Tomasz P. Wrobel

Associate Professor NSRC SOLARIS Jagiellonian University

My research interests are centered on using the knowledge about inherent chemical composition of biomaterials to predict their behavior and function in terms of diseases. More specifically I look at cells, tissues and bio-fluids in a biomedical setting to improve existing diagnostic methods for cancer detection using chemical imaging in the form of vibrational spectroscopy, i.e. infrared (IR) and Raman imaging.

NEWS

New insight into controversial transflection measurements!
February 2021
A new to quantify the influence of interference (or so called Electric Field Standing Wave effect) was published in Analyst. „Influence of interference effects on the spectral quality and histological classification by FT-IR imaging in transflection geometry” 
by Danuta Liberda, Paulina Koziol, Magda K. Raczkowska, Wojciech M. Kwiatek, Tomasz P. Wrobel  (https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/an/d0an01565b/unauth#!divAbstract)

A new Confocal Quantitative Phase Imaging platform published in Optica!
September 2020
A new approach to QPI of „High-resolution label-free imaging of tissue morphology with confocal phase microscopy
by Martin Schnell, Shravan Gupta, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Michael G. Drage, Rohit Bhargava, and P. Scott Carney (https://www.osapublishing.org/optica/fulltext.cfm?uri=optica-7-9-1173&id=437894), has been accepted for publication in Optica!

First publication from Sonata grant!
September 2020
The article „Macromolecular Orientation in Biological Tissues Using a Four-Polarization Method in FT-IR Imaging” by 
Paulina Koziol, Danuta Liberda,  Wojciech M. Kwiatek and Tomasz P. Wrobel (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02591), has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!

Esophagus cancer article on the cover of Journal of Biophotonics!
August 2020
The article „Translation of an esophagus histopathological FT‐IR imaging model to a fast quantum cascade laser modality” by Danuta Liberda, Michael Hermes, Paulina Koziol, Nick Stone and Tomasz P. Wrobel (
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jbio.202000122), has been accepted for publication and our Cover image suggestion was accepted for August Issue!

Magda awarded for her Master thesis!
June 2020
Congratulations to Magda for recieving a distincion award for her Master thesis (
https://mini-pw.github.io/DataScienceInnovators/)!

Paulina’s internship in Beckman Institute!
March 2020
Paulina has finished a 6-month internship in prof. Rohit Bhargava’s group (
http://chemimage.illinois.edu/) in Beckman Institute (Urbana-Champaign, USA)! She was extending her knowledge on IR spectrometers construction. All thanks to NAWA funding (https://nawa.gov.pl/en/scientists/the-iwanowska-programme)!

Homing and Sonata awarded!
November 2019
For innovative aspects of Homing and Sonata 14 grants Tomek was awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Prize in the “Scientist of the future” category. Congratulations!

Sonata grant awarded!
July 2019
A Sonata 14 grant (~1 mil PLN) was awarded to Tomek!
The “Three-dimensional macromolecule orientation by means of infrared (IR) imaging and its significance in cancer microenvironment” project will take 3 years.

Magda defends her Master thesis!
July 2019
Congratulations to Magda for successfully defending her Master thesis!

Gold protein cage is now published in Nature!
May 2019
The article „An ultra-stable gold-coordinated protein cage displaying reversible assembly”, by Ali D. Malay, Naoyuki Miyazaki, Artur Biela, Soumyananda Chakraborti, Karolina Majsterkiewicz, Izabela Stupka, Craig S. Kaplan, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Bernard M. A. G. Piette, Georg K. A. Hochberg, Di Wu, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Adam Fineberg, Manish S. Kushwah, Mitja Kelemen, Primož Vavpetič, Primož Pelicon, Philipp Kukura, Justin L. P. Benesch, Kenji Iwasaki & Jonathan G. Heddle, is now available online:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1185-4

Stipend for Paulina
May 2019
Paulina was awarded a stipend for an internship in the group of prof. Rohit Bhargava (Urbana-Champaign, USA) under Iwanowska Program from NAWA!
Congratulations!

Best poster award for Danusia
May  2019
Danusia has been each awarded a best poster award during the „Fourth International Conference on New Trends in Chemometrics and Applications”
(NTCA-2019)! 
Congratulations!

Best presentation award for Magda
April 2019
Magda was awarded a best presentation award at the BioMedTech Silesia 2019 conference!
Congratulations!

 

Award for Justyna
March 2019
Justyna was awarded 1st place in a competition for the best master thesis in the field of statistics countrywide by the Statistics Poland (GUS) and the  Polish
Minister of Science and Higher Education! Congratulations!

Stipend for Magda
December 2018
Magda was awarded a stipend for scientific achievements for the best students by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education!
Congratulations!

Best poster award for Magda and Paulina
October  2018
Magda and Paulina have been each awarded a best poster award during the VII Krakow’s Oncology Conference! Congratulations!

