Main purpose of visiting San Francisco was to take part in the Photonics West 2018 conference. The conference is the largest meeting of people from photonics and biomedical optics fields and gives the great opportunity to discuss and see current progress from these fields. The conference was attended by: Dawid Borycki, Michał Hamkało and Yuriy Stepanenko.
On the 10th May, 2018 the another open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” took place at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). The purpose of the above series of lectures is to update scientists’ knowledge of current technological trends and innovation in chemistry-related sectors, as well as establishment of relations with business.
On the 6th June, 2018 the open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” was held at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). Radoslaw Kwapiszewski was invited to the Institute by the CREATE Project Coordinator and the ERA Chair holder, professor Robert Holyst and professor Maciej Wojtkowski, respectively. He is R&D Project Manager in the Drug Discovery Department, Adamed Group.
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.
On the 21st November 2017, in Vilnius, Patrycja Nitoń and Monika Wydorska took part in the conference “Widening Lithuanian Research Potential” organized by Research Council of Lithuania and Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO. The aim of the conference was to discuss Horizon 2020 measures under the programme “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation”, Lithuanian and other Widening Member States experiences related to applying and participating in the Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs projects.
On the 20-21, December, 2017 prof. Wilhelm Huck, from the Radboud University, Germany came to IPC. This visit was held under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. Prof. Huck delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture entitled “Building a Synthetic Cell”(see raport for details). After the seminar, professor met with a few students who had previously expressed such need. The aim of this meetings was to consult students’ research projects and discuss the possible development directions.
Professor Maciej Wojtkowski participated in the 44th Congress of Polish Physical Society in Wroclaw, with a plenary lecture entitled "Journey from organs to cells: In vivo imaging by spatio-temporal optical coherence techniques".
The Congress of Polish Physical Society is the oldest Polish physics conference, with its history reaching back to the Inaugural Meeting held in Warsaw in 1923 and since then it has been organized in various cities in Poland by local branches of the Polish Physical Society.
On the 10th – 13th October, 2017 Prof. Carlos Drummond, from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, University of Bordeaux came to IPC. Professor Carlos Drummond delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “From fire ants to graphene: some considerations on water-hydrophobic interfaces”. Professor Drummond visited selected laboratories and research groups (incl. department of the ERA Chair holder – i.e. Professor Wojtkowski) which was aimed establishing contacts synergic groups supporting the ERA Chair holder and discuss possibility of future cooperation.
Professor Maciej Wojtkowski participated in the Polish Optical Conference 2017 in Gniezno, with a plenary lecture entitled "Time-frequency modulation of light phases in imaging".
The Polish Optical Conference was organized by the Optics Division of the Polish Physical Society. The aim of this conference is to integrate the Polish opticians. Participation in Polish Optical Conference gave an opportunity to meet and exchange views with wide range of people, for whom the development of Polish scientific thought, engineering and teaching in the field of optics is important.
Prof. Wojtkowski’s group, participated in the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics ECBO 2017 organized by the Optical Society-OSA and International Society for Optics and Photonics-SPIE. This conference was an international meeting of scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics.