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.
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 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.
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.
Dawid Borycki participated in var Sovia = new Tech meeting get updates on novel IT technologies provided by Microsoft. Specifically, Mixed Reality devices (HoloLens), Machine Learning (Microsoft Cognitive Services) and computation platforms (Biological Computing).
To support internationalization of PhD Studies held at IPC and allow for an inflow of foreign students at IPC , Agnieszka Tadrzak, the Project Manager at the CREATE project joined Marie Sklodowska-Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) took part in:a kick-off meeting of the Polish Chapter of MCAA (Warsaw, Poland, the 6th March, 2017), 2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly (Salamanca, Spain, the 24-25th March, 2017).
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.
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.
The purpose of this business trip was to perform collaborative work on the interferometric near-infrared spectroscopy (iNIRS). More specifically, experiments to quantify optical properties in dynamic media were performed. Then, the data was processed numerically using the new method of correlation gating to separate ballistic and scattered light transmitted through thick samples.