Sylwia Adamczyk

Research Scientist







Latokartanonkaari 9, 00790 Helsinki


My research interests span biochemistry and ecotoxicology in agriculture and forestry. I finished my MSc thesis in Department of Biophysics of Environmental Pollution at University of Lodz, where I studied effect of toxins on human erythrocytes (Bukowska and Kowalska 2003: Bukowska and Kowalska 2004) (Kowalska is my maiden name). In my PhD thesis I studied the effects of terpenes on forest soil processes (Adamczyk 2016), at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). In my PhD thesis, I showed the inhibitory effects of various terpenes on carbon and nitrogen cycling in boreal forest soil, including inhibitory effect for fungi and enzymes (Adamczyk et al. 2013, 2015). I am working in a project Plant-mycorrhizal feedback of nitrogen deposition to peatland carbon and nutrient cycling. I am focusing on fungal biomass (measurement of chitin amount and ergosterol in roots and peat using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)). Additionally, I am studying greenhouse gases production (CO2 and CH4 measured with gas chromatography) of peat. In future work I would like to utilize my knowledge and past experience to study the effect of terpenes abundant in forest trees on plant pathogenic fungi and insects relevant in agricultural crops.