Kurenda Andrzej

Kurenda Andrzej

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PhD Kurenda Andrzej
E-mail: a.kurenda@ipan.lublin.pl
Phone: (81) 744 50 61 w. 145


Research interests:

  • Plant experimental biology
  • Structure of plant cells and tissues
  • Biological rhythms

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Education (dates, degrees, universities):

  • 2006, MSc in environmental protection
    Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland
  • 2011, PhD in biology
    Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland
    Dissertation “Changes in electrical potential and movement activity influenced by selected neurotransmitters and ion channel inhibitors in Helianthus annuus and Phaseolus vulgaris

Scholarships and fellowships:

  • 2010    Scholarship for PhD awarded by the Marshal of Lubelskie Voivodship, Operational Programme – Human Capital, Lublin
  • 2011     Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim, Germany

Selected projects:

  • 2011-2012    Development of device for non-destructive evaluation of fruit and vegetables based on biospeckles. National Centre for Research and Development, No 12 0137 10
  • 2011-2012    Force spectroscopy AFM of amorphous and crystalline forms of cellulose in presence of cell wall biopolymers. Ministry of Science and Higher Education, No IP2010 005770


  1. 2018, Application of the biospeckle method for early detection of fungal disease of apple fruit, FRUTIC Symposium on Optimizing Water Use in the Supply Chain of Fresh Produce, Potsdam, Germany 6.02.2018, str. 23
  2. 2018, Early detection of fungal infection of stored apple fruit with optical sensors – comparison of biospeckle, hyperspectral imaging and chlorophyll fluorescence, Food Control, 85: 327-338
  3. 2017, Szybka detekcja porażenia grzybowego owocu jabłoni metodą przestrzennego obrazowania biospeckli, XXIV Lubelskie Warsztaty Biofizyczne, Kazimierz Dolny nad Wisłą, 03-04.07.2017, str. 21
  4. 2017, Exponentially smoothed Fujii index for online imaging of biospeckle spatial activity, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 142: 70-78
  5. 2016, Analiza obrazów biospecklowych w dziedzinie częstotliwościowej z zastosowaniem metody szybkiej transformacji Fouriera (FFT), V Sympozjum Inżynierii Żywności z okazji 200-lecia Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Warszawa, 21-23.06.2016 r., 113-113
  6. 2017, Biospeckle Technique for Assessing Quality of Fruits and Vegetables, Light Scattering Technology for Food Property, Quality and Safety Assessment, 14: 361-385
  7. 2016, Detekcja chorobowych uszkodzeń jabłek za pomocą czasoprzestrzennej analizy aktywności biospecklowych obrazów interferencyjnych., V Sympozjum Inżynierii Żywności z okazji 200-lecia Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Warszawa, 21-23.06.2016 r. , 27-27
  8. 2016, Determination of the Optimum Harvest Window for Apples Using the Non-Destructive Biospeckle Method, Sensors, 16(5), 661; DOI: 10.3390/s16050661
  9. 2016, Przestrzenne obrazowanie rozwoju porażenia grzybowego owocu jabłoni metodą Biospeckli., XXIII Lubelskie Warsztaty Biofizyczne, 24-25 maja 2016, Kazimierz Dolny nad Wisłą, 18-18
  10. 2015, Electrical potential oscillations – movement relations in circumnutating sunflower stem and effect of ion channel and proton pump inhibitors on circumnutation., Physiologia Plantarum, 153(2): 307-317
  11. 2015, Częstotliwościowa analiza obrazów biospecklowych metodą szybkiej transformacji Fouriera (FFT)., 2015, 25-25
  12. 2014, The biospeckle method for the investigation of agricultural crops: A review., Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2014, 52276-285
  13. 2014, VIS/NIR spectroscopy, chlorophyll fluorescence, biospeckle and backscattering to evaluate changes in apples subjected to hydrostatic pressures., Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2014, 9688-98
  14. 2013, Determination of the elastic properties of tomato fruit cells with an atomic force microscope, Sensors, 2013, 13(9): 12175-12191
  15. 2013, Effect of Cytochalasin B, Lantrunculin B, Colchicine, Cycloheximid, Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Ion Channel Inhibitors on Biospeckle Activity in Apple Tissue, Food Biophysics, 2013, 8(4): 290-296
  16. 2013, Application of inhibitors of selected metabolic processes for identification biological source of biospeckle phenomenon in apple tissue, 2013, 56-56
  17. 2013, Zastosowanie zjawiska biospeckli do wczesnego wykrywania mechanicznych i chorobowych uszkodzeń tkanek roślinnych, 2013, 23-23
  18. 2013, Probing plant cell mechanical properties with the atomic force microscope, 2013, 1-6
  19. 2013, Application of metabolism inhibitors for identification biological source of biospeckle phenomenon in apple tissue, 2013, 1-5
  20. 2013, Spatio-temporal biospeckle imaging as a tool for visualization of plant tissue damage, 2013, 50-50
  21. 2012, Application of the Biospeckle Method for Monitoring Bull’s Eye Rot Development and Quality Changes of Apples Subjected to Various Storage Methods-Preliminary Studies., Sensors, 2012, 123215-3227
  22. 2012, Temperature effect on apple biospeckle activity evaluated with different indices., Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2012, 67118-123
  23. 2012, Dynamiczne plamki, 2012
  24. 2012, Application of biospeckle method for monitoring the bull’s eye rot development and quality changes of apples after various storage methods, 2012
  25. 2012, Usage of raman microspectroscopy for identification of plant cell wall polysaccharides, 2012, 52-52
  26. 2012, Effect of cytochalasin B on biospeckle activity in apple tissue, 2012
  27. 2012, Effect of metabolism inhibitors on biospeckle activity in apple tissue, 2012, 14-14
  28. 2012, Wpływ wybranych alkaloidów i inhibitorów kanałów jonowych na aktywność biospeckli jabłek, 2012, 13-13
  29. 2011, Charakterystyka i zastosowania zjawiska biospeckli w badaniach materiałów roślinnych., Acta Agrophysica, 2011, 18(2): 215-224
  30. 2011, Biological basis of biospeckle, 2011, 64-65