et al., (2004) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 42, 593-600. 

Teaching Experience

Active role in supervision of master and doctorate students: Doctorate Students:  Marcin Luzarowski; Dr. Marieke Dubois, Dr. Pieter Clauw, Dr. Hannes Claeys, Dr. Megan Adriankaja; Master Students: Jagoda Szlachetko, Anna Pucci,  Joanna Czeszejko, Dr. Szymon Jozefczuk  

Lecturing: System Biology Course: Biotechnology Master Program, Federal Rural University of Amazon, Brazil