Department of Biochemistry

Departament of Biochemistry started its activity in 1944 and in 1949 was located at Lubartowska street where it functioned up to 2007. Since that time the unit is located at Akademicka street in building of Collegium Veterinarium.

From very beginning scientific activity was related to antigen characteristics of selected bacteria and evaluated within years from chromatography and electrophoresis of proteins up to current time when mass spectrometry is used for protein analysis and identification.

Members of team cooperate with polish and foreign partners with regard to scientific and didactic aspects.

Didactics is great part of everyday activity and is of great concern of whole team. 

Prof. Marta Kankofer

  • Curriculum vitae prof. Marta Kankofer

    Marta Kankofer graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin in 1987 and immediately started working at Department of Biochemistry of this Faculty.  

    She defended Her PhD thesis entitled „Studies on the activity and physico-chemical properties of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase in bovine retained and released placenta” in 1994. She obtained the title of doctor habilitated in veterinary biochemistry in 2002 based on work entitled “Studies on oxidative/antioxidative balance in physiologically released and retained bovine placenta” while the title of professor she obtained in 2009.

    In 1997 she obtained the title of specialist in veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

    She was granted 4 long lasting stays in University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover (1990-1992), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht (1994-1995) and University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (2003-2004). Since Oct 2005 she is the head of Department of Biochemistry of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin.

    Her scientific interests cover mainly biochemical mechanisms lying upon the attachment and detachment of fetal membranes in cows including the retention of fetal membranes. She was working with enzymes involved in prostaglandin metabolism, connective tissue metabolism, oxidative stress as well as with protein pattern of bovine retained and properly released placenta. She cooperates with national and international entities.

    She published her papers among others in Placenta, Theriogenology, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Virchows Archiv and presented Her results during scientific meetings.

    She was awarded with 4 prizes of Rector of University of Life Sciences for outstanding scientific work and 2 for outstanding administrative activity. Her paper published in Placenta was selected for the award of Polish Society for Veterinary Sciences in 2001. In 2015 she and the team were awarded the prize of Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education for innovative teaching in veterinary basic sciences.

    She is the member of Polish Society for Veterinary Sciences (currently the head of local section in Lublin), Society for Biology of Reproduction, Veterinary Chamber, Committee of Veterinary Sciences at Polish Academy of Sciences.   

    She participates in teaching of chemistry and biochemistry for veterinary students. She implements innovative methods of teaching which help increasing motivation of students and develop clinical reasoning. Together with coworkers from Biochemistry in Hannover and Physiology from Budapest the team applied for European grant entitled „Use of virtual patients/virtual problems in veterinary basic sciences” and created 30 virtual patients for self study in biochemistry (www.vetvip.eu). The use of virtual patients increased the quality of teaching and resulted in the decrease of bad marks and the increase of good marks of biochemistry exam.

    She uses  SOCRATES/ERASMUS Exchange programme for teachers for dissemination of knowledge about innovative teaching, gaining new experience and collaboration in teaching biochemistry.

