Roza Szweda

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EDUCATION

Jan 2015 PhD in Chemistry
Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Thesis: “Polymer-peptide arrays for detection of proteolytic enzymes” in the field of polymer-peptide materials for bioapplications, defended with distinction

Sep 2009 MSc in Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Thesis: “ Study of the degradation process of high molecular weight polyglycidol” in the field of polymer science

WORK EXPERIENCE

Nov 2019-present Leader of Functional Macromolecules Team
Lukasiewicz Research Network-PORT Polish Center for Technology Development, Stabłowicka 147, 54-066 Wrocław, Poland

Apr 2019-Dec 2019 Project manager
Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67000 Strasbourg, France
– managing of the ITN project “CReaNet” financed within MSCA Horizon 2020 programme, https://creanet.u-strasbg.fr/

Apr 2017- Apr 2019 Project manager
Institute Charles Sadron, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
23 rue du Loess, 67 034 Strasbourg, France
– managing of the ITN project “Euro-sequences” financed within MSCA Horizon 2020 programme, http://www.eurosequences.com/

Nov 2015-Apr 2019 Post-doc researcher
Institute Charles Sadron, The National Center for Scientific Research
23 rue du Loess, 67 034 Strasbourg, France
– researcher in scientific projects in the field of sequence-controlled polymers and polymeric materials (European Research Council grant “Sequence Barcodes”)

Nov 2015-Feb 2017 Assistant professor
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences
M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 34 street, 41 819 Zabrze, Poland
– supervision of PhD students, consulting of research projects, writing the articles

Sep 2009-Nov 2015 Research assistant
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences
M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 34 street, 41 819 Zabrze, Poland
– researcher in 3 scientific projects financed by EU or polish government in the field of polymer science, polymer-peptide conjugates, and (bio)materials
– teaching assistant of Bachelor’s course of “Physical Chemistry”

KEY ARTICLES

(please note that some articles are signed under my former surname – Trzcinska)

  • N. F. König, A. Al Ouahabi, L. Oswald, R. Szweda, L. Charles, J.-F. Lutz “Photo-editable macromolecular information” Nature Comm. 2019, 10 (1), 1-9.
  • R. Szweda, M. Tschopp, O. Felix, G. Decher, J.-F. Lutz “Sequences of sequences: spatial organization of coded matter through layer-by-layer assembly of digital polymers”, Angew Chem Int Ed, 2018,.130, 16043-16074.
  • R. Szweda, C. Chendo, L. Charles, P.N.W. Baxter, J.-F. Lutz ”Synthesis of oligoarylacetylenes with defined conjugated sequences using tailor-made soluble polymer supports” Chem Commun 2017, 53(59), 8312-8315.
  • B. Trzebicka, R. Szweda, D. Kosowski, D. Szweda, Ł. Otulakowski, E. Haladjova, A. Dworak “Thermoresponsive polymer-peptide/protein conjugates” Prog Polym Sci, 68 (2017) 35–76.
  • R. Szweda, B. Trzebicka, A. Dworak, L. Otulakowski, D. Kosowski, J. Hertlein, E. Radoslavova Haladjova, S. M. Rangelov, D. Szweda “Smart polymeric nanocarriers of met-enkephalin” Biomacromolecules 2016, 17 (8), 2691–2700.
  • A. Adamus, J. Komasa, S. Kadłubowski, P. Ulanski, J. M. Rosiak, M. Kawecki, A. Klama-Baryła, A. Dworak, B. Trzebicka, R. Szweda “Thermoresponsive poly[tri(ethylene glycol) monoethyl ether methacrylate]-peptide surfaces obtained by radiation grafting – synthesis and characterisation” Coll Surf B Biointer, 2016, 145, 185–193.
  • A. Dworak, D. Lipowska, D. Szweda, J. Suwinski, B. Trzebicka, R. Szweda “Degradable polymeric nanoparticles by aggregation of thermoresponsive polymers and “click” chemistry” Nanoscale 2015, 7, 16823-16833.
  • R. Trzcinska, K. Balin, J. Kubacki, M. E. Marzec, R. Pedrys, J. Szade, J. Silberring, A. Dworak, B. Trzebicka, „Relevance of the poly(ethylene glycol) linkers in peptide surfaces for protease assays”, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 5015-5025.
  • A. Kowalczuk, R. Trzcinska, B. Trzebicka, A. Dworak, A. H. E. Müller, Ch. B. Tsvetanov, „Loading of polymer nanocarriers: Factors, mechanisms and applications”, Prog Polym Sci, 2014, 39, 43-86.
  • R. Trzcinska, P. Suder, A. Bodzon-Kulakowska, M. Skalska, A. Marcinkowski, J. Kubacki, R. Pedrys, J. Silberring, A. Dworak, B. Trzebicka, „Synthesis and characterization of PEG-peptide surfaces for proteolytic enzyme detection”, Anal Bioanal Chem 2013, 405, 9049-9059.
  • B. Trzebicka, B. Robak, R. Trzcinska, D. Szweda, P. Suder, J. Silberring, A. Dworak, „Thermosensitive PNIPAM-peptide conjugate – Synthesis and aggregation”, Eur Polym J, 2013, 49, 499-509.
  • R. Trzcinska, D. Szweda, S. Rangelov, P. Suder, J. Silberring, A. Dworak, B. Trzebicka „Bioactive mesoglobules of poly(di(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate)–peptide conjugate” J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 2012, 50, 3104–3115.

