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PORT Polish Center for Technology Development

is a network of specialized scientific-research and technological laboratories as well as measurement and specialist laboratories, which are concentrated in 6 research areas subordinate to the R&D Director.

dr Piotr Lassota

R&D Department

Piotr Lassota, PhD

R&D Director
M.S. with honors from the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Warsaw. Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Post-doctoral training at Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, NY. First faculty position at the Sloan Kettering Institute, then at the New York Medical College. Joined US Pharma industry in 1992…


Dr n. med. Łukasz Kozera

National Coordinator for biobanking
Doctor of medical sciences in the field of medical biology, graduate of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Medical Analytics. In the years 2005-2008 he completed doctoral studies at the Institute of Cardiovascular Research at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leeds. After graduating he worked in the Department of Rheumatology of the Institute of Molecular Medicine (Leeds), where he managed the tissue bank and the program for detecting modern biomarkers of rheumatoid diseases. He is the originator of one of the first population biobanks in Poland, which was established as part of the BioMed research project of Polish Center for Technology Development …


The Area of Biotechnology

Dr hab. n. med. Małgorzata Krzyżowska

Doctor of medical sciences with habilitation degree (Medical University of Bialystok, specialty: medical biology), graduate of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw. Two-time fellow of Intra-European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and participant of postdoctoral fellowships under the EFSI and Svenska Institutet fellowships (France, Sweden). The employee of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (2007-2010). A long-time university teacher. The head of 6 NCN research projects (Opus, Harmonia). The author of over 50 original scientific publications (Nature Immunology, Cell Death and Disease, Cell Death and Differentiation, AIDS, PLoS One, Toxicology in Vitro, International Journal of Nanomedicine). Scientific interests: mechanisms of antiviral immunity, use of nanotechnology to construct new viral and bactericidal agents as well as in regenerative medicine (skin, mucous membranes). Area: nanotechnology in regenerative medicine and the search for new bactericidal and virucidal agents

The Area of Nanobioengineering

Dr hab. inż. Artur Bednarkiewicz

Artur Bednarkiewicz was granted the degree of MSc. Eng. in the field of Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Wrocław University of Technology in 1998 and the doctoral and post doctoral (habilitation) degree of physical sciences at the Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research (INTiBS), Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in 2003 and 2013 in the group of W.Stręk, professor. From April 2015 he is the associate professor at INTiBS. After postdoctoral fellow at the Joint Research Center, European Commission, Italy (2005-2009), he initiated the interdisciplinary NAOMIS group (Nanoparticle Assisted Molecular Imaging and Sensing) and carried out a research project at the Polish Center for Technology Development, where he dealt with spatially-induced hybridoma cell selection …

The Area of Engineering and Special Materials

Alicja Bachmatiuk PhD

Alicja Bachmatiuk defended her MS thesis in chemical technology at the Szczecin University of Technology (known nowadays as West Pomeranian University of Technology) in 2005 and received the PhD degree in 2009 at the same university. She received the Polish post-doctoral degree (dr hab.)  at the Warsaw University of Technology in 2017. She undertook the post-doctoral internship at IFW Dresden, Germany, as a scholar of the Marie Curie RTN and of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009-2012).

She worked as a Research Professor (2013-2014) at the Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea. Since 2013 she has been conducting research on production and characteristic of graphene materials at the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Zabrze. Since 2015 she holds the post of visiting professor at the Soochow University, Suzhou, China. The co-creator of 4 Polish patents, author of over 130 articles from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education trusted scientific magazines list (h-index = 30, over 2700 quotations).

Supervisor of 3 MS thesis and tutor of 3 postgraduate students. The winner of the Minister of Education scholarship for prominent young scientists (2016), she implemented 3 research grants (Alexander von Humboldt, FNP Homing Plus, NCN Sonata). Since 2015 she holds the post of the manager of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory for Materials and Geological Analysis at the PORT Polish Center for Technology Development.

The Area of Modern Materials for Photonics and Electronics

Prof. dr hab. Detlef Hommel

A professor at the University of Bremen at rest, where he ran the Department of Physics and Semiconductors for many years. He mainly dealt with the optoelectronics of epitaxy, i.e. a part of the physics of solid bodies, through which the current can be converted into visible light. Leopoldian professor at the University of Wrocław. He cooperated with Japanese, American and Polish universities. In recent years he is associated with the Polish Center for Technology Development, where from January 2018 he holds the position of the Leader of the Modern Materials for Photonics and Electronics area.

The Area of Analytics

Dr hab. Michał Surma

Michał Surma graduated from the University of Wrocław majoring in Biotechnology. He completed his doctoral degree on lipids in intracellular trafficking, at the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Cell Biology and Bioengineering, in professor Kai Simons group (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics). During his doctorate he obtained the EMBO scholarship to work on high-throughput genetic interactions screening at University of California, San Francisco. Afterwards, he continued at MPI-CBG where, together with his colleagues, he commercialized methods for high-throughput, broad coverage lipidomics; this work resulted in a biotech start-up – Lipotype GmbH. In Lipotype he was responsible for commercial operations and methods deployment in the analytical laboratory. He was also one of the main authors of publications on key methods for blood plasma and skin lipid analysis. He is also an author and co-author of papers on development and application of new, high-throughput methods of lipidomic analysis of biological and clinical samples, works on biological membrane biophysics and organization and works focusing on the role of lipids in cellular processes. Since October 2018 he is the Analytics Field Leader at PORT.

Each of the areas brings together several specialized laboratories. Thanks to this, a given area can focus on selected scientific and technological issues and carry out both scientific and research work as well as pilot studies for industry in a comprehensive way. All laboratories of the Polish Center for Technology Development are equipped with the highest-class research equipment that allows conducting application research with the highest quality standards.

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Posted by PORT - Polski Ośrodek Rozwoju Technologii, Posted on 07.10.2015