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2017

July:

Piotr Paneth participated in the Isotopes 2017 meeting in Switzerland.

Luis Vasquez and Suraj Kannath participated in the Workshop on Understanding Quantum Phenomena with Path Integrals: From Chemical Systems to Quantum fluids and Solids in Trieste, Italy.

June:

Szymon Zaczek received the Diamond Grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for talented early stage researchers to pursue doctoral studies (link)

Congratulations!

May:

Szymon Zaczek participated in the Hybrid QM/MM Approaches to Biochemistry and Beyond School in Lausanne, Switzerland

March:

Luis Vasquez participated in the 10th ACC Cyfronet AGH HPC Users' Conference in Zakopane

2016

Dec:

Our Master Student - Szymon Zaczek received the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Award for Students for his outstanding achievements (link)

Congratulations!

Katarzyna Romek defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

Nov:

Piotr Paneth w Nauka Movi(e)

Oct:

Ania Grzybkowska defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

We hosted Professor Antonio Fernandez-Ramos - one of our collaborator. He gave a talk on Practical Theoretical Methods to Study Hydrogen Transfer Reactions in Polyatomic Systems.

Sep:

We hosted Professor Piotr Piecuch from the Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University. During his visit he gave a talk entitled: The Cobalt-Methyl Dissociation and Electronic Transitions in Methylcobalamin: Insights from Coupled-Cluster, Multireference Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory Calculations.

Piotr Paneth and Kamila Klajman presented their work at the JESIUM 2016 conference in Ghent, Brussels.

Jul:

Ania Grzybkowska, Agnieszka Krzemińska, Michał Rostkowski and Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka presented their work at the Gordon Research Conference on Computational Chemistry in Girona, Spain.

Jun:

Piotr Paneth presented his work at the 10th Congress on Electronic Structure: Principles and Applications (ESPA2016) held in Castellón de la Plana, Spain.

Agnieszka Krzemińska and Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka presented their work at the 8th Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference in Uppsala, Sweden.

Piotr Paneth and Ania Grzybkowska presented their work at the 16th International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Catalysis in Zakopane, Poland.

Apr:

We hosted one of our collaborators - dr. Faina Gelman from the Geological Survey of Israel. She gave a talk on bromine compound specific isotope analysis during her visit.

Mar:

We welcomed our new PhD student - Suraj Kannath who will work on improving theoretical predictions of isotope effects. Good luck!

Feb:

We welcomed our new PhD student - Luis Vasquez who will work on improving theoretical predictions of isotope effects. Good luck!

2015

Nov:

Pawel Adamczyk defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

Sep:

Pawel Adamczyk and Piotr Paneth presented their work at the Modeling Interactions in Biomolecules 2015 conference in Praque-Pruhonica, Czech Republic.

Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka gave a talk at the 23rd Polish Peptide Symposium in Spala, Poland.

June:

Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka, Agnieszka Krzeminska, Kasia Romek, and Piotr Paneth presented their recent results at the international conference Isotopes 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Agnieszka Krzemińska participated in the 7th International Theoretical Biophysics Symposium in Cagliari, Italy and won the best poster prize. Congratulations!

Rabi Manna defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

May:

We welcome our new postdoctoral researcher - Yaroslav Prostota from Ukraine who will work in the Maestro as a synthetic chemist. Good luck!

March:

Dominika Jędrzejczyk defended her MSc thesis. Congratulations!

February:

We welcomed our new PhD student - Kamila Klajman who will focus on food authentication using IRMS methodology. Good luck!

Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka got the funding from the National Science Center (NCN) - SONATA BIS grant for the project entited: Revisiting the approaches for isotope effects prediction in condensed phase. Congratulations!

January:

Ania Pabis defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

2014

November:

Piotr Paneth received The Order of Polonia Restituta - one of the highest orders in Poland - for his achievements in science. Congratulations!

Agnieszka Krzeminska and Kasia Swiderek got the funding from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Iuventus Plus). Congratulations!

