Hania`s paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society!

May 14, 2024

If you are curious to read how Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy can shed light on the role of cholesterol in the structure and hydration of lipid monolayers, check out our latest paper.

"Lipid sprites donating cholesterol to needy neighbors" inner cover accompanies our latest JPCL paper!

April 25, 2024

Have a look at the article here.

Hania`s paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!

April 22, 2024

Our newly accepted JPCL paper is now available. Check it out to read how dehydration prompts cholesterol release from raft-like domains into the surrounding fluid phase in phase-separated lipid bilayers.

SBAD Young Staff funding for Ania!

February 12, 2024

Congratulations to Ania on receiving the SBAD Young Staff institutional funding for her project entitled: “Can female hormones cure? Interactions of steroid hormones with biomimetic cell membranes”.

Our amazing graphics as a front cover in Nanoscale!

December 22, 2023

After several months of dedicated effort in bringing our Nanoscale manuscript to fruition, we recognized the significance of honoring our hard work through a proper graphics. Check out our breathtaking image which was selected as a front cover in the new issue of Nanoscale journal: click

Emilia's publication can be found here: click

Emilia's paper in Nanoscale!

December 08, 2023

Check out the just accepted paper of Emilia where she unravels the mysteries of nanoscale structural reorganization of biomimetic cell membranes under dehydration conditions. We thank our collaborators - Prof. Petra Schwille and Dr. Henri G. Franquelim for hosting us at the MPI of Biochemistry in Germany and providing us with invaluable insights into the realm of atomic force microscopy (AFM). Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding this publication! Publication can be found here: click 

Preludium Grant for Emilia!

November 25, 2023

Emilia receives Preludium-22 grant for research project "Dry and Alive – the impact of hydration on the properties of bacterial cell membranes and its role in prokaryotic anhydrobiosis". Congratulations!

You can call her Doctor!

On 07.09.2023 Madhurima defended flawlessly her PhD thesis „The role of biological water in biomimetic cell membrane dynamics and molecular interactions”. She graduated with honors! We are so proud of you Madhu!

Our team participated in 14th EBSA Congress

From 31.07 to 04.08 we took part in 14th EBSA Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. We would like to thank the Organizers for giving us the possibility to present our results... and eat dinner in Stockholm City Hall where traditionally the Nobel Prize banquet is traditionally held! 

Check out our abstracts in European Biophysics Journal (click).

Check our gallery (click)

Emilia's paper in BBA Biomembranes!

Check out the just accepted paper of Emilia where she tried to reconstruct the complexity of cell membranes characteristic for different bacterial strains. We thank our collaborators - Mareike and Rumy for their invaluable advices and support! click

EBSA Bursary for Madhurima and Emilia!

Emilia and Madhurima received EBSA Bursary for attendance at the 14th EBSA Congress. We are very excited for this conference and we hope to see you in Stockholm! 

Hania's paper in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B!

Check out the just accepted paper of Hania describing the changes in the fluorescence spectrum of Laurdan embedded within the lipid membranes under different hydration conditions and why this effect is different than the impact of cholesterol click


Madhurima's paper in Chemical Science!

Check out the just accepted paper of Madhurima about the cooperative work of sodium ions and water molecules in maintaining the mobility of lipids under dehydration conditions! click


"Pearls of Science" for Agnieszka!

March 15, 2023

Agnieszka receives her first scientific grant "Pearls of Science" ("Perły Nauki"), which is awarded for the outstanding students to begin their own research project. Congratulations Aga! 

(press release on our university website: click)


Sonata Bis Grant for our group!

February 23, 2023

Lukasz Piatkowski receives research grant Sonata Bis-12 for the project "Molecular freeze dance - tracking the spatial orientation of molecules in biomimetic cell membranes". Stay tuned for the PhD and Postdoc job offers!


(press release on the university website: click)


Preludium Grant for Hania!

December 6, 2022

Hania receives Preludium-21 grant for research project "Unraveling the effect of steroid hormones on biophysical properties of biomimetic cell membranes". Congratulations!

Agnieszka is the best graduate of the year 2022!

October 5, 2022 

Agnieszka received a medal for Distinguished Graduate of Poznan University of Technology. Every year only three best graduate students are honoured with this award. We are very proud of this achievement!

Piatkowski Lab as the best research team at our university!

October 5, 2022 

Our research team (Lukasz, Hanna, Madhurima and Emilia) received The Rector of the Poznan University of Technology scientific group prize for the outstanding research achievements in year 2021!

Our team at IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB 2022 Congress!

July 15, 2022 

Our team travelled to Lisbon to take part in IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB 2022 Congress.

Check out our abstracts in FEBS Open Bio (click)

And do not forget to have a look at amazing photos in the gallery (click)

Fellowship for Agnieszka!