Honors and awards

  • Scientific Excellence Grant award by Lukasiewicz Center (2021)
  • Creative of Wrocław Award in category: SCIENCE (2020)
  • Laureate of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for outstanding young scientists (2020-2023)
  • Grant SONATA awarded by Polish National Science Centre (2019)
  • Special prize for poster presented during 18th National Symposium Polymers (2016)
  • Award of the Gliwice and Opole Branch of the Polish Chemical Society for the best poster presenting research done within the framework of cooperation between Institutions (2016)
  • 1st prize for the best poster presentation within the section: Chemistry of polymers and biopolymers at the 58th Congress of PTChem in Gdansk, Poland (2015)
  • Scholarships for the best PhD students awarded by the President of the Silesian University of Technology (2012-2014)
  • Scholarship DOKTORIS awarded by Marshal of the Silesia and Silesian University, project title:“ “Polymer-peptide arrays for detection of proteolytic enzymes” (Oct 2013-Dec 2014)
  • „Donation for young scientists 2011” for realization of the 10-month research project, awarded by Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials PAS , project title: “Polymer-peptide matrices for applications in clinical diagnostics” (July 2011- Apr 2012)
  • Scholarships RFSD 2, awarded by Networks of Centres of Excellence Bio-Tech-Med Silesia, project title:“ “Peptide arrays on polymeric substrates for applications in clinical diagnostics” (Oct 2009-Sept 2011)
  • Member of Polish Chemical Society (since 2014)

Invited lectures

  • R. Szweda „Sequence-defiened polymers – a next generation data storage media”, 4th Central European Biomedical Congress 7-9 June 2021, online
  • R. Szweda “Precision Polymer Synthesis” CReaNet WORKSHOP Building Block Synthesis and Characterization, 10–12 December 2019, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined polymers – Polymers that can mimic functions displayed by natural macromolecules”, 28 November 2019, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined polymers – a next generation data storage medium” French-Polish Chemistry Congress, 4-6 July, Paris, France
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined macromolecules –to bridge the gap between natural and synthetic polymers” 28 March 2019 Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined macromolecules – to bridge the gap between natural and synthetic polymers” 27 March 2019, Department of Biochemistry and Neurobiology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined macromolecules – to bridge the gap between natural and synthetic polymers” 26 March 2019, Łukasiewicz Research Network- PORT, Wroclaw, Poland
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined polymers – a step forward to bridge the gap between natural and synthetic macromolecules”, 18 March 2019, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Zabrze, Poland
  • R. Szweda “From sequence-defined macromolecules to digital materials”, 29 November 2018, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • R. Szweda “From sequence-defined macromolecules to coded materials”, 16 October 2018, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
  • R. Szweda “Sequence-defined polymers – an emerging filed in modern polymer science”, 7 July 2018, The Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, Wroclaw, Poland
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