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NameCycon M.
DesignationAssistant Professor
DepartmentAgriculture
CountryPoland
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Date and place of birth: September 27, 1977; Dąbrowa Górnicza, Polanda
Work address:Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Divisionof Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Silesia, Jagiellońska 4, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland


Biography :

ACADEMIC AFFILIATION AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, 2011-present.
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, 2010-2011.
3. Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, 2008-2010.
4. Specialist for Microbiology and Parasitology, Laboratory of Environmental Engineering Eko-Project (actually SGS Poland, Société Générale de Surveillance), Pszczyna, Position: Head of Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, 2004–2008.
5. Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Toxicology of Soil Organisms, Department of Ecotoxicology, Institute of Organic Industrial Chemistry, Pszczyna, Position: Head of Laboratory, 2007-2008.
6. Assistant, Laboratory of Toxicology of Soil Organisms, Department of Ecotoxicology, Institute of Organic Industrial Chemistry, Pszczyna, Position: Head of Laboratory, 2003-2007
7. Junior specialist, Laboratory of Toxicology of Soil Organisms, Department of Ecotoxicology, Institute of Organic Industrial Chemistry, Pszczyna, 2002-2003.

TEACHING ACHIEVEMENTS AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE

1. Microbiology – Laboratory medicine; 3rd year – labs, 2008–present.
2. Clinical microbiology – Laboratory medicine; 4th year – labs, 2008–present.
3. Microbiology – Pharmacy; 4th year – labs, 2008–present.
4. General microbiology – Biotechnology; 2nd year – labs, 2008–present.
5. Industrial microbiology – Biotechnology; 3rd year – seminars and labs, 2008–2014.
6. Biotechnology of microorganisms – Biotechnology; 4th year – seminars, 2008–2011.
7. Biotechnological methods in environment protection – Biotechnology; 3rd year – seminars and labs, 2008–2014.
8. Food microbiology – Laboratory medicine; 3rd year – seminars, 2008–2011.
9. Molecular microbiology – Laboratory medicine; 5th year – labs, 2008–2009.
10. Sera and vaccines – Biotechnology; 5th year – seminars, 2008–2011. 

