Mgr. Lucie Smržová


E-mail: lucka.low@gmail.com

When I've been studying the molecular and cell biology, I very soon started focusing on plants. My bachelor's work was focused on flowering of pea (Pisum sp.) and the detection of environmental and geographic factors involved in adaptation to local environmental conditions. During my master's study I was studying association mapping of Pisum sp. and Medicago truncatula seed dormancy trait.

My recent PhD project is focused on reproductive traits of arctic plants naturally occurring in Svalbard and their susceptibility to climate changes. I am mainly interested in seed properties, e.g. seed germination, dormancy and viability. I'm also studying the reproductive successes of arctic plants in a changing climate and the possible influence of maternal effect.

Education:

2018 – 2019: Mgr. Molecular and cell biology, Palacký University Olomouc. Master's thesis: Association mapping of Pisum sp. and Medicago truncatula seed dormancy trait, supervisor Doc. Ing. Petr Smýkal, Ph.D., department of botany, UP.

2014 – 2017: Bc. Molecular and cell biology, Palacký University Olomouc. Bachelor's thesis: Ecological genomic of species adaptation (case study of wild pea), supervisor Doc. Ing. Petr Smýkal, Ph.D., department of botany, UP.

Publications:

Hradilová, I., Duchoslav, M., Brus, J., Pechanec, V., Hýbl, M., Kopecký, P., Smržová, L., Štefelová, N., Vaclávek, T., Bariotakis, M., Machalová, J., Hron, K., Pirintsos, S., Smýkal, P. (2019): Variation in wild pea (Pisum sativum subsp. elatius) seed dormancy and its relationship to the environment and seed coat traits. PeerJ, 7:e6263.