Research activity encompasses the following clusters:

  1. Determination of the content and bioavailability of minerals (Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Cr, Na, K) and toxic metals (Pb, Cd) in food products, dietary supplements and daily food rations of selected groups of population.
  2. Evaluation of mineral status of humans and animals (Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Cr) with the use of appropriate biomarkers (analyses of blood, urine, hair).
  3. Evaluation of biological activity of metal compounds (Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Cr), their bioavailability and interactions in living systems with the use of isolated cell lines(Caco-2) and laboratory animals (rats) in health and metabolic disorders (hyperglycemia, hyperlypidemia, insulin resistance), as well as in human subjects (healthy and diseased).
  4. Evaluation of toxicity of newly synthesized compounds with the use of in vitro and in vivo models (acute toxicity, sub-acute toxicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity in experimental animals). 
  5. Evaluation of nutritional habits and nutritional status of various group of population.
  6. Elaboration, synthesis and evaluation of biological properties of new compounds for dietary supplements.
  7. Designing new functional products (Food for Health) enriched with bioactive compounds - evaluation of bioactivity and safety in in vitro and in vivo experimental models




 International Cooperation 

  1. The Fifth Framework Programme EU, Project FeMMES “Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of iron supplementation in pregnant women”. QoL-2002-NAS (QLK1-CT-1999-00337), 2002-2004, PULS team leader.
  2. The Sixth Framework Programme EU, Project Sigma Chain, “Developing a Stakeholders’ Guide on the vulnerability of food and feed chains to dangerous agents and substances”. FOOD-CT-2006-518451, 2006-2009, PULS participant.


Domestic Projects 

  1. Research Project KBN 3P06T 05223 „Effects of fructans and chromium(III) on mineral and carbohydrate metabolizm in healthy and pharmacologically induced diebetic rats”, 2002-2005, team leader.
  2. Research Project KBN 2 P06 T 08628 „Influence of agrotechnical and technological factors on mineral composition and potential bioaccessibility of selected minerals from leguminous seeds taking the example of  lupine” , 2005-2007, participant.
  3. Projekt badawczy MNiSW 2 P06T 03830, pt „Opracowanie metody syntezy nowych związków kompleksowych chromu(III) oraz ocena aktywności biologicznej i możliwości ich wykorzystania do suplementacji diety i/lub wspomagania leczenia insulinooporności”, 2006 - 2009, team leader.
  4. Research Project MNiSW 2 P06T 02330 „Effect of food deprivation and dietary zinc on zinc metabolism and distribution of selected proteins involved in appetite regulation in organizm.”, 2006 - 2010, participant.
  5. Research Project MNiSW 2 P06T 080 29  „Evaluation of possibilities of application of food products containing dry mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus i shiitake Lentinulla edodes in nutrition of  hiperlypidemic and vegetarian subjects,  2005-2008, participant.
  6. Reseach Project 508-86-5, „Evaluation of nutrition, contamination and nutritional status of various groups of population in respect of nutrition-related diseases. 2000 – till now, participant.
  7. Reseach Project 508-86-6, „Evaluation of safety and efficiacy of food fortification with selected bioactive compounds in experimental models on animals and in humans. 2000 – till now, participant..
  8. Reseach Project UPP 188/TŻ/86/W, „Effect of nutritional and non-nutritional factors on bioavailability of minerale in animals and humans”, 2000-2003, 2004-2006, team leader.
  9. Reseach Project UPP 226/TŻ/86/W, “Effect of dietary supplementation with chromium(III) compounds on fertility and fecundity in rat. Teratogenic effect of chromium(III) compounds, 2004-2007, team leader.
  10. Reseach Project UPP 242/TŻ/86/W, „Effect of diet ary supplementation with chromium(III) compounds and inulin on blond biochemistry in diabetics”, 2005-2008, team leader.
  11. Project POIG 01.01.02-00-061/09 "Novel bioactive food products with designed health properties", 2010-2014, participant.


Interdisciplinary Projects in cooperation with Poznan University of Economics 

  1. Research Project 4/86/WI/05/AE „Effect of dietary supplementation with high dosages of biomimetic chromium(III) complex on experimental rats”, 2005, team leader.
  2. Research Project 3/86/WI/05/AE „Evaluation of stability of Cr(III) complexes with polyphenolic antioxidants”, 2005, participant.
  3. Research Project 4/86/WI/06/AE „Effect of dietary supplementation with high dosages of biomimetic chromium(III) complex on experimental rats. Assessment of toxic effects”, 2006, team leader.
  4. Research Project 10/86/WI/06/AE “Evaluation of stability of Cr(III) complexes with polyphenolic antioxidants”, 2006, participant.




International cooperation

  1. prof. dr. David Kitts, Food Science Group, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  2. prof. dr. Harry McArdle, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland
  3. prof. dr. Kazim Sahin, Veterinary Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
  4. prof. dr. John B. Vincent, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA


Domestic cooperation

  1. prof. dr hab. Bogdan Dębski, Department of Physiolgical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
  2. prof. dr hab. Henryk Szymusiak, prof. dr hab. Ryszard Zieliński, Department of Technology and Environmental Protection, Poznan University of Economics.
  3. prof. dr hab. Eleonora-Lampart Szczapa, Depertment of Biochemistry and Food Analysis, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznan University of Life Sciences.
  4. prof. dr hab. Paweł Maćkowiak, prod. dr hab. Krzysztof K. Nowak, Department of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, Poznan University of Life Sciences.
  5. prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Grajek, Depertment of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology,  Poznan University of Life Sciences.
  6. prof. dr. hab. Krzysztof Szyfter, Depertment of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Science in Poznan
  7. dr hab. Grażyna Duda, prof. dr hab. Juliusz Przysławski, Depertment of Bromatology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences.
  8. prof. dr hab. Danuta Pupek-Musialik, dr Paweł Bogdański, Depertment and Clinic of Internal Medicine, Metabolic Disorders and Hypertention, Poznan University of Medical Sciences.