Patrycja Kuzma receives the Best Lab Manager Award!

I am very happy to announce that Patrycja who is the lab manager for the Dioscuri Centre and the soft-condensed matter group (Prof. R. Holyst) is this year’s recipient of the Best Lab Manager Award. This is certainly well-deserved. Patrycja, besides looking after the lab, is a part time accountant, a biosafety expert, a mechanicalContinue reading “Patrycja Kuzma receives the Best Lab Manager Award!”

Patrycja Kuzma becomes a finalist of Best Lab Manager Award 2021

Our lab manager Patrycja Kuzma has been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the Best Lab Manager Award 2021 competition: Please help us to make history and let Patrycja become the first Polish woman to win this award by voting through the website You can vote more than once in total, but notContinue reading “Patrycja Kuzma becomes a finalist of Best Lab Manager Award 2021”

Ilyas Djafer-Cherif awarded the PASIFIC fellowship

Contratulations to our post-doc Ilyas who has been awarded the PASIFIC fellowship. This was the first call of the new fellowship created by the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). The purpose of the programme is to attract top-class young international researchers to PAS institutes. Ilyas has been selected out of approx. 350 applicants as oneContinue reading “Ilyas Djafer-Cherif awarded the PASIFIC fellowship”

Witek Postek has received the START 2021 fellowship

Congratulations to Witek, who has been awarded a very prestigious START 2021 fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)! The fellowship recognizes Witek’s early-career achievements in microfluidics and AMR from the time he was still a PhD student in Piotr Garstecki’s group. We wish Witek all the best and hope he will be equallyContinue reading “Witek Postek has received the START 2021 fellowship”

A postdoctoral position in experimental in vitro models of cancer chemotherapy

The Dioscuri Centre is widening its scope to include some aspects of cancer biology. We seek a postdoctoral researcher with experience in cancer biology, tissue culture, or optical imaging to investigate differences in single-cell response of normal and cancer cells to chemotherapy, and how the response correlates with phenotypic, non-genetic heterogeneity prior to treatment. ThisContinue reading “A postdoctoral position in experimental in vitro models of cancer chemotherapy”

Equipment from Edinburgh has arrived!

After much hassle caused by Brexit-related changes in procedures for importing goods from the UK to the EU, we finally managed to ship some of the equipment from my previous lab to Warsaw. The equipment was kindly donated by the University of Edinburgh. The procedure was quite complicated. Big thanks to Ania Jasczak and theContinue reading “Equipment from Edinburgh has arrived!”

Welcome to Witek

Witold (Witek) Postek joined our group last week. Witek has experience in building microfluidic devices and using them to investigate how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics. In the Dioscuri Centre, Witek will continue this line of work; he will also help other members to develop co-culture systems for epithelial cells and bacteria.