Agnieszka Zienkiewicz
  • Faculty, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland, 2007

Current position

Research Associate in Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Centre and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Zienkiewicz, K., Alche, J. D., Zienkiewicz, A., Tormo, A. and Castro, A. J. (2015). Identification of olive pollen allergens using a fluorescence-based 2D multiplex method. Electrophoresis. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Zienkiewicz, A., Zienkiewicz, K., Florido, F., Marco, F. M., Romero, P. J., Castro, A. J. and de Dios Alche, J. (2014). Chip-based capillary electrophoresis profiling of olive pollen extracts used for allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy. Electrophoresis 35(18): 2681-2685.
  3. Zienkiewicz, A., Zienkiewicz, K., Rejon, J. D., Alche Jde, D., Castro, A. J. and Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. (2014). Olive seed protein bodies store degrading enzymes involved in mobilization of oil bodies. J Exp Bot 65(1): 103-115.
  4. Zienkiewicz, A., Rejon, J. D., de Dios Alche, J., Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. and Castro, A. J. (2014). A protocol for protein extraction from lipid-rich plant tissues suitable for electrophoresis. Methods Mol Biol 1072: 85-91.
  5. Zienkiewicz, A., Zienkiewicz, K. and Rodríguez-García, M. I. (2014). Storage lipids in developing and germinating pollen grain of flowering plants. Reproduc Biol Plants: 133.
  6. Glazinska, P., Wojciechowski, W., Wilmowicz, E., Zienkiewicz, A., Frankowski, K. and Kopcewicz, J. (2014). The involvement of InMIR167 in the regulation of expression of its target gene InARF8, and their participation in the vegetative and generative development of Ipomoea nil plants. J Plant Physiol 171(3-4): 225-234.
  7. Zienkiewicz, A., Zienkiewicz, K., Rejon, J. D., Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. and Castro, A. J. (2013). New insights into the early steps of oil body mobilization during pollen germination. J Exp Bot 64(1): 293-302.
  8. Castro, A. J., Suarez, C., Zienkiewicz, K., Alche Jde, D., Zienkiewicz, A. and Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. (2013). Electrophoretic profiling and immunocytochemical detection of pectins and arabinogalactan proteins in olive pollen during germination and pollen tube growth. Ann Bot 112(3): 503-513.
  9. Suarez, C., Zienkiewicz, A., Castro, A. J., Zienkiewicz, K., Majewska-Sawka, A. and Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. (2013). Cellular localization and levels of pectins and arabinogalactan proteins in olive (Olea europaea L.) pistil tissues during development: implications for pollen-pistil interaction. Planta 237(1): 305-319.
  10. Rejon, J. D., Zienkiewicz, A., Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. and Castro, A. J. (2012). Profiling and functional classification of esterases in olive (Olea europaea) pollen during germination. Ann Bot 110(5): 1035-1045.
  11. Zienkiewicz, A., Jimenez-Lopez, J. C., Zienkiewicz, K., de Dios Alche, J. and Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. (2011). Development of the cotyledon cells during olive (Olea europaea L.) in vitro seed germination and seedling growth. Protoplasma 248(4): 751-765.
  12. Smolinski, D. J., Wrobel, B., Noble, A., Zienkiewicz, A. and Gorska-Brylass, A. (2011). Periodic expression of Sm proteins parallels formation of nuclear Cajal bodies and cytoplasmic snRNP-rich bodies. Histochem Cell Biol 136(5): 527-541.
  13. Zienkiewicz, K., Zienkiewicz, A., Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. and Castro, A. J. (2011). Characterization of a caleosin expressed during olive (Olea europaea L.) pollen ontogeny. BMC Plant Biol 11: 122.
  14. Zienkiewicz, K., Suwinska, A., Niedojadlo, K., Zienkiewicz, A. and Bednarska, E. (2011). Nuclear activity of sperm cells during Hyacinthus orientalis L. in vitro pollen tube growth. J Exp Bot 62(3): 1255-1269.
  15. Zienkiewicz, K., Castro, A. J., Alche Jde, D., Zienkiewicz, A., Suarez, C. and Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I. (2010). Identification and localization of a caleosin in olive (Olea europaea L.) pollen during in vitro germination. J Exp Bot 61(5): 1537-1546.
  16. Glazinska, P., Zienkiewicz, A., Wojciechowski, W. and Kopcewicz, J. (2009). The putative miR172 target gene InAPETALA2-like is involved in the photoperiodic flower induction of Ipomoea nil. J Plant Physiol 166(16): 1801-1813.
  17. Szmidt-Jaworska, A., Jaworski, K., Zienkiewicz, A., Lenartowska, M. and Kopcewicz, J. (2009). Guanylyl cyclase activity during photoperiodic flower induction in Pharbitis nil. Plant Growth Regul 57(2): 173-184.
  18. Zienkiewicz, A., Smoliński, D., Zienkiewicz, K., Glazińska, P., Wojciechowski, W. and Kopcewicz, J. (2009). Molecular and cytological characterization of ZTL in Ipomoea nil. Biol Plantarum 53(3): 435-443.
  19. Zienkiewicz, A., Zienkiewicz, K. and Kopcewicz, J. (2008). Intracellular distribution of phototropin 1 protein in the short-day plant Ipomoea nil. Protoplasma 233(1-2): 141-147.
  20. Zienkiewicz, K., Zienkiewicz, A., Rodriguez-Garcia, M. I., Smolinski, D. J., Swidzinski, M. and Bednarska, E. (2008). Transcriptional activity and distribution of splicing machinery elements during Hyacinthus orientalis pollen tube growth. Protoplasma 233(1-2): 129-139.
  21. Zienkiewicz, K., Zienkiewicz, A., Smoliński, D. J., Rafińska, K., Świdziński, M. and Bednarska, E. (2008). Transcriptional state and distribution of poly (A) RNA and RNA polymerase II in differentiating Hyacinthus orientalis L. pollen grains. Sex Plant Reprod 21(4): 233-245.
  22. Zienkiewicz, K., Zienkiewcz, A., Smoliński, D. J., Świdziński, M. and Bednarska, E. (2008). Intracellular organization of the pre-mRNA splicing machinery during Hyacinthus orientalis L. pollen development. Sex Plant Reprod 21(4): 217-231.
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