Andrzej Foik visited the University of California Irvine (UCI, US). The visit was a continuation of the collaboration with prof. Krzysztof Palczewski, prof. David Lyon and dr. Dorota Skowonska-Krawczyk to develop therapies for retinal diseases. Dr. Foik performed several projects related to vision restoration and investigating changes in the brain due to vision loss.
Krzysztof Bielec participated in a research visit at the group of Professor Pablo Rivera-Fuentes. His visit was a continuation of his early 2020 lab visit canceled due to the COVID-19. The main goal of the project was to combine advantages of single-molecular localization and observation of real-time interaction of non-covalent complexes (e.g. protein-protein interactions, DNA hybridization, etc.).
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.
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.
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.
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, the 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.