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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 223432 "A microfluidic reactor especially for carrying out chemical reactions".
T.Szymborski, P.Jankowski, P.Garstecki 
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.
A 'strand' of DNA as never before
In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting negative remained chemically active and was capable of binding the appropriate nucleobases forming a genetic code. The polymer matrix - the first of its type in history - thus functioned exactly like a sequence of real DNA.
Polish patent PL 223267
"Method of synthesis of brominated carbon nanotubes".
L.Stobiński,  O.Michalski, P.Tomasik, M.Mazurkiewicz, A.Małolepszy
Polish patent PL 223410 "Microfluidic system for automatic formation of lipid membranes and test of membrane protein activity".
M.Czekalska, T.Kamiński, P.Garstecki
A new type of monitoring provides information about the life of bacteria in microdroplets
In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators. So far, however, there has been no quick or accurate method of assessing the oxygen conditions in individual microdroplets. This key obstacle has been overcome at the IPC PAS.