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PhD Eng. Dariusz Kulus, assistant professor

Born in 1987, Polish by birth, currently living in Bydgoszcz.

A graduate of biotechnology at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz (2011). The doctoral degree in biotechnology received summa cum laude in 2016, at the age of 28 at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Poland.

A fan of travelling, cats, and film music.

Winner of numerous awards for scientific achievements, including the Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the Mayor of the Bydgoszcz Metropolis Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements. Author of grants for young researchers. Current professional interests focus on issues related to cryopreservation and analyses of biochemical and genetic variability in selected ornamental, vegetable, and medicinal plant species, as well as micropropagation of endangered species of cacti and other succulents. Theoretical knowledge has been supported by the experience gained during training and internships in domestic and foreign laboratories of diverse profiles, including the PAS Laboratory of Cryobiology in Warsaw, the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Agricultural University of Athens, Zgreb, and others. Author and co-author of scientific and popular science articles in the field of plant biotechnology.


Education

2011-2015 Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology UTP in Bydgoszcz, discipline: agronomy
2006-2011 MSc studies at the Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology of the UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz (in 2006 in the "Newsweek" ranking, the university ranked first among agricultural universities and at the 14th position in the group of Polish colleges; both public and non-public)
2003-2006 Maria Konopnicka High School in Inowrocław, a linguistic class profile (institution from the top position of the "National Ranking of Secondary Schools")
2000-2003 Junior High School in Gniewkowo
1994-2000 Primary School in Gniewkowo

  Professional and scientific career

2021- Head of the Laboratory of Ornamental Plants and Vegetable Crops at the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology
20.11.2017 English language lector at edoo.pl/Lingo Novo sp. z o.o. school
01.05.2017 Associate professor at the Department of Ornamental Plants and Vegetable Crops at UTP in Bydgoszcz
09.12.2015 PhD degree in biotechnology awarded by the Faculty of Agriculture and Bioengineering Council at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań
Thesis: „Effect of encapsulation-dehydration cryopreservation technique on the genetic stability of chrysanthemum, (Chrysanthemum × grandiflorum /Ramat./Kitam.)
Supervisor: Dr. hab. Anna Mikuła, prof. PAS
01.09.2014 Research assistant at the Department of Ornamental Plants and Vegetable Crops at UTP in Bydgoszcz
20.06.2011 Master's degree in biotechnology at the Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology UTP in Bydgoszcz
Thesis:. „Somatic embryogenesis in the cactus of the Astrophytum genus”, grade: excellent