Yuriy Stepanenko visited the University of Nevada, Reno. The purpose of this study visit was to continue the collaboration began in 2007 with the group of Laser-plasma interaction at Nevada Terawatt Facility, University of Nevada, Reno. The group uses advanced laser sources for plasma generation, particle acceleration and diagnostics of Z-pinch.
This visit was scheduled in cooperation with one of the best group in the field of ultrafast Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – prof. Huber group from Lubeck. The purpose of the visit was to obtain results from ultrafast (up to 100 vol./s) OCT on rabbit and mice hearts. In order to do that, we have made a cooperation with Max Planck
Michał Hamkało as a member of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a working visit at the Max Planck Institute. The bussines trip was organized in order to perform the first 3D OCT measurements of a beating rabbit hearts (in Langedorrff perfusion system).
The goal of the visit was to carry first in the world investigation of full heart with use of OCT system. For that Michał Hamkało had to get newly extracted hearts of mice from an authorized laboratory in Goettingen and took it to Luebeck (to next cooperator) with help of dr Jan Christoph.
The goal of the visit was to perform experiments on human cells using novel microscopic technique: differential dynamic microscopy (DDM). The plan of the experiments contained quantification of movement of subcellular components in native HeLa cells and observation of changes of mobility during programmed cell death (apoptosis).
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 20 – 21 Oct., 2016 Professor Pavel Jungwirth from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences came to IPC. On the first day Professor Jungwirth delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “Exploring Hydrated Electrons in Non-Conventional and Conventional Ways: From Alkali Metal Explosions to Non-Explosive Ways”. The lecture was aimed at stimulating creativity and curiosity of the IPC society as regards to selected research topics and drawing inspiration for research from everyday life.