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QSAR Lab is a spin off company, whose founders are scientists at the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk. The company enables to cooperate the academic and the business environment together and by leveraging the potential and resources of the University of Gdansk, a leading university in the Region, offers innovative researches and services in computer modeling and in silico based on QSAR methods.

 

 

MANAGING BOARD

 

dr hab. Tomasz Pozyn, prof UG

Tomasz Puzyn, Ph.D., D.Sc. Associate Professor

Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdansk. Current research interests of the Team relates to the development of computer methods to support the design of new products (nanomaterials, ionic liquids) that are safe for human health and the environment.

He is the editor of 4 books, the main author or co-author of 12 book chapters, more than 100 full research papers for peer-reviewed journals, 20 short papers published in conference proceedings (other than conference abstracts), and 2 other publications addressed to the industry and enterprises. His contributions have been cited more than 1,500 times, excluding self-citations, h-index = 25. Tomasz Puzyn, Ph.D.,D.Sc.  is an active member of the international emvironment involved in the issues of chemical safety and nanotechnology: as the leader of two international projects thanks to the EU 7th Framework Programme (NanoBRIDGES and NanoPUZZLES), initiatives under the European Nanosafety Cluster and as a member of the Steering Committee of the MODENA Action, implemented within the framework of COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology. He is also the winner of many prestigious national and international awards, i.e.: individual scholarship of the Japanese Association for the Promotion of Science, grants of the Foundation for Polish Science (programmes: START, HOMING and FOCUS), a scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education holder and the winner of the Polish Prime Minister Prize for the best habilitation thesis in 2012.

In the QSAR Lab Ltd. spin-off company, professor Puzyn acts as CEO and Scientific Director, being reponsible primarily for the operation of the Company in the area of research and development and for the scientific supervision of carried out services.

 

 

 
Paweł Bajurski

 

Paweł Bajurski

is a manager with 10 years of experience in the consulting industry, specializing mainly in consulting in the field of project management, business models and obtaining external financing.

He has Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, the most recognized certificate in the field of project management issued by Project Management Institute - an international institute associating project managers and PRINCE2 Foundation certificate.

He prepared dozens of applications for subsidies from national funds (Operational Program Innovative Economy, national funds of the National Center for Research and Development) and foreign funds (EU 7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020), acquiring over 150 million PLN.

In the QSAR Lab Ltd. spin-off company, Pawel Bajurski acts as CFO and Managing Director. He is primarily responsible for its business function: organizational, sales and financial aspects.

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM

 

dr. inż Karolina Jagiełło

PhD. Eng. Karolina Jagiełło

Dr. Eng. Karolina Jagiello works as an Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at Faculty of Chemistry at University of Gdansk, Poland. She specialize in data analysis and chemoinformatics, with particular emphasis on development and application of efficient computational methods for designing new chemicals (mainly pharmaceuticals and biomatrials). Computational methods might be interesting not only because they are faster and less inexpensive than the extensive experimental studies, but their use also leads to the reduction of animal testing (ethical and company image).

Dr. Eng. Jagiello is the author of the research publications in the fields of chemistry and environmental risk assessment in leading international journals (e.g. Environmental Software and Modelling, Environmental Science & Technology) and author of several chapters in books. Dr. Jagiello was on the 2 post-doctoral internships in Japan (National Institute for Environmental Studies) and 1 post-doctoral internship in USA (Jackson State University). She participates in the implementation of two research grants funded by the European Commission and one founded by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Within the QSAR Lab Dr. Eng. Jagiello is responsible for direct supervision of conducted research services.

 

 

 
dr inż. Anita Sosnowska

PhD. Eng. Anita Sosnowska

Works as an Assistant Professor in at the University of Gdansk, Poland, Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at Faculty of Chemistry. Her research work is based on the development and use of the computational methods to assess the risk to the environment and human health posed by new chemicals (mainly ionic liquids and pharmaceuticals). She has experience in the application of chemometric methods for data analysis, QSAR/QSPR modeling for estimating the relationship between chemical structure of compound and activity/physicochemical properties as well as in the application of statistical/chemometric  methods for experimental optimization.

Dr. Eng. Sosnowska is the author of the research publications in the fields of chemistry and environmental risk assessment in leading international journals (e.g. Green Chemistry, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials), author of several chapters in books and more than 40 oral and poster presentations presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Eng. Sosnowska was on the 2 post-doctoral internships in Japan (National Institute for Environmental Studies). She participates in the implementation of three research grants funded by the National Science Centre, the Swiss Contribution - Polish-Swiss Research Programee and the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Within the QSAR Lab Dr. Eng. Sosnowska is responsible for direct supervision of conducted research services.

