DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Head of the Department: Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska

Address: 12/16 Banacha St., building A, 90-237 Łódź

Phone: +48 42 635 44 55

Fax: +48 42 635 44 13

e-mail: 

Visiting Research Fellowship in School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide: 16.10.2014-16.10.2017.

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Elżbieta Żądzińska Professor (Head of the Department)

+48 42 635 44 55

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Wed. 12:30 - 14:00

Wiesław Lorkiewicz Associate Professor

+48 42 635 44 56

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Tue. 14:00 - 15:30

Aneta Sitek Associate Professor

+48 42 635 44 54

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Tue. 9:00 - 10:30

Beata Borowska-Strugińska, PhD

+48 42 635 44 56

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Wed. 10:30 - 12:00

Marta Kurek, PhD

+48 42 635 44 55

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Wed. 10:00 - 11:30

Iwona Rosset, PhD

+48 42 635 44 54

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Wed. 12:00 - 13:30

Katarzyna Pierzchała, MSc

+48 42 635 44 55

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Justyna Karkus, MSc

+48 42 635 44 55

A / 155  Tue. 12:30 -14:00

Joanna Mietlińska, MSc

+48 42 635 44 55

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Wed. 12:30 - 13:30

Paulina Borówka, MSc

+48 42 635 44 55

A / 153 or Biobank

Wed. 12:30 - 13:30

Paulina Pruszkowska-Przybylska, MSc

+48 42 635 44 55

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Tue. 11:45 - 13:15

 

Main topics:

Biology of past human populations
Frequency of diseases in ancient and historical populations;
Biological variability of ancient and historical populations;
Analysis of skeletal remains in evaluation of kinships in multiple burials;
Stress markers in skeletal populations;
Biology of Neolithic populations;
Paleogenetics of Neolithic and medieval populations from Poland.
Ontogenetic anthropology
Analysis of biological development of children and youth;
Factors affecting progressive phase of development;
Socio-environmental conditioning of growth process;
Biological effects of social stratification;
Asymmetry of head structures;
Variability of skin, hair and iris pigmentation in Polish population.
Dental Anthropology
Enamel analysis (neonatal line, accentuated lines, parameters of pre- and postnatal enamel);
Metric and non-metric dental traits;
Morphology of dental crown in children with genetic diseases.
Clinical anthropology
The impact of diseases on the dynamic of development;
Morphological effects of diseases.
Human Ecology
Factors determining the fluctuation rate of the secondary sex ratio (SSR) of human populations.

 

Projects:

"Special medical care for a obese child - assessment of social distances in relation to under- and overweight in children and adolescents in Lodz during the last 25 years" - The President of Lodz grant No. 167/08/2011 (Elżbieta Żądzińska, Aneta Sitek, Iwona Rosset – Department of Anthropology University of Łódź, Lidia Ostrowska-Nawarycz, Tadeusz Nawarycz - Department of Biophysics Medical University of Łódź);

"The scope of the variability of pigmentation of the population as an important element of the genetic and environmental risk factors for skin cancer" – Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant No. 0754 / B / P01 / 2011/40 (Aneta Sitek, Elżbieta Żądzińska, Iwona Rosset – Department of Anthropology University of Łódź, Boguslaw Antoszewski - Second Department of Surgery, Medical University of Lodz)

"Hypoplastic Neonatal  Line - an indicator of perinatal stress. Possibilities of practical use in clinical prenatal development of modern and historical human populations" - Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant No. N303506038 (Elżbieta Żądzińska, Beata Borowska-Strugińska, Wieslaw Lorkiewicz, Marta Kurek);

"Formation of the contemporary population of Central Europe in the light of Neolithic mtDNA research " – Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant No. N303335463 (Wieslaw Lorkiewicz, Elżbieta Żądzińska – Department of Anthropology University of Łódź, Henryk Witas - Department of Molecular Biology, Medical University of Łódź, Elżbieta Haduch, Anita Szczepanek - Department of Anthropology Jagiellonian University);

"The significance of allele delta F508CFTR and determining the lactose tolerance for the assessment of the origin of the native population during Neolithic period" - Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant No. N109286737 (Henryk Witas - Department of Molecular Biology Medical University of Lodz, Eliżbieta Żądzińska – Department of Anthropology University of Łódź).

Scientific Collaboration:

Department of Anthropological and Comparative Anatomy, Medical School, University of Adelaide
Department of Forensic Genetics, University of Copenhagen
School of Archaeology University College Dublin
Biobank Laboratory, Department of Molecular Biophysics University of Łódź
Institute of Molecular Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Genetics and Physiology Mycobacterium
Department of Statistical Methods, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Department of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical University of Lodz
Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology and Paleogenetics the University of Florence (Italy)
Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology,  Jagiellonian University
Department of Forensic Medicine of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin
Museum of Archaeology and Etnography in Lodz