  • List of publications prof. Marta Kankofer

    1. Kankofer M, Hoedemaker M. (1993): Role of Eicosanoids in the Regulation of the Periparturient Period in Cattle. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 28, 49-57
    2. Kankofer M, Hoedemaker M, Schoon HA, Grunert E. (1994): Activity of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase in placental tissues from cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Theriogenology 42, 1311-1322
    3. Kankofer M, Wierciński J, Kędzierski W. (1995): Badania nad właściwościami fizyczno-chemicznymi dehydrogenazy 15-hydroksyprostaglandynowej z łożyska krów. (Studies on physico-chemical properties of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase from bovine placenta) Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska sectio DD, L, 22, 225-234 (in polish)
    4. Kankofer M, Zduńczyk S, Hoedemaker M. (1996): Contents of triglycerides and cholesterol in bovine placental tissue and in serum as well as plasma concentration of oestrogens in cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 31, 95-98
    5. Kankofer M, Wierciński J, Kędzierski W, Mierzyński R. (1996): The analysis of fatty acid content and phospholipase A2 activity in placenta of cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 43, 459-465
    6. Kankofer M, Podolak M, Fidecki M, Gondek T. (1996): Activity of placental glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase in cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Placenta 17, 591-594
    7. Kankofer M, Maj JG. (1997): Enzyme activities in placental tissues from cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Deutsche Tierärztliche Wochenschrift 104, 13-14
    8. Maj JG, Kankofer M. (1997): Activity of 72-kDa and 92-kDa matrix metalloproteinases in placental tissues of cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Placenta 18, 683-687
    9. Maj JG, Kankofer M. (1998): Placental proteins from cows with and without retained fetal membranes. The SDS-PAGE analysis. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 149, 75-80
    10. Kemp B, Soede NM, Kankofer M, Bevers M, Taverne MAM, Wensig Th, Noordhuizen JPTM. (1998): Influences of linoleic/linolenic acid ratio in the diet of periparturient cattle on plasma PGFM levels and the incidence of retained placenta. Theriogenology 49, 571-580
    11. Koets AP, de Schwartz N, Tooten P, Kankofer M, Broekhuijsen-Davies JM, Rutten VPMG, van Leengoed LAMG, Taverne MAM, Gruys E. (1998): Release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in cows related to luteolysis and the periparturient acute phase response in prostaglandin induced parturition. Theriogenology 49 797-812
    12. Kankofer M, Wierciński J, Fidecki M. (1998): Activity of hyaluronidase in placental tissues from cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 45, 337-341
    13. Kankofer M, Rotkiewicz T, Jaworska-Adamu J, Zduńczyk S. (1998): The histochemical localization of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Revue de Medicine Veterinaire 149, 939-942
    14. Wiktor H, Kankofer M. (1998): Superoxide dismutase activity in normal and preeclamptic placentas. Ginekologia Polska 69, 915-918
    15. Kankofer M, Wierciński J. (1999): Prostaglandin E2 9-keto reductase from bovine term placenta. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 61, 29-32
    16. Kankofer M. (1999): The enzymes responsible for the metabolism of prostaglandins in bovine placenta. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 61, 359-362
    17. Kankofer M, Wiercinski J, Zerbe H. (2000): Activity of placental b-N-acetylglucosaminidase in cows with and without retained fetal membranes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35, 97-100
    18. Kankofer M, Kemp B, Taverne MAM (2000): The relationship between linoleic/linolenic acid ratio in the diet of periparturient cows, the activity of phospholipase A2, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances in placental tissues at calving. Revue de Medicine Veterinaire, 151, 1147-1152
    19. Kankofer M. (2000): Antioxidative defence mechanisms in bovine placenta and their importance for placental release. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35, 229-233
    20. Kankofer M., Wiktor H. (2000) Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances in Placental             Tissues of Cows with and without Retained Fetal Membranes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35, 182-183
    21. Wiktor H, Kankofer M, Źrubek H, Kotarski J. (2000): Aktywność peroksydazy glutationowej w łożyskach z ciąży prawidłowej i powikłanej preeklampsją (Glutathione peroxidase activity in normal and preeclamptic placentas). Ginekologia Polska 71, 799-803 (in Polish).
    22. Kankofer M. (2001): The levels of lipid peroxidation products in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 64, 33-36
    23. Kankofer M. (2001): Protein peroxidation processes in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 48, 207-212
    24. Kankofer M. (2001): Non-enzymatic antioxidative defence mechanisms against reactive oxygen species in bovine retained and not retained placenta: vitamin C and glutathione. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 36, 203-206
    25. Kankofer M. (2001): Antioxidative defence mechanisms against reactive oxygen species in bovine retained and not retained placenta: Activity of glutathione peroxidase, glutathione transferase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Placenta 22, 466-472
    26. Kankofer M. (2001): Catalase activity in bovine placenta: spectrophotometric and electrophoretic analysis. Wiener Tierärztliche Monatschrift 88, 272-275
    27. Taverne MAM, De Schwartz NCM, Kankofer M, Bevers MM, van Oord HA, Schams D, Gutjahr S, Van der Weijden GC. (2001): Uterine responses to exogenous oxytocin before and after prepartum luteolysis in the cow. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 36, 267-272
    28. Wernicki A, Urban-Chmiel R, Mikucki P, Puchalski A, Kankofer M. (2001): The influence of transport stress on the humoral immunological response of calves induced by Mannheimia haemolytica antigen. Animal welfare considerations in livestock housing systems. Proceedings of the International Symposium of the C.I.G.R. 2nd Technical Section Szklarska Poręba, October 23-25, 2001, pp 137-144
    29. Wiktor H, Kankofer M.:(2001): Ocena nasilenia nadtleniania lipidów w łożyskach kobiet z ciąży prawidłowej i powikłanej przez preeklampsję. (Lipid peroxidation products in normal and preeclamptic placentas) Ginekologia Polska 72, 1217-1221
    30. Wiktor H, Kankofer M. (2001): Aktywność katalazy w łożyskach z ciąży prawidłowej i powikłanej preeklampsją. (Catalase activity in normal and preeclamptic placentas) Ginekologia Polska 72, 1228-1232
    31. Kankofer M. (2002): Placental release/retention in cows and its relation to peroxidative damage of macromolecules. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 37, 27-30
    32. Kankofer M. (2002): Superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activities in bovine placenta: spectrophotometric and electrophoretic analysis. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 153, 121-124
