molecular biophysics

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Group members

  • Kamila Riedlova, PhD student

    Kamila works on embedding of cytotoxic peptides in cell membranes.

  • Maria Chiara Saija, PhD student

    Chiara studies tear film and tear film lipid layer employing in silico molecular modeling.

  • Tereza Dolejsova, PhD student

    Tereza is a PhD student involved in experimental work on Tear Film Lipid layer models.

  • Paulina Chytrosz, PhD student

    Paulina is an ERASMUS+ visiting PhD student from Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University (group of Prof. A. Kotarba). She specializes in surface chemistry and biomaterial engeneering.

  • Riku Paananen, postdoc

    Riku started in January 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher working on experimens and simulations pertinent to lung surfactant and lipid multilayer systems.

  • Dr. Agnieszka Olzynska, PhD

    Agnieszka is a resercher working on fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy experiments, one of her scientific interests are lipid Langmuir films.

  • Prof. Lukasz Cwiklik, PhD

    lab head

Former group members

  • Dr. Adela Melcrova, PhD

    Adela was investigating interactions of ions with lipid membranes, both computationally and via fluorescence spectroscopy experiments. She obtained PhD diploma in the year 2019. Adela is presently a postoc at Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Netherlands

  • Dr. Pauline Delcroix, PhD

    Pauline was a postdoctoral researcher in the years 2017-2018 involved mainly in MD simulations of lipid films.

  • Dr. Alicja Wizert, PhD

    Alicja was working in the group during her master and PhD studies. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in membrane oxidation projects. Her interests shifter to Terat Film Lipid Layer mopdelling using coarse grain classical MD simulations. She obtained PhD diploma in the year 2018.

  • Alexandra Kukharchuk, MSc

    Alex was intially a BSc, then MSc studend working on interactions of small organic molecules, including amino acids, with phospholipid monolayers. This work was aiming at understanding molecular basis of some pathological conditions in cell membranes as well as mechanisms of processes triggered by air pollutants in lungs. Alex defended her master thesis in 2016.

  • Dr. Mateusz Lis, PhD

    Mateusz was a PhD student focused on the IT engineering (graduated in 2015). His work was focused on heavily coarse-grained biophysical simulations. He has developed highly parallel Monte Carlo codes for studying lateral inhomogeneities and clustering in plasma membranes.