Dr hab. Wojciech Branicki Dr hab. Wojciech Branicki

Address:

 

Department of General Biochemistry

Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology

Jagiellonian University

ul. Gronostajowa 7

30-381 Kraków

 

Room: A115

Phone: 12 664 65 12

E–mail: wojciech.branicki@uj.edu.pl

 

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since 2014 – Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

 

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Publications from last 4 years:

 

1. Kosiniak-Kamysz A, Marczakiewicz-Lustig A, Marcińska M, Skowron M, Wojas-Pelc A, Pośpiech E, Branicki W. Increased risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma is associated with variation in pigmentation genes and VDR, and may involve epistatic effects. Melanoma Res. 2014 Aug;24(4):388-96. doi:
10.1097/CMR.0000000000000095. PubMed PMID: 24926819.

2. Pasquali E, García-Borrón JC, Fargnoli MC, Gandini S, Maisonneuve P, Bagnardi V, Specchia C, Liu F, Kayser M, Nijsten T, Nagore E, Kumar R, Hansson J, Kanetsky PA, Ghiorzo P, Debniak T, Branicki W, Gruis NA, Han J, Dwyer T, Blizzard L, Landi MT, Palmieri G, Ribas G, Stratigos A, Council ML, Autier P, Little J, Newton-Bishop J, Sera F, Raimondi S; M-SKIP Study Group. MC1R variants increased the risk of sporadic cutaneous melanoma in darker-pigmented Caucasians: A pooled-analysis from the M-SKIP project. Int J Cancer. 2015 Feb 15;136(3):618-31. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29018. Epub 2014 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 24917043.

3. Chaitanya L, Walsh S, Andersen JD, Ansell R, Ballantyne K, Ballard D, Banemann R, Bauer CM, Bento AM, Brisighelli F, Capal T, Clarisse L, Gross TE, Haas C, Hoff-Olsen P, Hollard C, Keyser C, Kiesler KM, Kohler P, Kupiec T, Linacre A, Minawi A, Morling N, Nilsson H, Norén L, Ottens R, Palo JU, Parson W, Pascali VL, Phillips C, Porto MJ, Sajantila A, Schneider PM, Sijen T, Söchtig J, Syndercombe-Court D, Tillmar A, Turanska M, Vallone PM, Zatkalíková L, Zidkova A, Branicki W, Kayser M. Collaborative EDNAP exercise on the IrisPlex system for DNA-based prediction of human eye colour. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2014 Jul;11:241-51. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 24880832.

4. Pośpiech E, Wojas-Pelc A, Walsh S, Liu F, Maeda H, Ishikawa T, Skowron M, Kayser M, Branicki W. The common occurrence of epistasis in the determination of human pigmentation and its impact on DNA-based pigmentation phenotype prediction. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2014 Jul;11:64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.01.012. Epub 2014 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 24681889.

5. Walsh S, Chaitanya L, Clarisse L, Wirken L, Draus-Barini J, Kovatsi L, Maeda H, Ishikawa T, Sijen T, de Knijff P, Branicki W, Liu F, Kayser M. Developmental validation of the HIrisPlex system: DNA-based eye and hair colour prediction for forensic and anthropological usage. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2014 Mar;9:150-61. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2013.12.006. Epub 2013 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 24528593.

6. Kastelic V, Pośpiech E, Draus-Barini J, Branicki W, Drobnič K. Prediction of eye color in the Slovenian population using the IrisPlex SNPs. Croat Med J. 2013 Aug;54(4):381-6. PubMed PMID: 23986280; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3760663.

7. Draus-Barini J, Walsh S, Pośpiech E, Kupiec T, Głąb H, Branicki W, Kayser M. Bona fide colour: DNA prediction of human eye and hair colour from ancient and contemporary skeletal remains. Investig Genet. 2013 Jan 14;4(1):3. doi: 10.1186/2041-2223-4-3. PubMed PMID: 23317428; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3551694.

8. Walsh S, Liu F, Wollstein A, Kovatsi L, Ralf A, Kosiniak-Kamysz A, Branicki W, Kayser M. The HIrisPlex system for simultaneous prediction of hair and eye colour from DNA. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 Jan;7(1):98-115. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.07.005. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 22917817.

9. Raimondi S, Gandini S, Fargnoli MC, Bagnardi V, Maisonneuve P, Specchia C,
Kumar R, Nagore E, Han J, Hansson J, Kanetsky PA, Ghiorzo P, Gruis NA, Dwyer T, Blizzard L, Fernandez-de-Misa R, Branicki W, Debniak T, Morling N, Landi MT,
Palmieri G, Ribas G, Stratigos A, Cornelius L, Motokawa T, Anno S, Helsing P, Wong TH, Autier P, García-Borrón JC, Little J, Newton-Bishop J, Sera F, Liu F, Kayser M, Nijsten T; GEM Study Group; M-SKIP Study Group. Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012 Aug 3;12:116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-116. PubMed PMID: 22862891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3502117.

10. Kosiniak-Kamysz A, Pośpiech E, Wojas-Pelc A, Marcińska M, Branicki W. Potential association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in pigmentation genes with the development of basal cell carcinoma. J Dermatol. 2012 Aug;39(8):693-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2012.01559.x. Epub 2012 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 22512251.

11. Pośpiech E, Draus-Barini J, Kupiec T, Wojas-Pelc A, Branicki W. Prediction of eye color from genetic data using Bayesian approach. J Forensic Sci. 2012 Jul;57(4):880-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02077.x. Epub 2012 Feb 28. Erratum in: J Forensic Sci. 2013 Mar;58(2):565. PubMed PMID: 22372960.

12. Maruszak A, Safranow K, Branicki W, Gawęda-Walerych K, Pośpiech E, Gabryelewicz T, Canter JA, Barcikowska M, Zekanowski C. The impact of
mitochondrial and nuclear DNA variants on late-onset Alzheimer's disease risk. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):197-210. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110710. PubMed PMID: 21799244.

13. Kupiec T, Branicki W. Genetic examination of the putative skull of Jan Kochanowski reveals its female sex. Croat Med J. 2011 Jun;52(3):403-9. PubMed PMID: 21674838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3118727.

14. Pośpiech E, Draus-Barini J, Kupiec T, Wojas-Pelc A, Branicki W. Gene-gene interactions contribute to eye colour variation in humans. J Hum Genet. 2011 Jun;56(6):447-55. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2011.38. Epub 2011 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 21471978.

15. Branicki W, Liu F, van Duijn K, Draus-Barini J, Pośpiech E, Walsh S, Kupiec T, Wojas-Pelc A, Kayser M. Model-based prediction of human hair color using DNA variants. Hum Genet. 2011 Apr;129(4):443-54. doi: 10.1007/s00439-010-0939-8. Epub 2011 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 21197618; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3057002.

16. Parys-Proszek A, Kupiec T, Wolańska-Nowak P, Branicki W. Genetic variation of 15 autosomal STR loci in a population sample from Poland. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2010 Sep;12(5):246-8. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2010.05.002. Epub 2010 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 20624686.

17. Pilot M, Branicki W, Jedrzejewski W, Goszczyński J, Jedrzejewska B, Dykyy I,
Shkvyrya M, Tsingarska E. Phylogeographic history of grey wolves in Europe. BMC
Evol Biol. 2010 Apr 21;10:104. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-104. PubMed PMID: 20409299