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.
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.
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).
On the 20th June, 2017 Professor Luyuan Li, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology at Nankai University came to IPC. Professor Luyuan Li delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture on his studies and trends in scientific research in China. Professor Luyuan Li 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.
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.
During the working visit Marta Janczuk-Richter was conducting research in Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory Group (BIOS) led by professor Hatice Altug in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The main goal of the visit was to become familiar with the preparation and measurements of plasmonic biosensors.
The purpose of the visit was twofold: for the new group members to learn the experimental setup and procedure of two-photon vision threshold measurement and to verify applicability of an existing product of Fluence, manufacturer of femtosecond fibre lasers, for this technique. An extra target was to explore requirements of the method and setup to start the process of adapting the Fluence laser when it comes to integration into the measurement device.
During the visit to Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), Łukasz Richter carried out research in the Prof. Francesco Stellacci’s group. Main goals of the working visit were 1) to get familiar with techniques of synthetizing and analyzing gold nanoparticles and 2) to analyze the influence of these nanoparticles on bacteriophages (viruses that attack bacteria).