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.
On the 19 – 20 October, 2017 Dr. Egidijus Auksorius, from the Institut Langevin, Paris, France came to IPC. Dr. Egidijus Auksorius delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “Full-field optical coherence tomography: from micro to macro imaging”. During this seminar Dr. Auksorius introduced several different imaging techniques, beginning with Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, the Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), which was joined with STED in the experimental system, and then focusing on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM).
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.
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). All measurements were done together by the team of prof. Wojtkowski and their collaborators from Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Selforganization (dr Jan Christoph, Stephan Luther) in Goettingen and from Institute for Biomedical Optics in Luebeck (T. Pfeiffer, W. Draxonger and prof. Huber).
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. An extra target was to explore requirements of the method and setup to start the process of adapting the Fluence laser when it comes to integration into the measurement device.
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).
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.
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.