    33. Kankofer M, Schmerold I. (2002): Spontaneous oxidative DNA damage in bovine retained and non-retained placental membranes. Theriogenology 57, 1929-1938 
    34. Kankofer M, Wierciński J, Zerbe H. (2002): Prostaglandin E2 9-keto reductase activity in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 66, 413-417
    35. Kankofer M. (2002): 8-iso prostaglandin F2a as a marker of tissue oxidative damage in bovine retained placenta. Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators, 70, 51-59
    36. Tkaczuk-Wlach J, Kankofer M, Jakiel G. (2002): Activity of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in human semen in normozoospermia and spermatopathy. Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska (Med) 57, 369-375
    37. Wernicki A, Urban-Chmiel R, Mikucki P, Puchalski A, Kankofer M. (2003): The influence of transport stress on the humoral immunological response of calves induced by Mannheimia haemolytica leukotoxin. Pol J Vet Sci 6, 41-45
    38. Kankofer M, Guz L. (2003): Is poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase involved in bovine placental retention? Dom Anim Endocrinol 25, 61-67
    39. Wernicki A, Urban-Chmiel R, Mikucki P, Puchalski A, Kankofer M. (2003): Influence of transport stress on chosen cellular response parameters. Medycyna Wet 59, 608-611
    40. Kankofer M, Guz L. (2003): Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Reprod Dom Anim 38, 390-393
    41. Wiktor H. Kankofer M. (2003): The relationship between umbilical arterial blood flow and placental level of lipid peroxidation products in normal and preeclamptic pregnancy cases. Archives of Perinatal Medicine 9, 59-61
    42. Kankofer M, Guz L, Wiercinski J. (2004): Poly(ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Reprod Dom Anim 39, 39-42
    43. Szczubial M, Kankofer M, Wawron W, Krasucki J. (2004): The dynamics of changes in erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase activity and serum selenium content during the periparturient period in sows. Pol J Vet Sci, 7, 21-26
    44. Szczubial M, Kankofer M, Łopuszyński W, Dąbrowski R, Lipko J. (2004): Oxidative stress parameters in bitches with mammary gland tumours. J Vet Med A 51, 336-340
    45. Wiktor H, Kankofer M, Schmerold I, Dadak A, Lopucki M, Niedermüller H. (2004): Oxidative DNA damage in placentas from normal and preeclamptic pregnancies. Virchows Archiv, 445, 74-78
    46. Tokarzewski S, Wernicki A, Kankofer M, Urban-Chmiel R. (2004): Lipid peroxidation as the additional indicator of transport stress in broilers. Pol J Vet Sci 7, 109-112
    47. Łopucki M, Łańcut M, Kankofer M, Rogowska W, Czerny K, Jędrych B, Pietruszewski S, Stachowicz N, Kornarzyński K, Kotarski J. (2004): Changing of morphology in the human cotyledon subjected to dual perfusion in vitro exposed to variable magnetic fields. Pol J Environ Studies, 13 suppl II, 291-295
    48. Łopucki M, Kankofer M, Pietruszewski S, Kornarzynski K, Rogowska W, Stachowicz N, Semczuk-Sikora A, Czekierdowski A, Kotarski J. (2004): The influence of magnetic field on the glucose consumption and lactic acid production in the in vitro perfused human placental cotyledon. Pol J Environ Studies, 13, suppl II, 296-303
    49. Tkaczuk-Włach J., Robak-Chołubek D., Sobstyl M., Lipko J., Kankofer M., Jakiel G. (2004): Activity of antioxidative enzymes – superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) – in spermatozoa and in whole semen in relation to the selected parameters of male semen. Adv Clin Exp Med, 13, suppl 1, 131-136
    50. Kankofer M, Kolm G, Aurich J, Aurich Chr. (2005): Antioxidative defence mechanisms in stallion semen: Activity of glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase. Theriogenology, 63, 1354-1365
    51. Kankofer M, Lipko J, Zduńczyk S. (2005): Total antioxidant capacity of bovine spontaneously released and retained placenta. Pathophysiology, 11, 215-219
    52. Łopucki M, Schmerold I, Dadak A, Wiktor H, Niedermüller H, Kankofer M. (2005): Low dose magnetic fields do not cause oxidative DNA damage in human placental cotyledons in vitro. Virchows Archiv 446, 634-639
    53. Łopucki M, Rogowska W, Kotarski J, Pietruszewski S, Kankofer M. (2005): Badania nad wpływem zmiennego pola magnetycznego o częstotliwości 50 Hz na perfundowany w warunkach in vitro zrazik łożyska ludzkiego. ed. Instytut Telekomunikacji Politechniki Warszawskiej ISSN 1234-4699, 97-106
    54. Wernicki A, Urban-Chmiel R, Kankofer M, Mikucki P, Puchalski A, Tokarzewski S. (2006): Evaluation of plasma cortisol and TBARS levels in calves after short term transportation. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 157, 30-34
    55. Pagl R, Aurich JE, Müller-Schlösser F, Kankofer M, Aurich Ch. (2006): Comparison of an extender containing defined milk protein fractions with a skim milk-based extender for storage of equine semen at 50 C. Theriogenology 66, 1115-1122
    56. Łopucki M, Rogowska W, Pietruszewski S, Kankofer M, Daniłoś J, Stachowicz N (2006): Badania nad oddziaływaniem zmiennego pola magnetycznego o częstotliwości 50 Hz na zużycie tlenu w zraziku łożyska ludzkiego w warunkach in vitro. Materiały III Międzynarodowej Konferencji Naukowej „Oddziaływanie pól elektromagnetycznych na środowisko rolnicze”, 70-76. ISBN 83-89969-80-7
    57. Łopucki M, Rogowska W, Pietruszewski S, Kankofer M, Daniłoś J, Stachowicz N (2006): Badania nad oddziaływaniem zmiennego pola magnetycznego o częstotliwości 50 Hz na zawartość tlenu w płynie perfuzyjnym krążenia płodowego i matczynego w zraziku łożyska ludzkiego w warunkach in vitro. Materiały III Międzynarodowje Konferencji Naukowej „Oddziaływanie pól elektromagnetycznych na środowisko rolnicze”, 57-69. ISBN 83-89969-80-7
    58. Pagl R, Aurich CH, Kankofer M (2006): Antioxidative status and semen quality during cooled storage in stallions. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 53, 486-489
    59. Kankofer M, Lipko J.(2006): The relationship between lipid peroxidation intensity and total antioxidant capacity in cases of spontaneously released and retained bovine placenta. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 157, 405-409
    60. Tokarzewski S, Wernicki A, Kankofer M, Urban – Chmiel R, Arciszewski M. (2006):  Transport jako czynnik wzmagający reakcje stresowe u brojlerów kurzych. Annales UMCS, Sectio DD, 59, 127 – 134
    61. Kankofer M, Radzki RP, Bieńko M, Albera E. (2007): Antioxidative/oxidative status of rat liver after ovariectomy. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 54, 225-229
    62. Przybylska J, Albera E, Kankofer M. (2007): Antioxidants in bovine colostrum. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 42, 402-409
    63. Kankofer M, Albera A. (2007): The concentration of vitamin A and its provitamin – beta carotene in bovine retained and not retained placenta. Acta Veterinaria Beograd 57, 181-189
    64. Kankofer M. (2007): Parametry biochemiczne łożyska ludzkiego w: Dwustronna perfuzja zrazika łożyska ludzkiego w warunkach in vitro. pod redakcją M. Łopuckiego, Wydawnictwo Bifolium ISBN 83-87991-53-8. str 52-60
    65. Kankofer M, Albera E. (2008): Postpartum relationship of beta carotene and vitamin A between placenta, blood and colostrum in cows and their newborns. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes 116, 409-412
