Sathi Goswami, PhD

Description

Dr. Sathi Goswami obtained her PhD in biophysical chemistry from Saha Institute of Nuclear
Physics, under the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India in 2018. During her PhD she studied
the interaction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and their metal complexes with DNA
and proteins through spectroscopic and imaging studies. She also studied the effect of these
drugs and complexes on standard cancer cells HeLa to demonstrate the changes in the epigenetic
level. Then she joined as a postdoctoral fellow at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Maharashtra, India in 2018. In postdoctoral studies her research was focused on the
characterization of drug-protein interaction using different spectroscopy. In September 2022, she
joined Integrated Structural Biology lab at ICTER as a postdoctoral fellow to work on the
structure and functions of various proteins involved in the visual cycle.

Magdalena Pieczyńska-Kovács, PhD

University Degree:

PhD in Biological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Craco

PhD in Microbial Genetics, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Position at ICTER:

Group Coordinator & Lab Manager

Obtained her Masters in Biomedical Sciences-Human Genetics at the St’ George’s University of London. Before staring her PhD, she was actively involved in running research projects and clinical trials while working at Brighton & Sussex Medical Research Centre. She completed two PhD theses, one with receiving an award (summa cum laude) from both: Jagiellonian and Wageningen University. She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow at Delft University and Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology Warsaw University. She also run the Sequencing Lab at the Institute of Genetics PAS, where she was both: a PI and the leader of the national grant. She led four scientific grants as a PI and the national and other European country level, co-promoted three Masters and one PhD and published in recognised scientific journals. She is the reviewer of project proposals for Science and Innovation Consultancy UK.

She holds over twelve years of a strong background gained from leading people and projects in the international environment.  She is experienced in nanotechnology, protein preparation &analysis, genetics of adaptation and molecular and cell biology techniques. Her scientific interests focus mostly on unravelling processes related to cellular interactions and genetics facilitating such events.

Prof. dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski

University Degree:

Professor of Physics (2003), habilitation in Physics (2010) at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Position at ICTER:

Group Leader

Research Areas:

Biomedical Imaging

Prof. dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski (born 1975) is a physicist specializing in applied optics and medical and experimental physics. He started his scientific career at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. There he defended his master’s thesis, and then his doctoral thesis and postdoctoral thesis (habilitation). All degrees were awarded by the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science. From 1998 to 1999 he was employed as a researcher at the University of Vienna, Austria, and from 2003 to 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Tufts New England Eye Center, Boston, USA. Since 2016 he has headed the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, and since 2019 the International Centre for Translational Eye Research – both institutions are subunits of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

He has authored more than 240 scientific publications, as well as several patents and patent applications. His work has been published in the following leading journals, among others: “Ophthalmology”, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”, “Nature Medicine”, “Optics Express”, “Journal of Biomedical Optics” and “Optics Letters”. He was the first to design a spectral optical coherence tomograph used for non-invasive, non-contact eye examinations. This invention has found a wide application and is used in clinics all over the world. In 2012 he was honored with the prestigious Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) Award in Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Bartłomiej Bałamut, MSc

University Degree:

Master of Science in Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Position at ICTER:

PhD Student

Research Areas:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

PhD student, his main responsibility is research with the use of in vitro electrophysiological recordings. He also performs experiments in the area of molecular biology and genetics.

Magdalena Banach-Orłowska, PhD

University Degree:

PhD, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (PAS)

Position at ICTER:

Group Coordinator & Lab Manager

Research Areas:

Intracellular Signaling and Regulation of Gene Expression in Cancer Cells

Dr. Magdalena Banach-Orłowska graduated from Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw. She obtained a PhD degree in Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (awarded with the Prime Minister award for a PhD thesis). She continued her scientific work as a postdoctoral fellow and senior researcher at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and at the Medical University of Warsaw.

She led two scientific grants as a PI, co-promoted one PhD and published thirteen papers including twelve original (Scopus preview – Banach-Orłowska, Magdalena – Author details – Scopus). Her scientific interests focus mostly on intracellular signaling and regulation of gene expression in cancer cells.

Jakub Bogusławski, PhD

University Degree:

PhD, from Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland

Position at ICTER:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Areas:

ultrafast fiber lasers, lasers for biophotonics, two-photon imaging of the eye, multiphoton microscopy, optoelectronics,

Description

My scientific interests are two-photon excited fluorescence imaging of the eye and building novel, femtosecond flight sources for this application. My primary expertise is designing and developing lasers and electro-optical systems to facilitate new eye diagnostics and care capabilities.

Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher working in biophotonics, developing novel light sources and imaging modalities for eye imaging and diagnostic.

Mehdi Borjkhani, PhD

University Degree:

PhD, University of Teheran in Iran,  Tehran Polytechnic in Iran

Position at ICTER:

Post-doc

Research Areas:

Neuronal Nets

Postdoctoral fellow, his research activity includes modeling the neuronal nets created from a multitude of different neuronal populations and data analysis.

Dawid Borycki, PhD

University Degree:

PhD, Nicolaus Copernicus University

Position at ICTER:

Senior Researcher

Research Areas:

Biomedical, Statistical Optics, Software Development, Engineering

PhD, Postdoc specializing in biomedical, statistical optics, software development, and engineering. He developed a novel interferometric near-infrared spectroscopy (iNIRS) for noninvasive brain sensing.