Anna is a plant stress physiologist, specializing in toxicology. Her research focuses on the optimization of algal culture growth and community composition for bioremediation, and assessment of toxicity of treated water to species of various trophic levels.
Prior to joining UTS:C3 in 2019, Anna completed a Ph.D. in Ecotoxicology at Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). She conducted her experimental work at the Global Change Research Institute CAS (Czech Republic) at the Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies and during long-term research stays at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Estación Experimental del Zaidín CSIC (Spain). Her research focused on (i) establishment of a multi-sensor system based on fluorescence imaging for high-throughput screening of early toxic stress in plants and plant cell cultures, and (ii) improvements in cultivation of photoautotrophic plant cell cultures.
- Tissue cultures
- Fluorescence-based imaging techniques
- Plant and algal stress physiology
- Photoautotrophic plant cell cultures
- Principal component analysis
Segecova, A, Cerveny, J & Roitsch, T 2018, 'Advancement of the cultivation and upscaling of photoautotrophic suspension cultures using Chenopodium rubrum as a case study', PLANT CELL TISSUE AND ORGAN CULTURE, vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 37-51.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Červený, J, Zavřel, T, Chmelík, D, Búzová, D, Fedorko, J, Literáková, P, Sukačová, K, Segecova, A & Roitsch, T 2016, 'Microalgal adaptive biotechnologies for a sustainable future' in Vačkář, D & Janouš, D (eds), Global Change & Ecosystems, Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, pp. 148-160.