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Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
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.
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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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.
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.
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be prevented. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw a chemical sensor has been devised enabling the detection time of fungi to be shortened from the current couple of days to just a few minutes.
Nano Letters, [IF=13,6]. "Direct Observation of Photoinduced Tautomerization in Single Molecules at a Metal Surface", Boeckmann, H.; Liu, S.; Mielke, J.; Gawinkowski, S.; Waluk, J.,; Grill, L.; Wolf, M.; Kumagai, T.; (2016), 16 (2), 1034-1041.
Coordination Chem. Rev., [IF=12,2]. "Metal complexes based on native cyclodextrins: Synthesis and structural diversity", Prochowicz, D., Kornowicz, A., Justyniak, I., Lewinski, J.; (2016), 306, 331-345.
Biotechn. Adv. [IF=9,0]. "Molecularly imprinted polymers for separating and sensing of macromolecular compounds and microorganisms", Iskierko, Z., Sharma, P.S., Bartold, K., Pietrzyk-Le, A., Noworyta, K., Kutner, W.; (2016), 34 (1), 30-46.
Polish patent PL 220832
"Method of covering nanoparticles with thiol ligands"
V.Sashuk, M.Fiałkowski, R.Hołyst
des Inventions Geneve
* gold medal
* special prize
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"
Many cancers could be successfully treated if the patient consulted the doctor sufficiently early. But how can a developing cancer be detected if it doesn't give rise to any symptoms? In the near future, suitably early diagnosis could be provided by simple and cheap chemical sensors - thanks to special recognizing polymer films developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Polish patent PL 220820
"Method for depositing metal nanoparticles on the surface and platform to the measurements SERS or LSPR"
M.Siek, J.Niedziółka-Jönsson, M.Opałło, A.Michota-Kamińska, A.Kelm, R.Hołyst
Polish patent PL 220926
"Thiophene derivatives, molecularly imprinted polymer prepared by polymerization of thiophene derivatives and its application for selective determination and controled release of adenozine 5'-triphosphate (ATP)"
T.-P. Huynh, A.Pietrzyk-Le, C.Bikram K.C., K.Noworyta, J.Sobczak, F.D'Souza, W.Kutner
A single drop with the volume of a millionth of a litre is really not very large and certainly does not look like something you can do a lot with. However, a simple device, constructed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, can split the microdroplet into a collection of equally-sized nanodroplets. From now on, the valuable chemicals or genetic material contained in a single microdroplet can be the starting point of even hundreds of experiments - or they can be archived in the form of nanodroplet libraries.