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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dawid Borycki participated in Microsoft Build 2017 conference to learn about new artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning toolkits, provided by Microsoft. Specifically, Professor Wojtkowski's team will utilize new modules of computer vision (CV) in several of ongoing projects.
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.