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Assoc. Prof. Kamilla Małek

kamilla.malek@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2394; room C3-26

Scientific interests of Kamilla started with modeling of absorption properties of molecular crystals in the Theoretical Chemistry Group. Kamilla has been continuing research on the border of theory and experiment in the field of vibrational spectroscopy since doctoral studies. She obtained her PhD degree in 2003 for the dissertation entitled “Application of molecular spectroscopy methods to determine structures of oximes and their complexes with Ni(II) and Cu(II) ions”. Her research concentrates nowadays on studying of bio/medically important molecules with the surface of Ag and Au (SERS), and Raman mapping along with infrared imaging of biological material and wall painting.

Dr. habil. Katarzyna Maria Marzec

katarzyna.marzec@jcet.eu

picture of KasiaKatarzyna M. Marzec received her BSc (2004), MSc (2006) and PhD degrees (with honors, 2010) at the Faculty of Chemistry at Jagiellonian University, Poland. After her PhD thesis defense (Structural studies of selected monoterpinenes by means of vibrational spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations), she joined the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) as a postgraduate researcher. In 2013 she received a Go8 fellowship to Monash University, Australia. She then received a Kosciuszko Fellowship to conduct research in 2014 at the University of Illinois, USA. Her research is concerned with vibrational spectroscopy of tissues, cells and biomolecules. In her work at JCET she is particularly focused on spectroscopic biomarkers of lifestyle diseases in altered tissues, investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy.

Dr. Eng. Katarzyna Bułat

katarzyna.bulat@uj.edu.pl

picture of KasiaKatarzyna Bułat graduated from the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. At this faculty Kasia received her MSc degree (2008) and PhD degree in chemistry (2013). The aim of both her master's thesis and doctoral dissertation concerned the structural studies of bioactive phospho-silicate glasses and glass-crystalline materials, based on vibrational spectroscopy techniques. Recently, Kasia focuses on imaging of endothelial cells in the nano-scale, using the scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) methods.

Dr. Eng. Marta Z. Pacia

marta.pacia@jcet.eu

picture of MartaMarta received her Master's degree in 2012 and in 2017 she received PhD degree with honors for the dissertation entitled “Multimodal imaging of chemical changes in the ex vivo tissues in murine models of civilization diseases” (Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow). Marta is currently implementing the project SONATINA1 (National Science Centre, Poland). Recent research is focused on measurements of vascular endothelial cells within functional isolated blood vessels exposed to various pro-inflammatory factors in comparison to control conditions. Marta mainly uses the Raman spectroscopy (high-resolution Raman imaging and Raman spectroscopy via Raman fiber probes) and atomic force microscopy.

DMedSc Katarzyna Kamińska

katarzyna1.kaminska@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2577; room D0-26

picture of KasiaKatarzyna Kamińska received the title of doctor of medical sciences (in field of medical biology) in 2016. From 2005 she was associated with the Department of Pharmacology at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she was involved in determination of brain neurotransmitters by in vivo microdialysis and high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical, coulochemical and uv/vis detection. In 2019 she joined the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) as an assistant. Her research interests are related to the properties of novel psychoactive substances, immunohistochemistry techniques and cancer.

Dr. Katarzyna Majzner

katarzyna.b.majzner@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2400; room C3-32

picture of KasiaKatarzyna Majzner graduated with MSc in 2011 (the work entitled “Analysis of secondary structure of protein in tissues using FTIR spectroscopy”) and in 2015 she received PhD degree with honors for the dissertation entitled “Vibrational spectroscopy in pharmacology of endothelium” (Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow). In her work she is particularly focused on developing of the use of vibrational spectroscopy in cell-drug interaction studies.

dr Magdalena Kaczmarska

magdalena.kaczmarska@jcet.eu

picture of MagdaMagda, her MSc degrees in medical physics field received in 2006 at the Faculty of Physics Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at Jagiellonian University, for a master’s thesis “Investigation of properties of red blood cells biological membrane” . In 2013, she received PhD in physics at Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science at AGH University of Science and Technology, by a doctoral’s thesis regarding observation and analysis of the changes in permeability and stability of red blood cells’s membrane and cytoskeleton under the influence of changing environment and the action of small doses of ionizing radiation (Petkau effect). In 2013-2018 she expanded her horizons by working outside of university. Currently, at the Jagiellonian Center for Experimental Therapeutics she is focused on cells’s studies in Red Blood Cells Spectroscopy Research Team by using different physical methods, especially spectroscopic techniques and atomic force microscopy.

