Profil pracownika

Dr Magdalena Kowacz

Pracownik IKiFP PAN od: 2015

adiunkt

Nanostruktury Materii Miękkiej

Pokój: 133 Kraków

Telefon: +48 12 6395128

E-mail: nckowacz(at)cyf-kr.edu.pl

Tematyka badawcza:

- Oddziaływanie białek z powierzchniami stałymi pod wpływem promieniowania elektromagnetycznego z zakresu podczerwieni;

- Organizacja materii w roztworze wodnym: segregacja na granicy faz, samoorganizacja materii miękkiej (emulsje, micele, zwijanie białek), fundamentalne aspekty nukleacji i wzrostu kryształów;

- Rola wody w procesie (samo-)organizacji materii (zjawisko hydratacji, dynamiczna struktura wody)

Metodyka:

- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- Fourier Transfor Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Spectroscopy UV-VIS
- Dynamic light scattering (DLS)
- Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D)

Dalsze informacje:

Projekty badawcze

2015 - 2018
Wpływ promieniowania elektromagnetycznego w zakresie podczerwieni na oddziaływania białek z powierzchniami stałymi (618 000 zł)

FUGA (2015/16/S/ST4/00465) staż podoktorski finansowany przez Narodowe Centrum Nauki - kierownik projektu
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2013 -2015
The ionic liquid-based systems for protein crystallization (129 569 EUR)

R&D project (PTDC/BBB-BEP/3058/2012) founded by Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) – Principal Investigator
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04.2010 – 04.2013
Crystallization in ionic liquid solutions (45 000 EUR).

Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant founded by European Research Council: CRYSTILS (PERG05-GA-2009-249182) - Grant awardee
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01.2010 – 05.2013
Crystallization of inorganic solids and proteins in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids (SFRH/BPD/63554/2009)

Individual post-doctoral grant funded by FCT (funding of researcher´s salary, funds for research activities were granted by Marie Curie ERG grant and FCT R&D grant)
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01.2012-01.2015
Development of new oxygen therapeutics using fluorinated ionic liquids (96 540 EUR).
R&D project founded by FCT (PTDC/EQU-FTT/118800/2010) - Team member

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Publikacje

Kowacz M.†, Marchel M., Juknaite L., Esperança J. M. S. S., Romão M. J., Carvalho A. L., Rebelo L. P. N. Light-induced water structuring at protein surface. Implications for protein periodic self-assembly. (submitted)

Kowacz M. †, Marchel M., Juknaite L., Esperanca J. M. S. S, Romao M. J., Carvalho A. L., Rebelo L. P. N. (2015) Ionic-liquid functionalized mineral particles for protein crystallization Cryst. Growth Des., DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00403

Kowacz M.†, Marchel M., Esperanca J. M. S. S., Rebelo L. P. N . (2015) Ionic liquid-functionalized crystals of barium sulfate. Hybrid organic-inorganic material with tuned hydrophilicity and solid-liquid behaviour. Materials Chem. Phys. 160, 308-314

Kowacz M., Esperanca J. M. S. S., Rebelo L. P. N (2014) Spontaneous emulsification in ionic liquid/water systems and its use for solids templating. Soft Matter 10, 3798-3805

Kowacz M.†, Canongia Lopes J. N., Esperanca J. M. S. S., Rebelo L. P. N. (2012) Hollow calcite rhombohedra at ionic liquid-stabilized bubbles. CrystEngComm. 14, 5723-5726 (Communication - preliminary accounts of original and significant work of such importance or novelty that rapid publication is justified)

Kowacz M.†, Mukhopadhyay A., Carvalho A. L., Esperanca J.M. S. S., Romao M. J., Rebelo L. P. N. (2012) Hofmeister effects of ionic liquids in protein crystallization: Water-mediated and direct interactions. CrystEngComm. 14, 4912-4921 (invited contribution to special issue)

Ruiz-Agudo E., Putnis C.V., Kowacz M., Ortega-Huertas M., Putnis A. (2012) Boron incorporation into calcite during growth: Implications for the use of boron in carbonates as pH proxy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 345-348, 9-17

Kowacz M.†, Groves P., Esperanca J. M. S. S., Rebelo L. P. N. (2011) On the use of ionic liquids to tune crystallization. Cryst. Growth Des. 11, 684-691.

Kowacz M.†, Prieto M., Putnis A. (2010) Kinetics of crystal nucleation in ionic solutions: electrostatics and hydration forces. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 469-481.

