I started my adventure with the Soft Condensed Matter Group in July 2018. Since then, I have been working with DNA interactions in the crowded environment, biochemical catalysis, and the motion of ssDNA in and between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Currently, I am a first-year Ph.D. student, and I’m developing a microfluidic-based system for the fast determination of the equilibrium constant for biomolecular complexes and its application to RNA-DNA interactions, as well as on the physical explanation of the molecular crowding effect. In my free time, I explore the secrets of the Universe, dive, and do taekwondo.

publications: 1

e-mail: akowalski@ichf.edu.pl

education: Warsaw University of Technology

research: soft matter, biological chemistry, physical chemistry, microfluidics

Born in Kolkata, India. Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2012.

e-mail: aagasty@ichf.edu.pl

position: PHD Student

Alicja is researching the change of nanoviscosity of cell cytoplasm during the cell’s death at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

e-mail: akijewska@ichf.edu.pl

She joins the LIDER grant (leader: Karina Kwapiszewska) and conducts research on the internalization of chemical and biological molecules into living cells. Aneta graduated biotechnology (master’s degree, specialization Medicines and Cosmetics) from the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology. As a part of her engineering thesis, she conducted research on the inactivation of bacteriophages by the electric field (with Łukasz Richter and Jan Paczesny). Afterward, she started cooperation with the National Medicines Institute, where she carried out master’s research.

publications: 2

e-mail: akarpinska@ichf.edu.pl

position: PhD student

I graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, where I studied biotechnology and bioengineering. My main field of interest is DNA molecule. By applying FCS and brightness method, I study equilibrium constants and kinetics of the reactions occurring between DNA and small fluorescent molecules.

publications: 2

e-mail: kkucharska@ichf.edu.pl

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