Prof. Tomasz Puzyn PHD, DSc
CEO, Scientific Director
World-renowned specialist in the field of chemoinformatics and environmental chemistry, co-author of fundamentals of computational nanotoxicology. Since 2008 he has been managing the Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics he created at the University of Gdansk. Current research concerns the development of chemoinformatic methods for the design of nanomaterials and ionic liquids as well as an assessment of risk they may pose for human health and environment.
Prof. Puzyn is the author of 139 research papers, including publications in leading journals (e.g. Nature Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry), with a total IF of over 480, and an editor of 5 books published worldwide. He delivered over 25 invited talks abroad. His works have been cited more than 2’700 times and the Hirsch index is 30. He is an active member of the EU NanoSafety Cluster: coordinator of 2 projects implemented in the FP7 framework and a member of 7 HORIZON 2020 projects consortia. He cooperates with over 50 institutions from around the world. Laureate of the scholarship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 3 FNP programs, MNiSW scholarship and the Polish Prime Minister's award for the postdoctoral achievement.
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.
CFO – Managing Director
is a manager with 15 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.
He is primarily responsible for its business function: organizational, sales and financial aspects.
Dr. Alicja Mikołajczyk
Nano-QSAR, Nano-QSPR, design and risk assesment/management of hybrid and multicomponent nanomaterials, machine learning
Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Gdansk, Poland and a Senior Specialist R&D in QSAR Lab Ltd. She was on a series of internships abroad (e.g. USA, Ecuador). Her current research concerns the development of chemoinformatic methods for the design of efficient nanomaterials (especially hybrid and multi-component photocatalyst, nano-drug deliveries) as well as an assessment of risk they may pose for human health and environment. Dr. Mikolajczyk is the author of 30 research papers, including publications in leading journals (e.g. Chemistry of Materials, Applied Catalysis B: Environment, Nanoscale), with a total IF of over 200, and 1 book published worldwide. She delivered over 13 invited talks abroad. The achievement has been noticed by the international community. Dr. Mikolajczyk is one of the youngest researchers in Europe appointed as a leader of the project under Horizon 2020 (NanoInformaTIX) at University of Gdansk and PRELUDIUM10 project funded by National Polish Center. She is involved in 8 EU projects (under the FP7 Framework and HORIZON 2020) with a total budget of 34 mln EUR. She is a recipient of prestigious awards, including the scholarship of the MNiSW for the doctoral achievement and START fellowship granded by Foundation for Polish Science.
Dr. Mikolajczyk for the first time introduced QSAR/QSPR methodology for predicting hazard and physicochemical properties of more complex hybrid and multi-component nanomaterials at the early stage of its design. She coordinates research aimed at development of new methodologies to guarantee long-term nanosafety and contribute to fill current gaps in: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Governance (RG) research for multi-component and hybrid nanomaterials, from its design and production by application into Nano-Enabled Products.
Maciej Stępnik, MD, PhD, DSc
Expert in the field of toxicology, nanotoxicology, safety assessment of nanotechnology products, assessment of health hazards from chemical substances, mechanisms of mutagenic and carcinogenic effects, application of alternative methods in toxicology.
Member of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in Luxemburg (Working Group on Cosmetic Ingredients, Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetics, Working Group on Methodology) and the Hearing Expert in the Cross-cutting Working Group on Genotoxicity at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Member of the Interministerial Commission for the Highest Permissible Concentrations and Intensity of Factors Harmful to Health in the Work Environment. Member of the National Ethics Committee for Experiments on Animals (2009-2013). Chairman of the Łódź Branch and member of the General Board of the Polish Toxicological Society (2014-2017). Member of the editorial committee in: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health (IF = 1.541), Nanomaterials (IF 4.324), Editorial Board of Regulatory Toxicology (specialty section of Frontiers in Toxicology).
Dr. Eng. Karolina Jagiełło
NanoQSAR-AOP, data science, machine learning
Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Gdansk, Poland. She specializes in data analysis and chemoinformatics, with particular emphasis on the development and application of efficient computational methods for designing safe materials (including nanomaterials). Currently, dr. Jagiello is developing the methodology for integration of NanoQSAR models with the NanoAOP appraoch in order to identify the structutal features of nanomaterials crucial for inducing transcriptomic response relavant for ENMs-specific adverse outcomes.