Stipend for Tomek
October 2018
Tomek has been awarded a Stipend for Young Scientists granted by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education.
Congratulations!

Academic GPU Grant from NVIDIA
August 2018
NVIDIA Corporation has supported our research with a donation of a Quadro P6000 GPU card! 
Much appreciated!

Best poster award for Paulina
March 2018
Paulina has won the best poster award during 2nd WROCLAW SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS!
Congratulations!

A new Confocal Quantitative Phase Imaging platform published in Optica!
September
2020

A new approach to QPI of „High-resolution label-free imaging of tissue morphology with confocal phase microscopy
by Martin Schnell, Shravan Gupta, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Michael G. Drage, Rohit Bhargava, and P. Scott Carney (https://www.osapublishing.org/optica/fulltext.cfm?uri=optica-7-9-1173&id=437894), has been accepted for publication in Optica!

First publication from Sonata grant!
September
2020

The article „Macromolecular Orientation in Biological Tissues Using a Four-Polarization Method in FT-IR Imaging” by 
Paulina Koziol, Danuta Liberda,  Wojciech M. Kwiatek and Tomasz P. Wrobel (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02591), has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!

Esophagus cancer article on the cover of Journal of
Biophotonics!

August
2020

The article „Translation of an esophagus histopathological FT‐IR imaging model to a fast quantum cascade laser modality” by Danuta Liberda, Michael Hermes, Paulina Koziol, Nick Stone and Tomasz P. Wrobel (
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jbio.202000122), has been accepted for publication and our Cover image suggestion was accepted for August Issue!

Magda
awarded for her Master thesis!

June
2020

Congratulations to Magda for
recieving a distincion award for her Master thesis (
https://mini-pw.github.io/DataScienceInnovators/)!

Paulina’s internship in Beckman Institute!
March 2020
Paulina has finished a 6-month internship in prof. Rohit Bhargava’s group (
http://chemimage.illinois.edu/) in Beckman Institute (Urbana-Champaign, USA)! She was extending her knowledge on IR spectrometers construction. All thanks to NAWA funding (https://nawa.gov.pl/en/scientists/the-iwanowska-programme)!

Homing and Sonata awarded!
November 2019
For innovative aspects of Homing and Sonata 14 grants Tomek was awarded the Polish Intelligent Development Prize in the “Scientist of the future” category. Congratulations!

Sonata grant awarded!
July 2019
A Sonata 14 grant (~1 mil PLN) was awarded to Tomek!
The “Three-dimensional macromolecule orientation by means of infrared (IR) imaging and its significance in cancer microenvironment” project will take 3 years.

Magda defends her Master thesis!
July 2019
Congratulations to Magda for successfully defending her Master thesis!

Gold protein cage is now published in Nature!
May 2019
The article „An ultra-stable gold-coordinated protein cage displaying reversible assembly”, by Ali D. Malay, Naoyuki Miyazaki, Artur Biela, Soumyananda Chakraborti, Karolina Majsterkiewicz, Izabela Stupka, Craig S. Kaplan, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Bernard M. A. G. Piette, Georg K. A. Hochberg, Di Wu, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Adam Fineberg, Manish S. Kushwah, Mitja Kelemen, Primož Vavpetič, Primož Pelicon, Philipp Kukura, Justin L. P. Benesch, Kenji Iwasaki & Jonathan G. Heddle, is now available online:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1185-4

Stipend for Paulina
May 2019
Paulina was awarded a stipend for an internship in the group of prof. Rohit Bhargava (Urbana-Champaign, USA) under Iwanowska Program from NAWA!
Congratulations!

Best poster award for Danusia
May  2019
Danusia has been each awarded a best poster award during the „Fourth International Conference on New Trends in Chemometrics and Applications”
(NTCA-2019)! 
Congratulations!

Best presentation award for Magda
April 2019
Magda was awarded a best presentation award at the BioMedTech Silesia 2019 conference!
Congratulations!

 

Award for Justyna
March 2019
Justyna was awarded 1st place in a competition for the best master thesis in the field of statistics countrywide by the Statistics Poland (GUS) and the  Polish
Minister of Science and Higher Education! Congratulations!

Stipend for Magda
December 2018
Magda was awarded a stipend for scientific achievements for the best students by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education!
Congratulations!

Best poster award for Magda and Paulina
October  2018
Magda and Paulina have been each awarded a best poster award during the VII Krakow’s Oncology Conference! Congratulations!

Stipend for Tomek
October 2018
Tomek has been awarded a Stipend for Young Scientists granted by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education.
Congratulations!

Academic GPU Grant from NVIDIA
August 2018
NVIDIA Corporation has supported our research with a donation of a Quadro P6000 GPU card! 
Much appreciated!

Best poster award for Paulina
March 2018
Paulina has won the best poster award during 2nd WROCLAW SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS!
Congratulations!