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Dr. Kinga Sedzielewska

Dr. Kinga Sedzielewska


Research Group



University of Munich (LMU)
Genetics Section
Grosshaderner Str. 2-4
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Room: E03.047
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74709
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74702

Further Information

Since December 2016 Maternity leave
Since July 2012 Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Genetics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU, Munich, Germany) under the direction of Dr. Andreas Brachmann and Prof. Martin Parniske
Project: “Identification and functional characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi effector candidates”
2009-2012 PhD thesis at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Yeast Genetics Group (Gatersleben, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gotthard Kunze
Project: “A molecular approach to characterize the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus sp. AMykor isolate”
2007-2009 Scientific employee under the Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Yeast Genetics Group (Gatersleben, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gotthard Kunze
Project: “Hormone biosensor system in Arxula adeninivorans
2006-2007 Master’s thesis at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Microorganisms in Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences (Wrocław, Poland) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hab. Jolanta Zakrzewska-Czerwinska
Project: “Comparison of replisome and segregosome localization in Streptomyces coelicolor mycelium”
2002-2007 Master of Science in Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology (Wrocław, Poland); Faculty of Chemistry, Major – Biotechnology, Specialization – Molecular Biotechnology and Biocatalysis

Awards and Achievements

2015 - present Member of the LMU Mentoring Program
2014 Award: IS-MPMI Travel Award
2011 Grant: Genetics Society of America Travel Grand
2009 - 2011 Member of the Student Board in the IPK, Gatersleben, Germany
2010 Member of the Organization Team of the 6th Plant Science Student Conference, IPK
2007 - 2008 Scholarship: EU Leonardo da Vinci scholarship
2006 - 2007 Scholarship: Wroclaw University of Technology scholarship


  1. Jeanne Ropars, Kinga Sędzielewska Toro, Jessica Noel, Philippe Charron, Laurent Farinelli, Timea Marton, Manuela Krüger, Adrian Pelin, Jörg Fuchs, Andreas Brachmann and Nicolas Corradi (2016) Evidence for the sexual origin of heterokaryosis in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Nature Microbiology 1: 16033
  2. Kinga Sędzielewska Toro* and Andreas Brachmann (2016) The effector candidate repertoire of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus clarus. BMC Genomics 17: 101
  3. Kinga Sędzielewska-Toro* and Pierre-Marc Delaux* (2016) Mycorrhizal symbioses: today and tomorrow. New Phytologist 209: 917-920
  4. Kinga A Sędzielewska, Erik Böer, Carmen Bellebna, Thomas Wartmann, Rüdiger Bode, Michael Melzer, Keith Baronian and Gotthard Kunze (2012) Role of the AFRD1 encoded fumarate reductase in anaerobiosis and osmotolerance in Arxula adeninivorans. FEMS Yeast Research 12: 924-937
  5. Kinga A Sędzielewska, Katja Vetter, Rüdiger Bode, Keith Baronian, Roland Watzke and Gotthard Kunze (2012) GiFRD encodes a protein involved in anaerobic growth in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices. Fungal Genetics and Biology 49: 313-321
  6. Kinga A Sędzielewska, Jörg Fuchs, Eva M. Temsch, Keith Baronian, Roland Watzke and Gotthard Kunze (2011) Estimation of the Glomus intraradices nuclear DNA content. New Phytologist 192: 794-797
  • Symbiotic effectors of AM fungi

    Symbiotic effectors

    Microbial effector proteins have been shown to play decisive roles in pathogenic interactions. We are interested in the role of effectors in a symbiotic interaction, the arbuscular mycorrhiza. more