The Institute is involved in an extensive international collaboration and exchange programs as evidenced by participation in many bilateral and multilateral research project  and international activities e.g. COST.  Long-standing collaborative partnerships is established with following research institutions and universities:

Catholic University of Leuven

Collaborative research with the Catholic University of Leuven, Department of Biosystems (Dr. Bart Panis) is carrried out in area of cryopreservation of plant tissues with focus on conifers.

  • SALAJ, T. - MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - SWENNEN,R. - PANIS, B. - SALAJ, J. Tissue regeneration of Abies embryogenic cell lines after 1 year storage in liquid nitrogen. In Biologia, 2016, vol. 71, no. 1, p. 93-99. ISSN 1335-6372.
  • SALAJ, T. - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, I. - SWENNEN, R. - PANIS, B. - SALAJ, J. Long-term maintenance of Pinus nigra embryogenic cultures through cryopreservation. In Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2012, vol. 34, no. 1, p.227-233. (1.639 - IF2011). (2012 - Current Contents). ISSN 0137-5881.
  • SALAJ, T. - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, I. - FRÁTEROVÁ, L. - PIRŠELOVÁ, B. - SALAJ, J. Regrowth of embryogenic tissues of Pinus nigra following cryopreservation. In Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture: International Journal on in vitro culture of higher plants, 2011, vol. 106, no. 1, p. 55-61. (1.243 - IF2010). (2011 - Current Contents). ISSN 0167-6857.
  • SALAJ, T. - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, I.- PANIS, B. - SWENNEN, R. - SALAJ, J. Recovery and characterisation of hybrid firs (Abies alba x A. cephalonica, Abies alba x A. numidica) embryogenic tissues after cryopreservation. In Cryo-Letters, 2010, vol. 31, no. 3, p. 206-217. (1.074 - IF2009). (2010 - Current Contents). ISSN 0143-2044.
  • SALAJ, T. - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, I. - PANIS, B. - SWENNEN, R. - SALAJ, J. Long-term storage Pinus nigra Arn. embryogenic tissue through cryopreservation. In CryoLetters, 2010, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 78. (1.074 - IF2009). (2010 - Current Contents). ISSN 0143-2044.
  • SALAJ, T. - PANIS, I. - SWENNEN, R. - SALAJ, J. Application of the slow-freezing protocol for the long-term storage of several conifer species. In Cryo-Letters, 2009, vol.30, no.2, p.158-159. (1.193 - IF2008). ISSN 0143-2044.

Jagiellonian University (Krakow)

Process of somatic embryogenesis and gene expression during this process in dicots is investigated through collaboration with Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology (Dr. Robert Konieczny), the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

  • PILARSKA, M. - MALEC, P. - SALAJ, J. - BARTNICKI, F. - KONIECZNY, R. High expression of somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase coincides with initiation of various developmental pathways in in vitro culture of Trifolium nigrescens. In Protoplasma, 2016, vol. 253, no. 2, p.345-355. ISSN 0033-183X.
  • PILARSKA, M. - KONIECZNY, R. - SALAJ, J. - MALEC, P. - KNOX, J. P. Structural and molecular features of somatic embryogenesis in Trifolium nigrescens. In Acta Biologica Cracoviensia: series Botanica, 2013, vol. 55, suppl. 2, p. 22. (0.612 - IF2012). (2013 - Current Contents). ISSN 0001-5296.
  • KONIECZNY, R. - PILARSKA, M. - TULEJA, M. - SALAJ, T. - ILNICKI, T. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in zygotic embryos of Trifolium nigrescens (Viv.). In Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture: International journal on in vitro culture of higher plants, 2010, vol. 100, no. 2, p. 123-130. (1.271 - IF2009). (2010 - Current Contents). ISSN 0167-6857.
  • PILARSKA, M. - SALAJ, J. BARTNICKI, F. MALEC, P. KONIECZNY, R. The expression of somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase 1 (TnSERK1) during somatic embryogenesis in Trifolium nigrescens Viv. In Acta Biologica Cracoviensia: Series Botanica, 2009, vol. 51, Suppl.2, p.119. (0.571 - IF2009). (2010 - Current Contents). ISSN 1898-0295.

Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow)
The IPGB SAS has long-standing cooperation with The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology (Dr. Iwona Zur), Polish Academy of Sciences. Within the frame of this cooperation, researchers IPGB SAS are involved in addressing issues related to the impact study of abiotic/biotic stress on the activity of defense PR (pathogenesis-related) proteins in cereals and the impact study of the abiotic stress on the activity of these proteins during androgenesis in cereals.

  • DUBAS, E. - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, Ildikó - BENKOVÁ, E. - ZUR, I. - KRZEWSKA, M. The influence of heat stress on auxin distribution in transgenic B.napus microspores and microspore-derived embryos. In Protoplasma, 2014, vol. 251, no. 5, p.1077-1087. (3.171 - IF2013). (2014 - Current Contents). ISSN 0033-183X.
  • ZUR, I. - GOLEBIOWSKA, G. - DUBAS, E. - GOLEMIEC, E. - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, Ildikó - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana. β-1,3-glucanase and chitinase activities in winter triticales during cold hardening and subsequent infection by Microdochium nivale. In Biologia, 2013, vol. 68, no. 2, p. 241-248. (0.506 - IF2012). (2013 - Current Contents). ISSN 0006-3088.

Fruit Research institute (Čačak)

Intensive long-term collaboration (in a frame work of three bilateral projects) is  oriented on  i) increasing of regeneration and micropropagation effectivity of the selected cultivars of small fruits, micropropagation of which wasn't till now extensively developed in Slovakia or Serbia;  ii) production of high quality pathogen-free plants and testing for genetic stability of in vitro propagated plants;  iii) elaboration of regeneration/transformation system for transfer of desired genes and  iv) development of procedures for cryopreservation of plant tissue.
The researcher of IPGB SAS RNDr. Alena Gajdošová, CSc. is a Member of the International Editorial Board of the „Journal of Pomology" published by the Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia.

  • GAJDOŠOVÁ, Alena - VUJOVIC, Tatjana - SÚKENÍKOVÁ, Miroslava - LIBIAKOVÁ, Gabriela. Improvement of adventitious organogenesis for regeneration of transgenic plants in blackberry. In  GENETIKA-BELGRADE, 2015, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 599-608. (0.347 - IF2014). ISSN 0534-0012.
  • RUŽIČ, Djurdjina - VUJOVIČ, Tatjana - LIBIAKOVÁ, Gabriela - CEROVIČ, Radoslav - GAJDOŠOVÁ, Alena. Micropropagation in vitro of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). In Journal of Berry Research, 2012, vol.2, no.2, p. 97-103. ISSN 1878-5093.
  • RUŽIĆ, Djurdjina - VUJOVIĆ, Tatjana - CEROVIĆ, Radosav - OSTROLUCKÁ, Mária-Gabriela - GAJDOŠOVÁ, Alena. Micropropagation in vitro of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). In Acta Horticulturae 926, Proc. XXVIIIth IHC - International Berry Symposium, 2012, vol.1, p. 265-272. ISSN 0567-7572.
  • Gajdošová, Alena - Ostrolucká, Mária Gabriela - Ondrušková, Emília - Libiaková, Gabriela - Laimer, Margit. A guide to some in vitro techniques - small fruits. Chapter I: Protocols for in vitro micropropagation of blueberry and lingonberry. In Mezzetti B., Ružič Dj. and Gajdosova A. (Eds), 2009, pp. 116. ISBN: 978-86-910245-3-6 (FRI). Grafika JUREŠ, Čačak, Serbia, pp. 34-40.

Wageningen University
Collaboration with the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of the Wageningen University (prof. Harro Bouwmeester) is focused on biosynthesis of plant hormones strigolactones, biology of strigolactones, interactions between the parasitic plants and the host plants.

