Dr hab. Karolina Gromadzka

Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
+48 61 848 7826

Research areas

  • Determination of mycotoxins in different elements of environment.
  • Explanation of the mycotoxins sources in aquatic ecosystems.
  • Biological and chemical protection of plants against fungal pathogens
  • Examination the effect of antagonistic fungi species on the production and degradation of mycotoxins

Scientific projects

Research projects led and participation in such projects:

  1. Zearalenone and its derivatives in the elements of the aquatic ecosystem as a result of water pollution caused by the presence of toxigenic fungi in crops and products of their metabolism - estrogenic mycotoxins - NN 305165537,  (2009 - 2012), sources of funding: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, role in the project: project coordinator
  2. Characteristics of the Trichoderma and Clonostachys fungi able to degrade the mycotoxins produced by Fusarium ssp -  NN310 203037, (2009- 2012),  sources of funding: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, role in the project: co-investigator
  3. Susceptibility - important of agriculture - of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) cultivars to scab and mycotoxin accumulation in kernels - NN310301934 (2008 – 2011), sources of funding: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, role in the project: co-investigator



  1. Błaszczyk L., Basińska A., Ćwiek H., Gromadzka K., Popiel D., Stępień Ł. 2017. Suppressive effect of Trichoderma spp. on toxigenic Fusarium species. Polish Journal of Microbiology 66(1), 85-100
  2. Gromadzka K., Wit M., Górna K., Chełkowski J., Waśkiewicz A., Ochodzki P., Warzecha R. 2017. Fumonisins and Related Fusarium Species in Pre‑harvest Maize Ear Rot in Poland. Cereal Research Communications 45(1), 93-103
  3. Gromadzka K., Górna K., Chełkowski J., Waśkiewicz A. 2016. Mycotoxins and relatedFusarium species in preharvest maize ear rot in Poland. Plant Soil Environ. 62 (8), 348–354.
  4. Gromadzka K., Waśkiewicz A., Świetlik J., Bocianowski J., Goliński P. 2015. The role of wastewater treatment in reducing pollution of surface water with zearalenone. Arch. Indust. Hyg. Toxicol. 66(2), 159-164.
  5. Gromadzka K., Waśkiewicz A., Świetlik J., Bocianowski J., Goliński P. 2015.  Possible way of zearalenone migration in the agricultural environment. Plant, Soil and Environment 61(8), 358-363.
  6. Popiel D., Koczyk G., Dawidziuk A., Gromadzka K., Błaszczyk L., Chełkowski J. 2014. Zearalenone lactonohydrolase activity in Hypocreales and its evolutionary relationships within the epoxide hydrolase subset of a/b-hydrolases.” BMC Microbiology 14 (82), 1-12.
  7. Gromadzka K., Waśkiewicz A., Goliński P., Świetlik J., Bocianowski J. 2012. Dissolved organic carbon as an indicator of the presence of zearalenone in the aquatic environment World Mycotoxin Journal 5 (4), 357-364.
  8. Chełkowski J., Gromadzka K., Stępień Ł., Lenc L., Kostecki M., Berthiller F. 2012. Fusarium  species, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol content in scabby wheat heads from Poland. World Mycotoxin Journal 5 (2), 133-141.
  9. Waśkiewicz A., Gromadzka K., Bocianowski J., Pluta P., Goliński P. 2012. Zearalenone contamination of the aquatic environment as a result of its presence in crops. Arch. Indust. Hyg. Toxicol. 63, 429-435.
  10. Gromadzka K., Lenc L., Sadowski Cz., Baturo-Cieśniewska A., Chełkowski J., Goliński P., Bocianowski J. 2012. Effects of fungicidal protection programs on the development of fusarium head blight and the accumulation of mycotoxins in winter wheat. Cereal Research Communications 40(4), 518-531.
  11. Stępień Ł, Gromadzka K., Chełkowski J. 2012. Polymorphism of mycotoxin biosynthetic genes among Fusarium equiseti isolates from Italy and Poland. J Appl Genet. 53(2): 227–236.
  12. Goliński P., Waśkiewicz A., Wisniewska H., Kiecana I., Mielniczuk E., Gromadzka K., Kostecki M., Bocianowski J., Rymaniak E. 2010. Reaction of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars to infection with Fusarium spp.: mycotoxin contamination in grain and chaff. Food Add Contam 27 (6): 1015-1024.
  13. Gromadzka K., Waśkiewicz A., Goliński P., Świetlik J. 2009. Occurrence of estrogenic mycotoxin - zearalenone in aqueous environmental samples with various NOM content. Water Res: 1-9.
  14. Goliński P., Waśkiewicz A., Gromadzka K. 2009. Mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses under climatic conditions of Poland. Polish J Vet Sci 12 (4): 581-588.
  15. Gromadzka K., Chełkowski J., Popiel D., Kachlicki P., Kostecki M., Goliński P. 2009. Solid substrate bioassay to evaluate the effect of Trichoderma  and Clonostachys on the production of zearalenone by Fusarium species. World Mycotoxin Journal 2 (1), 45-52.
  16. Gromadzka K., Waśkiewicz A., Chełkowski J., Goliński P. 2008.  Zearalenone and its metabolites – occurrence, detection, toxicity and guidelines. World Mycotoxin Journal 1(2), 209-220.
  17. Gromadzka K., Chełkowski J., Stępień Ł., Goliński P. 2008. Occurrence of zearalenone in wheat and maize grain in Poland. Cereal Research Communications 36, Suppl. B, 361-363.
  18. Waśkiewicz A., Gromadzka K., Wiśniewska H., Goliński P. 2008. Accumulation of zearalenone in genotypes of spring wheat after inoculation with Fusarium culmorum. Cereal Research Communications 36, Suppl. B, 401-404.
  19. Gromadzka K., Buśko M., Waśkiewicz A., Kostecki M., Chełkowski J., Popiel D. 2008. Impact of Trichoderma and Glocladium on Fusarium mycotoxins production in solid substrate. Cereal Research Communications 36, Suppl. B, 707-710.
  20. Gromadzka K., Świetlik J. 2007. The Organic micropollutants degradation in ozone-loaded system with perfluorinated solvent. Water Research 41, 2572-2580.
  21. Gromadzka K., Nawrocki J. 2006. Degradation of diclofenac and clofibric acid using ozone-loaded perfluorinated solvent. Ozone Science & Engineering 28 (2), 85-94.