Professor Krzysztof Palczewski visited the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. The visit took place between 19-20 June 2018 and included planned seminar lecture and several meetings. It was opened with a short welcoming meeting organized by the Director of IPC PAS, to get a general overview of the Institute.
Professor M. Wojtkowski and his team participated in the conference Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences, organized by the Optical Society of America. This event provided researchers with the opportunity to discuss the design, fabrication, and application of biomedical optical technologies for life sciences.
Krzysztof Bielec, a member of the Soft Condensed Matter Group participated in a research visit at the group of Professor Pablo Rivera-Fuentes. His group focuses on designing, preparing, and using chemical probes to understand physiological and pathological processes in living cells.
SPIE Photonics West, the leading global event for the photonics and laser industries took place in San Francisco in early February 2019. Attendees enjoyed a week full of cutting-edge research (over 5,000 presentations) and courses, two world-class exhibitions (1,300 companies), a robust industry program, and plenty of networking opportunities.
The EOS Biennial Meeting (EOSAM), a major European event for the European optics and photonics community, was held in the congress center of TUDelft in Delft Netherlands, October 8-12, 2018. Over 400 attendees took part in the event and over 350 interesting presentations were held on optics and photonics. Leading experts from the optical field (e.g. Zeiss company) tutored short courses about practical information on optics design or optimal data processing.
Natalia Pacocha visited Professor David Weitz's group at Harvard University. An aim of the visit was to learn new methods for the 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.
Professor Pablo Artal was invited to the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) by the ERA Chair holder, under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. The visit took place between 22-24 May 2018 [see annex 1 for agenda] and included planned seminar lecture and several meetings at IPC PAS. Last day was dedicated to the visit at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, in a laboratory cooperating with the ERA Chair holder Group.
Yu-Ting Kao, Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 program, 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.