Magdalena Wutkowska

Magdalena Wutkowska

Microbial Ecologist

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Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

I am interested in microbial ecology in a broad context. I used to study bacteria, protists and fungi using different approach and methods including microcosm experiments, microscopy, molecular and bioinformatic methods. My PhD work was focused on Arctic eukaryotic microorganisms. I examined discrepancies in total and active fungal communities in relation to future climate change scenario. I researched root-associated fungi and their mediation of the abiotic conditions on plants. I studied year-round seasonal patterns of community-level gene expression of pelagic protists. In my current position I am exploring links and microbial interactions between microorganisms performing nitrification and methane oxidation.

Education and Academic Positions

  • From 2021 Postdoc at Anne Daebeler’s Group, Soil and Water Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice (CZ)
  • 2016 - 2020 PhD in Arctic Microbiology at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (NO) combined with a Research Fellow position at The Department of Arctic Microbiology at The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
  • 2015 - 2016 MSc in Molecular Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (UK)
  • 2009 - 2011 Laboratory Technician at Jagiellonian University, Kraków (PL)
  • 2006 - 2011 MSc in Biology at Jagiellonian University, Kraków (PL)

Research Interests

  • microbial ecology
  • molecular microbiology
  • microbes in ‘extreme’ environments

Awards

2016 Award for Best Overall Student Performance for MSc in Molecular Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University (UK)

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