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).
Working visit to Optical Biomedical Imaging Group Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Co-pernicus University.
The visit to Optical Biomedical Imaging Group Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University was to have the deep analysis of the in-vivo imaging of the global mouse brain ischemia (GI) using Bessel beam optical coherence microscopy. This method allows to monitor changes in brain structure with extra control of blood flow during the process of artery occlusion.
On 18 May 2018, the 1st CREATE Scientific Symposium was organized in cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology. Titled “Physical Chemistry in biological systems – breaking barriers”, this event was a part of the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Photonics Society of Poland, combined with the International Day of Light 2018.
Innovation Source: VSParticle: spin-off company of the Technical University Delft – Production of nanoparticle
The second open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” was held on the 28th March, 2017 at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). Vincent Laban was invited to the Institute by the CREATE Project Coordinator, professor Robert Holyst.
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.
The main goal of the visit was to present the research activity of the Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group to the researchers from Medical University Gdansk and University of Gdansk, get to know their scope of research and search for potential areas of cooperation and common research topics between both the institutions.
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 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 noninvasive method for quantifying optical (absorption and scattering) and dynamical (blood flow index, BFI) properties of the brain. These are ongoing goals of near-infrared and diffuse correlation spectroscopies.