    66. NieoczymD, AlberaE, KankoferM, WlaźP. (2008):  Maximal electroshock induces changes in some markers of oxidative stress in mice. Journal of Neural Transmission, 115, 19-25
    67. Kankofer M, Lipko-Przybylska J.(2008): Physiological antioxidative/oxidative status in bovine colostrum and mature milk. Acta Veterinaria Beograd 58, 231-239
    68. Szczubiał M, Kankofer M, Albera E, Łopuszyński W, Dąbrowski R. (2008): Oxidative/antioxidative status of blood plasma in bitches with mammary gland tumours. Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy 52, 255-259
    69. Szczubiał M, Dąbrowski R, Kankofer M, Bochniarz M, Albera E. (2008): Concentration of serum amyloid A and activity of ceruloplasmin in milk from cows with clinical and subclinical mastitis. Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy 52, 391-395  
    70. Urban-Chmiel R, Kankofer M, Wernicki A, Albera A, Puchalski A. (2009): The influence of different doses of a-tocopherol and ascorbic acid on selected oxidative stress parameters in in vitro culture of leukocytes isolated from transported calves. Livestock Science 124, 89-92
    71. Albera E, Kankofer M. (2009): Antioxidants in colostrum and milk of sows and cows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 44, 606-611
    72. Radzki RP, Bieńko M, Filip R, Albera E, Kankofer M (2009): Effect of strontium ranelate on femur densitometry and antioxidative/oxidative status in castrated male rats. Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science 36, 193-201
    73. Lipko-Przybylska J, Albera E, Kankofer M. (2010): Comparison of antioxidant defence parameters in colostrum and milk between Berrichon du Cher ewes and Uhrusk ewes. Journal of Dairy Research 77, 117-122
    74. Kankofer M, Albera E, Różańska-Boczula M. (2010): Activities of N-acetyl-b-d-glucosaminidase and glutathione peroxidase in bovine colostrum and milk. Czech Journal of Animals Science 55, 488-495
    75. Albera E, Kankofer M. (2010):  The comparison of antioxidative/oxidative profile in colostrum, milk and blood of early postpartum cows during their 1st and 2nd lactation. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 45, e417-e425
    76. Kankofer M, Albera E, Feldman M, Gundling N, Hoedemaker M. (2010): Comparison of antioxidative/oxidative profiles in blood plasma of cows with and without retained fetal placental membranes. Theriogenology 74, 1385–1395
    77. Albera E, Kankofer M. (2011): The comparison of antioxidative/oxidative profile in blood, colostrum and milk of early postpartum cows and their newborns. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46(5), 763-9.
    78. Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2011): Changes in activity during storage and characteristics of superoxide dismutase from hen eggs (Gallus gallus domesticus). Eur Food Res Technol DOI 10.1007/s00217-010-1418-0 232, 3, 479-484,
    79. Strzelec K, Kankofer M, Pietrzak S (2011):Cortisol concentration in the saliva of horses subjected to different kinds of exercise. ACTA VET. BRNO 2011, 80 (1), 77- 81.  doi:10.2754/avb201180010000
    80. Szczubiał M, Kankofer M, Dąbrowski R (2011):   Antioxidative–related activities of lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase in milk from cows with different forms of mastitis. Bull Vet Inst Pulawy 55, 77-81
    81. Łopucki M, Kankofer M, Grafka A, Rogowska W (2011): Antioxidative/oxidative profile of perfused human placenta in vitro during exposure to different doses of magnetic field. Archives of Perinatal Medicine 17, 140-146
    82. Lipko-Przybylska J, Kankofer M (2012): Antioxidant defence of colostrum and milk in consecutive lactations in sows. Irish Veterinary Journal 65, 4-8
    83. Giergiel M, Łopucki M, Stachowicz N, Kankofer M. (2012): The influence of age and gender on antioxidant enzyme activities in humans and laboratory animals. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research 24, 561-569
    84. 84. Szczubiał M, Dąbrowski R, Kankofer M, Bochniarz M, Komar M. (2012): Concentration of serum amyloid A and ceruloplasmin activity in milk from cows with subclinical mastitis caused by different pathogens. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 15, 291-296
    85. Radzki R, Bieńko M, Albera E, Kankofer M. (2012): Erythrocyte antioxidative enzymes in experimentally induced osteopenia in rats. Bull Vet Inst Pulawy 56, 669-675
    86. Kankofer M, Wawrzykowski J, Hoedemaker M. (2013): The Presence of SOD 1 and GSH-Px in Bovine Retained and Properly Released Foetal Membranes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 48, 699-704.
    87. Kankofer M, Wawrzykowski J, Giergiel M. (2013): Sex and age dependent activity of glutathione peroxidase in reproductive organs in pre- and post-pubertal cattle in relation to total antioxidant capacity. Aging Clin Exp Res 25, 365-370.
    88. Kankofer M, Wawrzykowski J, Hoedemaker M. (2014): Profile of bovine proteins in retained and normally expelled placenta in dairy cows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 49, 270-274
    89. Giergiel M, Zielińska A, Legutko K, Kankofer M. (2014): Protein and Lipid Peroxidation Intensity in Cows and Female Calves. Acta Scientia Veterinariae 42,1185-1190.
    90. Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2014): Superoxide dismutase from hen egg yolk can protect fatty acids from peroxidative damage. European Food Research and Technology 239, 1041-1049
    91. Giergiel M, Kankofer M. (2014): The Age-related Changes in SOD Activity in Bovine (Bos taurus) Reproductive Organs. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 2014. 42: 1241
    92. Kankofer M, Wawrzykowski J, Miller I, Hoedemaker M. (2015): Usefulness of DIGE for the detection of protein profile in retained and released bovine placental tissues. Placenta 36, 246-249
    93. Szczubiał M, Kankofer M, Dąbrowski R, Bochniarz M, Urban-Chmiel R. (2015): Assessment of lipid and protein peroxidation markers in non-pregnant and pregnant female dogs. Pol J Vet Sci 18,171-179
    94. Giergiel M, Kankofer M. (2015): Age and sex- related changes in superoxide dismutase activity in bovine tissues. Czech Journal of Animal Science 60, 367-374
    95. Szczubiał M, Kankofer M, Bochniarz M, Dąbrowski R. (2015): Effects of ovariohysterectomy on oxidative stress markers in female dogs. Reprod Domest Anim, 50, 393-399
    96. Rapacz-Leonard A, Kankofer M, Leonard ME, Wawrzykowski J, Dąbrowska M, Raś A, Paździor-Czapula K, Janowski TE. (2015): Differences in extracellular matrix remodeling in the placenta of mares that retain fetal membranes and mares that deliver fetal membranes physiologically. Placenta 36, 1167-1177
    97. Giergiel M, Jamioł M, Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2015): Age related changes in activity of catalase in selected bovine muscles. Acta Sci Vet 43,1285,1-5
    98. Kankofer M, Kedzierski W, Wawrzykowski J, Adler M, Fischer M, Ehlers JP. (2016): Use of Virtual Problems in Teaching Veterinary Chemistry in Lublin (Poland). Wiener Tierarztliche Monatschrift 103, 125-132
    99. Giergiel M, Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2017): Comparison between endometrial protein profile in Holstein-Friesian heifers and female prepubertal calves. Veterinaria Italiana 10.12834/VetIt.1002.5299.2
