People

Simone Giuseppe Giuffrida, PhD

Research engineer

Giuseppe obtained his MSc degree in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Catania (Italy). In 2016, he started his PhD in development of novel imaging biosensors for prostate cancer detection. Giuseppe was awarded PhD in December 2020 and is currently working in the Functional Macromolecules group at the PORT as a research engineer. He is investigating structural properties of sequence-defined polymers towards applications in sensing.

Email me: Giuseppe.Giuffrida@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Żaneta Mała, Msc.

NCN scholarship, PhD candidate

Żaneta Mała obtained her MSc Eng. degree in Chemistry of Organic Compounds and Polymers at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. She is a 4th-year Ph.D. student and her thesis is focused on the transformations promoted by chiral hydrogen bond donors, enone-based π-conjugated systems and mechanochemistry (ball milling). In August 2021 Żaneta joined the Functional Macromolecules Group as an NCN scholar to work on the synthesis of sequence-defined polymers using iterative chemistry approaches. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and developing sewing skills.

Email me: zaneta.mala@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Paweł Cwynar, MSc

Process engineer, PhD candidate

Paweł obtained his MSc Eng. Degree in Materials Engineering at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST). He was a member of the research group NONA at the WUST University for 1 year and during this time he realized his master thesis about amyloidogenic proteins and their optical properties. In parallel he completed master studies – Erasmus Mundus Master Programme at the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay in the field of Nanobiophotonics. During his education, Paweł did two internships at the Aalto University in Helsinki and Institute of Materials Science ICMAB-CSIC in Barcelona. From September he joined Functional Macromolecules Group at Łukasiewicz PORT to pursue his PhD. Paweł’s scientific interests are mainly nanotechnology in biology and medicine applications whereas his personal interests are snowboarding, analog photography, and travels.

Email me: Pawel.Cwynar@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Weronika Forysiak, MSc

NCN scholarship, PhD candidate

Weronika studied forensic chemistry and toxicology at University of Wrocław, and in 2019 I have completed her bachelor’s degree with thesis „Biomaterials based on functionalized silicon compounds”. Now, she is a Master student of Medical chemistry at University of Wrocław. Weronika is a Master student at University of Wrocław. On June 2020 she joined Functional Macromolecules Group as an intern to work on sequence-defiened oligocarbamates for her master project. She successfully defended her thesis at University of Wroclaw on July 2021 and continue her scientific career as PhD candidate. „I am interested in combining chemistry with medicine, like drug design or implant design and I enjoy creating computer graphic, reading books and listening to criminal podcasts.”

Email me: Weronika.Forysiak@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Maksymilian Szatko

Master student, NCN scholarship

Maksymilian Maksymilian obtained the bachelor’s degree in chemistry and industrial analytics at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST). In his thesis he examined the spectroscopic properties of lanthanide doped fluorite crystals. At this moment, he is Master student of WUST with major at bioinformatics. On October 2020 he joined Functional Macromolecules Group as an intern to work on simulating spatial structure of sequence-defined polymers. In his spare time, he enjoys playing role-playing games and explore forgotten places.

Email me: Maksymilian.Szatko@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Dominika Szydło

Intern, Master student

Dominika studied Material Science at AGH University of Technology in Cracow. In 2021 she obtained her bachelor’s of science with thesis „The use of conductometry in the assessment of the food sugar’s quality”. At this moment she is a master student of Wroclaw University of Science and Technology with major in Chemical Process Engineering. On July, she joined Functional Macromolecules Group as intern to carry on her master research project. She will work on In her spare time, she likes reading and doing puzzles.

Email me: Dominika.Szydlo@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Daria Szemereta

Intern, Master student

Daria studied forensic chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She obtained her bachelor’s with thesis “Investigation of energy transfer processes in the Ce3+ Gd3+ Eu3+ systems, based on the LaF3 – type matrices, doped with lanthanide ions ( Ln 3+ )”. At this moment she is master student of Wrocław University of Science and Technology with major at biotechnology. On June, she joined Functional Macromolecules Group as intern. In her spare time, she likes sailing and snorkeling.

Email me: Daria.Szemereta@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Agnieszka Lizak

Intern, Master student

Agnieszka studied Medical Chemistry at the University of Wrocław. She obtained her bachelor degree with thesis „Application of 5-amino-3-methyl-4-isoxazolecarboxylic acid as a non-proteinogenic amino acid in the solid-phase peptide synthesis”. Now, she continues her studies in Medical Chemistry at UWr as a master student. In September, she joined Functional Macromolecules Group as an intern to carry out her Master project and work on oligocarbamates as information carriers. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading books and working out.

Email me: Agnieszka.Lizak@port.lukasiewicz.gov.pl


Former members

Niels Andre, (11.2019-6.2020), process engineer in ConFold NCN project

Avish Golakiya (06.2020-09.2020), intern from Biotechnology Department, Wroclaw University.

Paulina Walencik, PhD (06.2020-12.2020), post-doc in ConFold NCN project

Sara Kozub (06.2020-06.2021), MS student, thesis defended at Wroclaw Uniwersity

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