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Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
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The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the fifth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Sawczyk from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the DuPont base the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with five distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
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Frontiers of Science - that's where we are
We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences' comprehensive analysis and action plan meet all the requirements for the use of the 'HR Excellence in research' logo.
IPC PAS can now use the 'HR Excellence in research' logo to help promote itself as a provider of a stimulating and favourable work environment. The logo reflects your commitment to continuously improve your human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, notably your commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Please find the logo attached in different formats along with graphic guidelines for use.

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Dr. Mircea Dincă with the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award statuette
The European ERA Chair
grant awaits a top academic
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, has recently received a European ERA Chair grant of 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will enable a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working where it meets with chemistry or physics, to be employed at the Institute.
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific contribution to the development of chemistry
In a standard scientific career usually several years pass between being awarded a master's degree and earning a doctorate. Krzysztof Sozański from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has become a doctor shortly after graduation, at the age of 24 years. Such rapid progression was possible thanks to his early involvement in research work.
From Master to Doctor - in just a few months
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Exotic quantum effects can govern
the chemistry around us
Objects of the quantum world are of a concealed and cold-blooded nature: they usually behave in a quantum manner only when they are significantly cooled and isolated from the environment. Experiments carried out by chemists and physicists from Warsaw have destroyed this simple picture. It turns out that not only does one of the most interesting quantum effects occur at room temperature and higher, but it plays a dominant role in the course of chemical reactions in solutions!
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Diagnostics for everyone:
A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections from the IPC PAS
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be prevented. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw a chemical sensor has been devised enabling the detection time of fungi to be shortened from the current couple of days to just a few minutes.
Nano Letters, [IF=13,6]. "Direct Observation of Photoinduced Tautomerization in Single Molecules at a Metal Surface", Boeckmann, H.; Liu, S.; Mielke, J.; Gawinkowski, S.; Waluk, J.,; Grill, L.; Wolf, M.; Kumagai, T.; (2016), 16 (2), 1034-1041.

Coordination Chem. Rev., [IF=12,2]. "Metal complexes based on native cyclodextrins: Synthesis and structural diversity", Prochowicz, D., Kornowicz, A., Justyniak, I., Lewinski, J.; (2016), 306, 331-345.

Biotechn. Adv.  [IF=9,0]. "Molecularly imprinted polymers for separating and sensing of macromolecular compounds and microorganisms", Iskierko, Z., Sharma, P.S., Bartold, K., Pietrzyk-Le, A., Noworyta, K., Kutner, W.; (2016), 34 (1), 30-46.
Polish patent PL 220945
"Optical system for directing laser beams in Offner geometry stretcher"
Y.Stepanenko, T.Pietruszka, M.Nejbauer, P.Wnuk, C.Radzewicz, P.Skibiński, M.Laskownicki
Salon International
des Inventions Geneve

* gold medal
* special prize
for L.Richter, J.Paczesny, M.Księżopolska-Gocalska and R.Hołyst
"Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field"
Polish patent PL 220925
Nanoparticles coated with hydrophilic ligands, monolayer made of such nanoparticles, and surface covered with this monolayer"
V.Sashuk, M.Fiałkowski, R.Hołyst
No symptoms, but could there be cancer? Our chemosensor will detect it!
Many cancers could be successfully treated if the patient consulted the doctor sufficiently early. But how can a developing cancer be detected if it doesn't give rise to any symptoms? In the near future, suitably early diagnosis could be provided by simple and cheap chemical sensors - thanks to special recognizing polymer films developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Announcement and Rules of the competition "Young researchers IPC PAS"
Polish patent w Polsce PL 220927
"Biocathode, method for producing the biocathode and zinc-oxygen cell"
E.Roźniecka, M.Opałło, M.Jönsson-Niedziółka, J.Niedziółka-Jönsson, K.Szot