October:

Rabi Manna and Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka took part in the closing meeting of the CSI:Environment project in Obernai, France. More details at:http://www.ufz.de/csi-environment/index.php?en=20972

July:

Inacrist Geronimo defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

June:

Rabi Manna and Piotr Paneth presented their recent results at the international conference, MDMM in Kudowa Zdroj, Poland.

Ania Pabis, Ania Grzybkowska, and Rabi Manna presented their recent results at the international conference, FemEx in Oslo, Norway.

Ania Pabis, Agnieszka Krzeminska, Kasia Romek, and Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka presented their recent results at the international conference on Enzyme mechanisms by biological systems in Manchester, UK.

May:

Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka's habilitation procedure was concluded and she was granted a doctor of science (D.Sc.) degree.

2013

September:

Agnieszka Krzeminska and Kasia Romek our previous undergraduate students got accepted to the Graduate School at the Faculty of Chemistry. They both will pursue their PhD studies under shared supervision of Piotr and Richard Robins from University of Nantes, France (Kasia) and Vicente Moliner from University Jaume I, Spain (Agnieszka). Good luck!

Rabi Manna got the PhD scholarship from the Lodz University of Technology. Congratulations!

July:

A review by Katarzyna Swiderek and Piotr Paneth presenting equilibrium isotope effects on association constants of the host-guest systems with emphasis on biological ones, in which small chemical molecules (ligands) bind to proteins has just been appeared in Chem. Rev.!

April:

Michal Rostkowski who graduated with Piotr in 2007 joined our group again! He spent last few years in the lab of Professor Jen Jensen in Denmark. We wish him best of luck!

2012

December:

Ania Pabis got the second position in the 3rd yeard graduate students departamental presentations contest. Congratulations!

October:

We welcomed our new PhD student - Tomek Fraczek who will focus on computer-aided drug design using docking and QSAR analysis. Good luck!

September:

Lukasz Szatkowski defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

April:

Ania Grzybkowska was selected to attend the EMBO training on biosimulation in Paris in May. Congratulations!

Piotr Paneth was elected a Vice-Rector of the Lodz University of Technology for 2012-2016 term. Congratulations!

February:

Piotr got the Maestro grant for an advanced researcher from NCN (National Science Centre) for the project entitled: Binding isotope effects as new, unique tool for studies of receptor - ligand interactions. Congratulations!

2011

November:

We purchased a new workstation! It has 168 cores and 448 GB of RAM. We called it Madagascar after one of our favorite movies!

October:

Anna Grzybkowska got the pre-doctoral grant from NCN (National Science Centre) for her PhD project entitled: The mechanism of hydrolysis of s-triazines catalyzed enzymatically. Congratulations!

June:

Katarzyna Swiderek defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations! We gave her a surprise farewell and wished her all the best at her postdoc position in Spain.

May:

We welcomed our new PhD student - Inacrist Geronimo who came from the Philippines to study isotope fractionation associated with contaminant degradation mechanisms at N-containing functional groups. Good luck!

February:


Two new PhD student joined our group: Anna Grzybkowska and Ewelina Kosiacka. They will both work experimentally. Good luck!
We welcomed our new PhD student - Rabindra Nath Manna who came from India to study degradation of HCHs catalyzed by LinA using theoretically predicted isotope effects. Good luck!

January:

Anna Pabis and Agnieszka Dybala-Defratyka were awarded the Fulbright Research Grants. They will spend 6 and 9-month scholarship at Rutgers University and University of Minnesota, respectively. Congratulations!

2010


Our Boss - Piotr Paneth co-published a book on isotope effects. It is entitled Isotope Effects in the Chemical, Geological and Bio Sciences and is an absolute must-read for everyone already working in or interested in pursuing research in this area.




Piotr and Aga edited the 12th Volume of Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics Series Edited by Professor Jerzy Leszczynski. Vol. 12 is on Kinetics and Dynamics from nano- to bio-scale and consists of a collection of chapters written by experts in the field.




2009


August:

Grand-opening of our new facilities!
Finally after 8 months of waiting, getting impatient and irritated we could move in to our new offices.