DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP

The aim of this group is to implement modern measurement techniques in research focused on the processes occurring in living organisms, physicochemical processes occurring in ancient objects, as well as qualitative and quantitative analyses of clinical samples, forensic objects, archeological findings and industrial products.Measurements are carried out by use of state-of-the-art equipment and support also research on atomization, excitation and ionization processes in plasma, as well as the distribution of elements on the surface and subsurface layers with high special resolution. Moreover, modern instrumentation is used for certification of reference materials.

Laboratories of the Expert Analytical Centre (EAC) are equipped with advanced measuring instruments. Members of this group are involved in research and research-implementation projects concerning.:

  • Chemical speciation of chosen elements in biological samples
  • Impact of chosen elements on prophylaxis of diseases, including cancer
  • Research on functional food
  • Archeometry of ancient objects
  • Physicochemical processes on the surface of solids
  • Application of stable isotopes in research on chemical speciation, and in studies on provenance of performance-enhancing drugs and ancient objects.

GROUP MEMBERS


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Professor Ewa Bulska

THE LEADER OF THE GROUP

Professor Ewa Bulska is an employee of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw. Since 2005 she has been the head of the Chemical Metrology Centre at the University of Warsaw, and since 2013 she has been the director of Biological and Chem-ical Research Center at the University of Warsaw. She completed postdoc at the Max Plank Institute (Dortmund, Germany), then as a visiting scientist she worked at the University of Umea (Sweden), at the University of Technology In Darmstadt (Germany), and at the Institute for Reference Measurements and Materials (IRMM) at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) – Geel, Belgium. She is a member of the Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (KChA PAN) and the chairperson of the Atomic Spectrometry Working Group of the KChA PAN. She is also a mem-ber the of the Polish Chemical Society and a member of the Boards of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Society, POLLAB Polish Testing Laboratories Club, and the international organisation Eurolab.Prof. E. Bulska has over 190 scientific publication in international journals, close to 40 publication in Polish journals, five chapters in monographs in En-glish and seven chapters in Polish monographs. She is also the author of the handbook “Chemical Me-trology”, published by the MALAMUT, which English translation is edited by Springer (2018).She was recognised for her scientific achievements, and she was awarded the Bunsen-Kirchoff Prize from the German Chemical Society for her outstanding contribution in atomic spectroscopy (2004). In 2006 she was obtained W. Świętosławski Award for out-standing scientific achievements in the field applied analytical chemistry than in 2012 she obtained Wiktor Kemula Medal, awarded by the Polish Chemical Society, for outstanding contribution to analytical chemistry. In 2015 she was recognised by IUPAC as an IUPAC’2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry. She also obtained J. Fijałkowski Award for her contri-bution to the development of spectrometry, awarded by KChA PAN (2016). She received the Medal of 200th Anniversary of the University of Warsaw, awarded by the Rector of the University of Warsaw and the Medal on the occasion of the Medal of the 100th Anniver-sary of the Nencki Institute (Nencki Institute of Ex-perimental Biology of Polish Academy of Sciences

TEAM

prof. dr Ludwik Halicz
tel.: 22 55 26 708, nr pok. 4.16
e-mail: halicz@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

dr hab. Barbara Wagner
nr tel.: 22 55 26 709, nr pok. 4.17
e-mail: barbog@chem.uw.edu.pl

dr Jakub Karasiński
tel.: 22 55 26 706, nr pok. 4.14
e-mail: jkarasinski@chem.uw.edu.pl

dr Anna Konopka
tel.: 22 55 26 708, nr pok. 4.16
e-mail: akonopka@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

dr Eliza Kurek
tel.: 22 55 26 555, nr pok. 4.09
email: ekurek@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

dr Magdalena Michalska–Kacymirow
tel.: 22 55 26 706, nr pok. 4.14
e-mail: m.kacymirow@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

dr Julio Cesar Torres Elguera
tel.: 22 55 26 708, nr pok. 4.14
e-mail: jtorres@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

dr Anna Ruszczyńska
tel.: 22 55 26 709, nr pok. 4.17
e-mail: aruszcz@chem.uw.edu.pl

dr Marcin Wojciechowski
tel.: 22 55 26 703, nr pok. 4.08
e-mail: mawoj@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr inż. Anna Tomiak
tel.: 22 55 26 555, nr pok. 4.09
email: atomiak@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

mgr inż. Olga Kościuczuk
tel.: 22 55 26 555, nr pok. 4.09
e-mail: o.kosciuczuk@cnbc.uw.edu.pl

Phd students:
mgr Andrzej Gawor
doktorant Wydziału Chemii UW
tel.: 22 55 26 705, nr pok. 4.13
e-mail: agawor@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr Agata Jagielska
doktorantka Wydziału Chemii UW
tel.: 22 55 26 705, nr pok. 4.13
e-mail: ajagielska@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr Cuc Thi Nguyen-Marcińczyk
doktorantka Wydziału Chemii UW
tel.: 22 55 26 706, nr pok. 4.14

e-mail: cuc.marcinczyk@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr Marta Bicka
doktorantka programu TRI-BIO-CHEM
tel.: 22 55 26 708, nr pok. 4.16
e-mail: mbicka@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr Adam Karpiński
doktorant programu TRI-BIO-CHEM
tel.: 22 55 26 708, nr pok. 4.16
e-mail: akarpinski@chem.uw.edu.pl

mgr Emilia Balcerowicz
doktorantka programu RadFarm

mgr Aleksandra Liana
doktorantka wdrożeniowa

mgr Tymoteusz Fularczyk
doktorant wdrożeniowy

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The team of Professor Ewa Bulska conducts research on the metabolism of various elements with particular emphasis on selenium, which is essential for the proper functioning of living organisms.

As part of interdisciplinary cooperation with medical doctors, the research on the impact of biologically active compounds on the selected diseases, e.g. cancer, Alzheimer’s or Wilson’s disease, are conducting.

The proteomic studies aimed at the identification and quanti-fication of selected proteins in biological objects become the critical topic of scientific research.

Moreover, the production and certification of matrix reference materials for environmental and forensic research has been conducted over the last years.

The results of our research are used in application project

OFFER:

  • Determination of elemental composition of objects of different origins (ICP MS, LA ICP MS, ASA).
  • Speciation analysis of elements, a study of metabolic processes (HPLC ICP MS, UHPLC ESI-QQQ MS/MS, UHPLC-E-SI-(Orbitrap) MS/MS).
  • Identification and quantification of organic substances in clinical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and industrial samples (UHPLC-ESI-QQQ-MS/MS, UHPLC-ESI-QTOF MS/MS).
  • Quantitative analysis of volatile organic substances in objects of various origin (GC QTOF MS/MS).
  • Proteomic studies of biological objects (UHPLC-ESI-QQQ-MS/MS, UHPLC-ESI- (Orbitrap)- MS/MS
  • Study of physicochemical processes over the surface and sub-surface domain of solids (LA ICP MS).
  • Determination of isotopic ratios of elements in biological and geological samples (MC ICP MS).
  • Isotopic dilution (ID) for very accurate determinations of the content of selected elements, among others in the certification of chemical reference materials.