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FederalRural University of Amazon, Belem, Brazil 

Participation in the Biotechnology Master Program


Project Leader

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

Proteins-Small molecules interactome to track signalling pathways


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


Postdoctoral Researcher

FilareteInstitute, Milano, Italy Group of Prof. Chiara Tonelli 

Transcriptional regulation of guard cell closure


Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Regulatory mechanisms underlying plant growth under drought 


Sep 2004Jan 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