Dr. Giordana Martinelli is currently a PhD researcher at the Department of Environmental Science of the University of Milan.She graduated with an experimental thesis regarding the chemical synthesis, through manual and automated methods, and chemical characterization of Sakacin A peptide, with antibacterial properties.The peptide has been purified for its primary and secondary structure using chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
The main purpose of her research is to develop innovative biomaterials from sea urchins waste aimed to the valorization of these products for regenerative medicine for skin regeneration. The activities involve their chemical, analytical and biological characterization.
Aleksander Smolarkiewicz-Wyczachowski began his master's studies in 2020 in the field of Medical Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in ToruÅ„. He has been carrying out research work in the Medical Chemistry Research Team since 2018. He is a co-author of 5 scientific publications and has appeared at 9 conferences presenting the results of his own research. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Education and Science of the Polish government. From August to October 2021, he was a research intern at the University of Ljubljana at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology.
Magdalena GrzegÃ³rska is a student of the 2nd year of MA studies in the field of medical science at the Faculty of Chemistry of the NCU. For three years she is a member of the "Studies with Mentor" program, under which she conducts research together with her supervisor. She presented her research results at 5 scientific conferences. She took part in two internships organized by the Faculty of Chemistry of the NCU. The first internship took place at accredited testing laboratory J.S. Hamilton in Gdynia. The second internship took place at the WojewÃ³dzki Szpital Zespolony im. L. Rydygier in Torun.
Pawel Nowak is a student of the 2nd year of MA studies in the field of medical science at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. For three years he has been a member of the "Studies with Mentor" program, where he works scientifically with his supervisor. He is a co-author of 4 scientific publications and 5 medals awarded at many international science fairs, and presented his research results at 9 scientific conferences. His research work and interests mainly focuses on modern drug delivery systems and the interaction of proteins with new materials with potential medical applications.
Dr.Parag Bhavsar, Postdoctoral Researcher.
Parag Bhavsar received a doctoral degree in chemical engineering in 2018 from Politecnico di Torino. He has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Italian National Research Council-STIIMA in Biella (Italy) since 2018. His principal interests are studying and analyzing biopolymers, textile wet processing, sustainable recycling, and textile physiochemical analysis.
Dr. Nilza Ribeiro is a researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of materials in University of Aveiro and she is an expert in design of biomaterials based on natural polymer electrospinning nanofibers and hydroxyapatite, tissue engineering, cancer and cell culture domain, proved by her 17 publications (SCI), an international patent application, 3 MSc theses and collaborations with national/international companies.
Konrad Kwiecien has completed his M.Sc. in materials science at AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH-UST), KrakÃ³w, Poland in 2020. Now he is a second-year PhD-student at AGH-USTin the Department of Biomaterials and Composites. He is the first author of one published article and one accepted for publication. He actively participated in six conferences. In 2021 he obtained two Best Poster Awards: at the European Society for Biomaterials Conference in Porto, Portugal and Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Rytro, Poland. His research is mostly related to biodegradable polymers and their processing into drug delivery systems.