May 9, 2022

Agnieszka receives fellowship to participate in the "Summer School Lipid Metabolism: from Biochemistry to Clinical Translations", organized and financed by the Dresden International Graduate School of Biomedicine and Bioengineering.

NAWA Scholarships for Hanna and Emilia!

May 2, 2022

Hanna Orlikowska-Rzeznik and Emilia Krok were awarded with funding for 3-months internships from Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the STER programme, Towards Internationalization of PUT Doctoral School (2022-2024). Hanna will do her internship at AMOLF Institute in The Chemistry and Spectroscopy research center, Netherlands, while Emilia will stay in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany.

EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant for Madhurima!

April 25, 2022

Madhurima Chattopadhyay received EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant for 3-months internship at Karolinska Institute, Sweden in the research group of prof. Erdinc Sezgin. We are very excited for this new collaboration with SciLifeLab!

Congratulations Agnieszka!

December 9, 2021

Eng. Agnieszka Batura was awarded the distinction for an outstanding Bachelor thesis in the area of engineering, technique, and organization of production from the Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations (NOT) in Poznan. We are very proud of our youngest group member and we wish her many more achievements!


Practice makes perfect

April 25, 2021

Still being very active in these uncertain times! Madhurima and Emilia took part in the National Conference for Young Researchers and both received distinctions: Madhurima for her poster and Emilia for her oral presentation. Keep up the good work!


OPUS grant for our team!

November 20, 2020

We applied for an OPUS grant and we got it! It will allow us to further work on the modulation transfer microscopy and its application to non-fluorescent imaging of biomimetic systems. Also, a brand new laser system will come to our lab - very exciting!


Read more here: link

Scientist of the future Prize for Lukasz!

March 30, 2020

Lukasz receives Polish Intelligent Development Prize for 2020 in the category: "Scientist of the future". He will accept the prize at the ceremony during the Intelligent Development Forum that will take place in November 2020.

Paper by Lukasz receives an award!

February, 2020

A manuscript co-authored by Lukasz received 1st award for the best publication from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences published in 2018. Hopefully coming papers receive similar attention!

Emilia, Madhurima and Hanna in the spotlight!

January 13, 2020

Emilia, Madhurima and Hanna receive a grant for young scientists financed by our University! They will investigate the effect of hydration level on the formation of the supported lipid bilayers with the use of quartz crystal microbalance.

Emilia receives poster award!

December 7, 2019

Emilia received 1st award for the best poster presentation during the III National Symposium of Bioorganic, Organic Chemistry and Biomaterials - BioOrg 2019, organized at our University.  Congratulations Emilia !

Hania receives her Diamond!

December 3, 2019

Together with Hania, we took part in the official gala, where Diamond Grants were granted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education - Jarosław Gowin. Interesting event where we could meet other grantees, and where Hania could officially enjoy her success! Congratulations again! Now the hard work begins...


Read more here: link

We made it to Science !

December 6, 2019

It took a while to make this happen, but YES, finally our work entitled "Ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy of single nanocrystals" made it to SCIENCE! Great collaborative effort with researchers from ICFO and ICREA (Spain), ICHF PAN (Poland), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy) and Ghent University (Belgium).

A true crown jewel amongst our publications!


Published version (link), accepted version (link)

Say HI to Emilia !

October 1, 2019

Today Emilia Krok joined our team as a PhD student. First day at work and she is already playing with the microscope in the lab - so far so good :) Welcome to the team Emilia and all the best !


Hania receives poster award!

October 1, 2019

Hania received 2nd award for the best poster presentation during the Polish Scientific Networks Conference 2019, organized at our University. Congratulations Hania !


Lukasz Piatkowski receives his habilitation

September 26, 2019

The Scientific Council of the Faculty of Technical Physics at Poznan University of Technology awards Lukasz with the habilitation title. 

From now on - dr hab. Lukasz Piatkowski :)


DIAMOND Grant for

Hanna Orlikowska

July 5, 2019

Hanna, one out of 85 grantees (out of 243 applicants), receives her first serious research grant. Diamond Grant goes to talented students with excellent research portfolio. 

Congratulations !

Say HI to Madhurima!

June 28, 2019

Our first PhD student has just arrived. Madhurima shows great enthusiasm to learn more about biophysics and she will begin her PhD adventure July, 1st. Welcome  to the team Madhurima !


June 1, 2019

With the summer weather all over Poznan, we just started our activities at Poznan University of Technology! Some paperwork, some organizational works and first shy attempts in the lab. We will be back with more exciting news soon!

Jobs available

We currently have two PhD positions open.

EMBO Installation Grant

for Lukasz Piatkowski

December 18, 2018


for Lukasz Piatkowski

August 8, 2018