    100. Hanschke N, Kankofer M, Ruda L, Höltershinken M, Meyer U, Frank J, Dänicke S, Rehage J. (2016): The effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplements on oxidative and antioxidative status of periparturient and lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 99, 8090-102. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10685.
    101. Puzio W, Chrobak L, Rutkowski M, Jamiol M, Kankofer M (2017) Comparison of antioxidative/oxidative status between plasma and saliva in cows of different age and hormonal status. Veterinaria Italiana 10.12834/VetIt.1178.6557.2
    102. Franczyk M, Lopucki M, Stachowicz N, Morawska D, Kankofer M: (2017) Extracellular matrix proteins in healthy and retained placentas, comparing hemochorial and synepitheliochorial placentas. Placenta 50, 19-24
    103. Kleinsorgen C, Kankofer M, Gradzki Z, Mandoki M, Bartha T, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Naim HY, Beyerbach M, Tipold A, Ehlers JPUtilization and acceptance of virtual patients in veterinary basic sciences – the vetVIP-project. GMS J Med Educ. 2017 May 15;34(2):Doc19. doi: 10.3205/zma001096. eCollection 2017.
    104. Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M: (2017) Partial biochemical characterization of Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase extracted from eggs of hens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Food Chemistry 2017 Jul 15;227:390-396. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.01.116. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    105. Szczubiał M, Wawrzykowski J, Dąbrowski R, Krawczyk M, Kankofer M. (2017):Proteomic analysis of plasma proteins in pregnant and non-pregnant female dogs Theriogenology. 2017 Jul 15;97:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.04.011.
    106. Wawrzykowski J, Franczyk M, Hoedemaker M, Pries M, Streuff B, Kankofer M.(2018): Preliminary data on possible protein markers of parturition in cows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 2018 Feb;53(1):116-126. doi: 10.1111/rda.13079. Epub 2017 Sep 24. PMID:28944513
    107. Kleinsorgen C, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Naim HY, Branitzki-Heinemann K, Kankofer M, Mandoki M, Adler M, Tipold A, Ehlers JP. Impact of virtual patients as optional learning material in veterinary biochemistry education. JVME, 2017 2017 Sep 8:1-11. doi: 10.3138/jvme.1016-155r1.
    108. Łopucki M, Wawrzykowski J, Gęca T, Miturski A, Franczyk M, Kankofer M. (2018): Preliminary analysis of protein profile in saliva during physiological delivery at term and preterm delivery. Molecular Medicine Reports 2018 Jun;17(6):8253-8259. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.8909. Epub 2018 Apr 20. PMID:29693144
    109. Domosławska A, Zdunczyk S, Franczyk M, Kankofer M, Janowski T. Selenium and vitamin E supplementation enhances the antioxidant status of spermatozoa and improves semen quality in male dogs with lowered fertility. Andrologia. 2018 May 9:e13023. doi: 10.1111/and.13023. [Epub ahead of print]
    110. Franczyk M, Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2018): Preliminary results of the placenta decorin profile in bovine pregnancy and parturition. Glycoconjugate Journal 2018 Oct;35(5):461-465. doi: 10.1007/s10719-018-9834-7.
    111.   Giergiel M, Wawrzykowski J, Kankofer M. (2018): Comparison between endometrial protein profile in Holstein-Friesian heifers and female prepubertal calves. Veterinaria Italiana 2018 Sep 30;54(3):211-218. doi: 10.12834/VetIt.1002.5292.1.
    112.  Domosławska A, Zdunczyk S, Franczyk M, Kankofer M, Janowski T. (2019): Total antioxidant capacity and protein peroxidation intensity in seminal plasma of infertile and fertile dogs. Reprod Dom Anim 54(2):252-257. doi: 10.1111/rda.13345. (IF 1.638)
    113. Szczubiał M, Wawrzykowski J, Dąbrowski R, Bochniarz M, Brodzki P, Kankofer M. (2019): The effect of pyometra on glycosylation of proteins in the uterine tissues from female dogs. Theriogenology, 131, 41-46 doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.03.020.
    114. Ner-Kluza J, Wawrzykowski J,  Franczyk M, Siberring J, Kankofer M. (2019): Identification of protein patterns in bovine placenta at early-mid pregnancy – pilot studies. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 33(12):1084-1090. doi: 10.1002/rcm.8444.
    115. Zapalska-Sozoniuk M, Chrobak L, Kowalczyk K, Kankofer M (2019):  Is it useful to use several “omics” for obtaining valuable results? Molecular Biology Reports 46(3):3597-3606. doi: 10.1007/s11033-019-04793-9. Epub 2019 Apr 15. Review.
    116. Wawrzykowski J, Franczyk M, Hoedemaker M, Kankofer M (2019): The comparison of protein map between retained and released bovine placenta. Research in Veterinary Sciences 125:45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2019.05.007.
    117. Wawrzykowski J, Franczyk M, Kankofer M (2019):  Patterns of protein glycosylation in bovine placentomes as a function of gestational age and in retained vs. nonretained placenta. Reprod Dom Anim 2019;54:1384–1392.. doi: 10.1111/rda.13543.
    118. Wawrzykowski J, Rapacz-Leonard A, Wiącek D, Kankofer M, Janowski T. (2019): The preliminary studies on protein profile in retained and not retained detal membranes in heavy draft mares. Reprod Dom Anim 2019 Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/rda.13561.
    119.  Puzio W, Chrobak L, Rutkowski M, Franczyk M, Kankofer M. (2019): Antioxidative and oxidative profiles in plasma and saliva of cows in different ages and hormonal status. Vet Ital. 2019 Dec 31;55(4):319-326. doi: 10.12834/VetIt.1178.6557.2.
    120. Yasmin Gundelach; Beate Streuff; Monika Franczyk; Martha Kankofer; Martina Hoedemaker (2020): Influence of two different feeding strategies in the dry period on dry matter intake and plasma protein and antioxidative profile during dry period and early lactation. BMC Veterinary Research   2020 May 13;16(1):134. doi: 10.1186/s12917-020-02347-x. PMID: 32404087 Free PMC article.
    121. Jamioł M, Wawrzykowski J, Mojsym W,  Hoedemaker M, Kankofer M. (2020): Activity of selected glycosidases and availability of their substrates in bovine placenta during pregnancy and parturition with and without retained fetal membranes. Reprod Dom Anim  2020 Sep;55(9):1093-1102. doi: 10.1111/rda.13747
    122. Wawrzykowski J, Franczyk M, Ner-Kluza J, Silberring J,  Kankofer M (2020) 2D electrophoretic pattern of bovine placental proteins during early-mid pregnancy. J Mass Spectrom. 2020 Mar;55(3):e4483. doi: 10.1002/jms.4483. Epub 2020 Feb 14.
    123. Szczubiał M, Kankofer M, Wawrzykowski J, Dąbrowski R, Łopuszyński W, Bochniarz M, Brodzki P. (2020) Decorin concentrations in canine normal and neoplastic mammary gland tissues. Reprod Domest Anim 2020 Oct;55(10):1404-1410. doi: 10.1111/rda.13788. Epub 2020 Aug 17.
    124. Wawrzykowski J, Jamioł M , Mojsym W, Kankofer M (2021) The comparison of pro- and antioxidative parameters in plasma and placental tissues during early phase of placental development in cows. Molecular Biol Reports
    125. Jamioł M, Wawrzykowski J, Bulak K, Kankofer M. Effect of decorin and selected glycosylation inhibitors on the adhesion of caruncular epithelial cells of pregnant cows-part I.  Reprod Domest Anim. 2021 Feb 13. doi: 10.1111/rda.13909.

