Natalia Pacocha visited Professor David Weitz's group at Harvard University. An aim of the visit was to learn new methods for detection of fluorescence intensity in picoliter droplets. An initial assumption was to create an optical system for the detection of fluorescence intensity in the droplets containing amplified DNA of bacteria.
Yu-Ting Kao, PhD student, visited the Institute for Laser Technology in Medicine and Measurement Technique in Germany. The aim of the visit was to obtain some useful information that will become a reference in her PhD project. The first object was to find out the limit of detection (LOD) of the Light-up Player by using the well-known fluorophores and recondition the software connected to the Light-up Player to be more user-friendly.
Thanks to CREATE programme, Karolina Paszkowska spent 2 months at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in prof. Francesco Stellacci group. She worked with bacteriophages and nanoparticles. The main goal of her research during the lab visit was to find a nanoparticle, which would deactivate bacteriophages and not kill bacteria.
Karolina Księżarczyk spent two months at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. This visit was funded under „Lab visit under CREATE project“ competition. The aim of the lab-visit research was to apply optical methods to characterize new organic compounds synthetized in the Department of Applied Chemistry
Kumar Sarang, Ph.D. student, went for a 3 months research visit at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig supported by optics lab visit under Project CREATE of EU Horizon 2020.
Haijing Meng spent three months at the Mineral Physics Institute. It was founded in 1989 and has since served as the launching pad for the Center for High Pressure Research (CHiPR), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. They have the world-famous high-pressure laboratories.
The main goal of Łukasz Richter lab visit in group of prof. Francesco Stellacci „The Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory” was continuation of the project started during his previous visit in that group. The project focused on development of charged nanoparticles and compounds for bacteriophage deactivation.