Coordination of research tasks within PATROLS project, leading the reseacrh team engagement in PATROLS.
Dr. Eng. Anita Sosnowska
QSAR, data analysis, nanomaterials risk governance
A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology (Biotechnology), where she obtained a PhD degree. The research area includes the development and implementation of computational chemistry methods and data analysis in the risk assessment of materials (including nanomaterials) and designing new safe substances.
Coordination of the research tasks under the RiskGONE project, managing a research team involved in the implementation of the project tasks. Coordination of the research tasks in commercial projects.
Dr. Anna Rybińska-Fryca
QSAR, data analysis, machine and deep learning
Coordination of research tasks under the NanoSolveIT project, management of research team involved in the implementation of project tasks
Dr. Eng. Dawid Grabarek
Senior R&D Specialist
Computational photochemistry, quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics
A graduate from Faculty of Chemistry at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He holds a degree in biotechnology with bioinformatics specialization. In his research work, he uses advanced quantum chemistry methods for calculations of light absorption and emission properties in retinylidene and fluorescent proteins chromophores. In particular, in his PhD thesis, he described impact of the chromophore's protein environment in fluorescent proteins on their one- and two-photon absorption spectra. Moreover, Dawid is familiar with conducting molecular dynamics simulations and analysis results.
At QSAR Lab. he is involved in projects ab initio calculations of the requiring electronic and spectroscopic properties of the molecular systems under investigation.
QSAR, nanomaterials risk governance, advanced machine and deep learning, programming, technology
A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk, where he completed his doctoral studies and worked as a research assistant. A specialist in big data, machine learning / AI and programming. The area of his research includes the development and implementation of computational approaches for risk assessment of nanomaterials (nano-QSAR, cross-sectional estimation and clustering).
Coordination of research tasks under the Nano-QSAR Toolbox project, management of research team involved in the implementation of project tasks
Machine learning, molecular modeling, programming
A graduate of Master studies at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG-MUG. His area of scientific interest includes computational chemistry, molecular modeling and machine learning.
Reasearch team member involved in the implementation of project tasks
Junior R&D specialist
Nanomaterials, data analysis, NanoQSAR-AOP
A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk, engineering studies. Current master's student.
Reasearch team member involved in the implementation of project tasks
Innovations and company development
Project Manager with10 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 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.
Deals with the development of the company in the context of introducing products to new markets (the Scandinavian market, eastern markets, USA), conducts export projects carried out as part of the Pomeranian Export Broker, initiates and supports the strategic development of the company (Internship Programme, Doctorate Programme)
Marketing and sales manager
Branding, R&D projects popularization
For over 5 years professionally related with marketing and sales. She completed numerous courses substantively complementing her experience for example managerial skills course, Google Adwords and Analytics course. She has very well-developed communication, organizational and negotiation skills.
Within the QSAR Lab, Karolina Płonka is responsible for the popularization of R&D projects, PR, identification of the company, entire customer service (offer, negotiations) and all marketing activities.
Management Board Office
Corporate social responsibility
"Specialist in the field of environment protection, office co-ordinator and administrator. For 14 years, she has been related to administrative services for offices, and for 5 years associated with scientific and research units. She completed a number of substantive courses, including: AGILE PM, PMI project management, conflict management, team building and management."
In the company, she deals with the formal and financial service of project implementation as well as coordination and administrative service of the office.
Manager ds. Marketingu i sprzedaży
Branding, popularyzacja projektów B+R.
Z marketingiem i sprzedażą związana zawodowo od ponad 5 lat. Ukończyła liczne kursy merytorycznie uzupełniające swoje doświadczenie m. in. kurs umiejętności managerskich, kurs Google Adwords i Analytics. Posiada bardzo dobrze rozwinięte umiejętności komunikacyjne, organizacyjne i negocjacyjne.
W ramach QSAR Lab Karolina Płonka zajmuje się m. in. popularyzacją projektów B+R, szeroko pojętym kreowaniem wizerunku firmy, identyfikacją wizualną Spółki, kompleksową obsługą Klientów (oferta, rozmowy, negocjacje) oraz wszelkimi działaniami marketingowymi.