Dr hab. Adam Kubas, a member of the Modern Heterogeneous Catalysis Group spent two weeks at the University of California Irvine on a research visit to Palczewski Lab (Center of Translational Vision Research). The US group is now actively working on the E/Z-isomerization of retinoid derivatives.
Izabela Kamińska took part in the competition "Lab visits under the CREATE project”. Her application was awarded to support the visit in the group of Prof. Valerio Pruneri in the Institute of Photonic Sciences and Prof. Tinnefeld in Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München.
The purpose of the travel was to assess the perspectives for future collaboration with the Soft Living Matter Group run by prof. Clifford Brangwynne at the Princeton University. The group conducts cutting-edge research in the field of physicochemistry of soft matter in living systems.
Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM) has emerged as a leading super-resolution imaging approach for nanoscale visualization of molecular structures in cells. During the periods of visiting in the lab of Prof. Rothenberg at New York University, Xuzhu Zhang was trained to perform SMLM experiments regarding on DNA damage response (DDR) of U2OS cells under the treatment of chemical drug Hydroxyurea (HU).
Professor Maciej Wojtkowski (the ERA Chair holder, the Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems) accompanied by the:
- Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS - professor Marcin Opallo,
- President of the Scientific Council of IPC - professor Aleksander Jablonski
- Project Coordinator - professor Robert Holyst, and
- former postdoc at Professor Holyst Group – Associate Professor Hou Sen, linking person with Nankai University,
visited Nankai University in Tianjin, China (the 6 – 8th March, 2017).
Two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) imaging of the back of the eye allows visualization of subcellular structures in the living animal eye. This method is helpful for investigating mechanisms of retinal diseases and development of ophthalmic therapies.
The main goal of Łukasz Richter trip was a lab visit in a group of Prof. Howard A. Stone at Princeton University (NJ, USA). In collaboration with Paweł Żuk from Prof. Stone's lab they recently started theoretical analysis of results obtained during his research internship at Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal in Bordeaux, where Łukasz used surface forces apparatus (SFA).
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.