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

Fat Thursday

Today we celebrated Fat Thursday – the day marking the last Thursday of Carnival. Polish tradition calls for doughnuts (“pączki”) and angel wings (“faworki”), but since our group is multi-national, we have expanded the selection of food to other things, see the photo below. It was unfortunate that this year the festival coincided with Russia… Continue reading Fat Thursday

New lab member

Last week we welcomed Dr Pragyesh Dixit – out new lab member. Pragyesh wasn’t very impressed with the weather (it was cold, windy, and dark) but I hope that our warm welcome has at least partially compensated for this. Pragyesh’s arrival signals a new phase in the development of our group – we are now… Continue reading New lab member

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 mechanical… Continue 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 not… Continue reading Patrycja Kuzma becomes a finalist of Best Lab Manager Award 2021

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