SCIENTIFIC PATRONAGE FOR STUDENTS AND DOCTORS IN THE COURSE OF SPECIALIZATION

1.   Supervisor – 2017/2018. Title of MSc thesis: The use of PCR-DGGE method for the evaluation of changes in bacterial communities in soil contaminated with naproxen.Author: Violetta Zysek, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
2.   Supervisor – 2017/2018. Title of MSc thesis: Impact of clindamycin and clindamycin-resistant Providencia rettgeri on the diversity of soil bacteria. Author: Martyna Osmólska, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
3.   Supervisor – 2017/2018. Title of MSc thesis: Community structure of microorganisms in soil contaminated with naproxen based on the phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis. Author: Natalia Dmitrzak, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
4.   Supervisor – 2016/2017. Title of MSc thesis: Metabolic pattern of microbial communities in soil treated with vancomycin. Author: Agnieszka Rutkowska, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
5.   Supervisor – 2016/2017. Title of MSc thesis: Degradation potential of bacteria in relation to selected compounds from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Author: Nikola Drożdż, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
6.   Supervisor – 2015/2016. Title of MSc thesis: Impact of selected antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria on the diversity of soil microbial communities. Author: Paweł Halfar, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
7.   Supervisor – 2016/2016. Title of MSc thesis: Response of soil microorganisms to selected compounds from the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammantory drugs (NSAIDs). Author: Barbara Bonus, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
8.   Supervisor – 2014/2015. Title of MSc thesis: Microbial activity in soil contaminated with vancomycin. Author: Patrycja Wójcik, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
9.   Supervisor – 2013/2014. Title of MSc thesis: Biodiversity of nitrifying bacteria in soil contaminated with the herbicide napropamide and the insecticide imidacloprid. Author: Bartłomiej Żołnierczyk, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
10. Supervisor – 2012/2013. Title of MSc thesis: Profile of phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA) of soil as a marker of changes in microbial community structure during degradation of teflubenzuron. Author: Ewa Piechowicz, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
11. Supervisor – 2011/2012. Title of MSc thesis: Analysis of diversity of bacteria involved in the nitrogen cycling in soil contaminated with selected pesticides estimated by PCR-DGGE method. Author: Magdalena Ławrynowicz, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
12. Supervisor – 2011/2012. Title of MSc thesis: Analysis of bacterial diversity in the community  structure of soil contaminated with selected pesticides estimated by PCR-DGGE method. Author: Anna Stępień, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
13. Supervisor – 2010/2011. Title of MSc thesis: Microbial diversity and community structure in soils contaminated with pesticides. Author: Marta Lewicka, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
14. Supervisor – 2010/2011. Title of MSc thesis: Biodegradation of selected organophosphorus insecticide by Serratia marcescens and evaluation of its potential for use in bioremediation of contaminated soil. Author: Michał Wandzel, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
15. Scientific patronage – 2010/2011. Title of MSc thesis: Validation of methods for enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci (Staphylococcus aureus and other species) in food. Author: Joanna Liptak, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
16. Scientific patronage – 2010/2011. Title of MSc thesis: Validation of methods for enumeration of Escherichia coli in food. Author: Aleksandra Łydka, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
17. Scientific patronage – 2009/2010. Title of MSc thesis: Determination of resistance to heavy metals in bacteria isolated from contaminated soils. Author: Dominik Skiba, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
18. Scientific patronage – 2009/2010. Title of MSc thesis: Evaluation of microbial activity of soil contaminated with different dosages of cadmium. Author: Małgorzata Kulig, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
19. Scientific patronage – 2009/2010. Title of MSc thesis: Evaluation of changes in bacterial diversity and community structure following pesticides addition to soil estimated by cultivation technique. Author: Anna Bożek, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
20. Scientific patronage – 2009/2010. Title of MSc thesis: Changes in numbers of selected groups of microorganisms in soil treated with pesticides. Author: Agnieszka Perczak, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
21. Scientific patronage – 2009/2010. Title of MSc thesis: Enzyme activities of soil supplemented with selected pesticides. Author: Gabriela Górna, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
22. Scientific patronage – 2008/2009. Title of MSc thesis: Effect of cobalt on the physiological state of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Author: Dominika Saramak, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.
23. Scientific patronage – 2008/2009. Title of MSc thesis: Effect of copper on the physiological state of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Author: Monika Kocot, Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia.

SCIENTIFIC PATRONAGE FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

1. Kamila Orlewska, 2012-present. Title of PhD thesis: Effect of selected antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the functional, structural and genetic diversity of soil microbial communities. Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia – supervisor.
2. Bartłomiej Żołnierczyk, 2014-present. Title of PhD thesis: Microbial degradation of selected non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia – supervisor.

 

Education:

DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES

1.     PhD habilitated in biological sciences in the discipline of biology, specialization: environmental
        microbiology, February, 2014, University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection,
2.     PhD in medical sciences in the discipline of medical biology, December, 2006, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice,
        School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec.
3.     MSc in biology, specialization: biotechnology of plants and microorganisms, July, 2002, University of Silesia in Katowice,
        Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection.

Research Interests:

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

1.   Environmental microbiology.
2.   Environmental biotechnology.
3.   Degradation of the organic compounds.
4.   Bioremediation of the environment.
5.   Phytoremediation.
6.   Soil microorganisms.
7.   Screening of bacteria capable of degrading chemicals characterized by a broad-spectrum effect on environment and human health.
8.   Identification of bacterial strains capable of degrading chemicals based on biochemical and genetic methods.
9.   Determination of degradation mechanisms of chemicals proceeded by microorganisms.
10. Studies on the optimization of degradation processes of chemicals proceeded by microorganisms.
11. Studies on the use of microorganisms in bioremediation processes of soils contaminated with chemicals.
12. Evaluation of microbial activity in soils contaminated with chemicals. 

Evaluation of changes in bacterial diversity and community structure of soils contaminated with chemicals based (cultivation technique, FAME, PLFA, DNA markers, DGGE).

 

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