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Agata Mystkowska

Doctoral Students


Research group Marine Glycobiology


+49 421 218-65965



MARUM Pavillon, room 1060

Agata Mystkowska


since 09.2015

Ph.D. student in the Marine Glycobiology group

MARUM Cen­ter for Ma­ri­ne En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces at the Uni­ver­si­ty Bre­men and Max Planck In­sti­tu­te for Ma­ri­ne Mi­cro­bio­lo­gy, Germany


Master of Science 'Production of Toxoplasma gondii proteins in Leishamnia tarentolae, their purification and examination'

Gdansk University of Technology, Poland


Bachelor of Science 'Recombinant antigens from  Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis in the diagnosis of echinococcosis. 

Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

PhD project: Characterization of carbohydrate binding proteins from the marine bacteria

The atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by phytoplankton, approximately half of the global primary production of organic carbon occurs in the ocean. Major fractions are polymeric carbohydrates, which represent a source of carbon for marine heterotrophs and can be sequestered in sinking particles and stored in the depth of the ocean. However, the structures of most algal carbohydrates remain unknown, limiting our ability to identify and quantify sources and sinks of carbohydrates. Polysaccharides diversity challenges conventional analytic techniques; the precise, molecular tool for glycan analysis is missing. Marine bacteria ability to recognize and degrade the wide range of polysaccharides may be applied for the polysaccharides investigation. The idea of the project is to characterize biochemically the carbohydrate binding proteins from the marine bacteria for a better understanding of marine bacteria-polysaccharide interaction.

Research interests

  • Marine Glycobiology
  • Carbohydrate binding proteins
  • Protein-carbohydrate interactions
  • Structural biology
  • Carbohydrate microarrays


Robb C., Mystkowska A. A., Hehemann J.-H.(2017). Crystal structure of a marine glycoside hydrolase family 99-related protein lacking catalytic machinery. Pro­tein Sci­ence. https://doi.org/10.1002/pro.3291