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OPTO Meeting For Young Researchers 2013 - Guests

Invited speakers

Michalina Gora


Michalina Gora

Michalina Gora
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA


    Dr Michalina Góra is a very young but extremely successful scientist, who less than 3 years ago obtained her PhD summa cum laude title at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Most recently, as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in the United States of America, she and her colleagues from the team led by Gary Tearney have constructed a cutting-edge pill-sized diagnostic tool that uses OCT technology to make the 3D images of the throat's interior. The device can be used without anaesthetics and probably will replace equipment that is used in the gastroscopy.

Susana Marcos


Susana Marcos

Susana Marcos
Professor of Research
Instituto de Optica
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Director-at-Large of Optical Society of America
Associate Editor of Biomedical Optics Express


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    Prof. Susana Marcos obtained her PhD at University of Salamanca, that allowed her to gain more of valuable experience outside the borders of Spain for example at Harvard University, Schepens Eye Research Institute, where she worked as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow for one year and continued working at Harvard Medical School for the next two years.
    Currently she leads several research grants on visual optics and biophotonics. She has published more than 95 peer-reviewed publications with almost 2700 citations. Apart from that, prof. Marcos is an author of 7 patents and has been awarded several times for her huge contribution into the modern science.

Krzysztof Palczewski


Krzysztof Palczewski

Krzysztof Palczewski
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University
Senior Fellow of the American Asthma Foundation


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    Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski has successfully defended his PhD thesis in the field of biochemistry at Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. After that, he has earned a lot of experience in USA. He worked for University of Florida in Gainesville, then Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center in Portland, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and University of Washington in Seattle, and currently he works at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
    Throughout his career he has been awarded several times, most recently with the most prestigious Polish award in science - Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science - for cristallization and description of the rhodopsin's structure and explanation of its molecular mechanism in the process of visual perception.

David Sampson


David Sampson

David Sampson
Winthrop Professor at School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia
Head, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Director, State Government Centre of Excellence in eMedicine
Bioengineering Research Theme Leader, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


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    Prof. David Sampson received the title of the Doctor of Philosophy in Physics at University of Kent in the United Kingdom. After that he stayed at the University of Western Australia to gain much of his experience in science. Before the PhD he worked in Italy and Netherlands and he grounded his researcher's career both in the United Kingdom and Australia.
    Recently, Prof. Sampson develops the OCT equipment and he looks for the new applications of that technology. For instance, an early version of his work on detecting metastasis in lymph nodes was awarded the 2009 Breast Cancer Excellence Award from the Breast Cancer Institute, NSW. These are only few from the great number of his achievements in modern science.

Local Invited Professors

Sebastian Mackowski


Ryszard Trawinski


Maciej Wojtkowski


Workshops

Michalina Gora


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Daniela Hekiert


Daniela Hekiert

Daniela Hekiert
PhD student in Cross-Cultural Psychology Department at University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Warsaw

    Daniela's Hekiert academic interests lay in the comparative analysis of Polish people living in Poland and abroad (mainly Canada and USA) in terms of their attitude and objectives in their life.
    She works in Human Resources branch.
    Daniela is interested in independent journalism and foreign politics.
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