Błażej Wójkiewicz, PhD
Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences
I am interested in population genetics, genomics and breeding of conifers. As part of these themes, I am interested in issues related to identification of patterns of genetic variation connected with the local adaptation and demographic history at intra- and interspecific level for better understanding of the ecology and molecular evolution of natural tree populations and for predicting their likely responses to the ongoing climate changes. Moreover, I am interested in new promising forest tree breeding approaches which are genomic selection and assisted gene flow method.
2017 - PhD in biology, Institute of Dendrology PAS
2011-2013 - Poznań University of Life Sciences; M.Sc. Biotechnology
2013 - Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Science in Kórnik; PhD studies
Publications / Conference abstracts
Wachowiak W, Wόjkiewicz B, Cavers S, Lewandowski A (2014). High genetic similarity between Polish and North European Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) populations at nuclear gene loci. Tree Genetics & Genomes 10: 1015–1025. – doi: 10.1007/s11295-014-0739-8
Wójkiewicz B, Litkowiec M, Żukowska W, Wachowiak W (2015). Poster: Sub-structuring of Scots pine across European distribution range based on cpDNA SSR markers. Presented at IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2015 Conference, Florence, Italy.
Wójkiewicz B, Litkowiec M, Żukowska W, Wachowiak W (2015). Poster: Genetic variation and divergence of European Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) populations based on the analysis of the microsatellite loci. Presented at “Conservation of genetic resources – scientific and social challenges” conference, Kostrzyca, Poland.
Wójkiewicz B, Cavers S, Wachowiak W. Current approaches and perspectives in population genetics of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). In review.
Wójkiewicz B, Wachowiak W. Substructuring of Scots pine across European distributions of range based on polymorphism detected at chloroplast microsatellites loci. In preparation.