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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 fourth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by the DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Hamkało from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PAS, the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with four distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
Dream Chemistry Award - scientific award for a chemical dream project
Chem. Soc. Rev., [IF=30.4]. "One-dimension-based spatially ordered architectures for solar energy conversion", S.Liu, Z-R.Tang, Y.Sun, J.C.Colmenares, Y-J.Xu

Chemical Sci.
, [IF=8.6], "Development of zinc alkyl/air systems as radical initiators for organic reactions", M.Kubisiak, K.Zelga, W.Bury, I.Justyniak, K.Budny-Godlewski, Z.Ochala, J.Lewiński

Chemical Rev
. [IF=45,7] The Molecular Identification of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere: State of the Art and Challenges, B.Noziere, R.Szmigielski, et al.

Nature Chem. (IF=21.8), "Controlling intramolecular hydrogen transfer in a porphycene molecule with single atoms or molecules located nearby", T.Kumagai, F.Hanke, S.Gawinkowski, J.Sharp, K.Kotsis, J.Waluk, M.Persson, L.Grill

Chemical Sciences [IF=8.6] Inherently chiral electrodes: the tool for chiral voltammetry, S.Arnaboldi, T.Benincori, R.Cirilli, W.Kutner, M.Magni, P.Mussini, K.Noworyta, F.Sannicolo

Progr. Polymer Sci. [IF=26,9], "Functionalized polythiophenes: Recognition materials for chemosensors and biosensors of superior sensitivity, selectivity, and detectability",
T.-P.Huynh, P.S.Sharma, M.Sosnowska, F.D'Souza, W.Kutner
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Dutch chemist Dr Evan Spruijt won Dream Chemistry Award '2014. The members of the Award's Scientific Committee have in this way expressed their appreciation for a visionary project of creating artificial cells - microdroplets of water capable of autonomous growth and division. Creation of such cells in the laboratory would be an important step towards a deep understanding of physical and chemical foundations of life.
see 11th March ceremony
Frontiers of Science - that's where we are
of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS for the best paper published in the reporting period 2014
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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.
7th International Workshop
Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing SMCBS'2015"
Pułtusk, Poland, November 7-9, 2015
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific
contribution to the development of chemistry
Better catalysts will remove
carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. The catalysts have been designed with the effective treatment of tap water in mind, eliminating harmful chlorine compounds.
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
Job Advertisement for ERA Chair Holder Position - 
Head of Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems
The best will establish a new Chair:
The launch of the prestigious
ERA Chair grant competition
World-class experts in the field of research on the borders of biology, chemistry and physics are being given the opportunity to create their own Chair in one of the best Polish research institutions. In the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw the competition for the prestigious European ERA Chair grant has just been launched.
Detection of proteins: We know how
to build better locks for chemical keys
It will be increasingly difficult for protein molecules to remain anonymous, and increasingly easy for doctors and patients to detect the early stages of latent diseases. Researchers at the IPC PAS and the University of North Texas in Denton have perfected a method of producing thin detecting films that are able to recognize specific proteins. This is an important step towards the construction of low-cost chemical sensors, identifying even small concentrations of protein disease markers in body fluids.
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The Ministry of Silly Walks?
In each of your cells!
Inside mammalian cells, kinesin plays the same role as do trucks and locomotives within our countries: it is the main driving force behind the transport of manufactured goods. No wheels are involved, but there are 'legs' - two moving heads, which are used to walk on the fibres of the cytoskeleton. Recent studies have revealed the mechanism of this 'walk' and without a doubt, allow us to be able to say that kinesin is... funny.
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