Prof. Witold Kędzierski

  • Curriculum vitae prof. Witold Kędzierski

    • Position at present:

    University professor (Assoc. Prof.) in Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin

    • Scientific academic degrees:

    2017 – Habilitated Doctor (Post-doc) in Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, title of dissertation: “Effects of exercise and training on leptin release and plasma leptin concentration in horses tacking into account their sex and age”

    1999 – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University in Lublin, title of dissertation: “Biochemical changes in blood of Purebred Arabian horses during different phases of training”

    1990 – Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Faculty, Agricultural University in Lublin.

    • Diplomas:

    2020 – participation in the project Masters of Didactics @Ghent University

    2013 – completion of one-year study: Cat – proper behaviour and behavioural disorders, University of Warsaw;

    2008 – completion of postgraduate studies: Animal psychology – basic and application issues, SWPS University, Warsaw;

    2003 – title: national expert in horse’s diseases, Commission for Specialization Veterinary Surgeons, Pulawy.

    • Main social functions performed:

    The head of local section in Lublin of Polish Society for Veterinary Sciences in tenure 2020 – 2023

  • List of publications prof. Witold Kędzierski

    Publications in the field of BIOCHEMISTRY:

    1. Kankofer M., Wierciński S., Kędzierski W.: Badania nad właściwościami fizyczno-chemicznymi dehydrogenazy 15-hydroksyprostaglandynowej z łożyska krów, Annales UMCS, sectio DD, Vol. L, 22, 225-234, 1995.
    2. Kankofer M., Wierciński S., Kędzierski W., Mierzyński R.: The analysis of fatty acid content and phospholipase A2 activity in placenta of cows with and without retained fetal membranes, Vet. Med. A 43, 459-465, 1996.
    3. Podolak M., Kędzierski W., Bergero D., Pomorski Z.: Effect of training on some parameters of young Arabian horses reared in Poland, Rivista SIDI, 5, 2, 13-20, 1999.
    4. Kędzierski W., Podolak M.: Zmiany metaboliczne u koni w procesie ujeżdżania, Medycyna Wet. 57(3) 207-209, 2001.
    5. Kędzierski W., Podolak M.: Wpływ treningu koni rasy arabskiej na poziom parametrów biochemicznych związanych z gospodarką węglowodanowo-lipidową, Medycyna Wet. 58(10) 788-791, 2002.
    6. Kędzierski W., Przychodzeń M.: Aktywność dehydrogenazy mleczanowej (LDH) w osoczu krwi koni rasy arabskiej w różnych fazach treningu, Acta Sci. Pol. Ser. Medicina Veterinaria, 1 (2) 107-112, 2002
    7. Kędzierski W.: Aktywność aminotransferazy asparaginianowej (AST) w osoczu krwi koni rasy arabskiej w różnych fazach treningu, Annales UMCS sectio DD, Vol. LIX, 2, 15 – 22, 2004.
    8. Podolak M., Kędzierski W., Janczarek I.: Wpływ intensywnego treningu na poziom wybranych parametrów biochemicznych krwi i liczbę tętna u koni rasy arabskiej, Medycyna Wet. 60 (4) 403-406, 2004
    9. Bobowiec R., Kędzierski W., Martelli F., Kosior-Korzecka U.: Współzależność między losem dojrzałych pęcherzyków jajnikowych a profilem hormonalnym i poziomem IGF-I u klaczy. Medycyna Wet. 60 (10) 1098-1102, 2004.
    10. Kędzierski W.; Wpływ intensywnego wysiłku na wybrane wskaźniki biochemiczne krwi koni rasy arabskiej. Acta Sci. Pol., Medicina Veterinaria 4 (1) 2005, 113-119.
    11. Kędzierski W., Krawczyk C.: The levels of triacylglycerols and cholesterol in blood plasma of mares in the periovulatory period (Stężenie triacylogliceroli i cholesterolu w osoczu krwi klaczy w okresie okołoowulacyjnym ) Annales UMCS sectio DD, Vol.LXI, 19, 151-155, 2006.
    12. Podolak M, Kedzierski W, Bergero D: Comparison of the blood plasma catecholamines level in Thoroughbred and Arabian horses during the same-intensity exercise, Pol J Vet Sci 9, 71-73, 2006, as short comm.
    13. Kędzierski W., Bergero D.: Comparison of plasma biochemical parameters in Thoroughbred and Purebred Arabian horses during the same-intensity exercise. Pol J Vet Sci 9, 233-238, 2006.
    14. Kędzierski W., Kowalik S., Janczarek I.: Wpływ treningu typu interwałowego i wytrzymałościowego na wielkość wybranych wskaźników krwi i częstość skurczów serca kłusaków. Medycyna Wet. 63, 1258-1261, 2007.
    15. Kędzierski W., Kowalik S., Janczarek I.: Wybrane wskaźniki biochemiczne i hematologiczne oraz częstotliwość skurczów serca u koni rasy kłusak francuski w kolejnych etapach treningu. Acta Sci. Pol., Medicina Veterinaria. 6 (2) 15-24, 2007.
    16. Kędzierski W.: The correlations of blood lactic acid and glycerol levels in Purebred Arabian horses during exercise tests. Annales UMCS sectio DD 62, zeszyt 2, 46-52, 2007.
    17. Kędzierski W., Wałkuska G.: Effectiveness of copper supplementation in mares during reproduction season according to feed zinc: copper ratio. Annales UMCS sectio DD 62, zeszyt 1, 63-70, 2007.
    18. Kędzierski, Kapica M., Kolstrung R., Pluta M.: Stężenie leptyny, greliny i wskaźników metabolizmu lipidów w osoczu krwi klaczy czystej krwi arabskiej i kuców felińskich w okresie okołoporodowym. Medycyna Wet. 64, 427-430, 2008.
    19. Kędzierski W., Kapica M.: Plasma concentration of leptin and ghrelin in Standardbred foals as related to the age, sex, exercise and training. Animal, 2, 582-587, 2008.
    20. Kędzierski W., Kowalik S.: Leptin and ghrelin and the indices of lipid metabolism as related to sex steroid hormones in trotters. J Equine Vet. Sci. 29, 17-23, 2009.
    21. Kędzierski W.: Mechanizm działania estrogenów na ośrodki centralnego układu nerwowego regulujące zachowanie seksualne samic. Medycyna Wet. 65, 674-678, 2009.
    22. Kędzierski W., Bergero D., Assenza A.: Trends of hematological and biochemical values in blood of young race horses during standardized field exercise test. Acta Vet. (Beogr) 59, (5-6), 457-466, 2009.
    23. Kędzierski W.: The effect of training on plasma L-carnitine metabolism in purebred Arabian horses. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 19, 398-407, 2010.
    24. Kędzierski W., Kusy R., Kowalik S.: Plasma Leptin Level in Hyperlipidemic Mares and Their Newborn Foals. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 46, 275-280, 2011.
    25. Kędzierski W.: Correlation of plasma creatine kinase activity and glucose level in exercised Purebred Arabian horses. Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 67, 541-544, 2011.
    26. Kowalik S., Kędzierski W., The effect of interval versus continuous exercise on plasma leptin and ghrelin concentration in young trotters. Polish Journal of Veterinary Science, Vol. 14, No 3, 373-378, 2011.
    27. Kędzierski W., Pluta M.: The welfare of young Polish Konik horses subjected to agricultural workload. J Appl Anim Welf Sci., 16: 35-46, 2013.
    28. Kędzierski W., Strzelec K., Cywińska A., Kowalik S. Salivary cortisol concentration in exercised Thoroughbred horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 33 (12), 1106-1109, 2013.
    29. Strzelec K., Kędzierski W., Bereznowski A., Janczarek I., Bocian K., Radosz M. Salivary cortisol levels in horses and their riders during three-day-events. Bull. Vet. Inst. Pulawy 57, 237-241, 2013.
    30. Kędzierski W., Cywińska A., Strzelec K., Kowalik S. Changes in salivary and plasma cortisol levels in Purebred Arabian horses during race training session. Animal Science Journal 85, 313-317, 2014.
    31. Kędzierski W. Changes in plasma leptin concentration during different types of exercise performed by horses. Animal. 8 (9), 1456-1461, 2014.
    32. Kędzierski W., Cywińska A. The effect of different physical exercise on plasma leptin, cortisol, and some energetic parameters concentrations in Purebred Arabian horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 34 (9), 1059-1063, 2014.
    33. Kowalik S., Kędzierski W., Kusy R.: Wpływ przebiegu porodu na stężenie IGF-I w surowicy zimnokrwistych klaczy i ich nowo narodzonych źrebiąt. Medycyna Weterynaryjna 71, 448-452, 2015.
    34. Kędzierski W.: Leptin fluctuations in trained horses, during a work season. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2016, 43, 12-17. (przyjęte do druku 29. 04. 2016.) DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2016.04.094
    35. Kędzierski W., Bełkot , Janczarek I., Wilk I.: Effects of transportation procedures on salivary and plasma cortisol concentrations in cold-blood horses. Pferdeheilkunde 32, 5, 491-495, 2016.
    36. Kędzierski W.: The effects of exercise on plasma leptin concentrations in horses (Review) Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 47, 36-41, 2016. (przyjęte do druku 08. 2016)
    37. Kędzierski W., Łopuszyński W., Wydrych J.: Age- and glucocorticoid-dependent leptin release by horse adipose tissue: in vitro Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017, 56, 104-109, DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2017.05.002
    38. Kowalik S., Kędzierski W., Janczarek I., Wilk I.: Plasma adropin in exercised horses: a pilot study. Pferdeheilkunde – Equine Medicine, 2017, 33, 585-590,   DOI 10.21836/PEM20170606
    39. Kędzierski W., Bełkot Z.: Does road transport influence plasma leptin concentrations in horses? Preliminary study. Annals of Animal Science 2018, 18, 1, 185-193. DOI:1515/aoas-2017-0015
    40. Kędzierski W, Janczarek I, Wilk I, Staniszewska M, Kowalik S.: Plasma visfatin response to the intensity of exercise and training in race-horses. Pferdeheilkunde – Equine Medicine, 2018, 34, 525-530. DOI: 10.21836/PEM20180603.
    41. Kędzierski W, Cywińska A, Wawak T, Janczarek, Wilk I, Kowalik S. Plasma apelin concentration in exercised horses: preliminary study. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2019, 80, 16-19, doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2019.06.012
    42. Kędzierski W, Janczarek I, Kowalik S, Franczyk M, Wawak T, Borsuk G, Przetacznik M. Bee pollen supplementation to aged horses influences several blood parameters. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2020, 90, 103024, DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103024.

