Here is a list of units that are ready to host applicants within PROM programme. Please, check each unit in order to read about their laboratories, research conducted there and equipment available.

Functional and Structural Human Research Centre

Functional and Structural Human Research Centre is a unit within Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion. There are four fully equipped laboratories conducting research in sports and medicine. Please, have a look at detailed information here

Please, indicate in your application in which of the following laboratories, you choose to conduct your reasearch in.
Exercise Biochemistry

The Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

1/ dr hab. Robert Czerniawski, prof. US – Director of Institute of Biology, Head of Department of Hydrobiology

– histological technique

– preparation of tissue for study, analysis of tissue structures under a microscope, measurement of structures under a microscope with computer software

– computer analysis of semen

– study of the influence of environmental factors on sperm motility and vitality

– zooplankton ecology in rivers and lakes as well as dam reservoirs

– macrozoobenthos ecology in rivers and lakes

– ichthyofauna ecology in rivers and lakes

– biological indicators of water status


2/ dr hab. Katarzyna Dziewulska, prof. US – Institute of Biology, Department of Hydrobiology

histological laboratory and microscope with software for microscopic image analysis

histological technique – preparation of microscopic slide from tissue, computer assisted analysis of tissue, structure measurement under microspope using computer software (gamatogenesis and gonadal cycle of fish, look at  Dziewulska publications)

computer with CASA software and other equipment

computer assisted sperm analysis- investigation of influence of environmental factors on spermatozoa motility, vitality (mostly fish; look at  Dziewulska publications)

cooperation with the flow cytometry laboratory

– cytometric flow assessment of sperm physiological status (mostly fish, apoptosis, ROS and others)

3/ dr Łukasz Sługocki, Institute of Biology, Department of Hydrobiology

Research on zooplankton communities (Rotifera, Cladocera, Copepoda). Field and experimental studies.

Laboratory equipment of Department of Hydrobiology

Equipment for sampling of aquatic micro-invertebrates: nets, samplers. Multiparameter probe. Optical microscopes. Laminar chamber. Access to the Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda taxonomic keys. A laboratory base available under the supervision of an employee of the Department of Hydrobiology.


4/ dr Ewa Filip – Institute of Biology

Protein electrophoresis 1-DE, 2-DE. Analysis of cereal proteins: Electrophoretic separation of proteins in systems: Stain-Free (Criterion TGX Stain-Free) and Criterion TGX. Gel analysis and archiving ChemiDocXRS+ Bio-Rad, Image lab 1 Beta (Bio-Rad).

5/ dr Magdalena Achrem, drAnna Kalinka – Institute of Biology

– Cytogenetics analysis of plants (FISH, GISH) (epifluorescence microscope Axio Imager Z2 (Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany), GenASIs software (Applied Spectral Imaging, Yokneam, Israel)

6/ dr hab. Lidia Skuza, prof. US – Institute of Biology

Genetic analysis of plant and animal material, organellar genome analysis – Bioanalyser Experion, Automated Electrophoresis Station (BioRad), system for documentation and analysis of fluorescent and chemiluminescent labelled gels G:Box (Syngene), ChemiDoc XRST (BioRad), CFX96 Real-Time System (Bio-Rad)

7/ dr Magdalena Bihun, dr Bożena Białecka – Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Environmental Research in Małkocin (about 45 km from Szczecin)

Research offer:

Image research using a scanning electron microscope in the field of botany.

Apparatus and laboratory equipment available:

– scanning electron microscope EVO 10 LS and instrumentation in the form of a dryer
at the critical point and sprayers, enabling professional preparation of biological samples for imaging.

– highly specialized stereoscopic SteREO Lumar V12 microscope,

– basic laboratory equipment (driers, incubators, laboratory scales, automatic pipettes).

8/ dr hab. Agnieszka Szlauer-Łukaszewska, prof. US, dr hab. Andrzej Zawal, prof. US – Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences

Subject of research:

Sorting and determination of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) and ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from the collection of prof. Andrzej Zawal and prof. Agnieszka Szlauer-Łukaszewska. The samples come from Europe region.


biological research microscopes:
• Zeiss Axiostar plus for tests in transmitted light and fluorescence, with photographic documentation – 1 item
• Zeiss Axio Lab with camera and multimedia equipment (projector for displaying microscopic images) – 1 item
• Zeiss Axioscope with phase contrast, photographic documentation and image analysis system – 1 item
• Olympus with fluorescence – 1 item

stereoscopic research microscopes:
• Nikon SMZ 800 with halogen illuminators – 2 items
• Nikon SMZ 1500 with image analysis system – 1 item
• Zeiss Discovery V12 with a computer and image analysis system – 1 item
• Zeiss Stemi 2000C – with camera – 1 item
• Nikon SMZ 745 T with camera and multimedia equipment – 1 item
• Nikon SMZ745 – 3 items

9/ dr hab. Dariusz Wysocki, prof. US – Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences

Subject of research:

Fly initiation dystans (FID) and breeding success in individualy marked urban population of European blackbirds Turdus merula. Phd Students will take a part in studies of ecology individually marked European blackbirds in Zeromski park in Szczecin