The purpose of this business trip was to perform collaborative work on the interferometric near-infrared spectroscopy (iNIRS). More specifically, experiments to quantify optical properties in dynamic media were performed. Then, the data was processed numerically using the new method of correlation gating to separate ballistic and scattered light transmitted through thick samples.
During this meeting, Dawid Borycki gave two talks:
1.Implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Azure. The story of this presentation was about the Azure cloud resources dedicated to the IoT. Specifically, Dawid described how to utilize and connect with each other the following Azure resources: IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, Storage, Event Hub, Notification Hub and Machine Learning to collect, process, and visualize data from remote IoT devices, and send alarms to mobile apps.
In April, 2017 at the assembly of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC) – the ERA Chair holder, Professor Maciej Wojtkowski, and Professor Robert Hołyst, CREATE Project Coordinator, initiated a discussion on prospective scientific topics.
The goal of the lab visit was to improve the TPEF imaging system by introducing new excitation source delivering pulses of shorter duration and centered at optimized wavelength. New dispersion compensation unit, capable of compensating high order dispersion components was also introduced into the system.
Dawid Borycki presented a poster entitled Interferometric near-infrared spectroscopy (iNIRS) quantifies brain absorption, scattering, and blood flow index in vivo. The presentation was devoted to explain a new method for quantifying optical (absorption and scattering) and dynamical (blood flow index, BFI). These are ongoing goals of near-infrared and diffuse correlation spectroscopies.
Dawid Borycki participated in var Sovia = new Tech meeting get updates on novel IT technologies provided by Microsoft. Specifically, Mixed Reality devices (HoloLens), Machine Learning (Microsoft Cognitive Services) and computation platforms (Biological Computing).
To support internationalization of PhD Studies held at IPC and allow for an inflow of foreign students at IPC , Agnieszka Tadrzak, the Project Manager at the CREATE project joined Marie Sklodowska-Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) took part in:a kick-off meeting of the Polish Chapter of MCAA (Warsaw, Poland, the 6th March, 2017), 2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly (Salamanca, Spain, the 24-25th March, 2017).
On the 19 – 20 October, 2017 Dr. Egidijus Auksorius, from the Institut Langevin, Paris, France came to IPC. Dr. Egidijus Auksorius delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “Full-field optical coherence tomography: from micro to macro imaging”. During this seminar Dr. Auksorius introduced several different imaging techniques, beginning with Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, the Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), which was joined with STED in the experimental system, and then focusing on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM).