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

Professor Ewa Bulska

THE LEADER OF THE GROUP

TEAM

Ludwik Halicz Ph.D., Wojciech Jędral Ph.D., Magdalenia Michalska – Kacymirow M.Sc., Anna Konopka Ph.D., Agnieszka Krata Ph.D., Eliza Kurek Ph.D., Anna Ruszczyńska Ph.D., Barbara Wagner D.Sc., Dariusz Wilk Ph.D.,Marcin Wojciechowski Ph.D., Katarzyna Jabłonka- Salach M.Sc., Mateusz Kałabun M.Sc.,Jakub Karasiński Ph.D., Luiza Kępa M.Sc., Olga Kościuszczuk M.Sc.,Anna Łuciuk M.Sc., Olga Syta M.Sc.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The Expert Analytical Centre collaborates widely with the business sector via scientific trainings in CNBCh UW laboratories for research employees from enterprises from the Mazovian region, or via supporting enterprises with experience and knowledge of the EAC specialists. Collaboration with industry is achieved by managing common scientific research projects or by performance of specialized commissioned tasks.

The Expert Analytical Centre is one of the three laboratories in the CNBCh UW that acquired accreditation from the Polish Centre for Accreditaion (AB 1525). The current range of accreditation covers analyses of chosen elements in water. In the nearest future, the range will be expanded to elemental analyses of pharmaceuticals and fruits. The EAC laboratories are equipped with liquid chromatographs, UV/VIS spectrometer, mass spectrometers (ICP MS, MS/MS, QTOF/MS, Orbitrap), atomic absorption spectrometer with atomization in flame or in graphite furnace. Moreover, there are dessicators, mineralizers and freeze-driers available.