Ruiz-Agudo, E., Kowacz, M., Putnis, C.V., Putnis, A. (2010) The role of background electrolytes on the kinetics and mechanism of calcite dissolution. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 1256-1267

Kowacz M.†, Putnis C. V., Putnis A. (2009) The control of solution composition on ligand-promoted dissolution: DTPA – barite surface interactions. Cryst. Growth Des. 9, 5266-5272

Kowacz M.†, Putnis A. (2008) The effect of specific background electrolytes on water structure and solute hydration: consequences for crystal dissolution and growth. Geochim. Cosmichim. Acta 72, 4476-4487

Kowacz M.†, Putnis C. V., Putnis A. (2007) The effect of cation:anion ratio in solution on the mechanism of barite growth at constant supersaturation. Role of the desolvation process on the growth kinetics. Geochim. Cosmichim. Acta 71, 5168-5179

Putnis C. V., Kowacz M., Putnis A. (2008) The mechanism and kinetics of DTPA-promoted dissolution of barite. Applied Geochemistry 23, 2778–2788

Dunajska D., Falkowska L., Siudek P., Sikorowicz G., Lewandowska A., Pryputniewicz D., Magulski R., Kowacz M. (2006) Iron wet deposition over the coastal zone of the Gulf of Gdansk. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 15, 53-60

Falkowska L., Pryputniewicz D., Magulski R., Dunajska D., Sikorowicz G., Kowacz M. (2005) The impact of solar radiation on changes of the chlorophyl a concentration in the surface microlayer in Southern Baltic. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34, 109-123

Grzybowski W., Dudzinska (Kowacz) M. (2004) Influence of humic substances on results of the spectrophotometric (TPTZ) analysis of monosacharides. Oceanologia 46, 419-426

Konferencje
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29th European Crystallographic Meeting 2015

Kowacz M.†, Marchel M., Juknaite L., Esperanca J. M. S. S, Romao M. J., Carvalho A. L., Rebelo L. P. N. Protein crystal nucleation induced by ionic liquid-functionalized mineral particles.

5th European Conference on Crystal Growth 2015

Kowacz M.†, Marchel M., Juknaite L., Esperanca J. M. S. S, Romao M. J., Carvalho A. L., Rebelo L. P. N. Infrared light-induced protein crystallization.


COIL 2013 (5th Congress on Ionic Liquids)

Kowacz M., Esperança J. M. S. S., Rebelo L. P. N. (2013) Fluorescent calcium carbonate microcapsules: From ionic liquid structuring at interfaces to functional materials.

COIL 2011 (4th Congress on Ionic Liquids)

Rebelo L. P. N., Canongia Lopes J.N., Pereira C.S., Esperança J.M.S.S., Marrucho I., Pereiro A., Kowacz M., Tariq M., Freire M., Veiga I.M., Araújo J.M.M. (2011) Do we already know everything? Plenary lecture


BACG 2011 (British Association for Crystal Growth)

Putnis A., Ruiz-Agudo E., Kowacz M., Putnis C. V. (2011) In situ Atomic Force Microscopy studies of crystal growth mechanisms and kinetics: the effect of background electrolytes.

Goldschmidt 2009

Kowacz M. and Putnis A. (2009) Crystallization and the role of solvent structure dynamics. Geochim. Cosmichim. Acta 73, A692

Goldschmidt 2008

Kowacz M. and Putnis A. (2008) Mineral surface reactions and the role of solvent structure dynamics and ion hydration in solution. Geochim. Cosmichim. Acta 72, A494

EGU General Assembly 2008

Kowacz M. and Putnis A. (2008) The effect of specific background electrolytes on water structure and solute hydration: consequences for crystal dissolution and growth. Geophysical Research Abstracts 10, 2-2-2008

Nunes T., Rocha A., Simões R., Ferreira N., Kowacz M., Alves C., Pio C., Reis M., Rocha C., Vasconcelos T. (2008) Mass and elemental composition of PM2.5 and PM10 at two urban sites in the west coast of Iberian Peninsula. Geophysical Research Abstracts 10, 2-2-2008

Goldschmidt 2007

Kowacz M., Putnis C. V. and Putnis A. (2007) The effect of [Ba2+]:[SO42-] ratio on the mechanism of barite growth at constant supersaturation. Geochim. Cosmochim Acta 71, A518.

International Symposium: Interface Mineralogy, 2009

Putnis A. and Kowacz M. (2009) The effect of specific background electrolytes on water structure and solute hydration: consequences for crystal nucleation, growth and dissolution. (Sendai, Japan)