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The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the fifth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Sawczyk from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the DuPont base the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with five distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
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We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences' comprehensive analysis and action plan meet all the requirements for the use of the 'HR Excellence in research' logo.
IPC PAS can now use the 'HR Excellence in research' logo to help promote itself as a provider of a stimulating and favourable work environment. The logo reflects your commitment to continuously improve your human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, notably your commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Please find the logo attached in different formats along with graphic guidelines for use.

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Dr. Mircea Dincă with the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award statuette
The European ERA Chair
grant awaits a top academic
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, has recently received a European ERA Chair grant of 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will enable a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working where it meets with chemistry or physics, to be employed at the Institute.
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific contribution to the development of chemistry
In a standard scientific career usually several years pass between being awarded a master's degree and earning a doctorate. Krzysztof Sozański from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has become a doctor shortly after graduation, at the age of 24 years. Such rapid progression was possible thanks to his early involvement in research work.
From Master to Doctor - in just a few months
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for L.Richter, J.Paczesny, M.Księżopolska-Gocalska and R.Hołyst
"Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field"
Trends in Biotechnol. [IF = 12.1], "Artificial Biosensors: How Can Molecular Imprinting Mimic Biorecognition?" M. Cieplak, W. Kutner, 2016, 34, 922-941

Green Chem. [IF=8.5] "Sustainable hybrid photocatalysts: titania immobilized on carbon materials derived from renewable and biodegradable resources", J.C.Colmenares,   R.S.Varma, P.Lisowski.
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02477G

Nanoscale [IF=7.8] "An ion-controlled four-color fluorescent telomeric switch on DNA origami structures" L.Olejko, P.Cywinski, I.Bald, 2016,  8 (19), 10339-10347

Adv. Funct. Mat. [IF=11.4] "Multiphase Biomineralization: Enigmatic Invasive Siliceous Diatoms Produce Crystalline Calcite"  H.Ehrlich, M.Pisarek, et al., 2016,  26 (15), 2503-2510

A single bacterium suffices to identify the nature of a disease
Diagnosis: meningitis. But what is the cause of this particular case? New techniques for analyzing cerebrospinal fluid, developed and tested at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, make it possible to diagnose the bacterial cause of the disease in less than a quarter of an hour and to establish the species of the intruder on the basis of just a single bacterial cell.
Polish patent PL 222037
"Manganese(II) carboxylates complexes and a process for their preparation"
J.Lewiński, Z.Wróbel, A.Kornowicz
Polish patent PL 222037
"Luminescent compounds, method of preparation of luminescent compounds and applications thereof"
J.Lewiński, K.Sokołowski
Diagnostics of the future: New polymer warns of dangerous kidney disease
The advanced phase of acute kidney injury can be fatal in even one in two patients. Fortunately, now it will be possible to detect the disease in its initial stages, when treatment is still relatively simple and the prognosis good. The key to this health and life-saving manner of diagnosis is a new polymer, designed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

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US patent 9,132,396 for IPC PAS and PZ Cormay S.A. "System and method for automated generation and handling of liquid mixtures"
K.Churski, S.Jakieła, T.Kamiński, S.Makulska, M.Izydorzak, P.Garstecki, P.Korczyk
The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins
Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as the successor of crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be industrial - or even domestic! - bioreactors with green algae. Their future construction will be possible thanks to an international team of researchers, who have for the first time precisely described the chemical reactions responsible for the stability of hydrogen generation in an aerobic environment by algal enzymes.

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