M.Eng. Katarzyna Komar-Szymczak

M.Eng. Katarzyna Komar-Szymczak

Scientific interests

  • Waste fish raw materials and the possibilities to use them in the food industry
  • The possibilities of reclaiming, packing, preserving and storing minced fish meat
  • Fish stuffings technology
  • Technology of deriving collagen and gelatin from fish skin
  • Model food products based on meat reclaimed from various fish
  • Chemical analysis – identification of pollutants in the marine environment, fish and other bottom organisms
  • Industrial sterilization of canned fish


2019Innovative methods of using pelagic fish obtained from catches for consumption purposes
2017InnoAquaTech - Cross-border development and transfer of innovative and sustainable aquaculture technologies in the South Baltic area
2016-2019SeaQual - Safety and quality of seafood in the aspect of zoontic and toxicological risks: risk assessment, monitoring and prevention.
2016-2018ProHealth - Innovative processing to preserve positive health effects in pelagic fish products
2016Optimisation of technological processes in fish processing with attention paid to the safety and health quality of fish products. Research theme within the issue:
Quality examination and assessment of the value in use of herring and sprat caught in the Polish Baltic areas, depending on the biological conditions or technological and technical factors.
2015P9-12/15: Etoxicology of marine deposits.
2011-2014P3-2: Multi-faceted assessment of the pollutants impact on selected species of fish and other organisms which inhabit the south Baltic.


  • Magdalena Podolska, Bogusław Pawlikowski, Katarzyna Nadolna-Ałtyn,
    Joanna Pawlak, Katarzyna Komar-Szymczak. How effective is freezing at killing anisakid nematodes? An experimental evaluation oftime-temperature conditions. Podolska WEFTA poster 2018.pdf
  • Bogusław Pawlikowski, Katarzyna Komar-Szymczak. Wybrane wskaźniki fizykochemiczne i jakościowe śledzi z rejonów połowowych na południowym Bałtyku. Publikacja Postępy Techniki
  • Bogusław Pawlikowski, Magdalena Podolska, Katarzyna Komar-Szymczak. The impact of freezing conditions on the quality of cod fillets (Gadus morhua). Poster_WEFTA_MIR.BP (Final).pdf
  • Pawlikowski B., Kozieł K., Komar-Szymczak K., 2017. Wartość użytkowa szprotów (Sprattus Sprattus Balticus) z rejonów połowowych na południowym Bałtyku. [w] Żywność dla przyszłości (red. Pęksa A.). Wyd. Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wrocławiu. ISBN 978-83-7717-264-3, 202-211;
  • Pawlikowski B., Kozieł K., Komar-Szymczak K., 2017. E-poster: „Wartość użytkowa szprotów (Sprattus Sprattus Balticus) z rejonów połowowych na południowym Bałtyku” XLIII Sesja Naukowa Komitetu Nauk o Żywności i Żywieniu PAN, 4-5.07.2017;
  • Podolska M., Nadolna-Ałtyn K., Pawlak J., Pawlikowski B., Komar-Szymczak K., 2017. The effectiveness of freezing to kill anisakid nematodes: experimental evaluation of the time-temperature conditions. Referat: 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology 4-8.09.2017 Kuala Lumpur;
  • Waszak I., Dąbrowska H., Komar-Szymczak K. 2014. Comparison of common persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in flounder (Platichthys flesus) from Vistula (Poland) and Douro (Portugal) River
    Marine Pollution Bulletin, 81 (1) pp 225-233;
  • Polak-Juszczak L., Komar-Szymczak K. Fatty acids profiles and fat contents of commercially important fish from Vistula Lagoon. Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences 59 (30), 225–229;
  • Usydus Z., Szlinder-Richert J., Polak-Juszczak L., Komar K., Adamczyk M., M. Malesa-Ciećwierz M., Ruczyńska W. 2009. Fish products available in Polish market – assessment of the nutritive value and human exposure to dioxins and other contaminants. Chemosphere 74, 11, 1420-1428.


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Learning Mandarin Chinese, China and its culture.

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