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PANIC 2015

PhoBiA Annual Nanophotonics International Conference

April, 20-23 2015 Wroclaw, Poland

PANIC 2015


Linegal Chemicals
Royal Society of Chemistry

Invited speakers

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Below you will find some information about chosen invited speakers, who will open oral sessions.

Artur Bednarkiewicz

Dr. Artur Bednarkiewicz

Artur Bednarkiewicz received his M.Sc. Eng. in Physics and Biomedical Engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland in 1993 and a Ph.D. and habilitation in Physics from Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS), in 1998 and 2013 respectively. Since 2015 he is an associate professor in the ILT&SR PAS. After postdoctoral research in the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy, in December 2008 he returned to ILT&SR PAS and simultaneously established an interdisciplinary team NAOMIS with Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ focusing on Nanoparticle Assisted Molecular Imaging and Sensing, lanthanide doped nanoparticles, core-shell up-converting nanoparticles as well as on developing novel biodetection and bioimaging instrumentation and techniques.

Tomasz Lipinski

Dr. Tomasz Lipinski

Tomasz Lipinski is University of Wroclaw graduate in the field of Biotechnology. After studies he started work in the Hirszfeld's Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of Polish Academy of Science, where he received his Ph.D. in 2000 year. He made his first abroad internship at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Potters Bar in the UK as part of a scholarship sponsored by NATO. Next internship he made at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, where he was then employed as a Research Associate (2006-2010). After returning home, has he started cooperation with the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ so as to realise the interdisciplinary project NAOMIS/Biosense. The project aims to implement technologies and materials for biological applications developed by NAOMIS group. (source)

Teodor Gotszalk

Prof. Teodor Gotszalk

Teodor P. Gotszalk received the M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees in 1989, 1996, and 2005, respectively. His Ph.D. Thesis was awarded with the Siemens research prize in 2000. From 1993 to 1995 he was a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst fellow at the University of Kassel, Germany where he worked on the application of piezoresistive cantilevers in scanning probe microscopy. He was also a fellow of the Polish Science Foundation in 1997. In the period of 1996–2010 he spent about three years working at the University of Kassel, at the Siemens A.G. Corporate Technology Microsystem Technology Centre 2 in Germany, and as a Fulbright Commission Fellow at the State University of New York in Albany at the College of Nanoscience and Engineering. At present T.P. Gotszalk is the Associate Professor at the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. He is a leader of the Nanometrology group at the Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics of this university. His scientific interests concentrate on application of modular scanning probe microscopy in diagnostics of micro− and nanoelectronic materials and devices, measurements of low forces and nanodisplacements with MEMS sensors and actuators, application of optical fibre techniques and optoelectronics in nanometrology. (source)


Also we are pleased to encourage you to take part in the lectures given by the leading specialists invited within the framework of the BioNaM project.Below you can find a bunch of information concerning the speakers.

The lectures will take place at the campus of Wroclaw University of Technology, from 21st to 23rd of April in the morning before the PANIC 2015 sessions.

The detailed schedule of the BioNaM plenary lectures as well as the PANIC conference is available here.

Isabelle Ledoux-Rak

Prof.Isabelle Ledoux-Rak

Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, heading the Molecular and Quantum Photonics Laboratory. Research interests focused on molecular and supramolecular engineering of molecules and materials for photonic applications, in particular multifunctional nanoscale compounds and structures combining NLO and laser properties. Significant achievements in demonstration of a huge exaltation of quadratic NLO response for photo switchable molecules and elaboration of wave guiding polymer devices combining NLO and gain properties in the near infrared. Member of the French National University council for Material Science.

Robert Luxenhofer

Prof. Robert Luxenhofer

Professor at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, heading the Functional Polymer Materials group which focuses on the preparation of highly defined macromolecular structures. Research interests based around issues relating to polymer chemistry, drug delivery, surface modifications and interactions of polymers and biological systems. Extensive laboratory experience in the fields of chemistry, organic synthesis, living polymerization and polymer analog modifications, biophysical characterizations of polymers and cell biology. Reviewer for various magazines and foundations. Member of the German Biomaterials Society.

Luana Persano

Prof. Luana Persano

Senior Researcher at the Nanoscience Institute of the National Research Council in Lecce, Italy. Research activity focused on nanotechnology processes and devices based on organic materials and nanocomposites, in particular the designof electron beam-based nanofabrication and deposition processes, development of specific lithographic processes onto nanocomposite materials incorporating nanocrystals or their precursors and the implementation of electrospinning methods for realizing polymer nanofibers.



Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy


Wroclaw University of Technology
WPPT Department
Chemistry Department