    Publications in the field of ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY:

    1. Kędzierski W., Janczarek I.: Sex-related effect of early training on stress in young trotters as expressed by heart rate. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 27 (1) 23-32, 2009.
    2. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Wilk I.: Pulse changeability of trotters depending on motion pace. Annales UMCS sectio EE, 28 (4), 17-25, 2010.
    3. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W.: Is it a good idea to train fillies and colts separately? Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14 (3) 211-219, 2011.
    4. Janczarek, Kędzierski W.: Emotional response of young race horses to a transfer from a familiar to an unfamiliar environment. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 29 (3) 205-212, 2011.
    5. Janczarek, Kędzierski W.: Emotional response to novelty and to expectation of novelty in young race horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 31, 549-554, 2011.
    6. Kędzierski W., Janczarek I., Stachurska A.: Emotional response of naive Purebred Arabian colts and fillies to sympathetic and traditional training methods. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 32, 752-756, 2012.
    7. Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Kędzierski W., Wilk I.: Responses of horses of various breeds to a sympathetic training method. J Equine Vet Sci, 33 (10) 794-801, 2013.
    8. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Wilk I.: Emotional reactions of horses and trainers during natural method training. Annals of Animal Science, 13, 2, 263-273, 2013.
    9. Kędzierski W., Wilk I., Janczarek I. Physiological response to the first saddling and first mounting in horses: comparison of two sympathetic training methods. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 32 (3) 219-228, 2014.
    10. Wilk I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Janczarek I. Are results of Crib Opening Test connected with efficacy of training horses in a round-pen? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 166, 89-97, 2015 (doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2015.02.003)
    11. Stachurska A., Janczarek I., Wilk I., Kędzierski W. Does music influence emotional state in race horses? Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35, 650-656, 2015.
    12. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Wilk I. Can releasing racehorses to paddocks be beneficial? Heart rate analysis – preliminary study. Annals of Animal Science 16 (1), 87-97, 2016, DOI: 10.1515/aoas-2015-0049.
    13. Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Wilk I., Kędzierski W. Frequency of various kinds of behaviour and emotional excitability in Thoroughbred yearlings trained by natural methods (Występowanie różnych zachowań i pobudliwość emocjonalna roczniaków koni pełnej krwi angielskiej trenowanych metodami naturalnymi) (In Polish, summary in English) Medycyna Weterynaryjna 2016, 72, 389-392. DOI: 10.21521/mw.5514
    14. Kędzierski W., Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Wilk I.: Muzyka i masaż relaksacyjny w stajniach wyścigowych. Hodowca i Jeździec 2016 R.14, Nr 1 (48), 100-101.
    15. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Wilk I., Kolstrung R., Strzelec K.: Autonomic nervous system activity in purebred Arabian horses evaluated according to the low frequency and high frequency spectrum versus racing performance. Acta Veterinaria Brno 2016, 85, 355-362. doi: 10.2754/avb201685040000
    16. Kowalik S., Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Wilk I.: The effect of relaxing massage on heart rate and heart rate variability in Purebred Arabian racehorses. Animal Science Journal 2017, 88, 4, 669-677. doi: 10.1111/asj.12671
    17. Janczarek I., Wilk I., Kędzierski W., Stachurska A., Kowalik S.: Off track training ameliorates emotional excitability in Purebred Arabian racehorses. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 97, 42-50, doi:10.1139/CJAS-2016-0062
    18. Kędzierski W., Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Wilk I.: Massage or music meant to be relaxing, result in lowering salivary cortisol concentration in race horses. Pferdeheilkunde 2017, 33, 146-151,   DOI: 10.21836/PEM20170201
    19. Kędzierski W., Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Wilk I.: Comparison of effects of different relaxing massage frequencies and different music hours on reducing stress level in race horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 53 (2017) 100-107, DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2017.02.004
    20. Janczarek I., Kędzierski W., Wilk I., Brzozowska K., Zastrzeżyńska M.: Visual and behavioral assessment versus cortisol level and racing performance in Purebred Arabian horses. Med. Weter. 74, 104-110, 2018. DOI: 10.21521/mw.6048
    21. Pluta M., Kędzierski W.: Emotional responses of horses to patients requiring therapy. Society & Animals 2018, 26 (4) 426-436, DOI: 1163/15685306-12341559
    22. Janczarek I, Kędzierski W, Wilk I, Wnuk-Pawlak E, Rakowska A.: Comparison of daily heart rate variability in old and young horses: a preliminary study. Journal of Veterinary Behavior – Clinical Applications and Research 2020, 38, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2020.05.005.
    23. Wilk I, Janczarek I, Kędzierski W, Pomorska A. Frequency and intensity of pain symptoms detected during classic massage sessions of selected body parts in purebred Arabian racing horses. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia – Brazilian Journal of Animal Science (R. Bras. ), 49:e20190142, 2020   R. Bras. Zootec.29/Jul/2020;49:e20190142 – in press.
    24. Janczarek I., Stachurska A., Kędzierski W., Wnul-Pawlak E., Wilk I., Zyglewska K., Paszkowska A., Ryżak M., Wiśniewska A.: Heart rate variability in Konik and Purebred Arabian horse

Dr Monika Jamioł

  • Curriculum vitae dr Monika Jamioł

    Monika Jamioł graduated with a MSc from the Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology in Lublin in 2014 and immediately started working at the Department of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

    She defended her PhD thesis entitled „ The influence of decorin, progesterone and prostaglandin F on the adhesion of endometrial cells of pregnant bovine uterus” in September 2020.

    Since 2017, she has been actively creating a cell culture laboratory as part of the Department of Biochemistry. She gained knowledge and skills in the field of cell culture during two stays at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. The cell cultures are the model to study the influence of selected hormones and proteins of the extracellular matrix on the process of cell adhesion, which plays an important role in the maturation and functioning of the placenta during pregnancy.

    She published scientific papers in journals on the Journal Citation Reports list, among others in Placenta, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, BMC Veterinary Research and Research in Veterinary Science. She presented her research results during scientific national and international conferences and meetings, among others in Giessen, Zurich, Lodi (Milan) and Rostock (Warnemünde).

    She participates in teaching of Chemistry and Biochemistry for both Polish- and English-speaking veterinary students. The knowledge gained during the study visit in the University of Groningen (Netherlands) as a part of “Masters of Didactics” course, allows her to implement innovative activities to engage students in active learning.

    She uses International ERASMUS+ Exchange Programme for academic teachers in order to acquire new laboratory techniques as well as new teaching skills in the field of biochemistry. In 2015-2019, she completed 9 visits abroad under the programme: including stays (teaching staff mobility for assignments) to run classes for students in English at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest (in 2017 and 2018), as well as 7 stays to improve the professional competences (staff mobility for training), including 4 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019), at the University of Zurich (2017), at the University of Bologna (2018) and at the University of Milan (2019).

    She improved her language skills by participating in an “Intensive training course in specialized academic English using veterinary and zoological terminology” as part of the project “Integrated Program for the Development of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin” which lasted from January 2019 to May 2020.

