23 November 2023
Our work on skin patches:
"Oil-Infused Polymer Fiber Membranes as Porous Patches for Long-Term Skin Hydration and Moisturization"
has been published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering and is available online in open access
26 June 2023
Ewa A. Sroczyk successfully defended PhD thesis, "Modification of electrospun mats to control oil delivery for skin" within the Nano4Skin project funded by FNP.
22 May 2023
In Polish - Jedynka Polskie Radio, Program EUREKA, interview with Prof. Urszula Stachewicz about our Nano4Skin project and more ...
Nanowłókna pomogą leczyć atopową skórę
10 - 12 May 2023
Dr Krzysztof Berniak and Michał Kopacz were presenting the project results at the
6th European Symposium on Electrohydrodynamic Atomization and Electrospinning 2023,
AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
4 January 2023
Our work on the front cover WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
"Electrospun fibers as carriers for topical drug delivery and release in skin bandages and patches for atopic dermatitis treatment"
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Volume 15, Issue 1, January/February 2023, e1829
7 November 2022
Łukasz Kaniuk successfully defended PhD thesis,
"Manufacturing and characterization of electrospun PHBV fibers for biomedical applications"
within the Nano4Skin project funded by FNP.
17 October 2022
Congratulations to Zuzanna Krysiak!!!
She has successfully defended the PhD thesis within the First Team Nano4Skin project entitled:
"Designing and characterization of electrospun patches for atopic skin"
Zuzanna Krysiak and Urszula Stachewicz presenting the project results at the
4th Interdisciplinary FNP Conference, October 6-7, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland
Our paper "Accelerated wound closure rate by hyaluronic acid release from coated PHBV electrospun fiber scaffolds" has been published in Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology.
Urszula Stachewicz was presenting the project's results at the
1st Baltic Symposium on Polymer and Biomaterials Science - Baltic Biomat
Sept. 22-23, 2022 in Szczecin, Poland
Urszula Stachewicz and Ewa Sroczyk were presenting the project's results at the
IEEE 12th International Conference "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties
Sept. 11-16, 2022 in Kraków, Poland
Krzysztof Berniak presenting poster and oral presentation during
ESB2022, the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
Bordeaux, France, 4th - 8th of September 2022
Two new publications by PhD student Zuzanna Krysiak
"Electrospun fibers as carriers for topical drug delivery and release in skin bandages and patches for atopic dermatitis treatment."
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. e1829, 11 July 2022
and research paper:
"Urea-Based Patches with Controlled Release for Potential Atopic Dermatitis Treatment"
Pharmaceutics 2022, 14(7), 1494
Within our collaboration with Prof. Gregory Rutledge, PhD student Ewa Sroczyk is visiting MIT in USA.
Within our collaboration with Prof. Shweta Agarwala, PhD student Zuzanna Krysiak is visiting Aarhus University in Denmark.
Our work on the inside front cover Journal of Materials Chemistry B
"Enhanced mechanical performance and wettability of PHBV fiber blends with evening primrose oil for skin patches improving hydration and comfort"
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2022, 10, 1763 - 1774
Our work on the front cover ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
"Development and Advantages of Biodegradable PHA Polymers Based on Electrospun PHBV Fibers for Tissue Engineering and Other Biomedical Applications"
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2021, 7, 12, 5339–5362
Our work on the front cover of ACS Applied Bio Materials
"Nano- and Microfiber PVB Patches as Natural Oils Carriers for Atopic Skin Treatment"
ACS Applied Bio Materials, 3, 11, 7666–7676, 2020
The first confocal microscope at AGH University thanks to funding from
the Foundation for Polish Science
Now we have brand new Zeiss LSM 900
On the left Krzysztof Berniak from our Team responsible for the confocal microscope and on the right Marcin Szydek from Zeiss
"Osteoblasts and fibroblasts attachment to poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid-co-3-hydrovaleric acid) (PHBV) film and electrospun scaffolds"
by Łukasz Kaniuk, Zuzanna J. Krysiak, Sara Metwally, Urszula Stachewicz
has been accepted in Materials Science and Engineering: C
Materials for Biological Applications
Zuzanna Krysiak and Łukasz Kaniuk, our PhD students, participated in 30th Annual Conference of the European
Society for Biomaterials in Dresden, Germany. They presented their results during poster sessions.
The titles of their posters were:
Biocompatibility and cell culture study on electrospun PVB patches for skin treatment and
Enhanced cell integration with electrospun PHBV fibers with controlled surface properties.
During conference, they had a great opportunity to meet a lot of scientists in the field of biomaterials.
Our paper on PVDF film has been published in Biomedical Materials 14, 065006, 2019
On 12th of July we had a pleasure to host Prof. Alexander Yarin from University of Illinois at Chicago
who delivered excellent talk on 'Self-Healing Nano-Textured Vascular Engineering Materials'.
Urszula Stachewicz had the opportunity to present project results as an invited speaker
at the Electrospin 2019 Conference in Shanghai, 19-21 June 2019.
Our work on polar bear hair and penguin feather
is featured in Materials Today,
one of the most prestigious sources of information in materials science and engineering.
Our paper "Thermal insulation design bioinspired by microstructure study of penguin feather and polar bear hair" is published:
Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 91, June 2019, Pages 270-283
Agata Serafin, the 2nd year student, has won the 3rd prize in the section Physical Metallurgy and Surface Engineering
at 56th Conference of Student’s Scientific Circles at AGH University.
She presented her work on electrospinning of PHBV fibers at various humidity levels for medical applications.
Łukasz Kaniuk, our PhD student, supervised Agata's research work. Congratulations!
Urszula Stachewicz has presented results from the project
at the Frontiers in Polymer Science conference in Budapest.
Title of the presentation: "Controlled surface properties of electrospun polymer fibers for tissue engineering and skin care applications".
At the conference we had a chance to meet Sir Fraser Stoddart form Northwestern University, USA, awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016.
We have open Postdoctoral position: cell-biomaterial interactions. See details.
We had a chance to explore new equipment from NanoLive in our lab to see live cells attachment to our materials.
We thank Grzegorz Kaszyński from Labnatek for providing us valuable information and training.
It was great hands on and team experience!
The TEAM is attending the Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering (PICETE)
at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS Warsaw, Poland