The TEAM
 

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DSc Jan Paczesny


2016 - 2018 post doc with Professor Bartosz Grzybowski, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, South Korea


2013 Visiting Scholar within TOP500 Innovators programme at UC Berkeley


2009 - 2012 PhD student under supervision of Professor Robert Holyst, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science


2008 Junior Researcher, Biomedical Centrum, Section for Infection medicine, Lund University (Sweden), Professor Bo Akerstrom


2004 - 2009 MSc student under supervision of Professor Bernard Juskowiak, Department of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University


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Konrad Giżyński, PhD

2016 - Assistant Professor at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS


2015 - 2016 Postdoc at Institute for Basic Science UNIST, Ulsan, South Korea


2010-2015 Assistant and doctoral student at Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences


X.2013 - XII.2013 Research visit at Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich SchillerUniversity in Jena, Germany


V.2012 - VII.2012 Research visit at Institute of Computer Science,Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany


I.2012 - III.2012 Research visit at Kyoto University, Japan.


2008-2010 Java developer in One2Tribe


kgizynski@ichf.edu.pl

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Bartłomiej Bończak, PhD Eng.

2021 -  Postdoc  within Sonata Bis grant, Living Materials group, Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, IPC PAS


2015 - 2021 Assistant and doctoral student at Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Soft Condensed Matter and Complex Fluids


bbonczak@ichf.edu.pl

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Pumza Mente

2021 - Post doc within OPUS project, Living Materials group, Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, IPC PAS.


2017 - 2021  University of the Witwatersrand Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Research Tittle: The use of functionalized polymers to make hollow carbon spheres to be used as supports in catalysis.


pmente@ichf.edu.pl

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Rafał Zbonikowski, MSc Eng.

 PhD student within OPUS grant.


Main projects:

Dynamic Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films


rzbonikowski@ichf.edu.pl

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Sada Raza, MSc

 PhD student within Sonata Bis grant.


Sada is a graduate in Plant Sciences from University of Delhi and holds a Masters in Biotechnology from Amity University. Born in India and raised in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, she has traveled extensively and holds a deep understanding of the flora and fauna across the Asian Subcontinent. Sada has worked in the field of sustainability and conservation; with projects like Bio-Fuel Production from Algal Species and Evolutionary Genome sequencing of critically endangered plant species of the Himalayan region at the premiere Forest Research Institute of India (FRI Dehradun). The Indian Railways which is the third largest Rail Network in the World has benefited from her expertise through her work as a Quality Controller.


sraza@ichf.edu.pl

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Mateusz Wdowiak, MSc

 PhD student.


Mateusz graduated from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. His field of interest is molecular biotechnology with strong emphasis on molecular microbiology and proteomics. He took part in many scientific projects, including the identification of microorganisms by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).


mwdowiak@ichf.edu.pl

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Enkhlin Ochirbat


PhD student within Preludium Bis project.


Main projects: Development of a comprehensive bacteria detection procedure: the creation of a sensor and development of new protocols for sample preparation and deposition.


Previously worked within Sonata Bis 7 2017/26/E/ST4/00041 and OPUS 13 2017/25/B/ST7/02232.


2019-2021 MSc. Eng in Applied biotechnology, Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology. Supervisors: Prof. Elżbieta Malinowska and dr. Jan Paczesny, Received NAWA scholarship.


2016-2019 BSc in Biotechnology, Department of Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Łódź. Supervisor: Katarzyna Hnatuszko-Konka. Received NAWA scholarship.


eochirbat@ichf.edu.pl

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Amit Patel, MSc

Amit Patel is PhD student within Sonata project under supervision of Konrad Gizynski, PhD, and Professor Robert Holyst.


apatel@ichf.edu.pl

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Michał Folga, Eng.


Michał is an undergrad student working on adsorption of bacteriophages.

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Natalia Szczepańska


Undergad student working on nanomaterials and their applications. Warsaw University of Technology.

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Mateusz Grotek


Undergrad student working on antiphagents and antimicrobials. Warsaw Military University of Technology.

Former members
 

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DSc Nataliia Atamas

Professor Atamas worked with us from April till September 2022. 


since 2020 Professor at International European University, European School of Medicine


since 2020 Chief administrative officer The National Research Foundation of Ukraine


since 2017 Senior lecturer at Kiev Medical University, Medical Faculty


since 2001 Senior research scientist, research manager at National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics


natamas@ichf.edu.pl


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Katarzyn Rudzińska, Eng.

Engineering theiss 

supervisor: professor Joanna Cieśla (Warsaw University of Technology)

tutor: MSc Sada Raza

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Patryk Mierzejewski, MSc

Patryk A. Mierzejewski graduated from the Faculty of Biology at University of Warsaw. His field of interest is Applied Microbiology with strong emphasis on bacteriophage stability. Since his second year of studies, he has been working with various types of microorganisms and did many internships, in domestic and foreign research facilities such as University of Texas at Dallas or Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw.

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Sunday Ocholis Samson, MSc Eng.

MSc thesis


Supervisor: Professor Elżbieta Malinowska (Warsaw University of Technology)

Tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

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Anna Sulicka, MSc Eng

MSc thesis


Supervisor: Professor Elżbieta Malinowska (Warsaw University of Technology)

Tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

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Sylwia Karoń, MSc Eng.

Sylwia defended her MSc thesis on utilization of immunomagnetic particles for multiple deactivation of bacteriophages withe the highest grades.

Supervisor: Professor Elżbieta Malinowska (Warsaw University of Technology)

Tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

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Karolina Paszkowska, MSc Eng.

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Karolina Księżarczyk, MSc

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Aleksandra Borkenhagen, MSc Eng.

PhD student in Professor Lewinski group at the IPC PAS since October 2019


MSc Eng., Warsaw University of Technology

supervisor Małgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicz, PhD (Professor Lewiński group)

tutor Jan Paczesny, PhD

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Łukasz Richter, Phd Eng.

Post doc fellow in Professor Stellacci group at EPFL in Switzerland since August 2019.


PhD defended on 13th of June 2019,

supervisor Professor Robert Hołyst, supporting supervisor Jan Paczesny, PhD


II.2018 - III.2018 Research internship in Professor Francesco Stellacci group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

II.2017 - III.2017 Research internship in Professor Carlos Drummond group, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, University of Bordeaux (France)

X.2009 - IX.2014 MSc Eng., Biotechnology (Industrial Biotechnology), Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Supervisor Professor Elżbieta Malinowska, tutor Jan Paczesny, PhD.

V.2012 - XII.2012 Internship Department of Hybrid Microbiosystem Engineering, Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS, Poland

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Jacek Kędzierski, MSc

Jacek was MSc student (Warsaw University) within Sonata Bis grant and defended his thesis on 25th of June 2019 on "In silico analysis of thermal stability of bacteriophages"

supervisor Professor Ewa Górecka

tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

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Kinga Matuła, PhD Eng.

Kinga has been working at Radbound University in group of Professor Huck in Nijmegen, Netherlands, since 2018 as post doc.


PhD defended in February 2019,

supervisor Professor Robert Hołyst, supporting supervisor Jan Paczesny, PhD


Kinga obtained her MSc and Eng. degrees from Rzeszów University of Technology in 2013

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Krzysztof Bielec, PhD

Post doc at EPFL, Switzerland.


Krzysztof obtained his PhD under supervision of Robert Hołyst on analysls of diffusion and aggregation using optical microscopy.


He defended his MSc in 2016 at Jagiellonian University, but the work was done in the IPC PAS under the supervision of Łukasz Richter, PhD.

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Aneta Karpinska, MSc Eng.

PhD student in IPC PAS in the group of Professor Hołyst.


She defended her Eng. thesis under supervision of Lukasz Richter, MSc Eng. and Professor Elzbieta Malinowska (Warsaw University of Technology) in 2018. She did her MSc Warsaw Univ. of Technology in 2020.

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Łukasz Fura, MSc Eng.

Łukasz Fura defended his master thesis (5!) on infulence of electromagnetic field on viability of bacteria. He became MSc Eng. Congrats! He was wroking under supervision of Dr Monika Petelczyc (Warsaw University of Technology), Kinga Matuła, PhD Eng. and Prof. Robert Hołyst (IPC PAS).

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Ewa Ramotowska, Msc Eng.

Graduated from University of Warsaw in 2017 and now is working in chemistry industry.

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Agnieszka Jaciubek (Sulej), MSc

Graduated from Medical University of Warsaw in 2015 and now is working as Clinical Research Associate in European Huntington's Disease Network and Clinical Research Coordinator in the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Karolina Włodyga, MSc Eng.

Graduated from Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2014. Karolina is working in pharma industry.

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Ilona Binkiewicz, MSc Eng.

Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in 2015. Ilona did her engineering and master work under supervisor of Professor Lewiński, Małgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicza, PhD Eng. (Warsaw University of Technology) and Jan Paczesny PhD (IPC PAS).

Ilona is working in pharma industry. She is also PhD student at SGH.

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Krzysztof Sozański, PhD

Krzysztof graduated from Warsaw University in 2013. He defended his PhD thesis in IPC PAS in 2015 (!)(supervisor Professor Hołyst). He was postdoc at IPC PAS till 2019. Currently he is working as data analyst.


He did his BSc thesis under supervision of Professor Woźniak (Warsaw University) and Jan Paczesny, PhD (IPC PAS) on thin films.

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Monika Wadowska-Szmulewicz, MSc Eng.

Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in 2012.

Internships
 

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Agnieszka Siwiak

Summer Internship 2022,  Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

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Katarzyna Bury

Summer Internship 2019, Chemical Technology at Cracow University of Technology.

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Patrycja Tworzydło

Summer Internship 2019, Faculty of Physics, University of Technology in Cracow

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Zofia Dziekan

02.2019 to 06.2019 internship in hydrodynamic magnetic memory.

Undergrad student at Warsaw University, Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

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Adrian Walkowiak

Summer 2018 Internship, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

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Karol Ulatowski

Summer 2016 Internship, Warsaw University of Technology

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Paulina S. Jelen

Summer 2015 Internship, Warsaw University

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Michał Gąsior

Trainee October 2015 to May 2016, Warsaw University of Technology

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Anna Krzykawska

Summer 2014 Internship, Jagiellonian University

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Piotra Zawal

Summer 2014 Internship, Jagiellonian University

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Bianka Sieredzinska

Summer 2014 Internship, Warsaw University

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Sylwia Pilch

Summer 2014 Internship, University of Agriculture in Krakow

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Malgorzata Janczarska

Summer 2013 Internship

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Katarzyna Kelm

Trainee from January 2012 to June 2012, Warsaw University of Technology

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Malgorzata Butrymowicz

Summer 2011 Internship, Poznan University of Technology