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– professor of agricultural science. Graduate of the Agricultural University in Wrocław (currently Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences), where the path of his scientific development proceeded from assistant to professor. For many years head of the Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Production (2006-2018) at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, in 2018-2021 director of the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute, seated at Radzików. Member of the Consultative Council of the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing, National and Silesian Post-registration Variety Testing System (PDO), Commission for Registration of Cereal Cultivars, Commission for Registration of Maize Cultivars, Scientific Council of the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute and the Team for Awards at the Prime Minister of Poland. Tutor for many generations of students. In research activity, focussed on the analysis of inheritance of quantitative characters in crops, having elaborated a concept of using the xenia phenomenon in breeding rye hybrid cultivars, which can be of significant importance in reduction of breeding costs since the proposed formula of a hybrid does not require the sterilizing cytoplasm.
Subsequently, his scientific endeavour concentrated on the employment of multi-character analysis for evaluation and selection of breeding material. For this purpose, he employed, among others, selection indices, verifying them on cereal and maize materials, and also created his own selection index.
A large part of his scientific achievements comprises the results of genotype-environment interaction analyses for different varieties of cultivated plants and determination of their yield stability. His application of appropriate statistical standards and creation of own index for determination of yield stability have facilitated the choice of cultivars with wide or narrow adaptation to defined edaphic-climatic conditions.
Recently engaged in the search for effective genes of resistance to the powdery mildew and brown rust as well as in elaboration of their molecular markers, which could be of wide use in the selection of initial material for rye breeding.
Author of numerous scientific and popular science publications pertaining to the genetics of quantitative features, cultivated plants breeding and seed production.