On December 10th, 2020, an open lecture under the series of cyclical lectures on emerging interdisciplinary research was delivered by Prof. Markus Reiher. Due to the pandemic situation, the lecture was delivered online via the zoom platform. All researchers and PhD students employed at IPC were invited to participate in this seminar.
After the seminar entitled “Have you ever pulled on a molecule? - Chemical Reactivity by Interactive Quantum Mechanics”, prof. Reiher presented his personal thoughts on group leading and gave valuable tips on how to build a successful strategy in mentoring.
Innovation Source: Microfluidic chips to study cell to cell communication and translational research towards precision medicine
At the invitation of the ERA Chair Holder Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho paid a visit at IPC and delivered an open lecture "Microfluidic chips to study cell to cell communication and translational research towards precision medicine" under series of “Innovation source” lectures.
Andrzej Foik visited the University of California Irvine (UCI, US). The visit was a continuation of the collaboration with prof. Krzysztof Palczewski, prof. David Lyon and dr. Dorota Skowonska-Krawczyk to develop therapies for retinal diseases. Dr. Foik performed several projects related to vision restoration and investigating changes in the brain due to vision loss.
On November 26, 2020, Prof. Erwin Reisner delivered an open lecture “Solar-driven Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass and Plastic Waste”. Due to the pandemic situation, the lecture was delivered online via the zoom platform. Apart from the scientific lecture, Professor shared experiences from his research career path and gave valuable tips on how to manage a large research team, especially during a pandemic. Professor Reisner is a winner of an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016).
Izabela Kamińska, a member of a Photochemistry and Spectroscopy Department (IPC), visited the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München . The major aim of the research visit in the group of Prof. Tinnefeld was further development of the biosensor based on DNA origami and graphene for viral DNA detection, as well as first test measurements with the DNA nanostructure immobilized on graphene for the investigation of the properties of DNA double helix using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
On February, 13, 2020 Prof. Frank Glorius delivered an open lecture “On discovery in catalysis”. Professor is a winner of an ERC Independent Researcher Starting Grant and ERC Advanced Grant (2018). The seminar was held in the assembly hall of IPC. All researchers and PhD students employed at IPC were invited to participate in this seminar. Professor Glorius gave valuable tips on how to manage a large research team and prepare a successful European grant.
The main goal of the Mounika Rapoluvisit was to present a lecture: “Longitudinal growth and progression studies of in-vivo mouse brain Glioblastoma (GBM) tumor microvasculature using OCT”. The SPIE/COS Photonics Asia is an international conference organized by the international society for optics and photonics held at Hangzhou International Expo Center in Hangzhou, China.
Magdalena Wiloch, a postdoc in a group led by dr hab. Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka (IPC), visited the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick. Research internship under the CREATE program in a group led by prof. Micheal Scanlon gave her the opportunity to learn the technique of AC voltammetry.
Witold Postek, Ph.D., visited the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, MA in the USA for three weeks. The goal of the visit was to learn a novel droplet-based method developed at the Broad Institute. The method uses three fluorescent dyes in a range of concentrations.