dr Grzegorz Zając

zajac@chemia.uj.edu.pl

picture of GrzegorzGrzegorz received his MSc degree in 2014 from the Faculty of Chemistry UJ. The aim of the master's thesis entitled: "Structure, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry of astaxanthin" was to study the optical activity of enantiomers of astaxanthin using resonance ROA spectroscopy. As part of the work Grzegorz did a number of theoretical calculations of ROA spectra, and chromatographic separation of the enantiomers of astaxanthin. His doctoral thesis will involve research of bioactive compounds including xanthophylls using chiroptical methods, especially Raman optical activity.

dr Jakub Dybaś

jakub.dybas@uj.edu.pl

picture of JakubJakub graduated with MSc in 2014. In his master thesis he focused on interaction between nitric oxide and isolated, human erythrocytes, and in particular on determination of the spin and the oxidation state of iron in nitric oxide-haemoglobin adducts by using biochemical and spectroscopic methods with emphasis on Resonance Raman spectroscopy. The work was an inspiration to further exploration of influence and dependence of nitric oxide on erythrocytes and endothelium on PhD studies.

dr Anna Nowakowska

anna.maria.nowakowska@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2605; pokój C0-23

picture of AniaAnia received her MSc in 2014 at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University. In 2017 she received her BSc at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University. In 2019 she graduated with PhD (with honors) from The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS. Her dissertation was entitled “Study of the influence of ionizing radiation on the structure of chromatin using molecular nanospectroscopy”. During her PhD she focused on the studies of chromatin structure using AFM-IR and TERS nanospectroscopy. Ania is currently working in the Team-Net Project entitled "Label-free and rapid optical imaging, detection and sorting of leukemia cells" funded by the Fundation for Polish Science (FNP).

dr Krzysztof Brzozowski

krzysztof.k.brzozowski@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2258, F1-37B

Krzysztof completed his master's thesis and doctorate at the Faculty of Physics of the Jagiellonian University under the supervision of prof. W. Gawlik. He joined our team by vocation as a builder of functional research equipment for sciences related to physics based on the latest technologies. Currently, he is involved in the development of spectroscopic techniques and microscopy in our group, including undertook work on the construction of the SRS microscopy system and the development of applied Raman imaging techniques for medical purposes.

dr Ewelina Matuszyk

ewelina.matuszyk@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2402; pokój C3-34

picture of EwelinaThe interest in spectroscopic techniques encouraged Ewelina to undertake research in Raman Imaging Group during her master studies. She graduated with MSc in 2015 (the work entitled “Studies of toxic impact of anthracycline antibiotics on nucleus of vascular endothelial cells with Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy”) and started PhD studies in the area of vibrational spectroscopy.

dr Monika Hałat

monika.halat@doctoral.uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2393; pokój C3-25

picture of MonikaMonika graduated in 2015 from the Jagiellonian University. Her master’s thesis has been focused on the evaluation of FT-IR microspectroscopy in the range of diagnostics and monitoring of cardiovascular diseases as atherosclerosis. The aim of the study was to estimate the therapeutic effect of pravastatin on the biochemical profile of atherosclerotic plaque according to animal models of disease. After the graduation, Monika has become a member of the team where she has the possibility to continue with her interests as a PhD student. The main field of the PhD thesis concerns studies on biologically active compounds with the use of Raman optical activity.

mgr inż. Adrianna Wisłocka - Orłowska

adrianna.wislocka@uj.edu.pl, +48 12 686 2580; pokój C0-13

Ada received her Master’s degree in 2015 from the Faculty of Chemistry UJ. She joined our group in February 2016. Her duties include administration matter and support in scientific work. In 2017 Ada got their degree in engineering from Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracov University of Technology. Her engineer thesis entitled: “Hierarchical and non-hierarchical analysis of Raman spectra of hepatocytes” was realized in our Group and supervised by Malgosia.

Klaudia Mielnik

+48 12 686 2581, pokój C0-15

Klaudia defended her bachelor's thesis entitled "Endosymbiotic microorganisms of the June (Insecta, Hemiptera, Coccoidea)" at the Faculty of Biology and Sciences of the Jagiellonian University in the Department of Biology of Invertebrate Development and Morphology in 2018. After post-graduate studies in 2019 at the level of dietetics at the Krakow High School Health Promotion, she started a master degree studies in dietetics and organic food at the same school. In 2020 she started working in the Raman Imaging Group, where she ensures the proper conduct of work in projects (including the prestigious TEAM NET project) and the proper functioning of laboratories.