Krzysztof Górski received his M.Sc. from the Warsaw University at 2012 under supervisions of Professor Marek Pietraszkiewicz and Professor Andrzej Kudelski. He continued his research about heterotruxenes in Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences where obtained his Ph.D in 2020, under supervision of Professor Marek Pietraszkiewicz. Currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow in Professor Daniel Gryko group. His research interests are focused on the synthesis and physichochemistry of (hetero)aromatic advanced functional dyes.
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Beata Koszarna was born in Staszów (Poland) in 1977. She obtained her M. Sc. from the Warsaw University under the guidance of Prof. A. Temeriusz and her Ph. D. degree from The Institute of Organic Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences, working with Prof. Daniel T. Gryko on the development of new methods for the synthesis of meso-substituted corroles. Rather than going for post-doc she decided to stay with her boss to the end. Since 2006, she has held the assistant position in the laboratory of Prof. Gryko. Her current research interests are focused on the synthesis of porphyrins and pyrrole derivatives. She is a happy mother of Tymon and Ignacy.
Maciej Krzeszewski obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Daniel Gryko for the research on pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles and their nonplanar p-extended analogs. During his Ph.D. studies, he joined Professor Valentine Vullev’s group at University of California Riverside (USA) as a visiting researcher studying the influence of dipole effects on electron transfer. Since 2017 to 2019, he has been working with Professor Kenichiro Itami at Nagoya University (Japan) as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow on nonplanar molecular nanocarbons. He is currently working as an assistant in Professor Daniel Gryko’s group.
Yevgen Poronik was born in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 1978. He obtained his M.Sc. from Kyiv Polytechnical Institute in 2001. He gained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. Yuriy Kovtun. He joined the Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences in May 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Daniel Gryko's research team. His research interest currently focuses on developing new organic dyes for two-photon fluorescence imaging.
Kamil Skonieczny was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1987. He is studying chemistry at University in Siedlce. Currently he is MSc student in the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences under the guidance of Prof. Daniel T. Gryko. The Master thesis will be prepared in the TEAM project - Novel chromophores for two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy.
Mariusz Tasior, born in Brzesko (Poland) in 1980, received his M.Sc. from the Warsaw University while conducting research under the guidance of Professor Daniel Gryko. He continued his research in the same team and obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in 2008. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Professor Donal F. O'Shea in University College Dublin (2008-2010), before obtaining a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Professor Gryko's group. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis and spectroscopy of advanced functional dyes with a special emphasis given to porphyrinoid family (corroles etc.).
Olena Vakuliuk gained her MSc from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2005. In 2007, she had joined Professor Daniel Gryko's research team and completed her PhD in 2011. After two-and-a-half-year postdoctoral stay at the Warsaw University of Technology, Olena returned to where she belongs. Her research interest currently focuses on design and synthesis of functional dyes for fluorescence imaging but not only.
Jaqueline Stella Araujo Badaro was born in Brazil in 1995, and in 2001 together with her parents she moved to Italy. She lived in Turin until she graduated with a Master's degree in Chemistry at the University of Turin in 2020 with a Thesis titled: "Design, synthesis and docking of new metallo beta-lactamases inhibitors". In November 2020 she joined Professor's Daniel T. Gryko for her PhD studies at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dinesh was born and raised in Bangalore (India) and he received his master’s degree in chemistry from Bangalore University in 2014. After working in a pharmaceutical company for one year as research chemist, he joined Prof. Satish Patil’s group at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore as research assistant for two years where he worked on the design and synthesis of new Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) materials for OLEDs applications. Dinesh joined the Prof. Daniel Gryko’s group for his PhD in January 2018, he is working on design and synthesis of new generation of fluorescent probes for biological imaging applications.
Gana Sanil graduated with a Masters in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum, India in 2019. During her undergraduate studies, she did short term projects on the synthesis of extended pentalene systems at Central University of Tamilnadu, India and on Porphyrin synthesis at IISER TVM, India. Her Master's thesis was based on the synthesis of expanded Porphyrins which was carried out at IISER TVM, India. Currently she is working on synthesis and optical studies of planar and curved π-expanded analogues of pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles.
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Krzysztof Kochanowski was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 2002. He graduated from 9th High School in Warsaw and was a scholar at Polish Children's Fund. He is currently a bachelor student at Warsaw University, where he studies chemistry and physics. Since September 2021 he has been working in Professor Daniel T. Gryko’s group on pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles.
Paweł Kowalczyk was born in Wrocław (Poland) in 2000. He finished The Fourteenth Secondary School in Wrocław and was scholar at Polish Children's Fund. He graduated from Univerity of Warsaw and received a bacherol's degree in chemistry. Paweł joined Professor Daniel Gryko's team in 2019. His research is focused on the synthesis of functional dyes with emphasis on pyrrolopyroles and rhodols.
Wojciech Petrykowski was born in 2000. He finished The Academic High School in Toruń (Poland), where he was a laureate of Polish Chemistry Olympiad. He graduated from University of Warsaw with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. His thesis, which he did under the supervision of prof. Michał Chmielewski, was based on synthesis and post-synthetic modification of metal-organic frameworks. Wojciech joined prof. Daniel Gryko's team in 2022 and currently his research is focused on synthesis of π-extended pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles.
Kamil Szychta was born in Łódź (Poland) in 2001. He finished 1st High School in Łódź and was a scholar at National Children’s Fund. Being a part of this community allowed him to join Professor Daniel T. Gryko’s group for a short internship in July 2020. Kamil enrolled at the University of Warsaw where he studies chemistry and molecular biophysics at the College of Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MISMaP). Currently, he is a Bachelor's student at the Institute of Organic Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Daniel T. Gryko.