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Research interests

My research interests include molelular level regulation of the plant biomass degradation process in ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. 

Fungi are fascinating microorganisms and have a major commercial impact in product areas including food and feed, pulp and paper, textiles, detergents, beverages, bio-fuel and chemical production. I believe that better understanding of fungal molecular biology is critical for the sustainable, knowledge-based bio-economy.

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology

Publications 2019 2019

Progress and Research Needs of Plant Biomass Degradation by Basidiomycete Fungi

Mäkelä, M. R., Hilden, K., Kowalczyk, J. E. & Hatakka, A., 2019, Grand Challenges in Fungal Biotechnology. Nevalainen, H. (ed.). Springer International Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The white-rot basidiomycete Dichomitus squalens shows highly specific transcriptional response to lignocellulose-related aromatic compounds

Kowalczyk, J., Peng, M., Pawlowski, M., Lipzen, A., Ng, V., Singan, V., Wang, M., Grigoriev, I. V. & Mäkelä, M., 20 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 7, 19 p., 229.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2017 2020

Activities 2017 2019

Concordia Univ, Concordia University - Canada, Ctr Struct & Funct Genom

Joanna Kowalczyk (Visiting researcher)
14 May 201928 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Journal)

Joanna Kowalczyk (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

1st UH Postdoc Symposium

Joanna Kowalczyk (Member of organizing committee)
1 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Journal)

Joanna Kowalczyk (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Fungal regulatory mechanisms controlling production of plant biomass degrading enzymes

Joanna Kowalczyk (Speaker)
15 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation