LIVING MATERIALS PACZESNY LAB     

Team

 

We are using chemistry, biology and physics mixed together to obtain a new quality of research on bio-inspired, functional nanomaterials.

Our Work

 

Our lab aims to establish a two-way connection between biology and chemistry of materials. We attempt to be clever in our work to answer important questions and not to be “equipment oriented”. For team members the work in the lab should be a way to reach scientific excellence.

Job offers

 

We are always looking for students who are willing to work hard on their bachelor or master thesis in our group. There are also open positions for internships. 

News and Succeses

April 2021

Resistance and adaptation of bacteria to non-antibiotic antibacterial agents: physical stressors, nanoparticles, and bacteriophages


Sada Raza, Kinga Matuła, Sylwia Karoń, Jan Paczesny


Antibiotics, 2021, just accpeted, IF=3.89

March 2021

Our paper on 


Adsorption of bacteriophages on polypropylene

labware affects the reproducibility of phage research


was accepted for publication in Scientific Reports (IF=3.9).

February 2021

We are happy to announce that another paper was accepted for publication


Factors affecting the citations of papers in tribology journals


T. Liskiewicz · G. Liskiewicz · J. Paczesny

Scientometrics (IF=2.8)

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-021-03870-w

January 2021

Undergrad students working in the team, Anna Sulicka, Enkhlin Ochirbat and Sunday Samson presented their progress during seminars at Warsaw University of Technology.

Annual microsymposium at the IPC PAS took held on 19th to 20th of January, 2021. Living Materials group team members presented: 


Konrad Giżyński "Thermodynamics out-of-equilibrium"

Sada Raza  "DEACTIVATION OF BACTERIOPHAGES - a study of food additivies"

Rafal Zbonikowski "Stimuli-Responsive Nanoparticle 2D systems"

We got official documents related to our patent


Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field

Richter, Ł.; Paczesny, J,; Księżopolska-Gocalska, M.; Hołyst, R.

P.412548, 04.08.2020

Bartek Bończak joined the team. You are most welcome!

November 2020

next door research seminar

The use of probes and bacteriophages for the detection of bacteria

Jan Paczesny∗ and Patryk A. Mierzejewski


Methods in Microbiology, ISSN 0580-9517, https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mim.2020.11.003

© 2021 Elsevier Ltd.

November 2020


Konrad Giżyński and Jan Paczesny were awarded Young Researchers of IPC PAS competition. 

October 2020


Jan Paczesny gave a talk during International Centre for Translational Eye Research seminar on

"Examples of physicochemical approach to studies on bacteriophages" 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:00 p.m.

Natalia Czaplicka defended her BSc thesis at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University with A mark. Congrats!


Thesis titile: Functional materials from Moon soil simulant


Supervisor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

September 2020


Review on application of bacteriophages in nanotechnology by Jan Paczesny and Krzysztof Bielec (from the Holyst group) was accepted for publication in Nanomaterials (IF=4.3).

MSc Mateusz Wdowiak, who graduated from Department of Biology, Warsaw University, was accepted for Warsaw4PhD doctoral school, and join our group from the 1st of October. Welcome!


Rafał Zbonikowski defended his MSc thesis at the Warsaw University of Technology with the highest grades! Congrats! Rafal is staying with us for his PhD studies.


Thesis titile: Dynamic and responsive Langmuir-Blodgett films of nanoparticles


Supervisor: Małgorzata Wolska-Piekiewicz, PhD

Tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

Katarzyna Pawlak defended her BSc thesis at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. Congrats!


Thesis titile: Functional materials from Mars soil simulant


Supervisor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

Sylwia Karoń defended her MSc thesis at the Warsaw University of Technology with the highest grades! Congrats!


Thesis titile: Bioconjugates composed of immunoglobulins and magnetic nanoparticles for repeated deactivation of bacteriophages


Supervisor: Professor Elżbieta Malinowska

Tutor: Jan Paczesny, PhD

August 2020


Another paper is accepted for publication!


Recent Progress in the Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophages: A Review

Jan Paczesny, Łukasz Richter and Robert Hołyst

Viruses 2020, 12(8), 845


https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/12/8/845

We got a patent granted! 


Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field


Richter, Ł.; Paczesny, J,; Księżopolska-Gocalska, M.; Hołyst, R.

P.412548, 04.08.2020

July 2020


The first round of recruitment for Warsaw4PhD doctora school is over. We are pleased to say that we hired three magnificent PhD candidates: Rafał Zbonikowski, Patryk Mierzejewski and Sada Raza! 


We got another paper accepted for publication, this time in Physical Review Letters. The piece was done in collaboration with groups of Professor Robert Holyst (IPC PAS), Professor Piotr Garstecki (IPC PAS), Professor Howard A. Stone (Princeton University) and Professor Carlos Drummond (CNRS, Unversite de Bordeaux).


Ions in an AC electric field: Strong long-range repulsion between oppositely charged surfaces


Łukasz Richter, Paweł J. Żuk, Piotr Szymczak, Jan Paczesny, Krzysztof M. Bąk, Tomasz Szymborski, Piotr Garstecki, Howard A. Stone, Robert Hołyst, and Carlos Drummond


Phys. Rev. Lett. 2020 just accepted


https://journals.aps.org/prl/accepted/4b078Y0fZf013d6ee7ff18165c124e855f985ac82

June 2020


Good news!  Kinga Matula was listed as co-author of the paper on cell extract gels, which was accepted for publication.


Cell extract gels as an example of active matter


Agnieszka Wisniewska, Tomasz Kalwarczyk, Jedrzej Szymanski, Katarzyna Kryszczuk, Kinga Matula & Robert Holyst


Rheologica Acta (2020)


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00397-020-01213-9

May 2020


We are happy to announce that we obtained new funding for our research. Konrad Giżyński got Sonata grant (around 900k PLN) and Janek Paczesny got Opus grant (around 1.4M PLN) from National Science Centre. Int he following months we will be hiring! The positions will be:


- Post doc in biotechnology, microbiology, virology (stabilization of virions) [Sonata Bis]

- Post doc in nanotechnology [Opus] 

- PhD student in physical chemistry, nanotechnolgy [Opus]

- PhD student in physical chemistry, physics, nanotechnolgy [Sonata]

- PhD student in chemistry, biotechnology and related [Sonata Bis]

- PhD student in chemistry, biotechnology and related [Sonata Bis]


Be aware! Some topics are already listed for upcoming recruitment for Warsaw-4-PhD doctoral school. You can read more here.



We recruited three new members of the team!


     Anna Sulicka

     Enkhlin Ochirbat

     Sunday Ocholi Samson


are MSc students at the Warsaw University of Technology. They will do experimental work on their theses in the IPC PAS within Sonata Bis grant. Welcome! 



New paper was published!


Storage of Energy in Constrained Non-Equilibrium Systems


by Yirui Zhang, Konrad Giżyński, Anna Maciołek and Robert Hołyst


Entropy 2020, 22, 557, https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/22/5/557

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