Adam Mickiewicz University
Prof. Bogdan Jackowiak
Phone: +48 (0)618 295 700
Fax: +48 (0)618 295 700
Junior Scientist / ELISA analysis, pollen counting
Phone: +48 (0)693 433 211
Fax: +43 (0)618 295 700
Junior Scientitist / ELISA analysis, pollen counting
Fax: +48 (0)618 295 700
The Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) is one of the largest academic centres in Poland. The University currently employs nearly 3,000 teaching staff, including 301 full professors, 373 AMU professors and 897 senior lecturers. A smooth daily functioning of the University rests in the hands of about 2,000 administrative and technical staff members. The University serves 52,000 students with 14 faculties offering BA, MA and PhD programmes.
The scientific activity of the Faculty of Biology Adam Mickiewicz University can be divided into four sections related to the studies conducted in each institute: anthropology, experimental biology, molecular biology and biotechnology, and also environmental biology. Laboratory of Aeropalynology – a new research unit at the Faculty of Biology - was set up in 2004. Since then, the Laboratory has organized three international aerobiological Workshop which were attended by scientists from various centres across Poland, as well as from Spain, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Croatia and Slovenia. In cooperation with the University of Medical Science in Poznan our laboratory hosted the participants of the 6th European Course On Basic Aerobiology. Our Unit has been also cooperating with many Polish and European institutions and universities, such as, among others, Jagiellonian University, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit in Worcester, University of Cordoba, University of Novi Sad.
From 2004 to 2008, the Laboratory was coordinating the EU financed project within the Marie Curie European Fellowships for Transfer of Knowledge: “Structuring the European Reasearch Area” programme, which was founded under the European Unions Sixth EU Framework Programme for Technological Development (FP6).
The Laboratory has participated in MONALISA Project No. Life05 ENV/F/000068, “Monitoring Network of Allergens by Immuno-Sampling” which main aim was determining the concentrations of airborne allergens using ELISA method and in COST Action ES0603 “Assessment of production, release, distribution and health impact, of allergenic pollen in Europe” (EUPOL).
The Laboratory of Aeropalynology focuses on:
• monitoring of pollen and fungal spores concentrations,
• conducting phenological observations of selected allergenic plants in the Wielkopolska region,
• developing the forecast models (time and severity of pollen seasons),
• investigating the impact of pollen on human health
• examining the impact of fungal spores on selected crops
• studying the influence of meteological factors on variations of allergenic pollen and fungal spore
• monitoring of allergens concentrations in the air
• educating young researchers in the field of aerobiology
• promoting an aerobiology in the Polish society