Ph. D. Katarzyna Kurzatkowska – Prof. Assistant

Katarzyna KurzątkowskaKatarzyna Emilia Kurzątkowska went in 2001 to Toruń, to study Chemistry at the Nicholaus Copernicus University. On June 19the 2004 she obtained Master of Science degree on the Organic Chemistry. The title her defended M.Sc. thesis was: “Synthesis and enantioselective reduction of benzofuryl α-amino ketone”.

Since October 2004 she has started a doctor course at the Department of Biosensors in Food in Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn. On October 14the 2009 she was awarded doctoral degree for her thesis entitled “Intermolecular recognition processes and their using in electrochemical sensors” from the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

Her research interest concerns the mechanism of the electrochemical signals generated at the organic/aqueous interface of based on the formation of the supramolecular host-guest complexes. She applied this basic study for the developing of the chemical sensors/biosensors such as:

  • the liquid membrane electrodes incorporated with macrocyclic ligands for selective determination of neutral molecules;
  • chemical sensors and biosensors based on gold electrodes modified by thiol layers through Au-S covalent bond used for development of ion-channel sensors.

She is also interested in the methods of the deposition the redox active molecules on the surface of gold electrodes as a nano-jonits for the oriented protein/antibodies/enzymes/ssDNA immobilization.

From 18 October 2009 to 17 October 2010, she was worked as a Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Oncology in the Institute of Biophysics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in laboratory of Prof. Emil Paleček.
She obtained the Team Science 2nd Degree Award founded by the Rector of Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences for achievements in 2008 and the Team Science Award founded by the Minister of Health for the publication „Gold Electrode Incorporating Corrole as an Ion-Channel Mimetic Sensor for Determination of Dopamine”.

She is co-author of 9 research papers and 10 communications.

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