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“What do you do in your job”

A few weeks ago we recorded a video featuring my daughter and some of the Dioscuri scientists. Julia (8 years old) interviews us about our work. I think everyone will agree that she is the star of this short video! Many thanks to everyone who participated in the production process (Magda, Asia, Pragyesh, Ilyas, Dominik)

Goodbye Amanda!

Last week we said farewell to Amanda, our long-term visitor from Ploen. We will all miss Amanda – both due to her scientific contributions as well as her culinary skills! However, we will continue to collaborate with Amanda and we hope to see her again very soon (in Ploen in September, then again in Warsaw… Continue reading Goodbye Amanda!

We are hiring!

A new position for A technical specialist (MSc or MScEng) with experience in microfluidics and/or optics has just been advertised in our Centre! You can find out more here.

The night at the Opera

Some of us decided to go to the opera to see The Magic Flute. It was a rather extraordinary performace, with actors playing in front of a white screen on which animated decoration would be displayed. I cannot share any images from the performace (recording was forbidden) but I can share a photo of us… Continue reading The night at the Opera

A visitor from Ukraine

This week we welcomed Dr Viktoria Blavatska from the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv. Viktoria has come to us thanks to the financial support from a joint initiative of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). Viktoria’s background is… Continue reading A visitor from Ukraine

Bike trip

Spring has finally arrived to Warsaw, and some of us decided to celebrate it by going on a short bike trip to a sort of a beer garden near the Vistula River. As evidenced by the picture below, food options were limited but we still enjoyed the trip! The weather was excellent, the company was… Continue reading Bike trip

“First light” from our SPIM

After some protracted battle with stubborn components, we have finally managed to obtain first images from our single-plane illumination microscope, which we have been building for some time. The image on the left is a 100 um green fluorescent bead from our “phantom sample” (beads embedded in transparent plastic). The resolution isn’t great yet but… Continue reading “First light” from our SPIM


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