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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"
Appl. Catal. B-Environm., [IF=8.3] "Influence of the postsynthesis preparation procedure on catalytic behaviour of Ag-loaded BEA zeolites in the hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane into value added products", A.Srebowata, R.Baran, D.Lisovytskiy, S.Dzwigaj, 2016, 199, 514-522

Chem. Mat. [IF=9.4] "Synthesis of a Free-Standing Monolayer of Covalently Bonded Gold Nanoparticles", T.Andryszewski, M.Iwan, M.Holdynski, M.Fialkowski, 2016, 28 (15), 5304-5313

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
Polish patent PL 223116 "Method of determining the efficiency of double labeling of double-stranded DNA with a fluorescent dye  and its application".
Sen Hou, L.Sun, S.Wieczorek, T.Kalwarczyk, T.Kamiński, R.Hołyst 
Going against the grain - nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable!
Nitrogen is everywhere: even in the air there is four times as much of it as oxygen. However, it is reluctant to form chemical bonds, especially with more than four atoms. Chemists from Warsaw predict, however, that contrary to the rules of typical chemistry, in appropriately selected conditions there may be a nitrogen that nobody has ever seen: one capable of forming up to six chemical bonds.
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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Polish patent PL 223074
"Bis(2,2'-bitienylo)-(4-hydroxyphenyl)methane biotin ester, process for its preparation, and the ester containing polymer layer recognition and its application to the detection and/or determination of oligonucleotides"
M.Sosnowska, P.Pięta, P.S.Sharma, C.Bikram K.C., B.Venugopal, F.D'Souza, W.Kutner
Call for 22 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows
(PhD students positions) closes 15th December, 2016
Winner of the "Polish Nobel Prize"
to create a new department at the IPC PAS
Advanced methods of optical imaging will be the main topic of research of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, coming into being at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences under the prestigious European ERA Chairs grant. The new department will be headed by Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski, physicist and winner of the "Polish Nobel Prize" - the Award of the Foundation for Polish Science.

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Polish patent PL 223362 "Bis(2,2'-bithienyl)methane derivatives and method for production thereof, recognition film of molecularly imprinted polymer and method for production as well as use thereof for selective determination and release of nicotine".
T-P.Huynh, C.Bikram K.C., M.Sosnowska, J.Sobczak, V.N. Nesterov, F.D'Souza, W.Kutner