  • LIU, Q. - ZHANG, Y. - MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - CHARNIKHOVA, T. - AMINI, M. - JAMIL, M. - FERNANDEZ-APARICIO, M. - HUANG, K. - TIMKO, M.P. - WESTWOOD, J.H. - RUYTER-SPIRA, C. - VAN DER KROL, S. - BOUWMEESTER, H.J. Striga hermonthica MAX2 restores branching but not the very low fluence response in the Arabidopsis thaliana max2 mutant. In New Phytologist, 2014, vol. 202, no. 2, p. 531-541. (6.373 - IF2013). (2014 - Current Contents). ISSN 0028-646X.
  • RUYTER-SPIRA, C. - LÓPEZ-RÁEZ, J.A. - CARDOSO, C. - CHARNIKHOVA, T. - MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - KOHLEN, W. - JAMIL, M. - BOUTS, R. - VERSTAPPEN, F. - BOUWMEESTER, H. Strigolactones: a cry for help results in fatal attraction. Is escape possible? In Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches. New York, Springer Science+Business Media, p. 199-211. ISBN 978-1-4614-4063-5.
  • RUYTER-SPIRA, C. - KOHLEN, W. - CHARNIKHOVA, T. - VAN ZEIJL, A. - VAN BEZOUWEN, L. - DE RUIJTER, N. - CARDOSO, C. - LOPEZ-RAEZ, J.A. - MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - BOURS, R. - VERSTAPPEN, F. - BOUWMEESTER, H. Physiological effects of the synthetic strigolactone analog GR24 on root system architecture in Arabidopsis: another belowground role for strigolactones? In Plant Physiology, 2011, vol. 155, no. 2, p. 721-734. (6.451 - IF2010). (2011 - Current Contents). ISSN 0032-0889.
  • MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - RANI, K. - VERSTAPPEN, F.W.A. - FRANSSEN, M.C.R. - BEALE, M. H. - BOUWMEESTER, H.J. The strigolactone germination stimulants of the plant-parasitic Striga and Orobanche spp. are derived from the carotenoid pathway. In Plant Physiology, 2005, vol. 139, no. 2, p. 920-934. (5.881 - IF2004). (2005 - Current Contents). ISSN 0032-0889.
  • MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - VAN MOURIK, T. - BOUWEESTER, H.J. Changes in the sensitivity of parasitic weed seeds to germination stimulants. In Seed Science Research, 2004, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 335-344. (1.164 - IF2003). ISSN 0960-2585.
  • BOUWMEESTER, H.J. - MATÚŠOVÁ, R. - SUN, Z.K. - BEALE, M.H. Secondary metabolite signalling in host-parasitic plant interactions. In Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2003, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 358-364. (9.504 - IF2002). ISSN 1369-5266.

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (
The scientific collaboration with Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering (prof. Namyk Rashidov) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was initiated in 2009. The main purpose is to collaborate on investigation of plant adaptation in radio-contaminated Chernobyl area.

  • GÁBRIŠOVÁ, D. - KLUBICOVÁ, K. - DANCHENKO, M. - GOMORY, D. - BEREZHNA, V.V. - ŠKULTÉTY, Ľ. - MIERNYK, J.A. - RASHYDOV, N.M. - HAJDUCH, M. Do cupins have a function beyond being seed storage proteins? In Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, vol. 6, p. 1215. ISSN 1664-462X.
  • RASHYDOV, N.M. - HAJDUCH, M. Chernobyl seed project. Advances in the identification of differentially abundant proteins in a radio-contaminated environment. In Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, vol.6, article number: 493. (3.948 - IF2014). (2015 - Current Contents). ISSN 1664-462X.
  • RASHYDOV, N.M. - HAJDUCH, M. Chernobyl seed project. Advances in the identification of differentially abundant proteins in a radio-contaminated environment. In Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, vol.6, article Number: 493. (3.948 - IF2014). (2015 - Current Contents). ISSN 1664-462X.
  • KLUBICOVÁ, K. - DANCHENKO, M. - ŠKULTÉTY, Ľ. - BEREZHNA, V.V. - RASHYDOV, N.M. - HAJDUCH, M. Radioactive Chernobyl environment has produced high-oil flax seeds that show proteome alterations related to carbon metabolism during seed development. In Journal of Proteome Research, 2013, vol. 12, no. 11, p. 4799-4806. (5.056 - IF2012). (2013 - Current Contents). ISSN 1535-3893.