Anna Urbanowicz
  • Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Poland, Poland,
Research fields
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, 2005

Current position

Head of Laboratory of Protein Engineering, Department of Crystallography Center for Biocrystallographic Research , Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


  1. Mieloch, A. A., Kreecisz, M., Rybka, JD., Strugala, A., Krupinski, M., Urbanowicz, A., Kozak, M., Skalski, B., Figlerowicz and M., Giersig, M. (2018) The influence of ligand charge and length on the assembly of Brome mosaic virus derived virus-like particles with magnetic core. Aip Advances.
  2. Strugala, A., Krecisz, M., Rybka, J. D., Urbanowicz, A., Szpotkowski, K., Bierwagen, P., Figlerowicz, M., Kozak, M., Bottcher, C. and Giersig, M. (2017). Biophysical analysis of BMV virions purified using a novel method. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 1068-1069: 157-163.
  3. Tworak, A., Urbanowicz, A., Podkowinski, J., Kurzynska-Kokorniak, A., Koralewska, N. and Figlerowicz, M. (2016). Six Medicago truncatula Dicer-like protein genes are expressed in plant cells and upregulated in nodules. Plant Cell Rep 35(5): 1043-1052.
  4. Urbanowicz, A., Lewandowski, D., Szpotkowski, K. and Figlerowicz, M. (2016). Tick receptor for outer surface protein A from Ixodes ricinus - the first intrinsically disordered protein involved in vector-microbe recognition. Sci Rep 6: 25205.
  5. Kurzynska-Kokorniak, A., Koralewska, N., Pokornowska, M., Urbanowicz, A., Tworak, A., Mickiewicz, A. and Figlerowicz, M. (2015). The many faces of Dicer: the complexity of the mechanisms regulating Dicer gene expression and enzyme activities. Nucleic Acids Res 43(9): 4365-4380.
  6. Figlerowicz, M., Urbanowicz, A., Lewandowski, D., Jodynis-Liebert, J. and Sadowski, C. (2013). Functional insights into recombinant TROSPA protein from Ixodes ricinus. PLoS One 8(10): e76848.
  7. Lewandowski, D., Urbanowicz, A. and Figlerowicz, M. (2013) Molecular interactions between Borrelia burgdorferi ticks and mammals. (2013) Postepy Mikrobiologii 52, 9-16
  8. Urbanowicz, A., Kurzynska-Kokorniak, A., Jankowska, A., Alejska, M. and Figlerowicz, M.  (2012) Low recombination activity of R region located at both ends of the HIV-1 genome. Acta Biochimica Polonica 59, 619-626
  9. Sztuba-Solinska, J., Urbanowicz, A., Figlerowicz, M. and Bujarski, J. J. (2011). RNA-RNA recombination in plant virus replication and evolution. Annu Rev Phytopathol 49: 415-443.
  10. Wierzchoslawski, R., Urbanowicz, A., Dzianott, A., Figlerowicz, M. and Bujarski, J. J. (2006). Characterization of a novel 5' subgenomic RNA3a derived from RNA3 of Brome mosaic bromovirus. J Virol 80(24): 12357-12366.
  11. Urbanowicz, A., Alejska, M., Formanowicz, P., Blazewicz, J., Figlerowicz, M. and Bujarski, J. J. (2005). Homologous crossovers among molecules of brome mosaic bromovirus RNA1 or RNA2 segments in vivo. J Virol 79(9): 5732-5742.
  12. Alejska, M., Figlerowicz, M., Malinowska, N., Urbanowicz, A. and Figlerowicz, M. (2005). A universal BMV-based RNA recombination system--how to search for general rules in RNA recombination. Nucleic Acids Res 33(12): e105.
  13. Alejska, M., Malinowska, N., Urbanowicz, A. and Figlerowicz, M. (2005). Two types of non-homologous RNA recombination in brome mosaic virus. Acta Biochim Pol 52(4): 833-844.
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