  • List of publications dr Monika Jamioł

    1. 2D Electrophoretic pattern of bovine placental proteins during early-mid pregnancy. Jacek Wawrzykowski, Monika Franczyk, Joanna Ner-Kluza, Jerzy Silberring, Marta Kankofer. Mass Spectrom. 2020 Vol. 55 Iss. 3 e4483. DOI: 10.1002/jms.4483.
    2. Activity of selected glycosidases and availability of their substrates in bovine placenta during pregnancy and parturition with and without retained foetal membranes. Monika Jamioł, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Wioleta Mojsym, Martina Hoedemaker, Marta Kankofer. Domest. Anim. (1990) 2020 Vol 55 Issue 9 s. 1093-1102, DOI: 10.1111/rda.13747.
    3. Bee pollen supplementation to aged horses influences several blood parameters. Witold Kędzierski, Iwona Janczarek, Sylwester Kowalik, Monika Jamioł, Tatiana Wawak, Grzegorz Borsuk, Monika Przetacznik. Equine Vet. Sci. (Print) 2020 Vol. 90 Article number 103024 s. 1-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103024.
    4. Influence of two different feeding strategies in the dry period on dry matter intake and plasma protein peroxidative and antioxidative profile during dry period and early lactation. Yasmin Gundelach, Beate Streuff, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer, Martina Hoedemaker. BMC Vet. Res. 2020 Vol. 16 Article number: 134 134, DOI: 10.1186/s12917-020-02347-x.
    5. Antioxidative and oxidative profiles in plasma and saliva of cows in different ages and hormonal status. Witold Puzio, Łukasz Chrobak, Robert Rutkowski, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer. Ital. 2019 Vol. 55 (4) s. 319-326, DOI: 10.12834/VetIt.1178.6557.2.
    6. Biochemical properties of polyphenol oxidases from ready-to-eat Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) sprouts and factors affecting their activities: A search for potent tools limiting enzymatic browning. Małgorzata Sikora, Michał Świeca, Monika Franczyk, Anna Jakubczyk, Justyna Bochnak, Urszula Złotek. Foods 2019 Vol. 8 (5) Article no. 154, DOI: 10.3390/foods8050154.
    7. Identification of protein patterns in bovine placenta at early‐mid pregnancy – Pilot studies. Joanna Ner-Kluza, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Monika Franczyk, Jerzy Siberring, Marta Kankofer. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (Online) 2019 Vol.33 Issue 12 s. 1084-1090, DOI: 10.1002/rcm.8444.
    8. Patterns of protein glycosylation in bovine placentomes as a function of gestational age and in retained versus non‐retained placenta. Jacek Wawrzykowski, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer. Reprod. Anim. (1990) 2019 Vol 54 Issue 10 s. 1384-1392, DOI: 10.1111/rda.13543.
    9. The comparison of protein map between retained and released bovine placenta. Jacek Wawrzykowski, Monika Franczyk, Martina Hoedemaker, Marta Kankofer. Res. Vet. Sci. 2019 Vol. 125 s. 45-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2019.05.007.
    10. Total antioxidant capacity and protein peroxidation intensity in seminal plasma of infertile and fertile dogs. Anna Domosławska, S. Zduńczyk, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer, Tomasz Janowski. Domest. Anim. (1990) 2019 Vol 54 Issue 2 s. 252-257, DOI: 10.1111/rda.13345.
    11. Preliminary analysis of the protein profile in saliva during physiological term and preterm delivery. Maciej Łopucki, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Michał Gęca, Andrzej Miturski, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer. Med. Rep. 2018 Vol. 17 Issue 6 s. 8253-8259, DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2018.8909.
    12. Preliminary data on possible protein markers of parturition in cows. Jacek Wawrzykowski, Monika Franczyk, Martina Hoedemaker, M. Pries, B. Streuff, Marta Kankofer. Domest. Anim. (1990) 2018 Vol 53 Issue 1 s. 116-126, DOI: 10.1111/rda.13079.
    13. Preliminary results of the placental decorin profile in bovine pregnancy and parturition. Monika Franczyk, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Marta Kankofer. Glycoconj. 2018 Vol. 35 Iss. 5 s. 461-465. DOI: 10.1007/s10719-018-9834-7.
    14. Selenium and vitamin E supplementation enhances the antioxidant status of spermatozoa and improves semen quality in male dogs with lowered fertility. Domosławska, S. Zduńczyk, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer, T. Janowski. Andrologia (Berl.) 2018 Vol. 50 art. no. e13023. DOI: 10.1111/and.13023.
    15. Extracellular matrix proteins in healthy and retained placentas, comparing hemochorial and synepitheliochorial placentas. Monika Franczyk, Maciej Łopucki, Norbert Stachowicz, Dorota Morawska, Marta Kankofer. Placenta (Eastbourne) 2017 Vol. 50 Issue 2 s. 19-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.12.014.
    16. Interactions between antiradical and anti-inflammatory compounds from coffee and coconut affected by gastrointestinal digestion – In vitro study. Urszula Gawlik-Dziki, Agata Durak, Monika Jamioł, Michał Świeca. – Wiss. Technol. 2016 Vol. 69 506-514. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2016.01.076.
    17. Age-related changes in activity of catalase in selected bovine muscles. Marta Giergiel, Monika Jamioł, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Marta Kankofer. Acta Sci. Vet. 2015 Vol. 43 1-7, Article number: 1285.

Department is responsible for lectures and practicals in obligatory subjects Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as facultative subjects Endocrinology and Behaviorism for students of veterinary medicine. Practicals are conducted in laboratory equipped with necessary chemical equipment and items for safe laboratory work.

Apart from classic frontal lectures and practicals in laboratory we use innovative teaching methods for self study – virtual cases. Virtual cases were prepared in cooperation with University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest within the frame of European project. More details about the project can be found at www.vetvip.eu

Each year the competition for ideal didactic materials is announced. Students actively participate in this activity and several interesting projects were created like board games, movies, phone or internet applications.

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  • Biochemical mechanisms lying upon the retention of placenta in cows
  • Biochemical mechanisms of lipid metabolism regulation during effort and training in horses

 Laboratory methods:

  • 1D and 2D electrophoresis

  • Western blotting

  • Spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric methods

  • Cell cultures

Head of Departament
Prof. dr hab. Marta Kankofer
Phone: +48 81 445 66 08
Mail: marta.kankofer@up.lublin.pl
dr hab. Witold Kędzierski
Phone: +48 81 445 67 86
Mail: witold.kedzierski@up.lublin.pl
 

dr Jacek Wawrzykowski
Phone: +48 81 445 69 80
Mail: jacek.wawrzykowski@up.lublin.pl

M sc Monika Franczyk
Phone: +48 81 445 65 76
Mail: monika.franczyk@up.lublin.pl

 

vet Ewa Sobieraj
Phone: +48 81 445 65 76
Mail: ewa.sobieraj@up.lublin.pl

M sc Michał Danielak
Phone: +48 81 445 68 37
Mail: michal.danielak@up.lublin.pl
 

M sc Łukasz Krzyszczak
Phone: +48 81 445 68 38