 

 
Anna Józefczyk

PhD. Alicja Mikołajczyk

Dr Mikolajczyk is the main author or co-author of 20 full research papers for peer-reviewed journals and 1 book chapter (i.e. Applied Catalysis B: Environment, Chemistry of Materials, Nanoscale, Environmental Science: Nano, Nanotoxicology, Applied Surface science, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engeeniering). Dr Mikolajczyk is the leader of the international project under Horizon2020 (NanoInformaTIX) and project from National Science Center (Preludium 10). She participates in the implementation of two grants the EU 7th Framework Programme (NanoBRIDGES and NanoPUZZLES), 10 projects funded by National Science Center and the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mikolajczyk was on the 7 doctoral and post-doctoral internships in USA (Jackson State University, North Dakota University) and Ecuador (Yachay Tech University).

She is also the winner of many prestigious national and international awards, e.g.: award funded by Polish Chemical Society for best PhD Thesis defended in 2017; award from National Polish Center by best scientific paper published in 2017 in science; individual scholarship awarded by Rector of University of Gdansk, award for the best presentation during the International Symposium on Computational Methods in Toxicology and Pharmacology Integrating Internet Resources 2018 (Goa, India), the 8th International Nanotoxicology Congress 2016 Boston (USA), the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress 2014 Antalya (Turkey),  a scholarship for outstanding PhD students at University of Gdansk. 

 

 
 
 
Anna Rybińska-Fryca

Anna Rybińska-Fryca

Research and development specialist at QSAR Lab. Responsible for work coordination of NanoSolveIT project within company. Additionally, PhD student at the University of Gdańsk, Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics, Faculty of Chemistry. Her research work is based on the development and use of the computational methods to assess the risk to the environment and human health posed by new chemicals (mainly ionic liquids) and photocatalytic systems. She has experience in the application of chemometric methods for data analysis, QSAR/QSPR modeling for estimating the relationship between chemical structure of compound and activity/physicochemical properties.

She is the author and co-author of the research publications in the fields of chemistry and environmental risk assessment in leading international journals (e.g. Green Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Journal of Hazardous Materials), co-author of two chapters in books and several oral and poster presentations presented at national and international conferences (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9985-5081). She participates in the implementation of two research grants funded by the National Science Centre. Moreover, she is involved in EU H2020 projects: PATROLS, RiskGONE, and NanoSolveIT. 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Józefczyk

Maciej Gromelski

PhD student at the University of Gdansk, Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics, Faculty of Chemistry. His area of research covers computational nanotoxicology and environmental and human health risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials, as well as development of novel computational techniques to design ‘green’, efficient and selective sorbents for pharmaceuticals based on carbon nanostructures. Programming enthusiast experienced in Python, .NET and machine learning.

He is author and co-author of research publications in the field of chemistry, several oral and poster presentations presented at national and international conferences. He was involved in the research and coordination of the research group participating in the EU H2020 project – NanoREG2, in which he was focused on development of innovative grouping and categorization approaches for hazard assessment of manufactured nanomaterials. He currently participates in several research grants under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Józefczyk

Anna Józefczyk

is a Project Manager responsible for the coordination of projects and processes. She completed post-graduate studies in the field of personnel management, project management and EU funds. Responsible for optimizing projects’ processes (planning and implementation) and strengthening the key success factors at the stage of obtaining external financing.
Author of many projects for business clients, consultant with 12 years of experience supporting in the process of creating and planning the project and obtaining external financing for its implementation. She prepared dozens of applications for subsidies from national funds (OP IE, NCBiR funds) and foreign funds (FP7, H2020), raising in total funds worth over PLN 80 million.

Specialist in the field of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), as a member of the Team for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Ministry of Economy, as also member of accredited Polish Agency for Enterprise Development – PARP’s advisors.

Within the QSAR Lab, Anna is responsible for the coordination of projects being carried out as the Project Office Manager. 

 

 

 

 

Karolina Malek

Karolina Malek

Project Manager with 8 years of experience in implementation of regional, innovative projects as well as international partner projects. She has great organizational skills and the ability to manage diverse project teams. It's all thanks to the experience of working as an inspector and project manager in such organizations as: Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, InnoBaltica Sp. z o.o., Trigonum Sp. z o.o. and participation in numerous Polish and foreign studies (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate in the fields of economics, management and marketing, accounting and finance, economic and monetary union) and courses and training, as part of classes at the University of Gdańsk, the National Bank of Poland, the French business school l'IPAG in Nice.


Within QSAR Lab, Karolina Malek deals in internal company processes including contracting and settlement of projects, mainly financed from Programme Horizon 2020, implementation of the internship students program and employment.

 

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