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ZB 22 - Charge transfer in biological systems and at the interfaces (P. Zarzycki)


Research Theme: The main topic of our research is charge transfer either electron/proton transfer reactions or dynamic charge density redistribution. Our projects rely on close collaboration between theoretical and experimental studies - see below/Research.

Research areas:

Supramolecular chemistry (lead Oksana Danylyuk): Using structure determining techniques we try to understand the molecular encapsulation and recognition in (macro)molecular hosts. 

Physicochemical assessment of chemotherapy efficacy (lead Karolina Kędra-Królik): Using biocalorimetry to detect early signs of carcinogenic changes in blood serum proteins, and effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs in metastatic lung cancer patients.

Electrokinetics of in-situ precipitated minerals (Karolina Kędra-Królik/Marzena Prus): Using electrochemical and electrokinetic methods to monitor in situ mineral precipitation and transformation.

Chemists' view of the pressure-induced reactivity (lead Paweł Łata): Using quantum chemistry methods, and organic synthesis we try to understand pressure-induced chemistry (e..g, Diels-Alder cycloaddition).