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Academia Copernicana
Interdisciplinary Doctoral School
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LIST OF DOCTORAL PROJECTS – 2024/2025

Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School

no.
project title
author(s) of the project
                            area of science: astronomy
1.
 Study of the population of radio transient sources
dr hab. Magdalena Kunert-Bajraszewska, prof. UMK
          area of science: biological sciences
1.
Cajal bodies: multifunctional hubs involved in the metabolism of various types of RNA
dr hab. Dariusz Jan Smoliński prof. UMK
2.
Phytochrome signalling via cAMP/cGMP second messengers in Arabidopsis thaliana
dr hab. Krzysztof Jaworski, prof. UMK
prof. Jiří Friml, Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria
3.
Impact of Monsoons on Tree Rings and Xylogenesis of Selected Tree Species in the Tropical Climate of Southeast Asia
dr hab. Marcin Koprowski, prof. UMK
prof. Nathsuda Pumijumnong, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand
4.
Tolerance: Internal Mechanism Regulating Immune Checkpoint Expression
dr hab. Sylwia Wrotek, prof. UMK
5.
Influence of artificial light at night (ALAN) on predator-prey interactions: behavioral and physiological response of freshwater species
dr hab. Łukasz Jermacz, prof. UMK
dr Magdalena Czarnecka
6.
Changes in vegetation and soil properties in maritime sand dunes habitats due to invasion of Rosa rugosa Thunb
dr hab.Marcin Woch, prof.UMK
7.
 Analysis of the α4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit’s stoichiometric integration
dr hab. Katarzyna Roszek, prof. UMK
dr. Ákos Nemecz
area of science: chemical sciences
1.
Advanced hybrid materials for stable and efficient water electrolysis
dr hab. Anna Ilnicka, prof. UMK
dr. Athanasios Chatzitakis, University of Oslo (UiO)
2.
Harnessing Machine Learning for Excited-State Molecular Dynamics Simulation in Photochemistry
dr hab. Anna Kaczmarek-Kędziera, prof. UMK
dr. Saikat Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, NCU
3.
Development of cosmetic preparations supporting the treatment of acne rosacea
dr hab. Jolanta Kowalonek, prof. UMK
4.
Shadows and glows of protein corona
dr hab. Marek Wiśniewski, prof. UMK
dr hab. Katarzyna Roszek
5.
Innovative wound dressing materials based on polysaccharides and plant extracts
dr hab. Marta Ziegler-Borowska, prof. UMK
dr Dorota Chełminiak-Dudkiewicz
6.
Theranostic, stimuli -responsive biopolymer materials for anticancer therapy
dr hab. Marta Ziegler-Borowska, prof. UMK
Assoc. prof. PharmDr. Veronika Nováková, Ph.D
7.
Application of electrochemical, separation, and spectral techniques for the study of low molecular weight compounds in roughage used to feed polygastric animals
dr hab. Małgorzata Szultka-Młyńska, prof. UMK
dr Agnieszka Ludwiczak
8.
Advancing Microbial Profiling Through Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Integration on Nanostructured Platforms
dr hab. Paweł Pomastowski, prof. UMK
9.
Innovative Strategies in the Isolation and Functionalization of Biologically Active Lactoferrin- Towards Therapeutic and Prophylactic Applications
dr hab. Paweł Pomastowski, prof. UMK
10.
Fabrication of new materials based on polymer and peptides for potential biomedical applications
prof. dr hab. Alina Sionkowska
prof. Mahesh Basavaraju, JSS Academy of Technical Education
11.
New carbon – based anti-icing surfaces
prof. dr hab. Artur Terzyk
12.
Non-electrochemical extraction of hydrogen from water
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Łukaszewicz
dr Piotr Kamedulski
13.
Modern electrochemical energy storage devices
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Łukaszewicz
dr Piotr Kamedulski
area of science: economics and finance
1.
Inflation and economic growth
dr hab. Maciej Ryczkowski
2.
Micro -foundations of sustainable development
prof. dr hab. Aldona Glińska-Neweś
area of science:  physical sciences
1.
Modern materials for transparent conductive oxide layers in photovoltaics and optoelectronics ap plications
dr hab. Anna Zawadzka, prof. UMK
dr Przemysław Płóciennik
2.
Modern heterojunctions based on 1-3D nanostructural metal chalcogenide and GaN for ultrasensitive gas detection
dr hab. Anna Zawadzka, prof. UMK
dr Przemysław Płóciennik
3.
New nanostructured photosensitive materials for optoelectronics and photonics
dr hab. Beata Derkowska-Zielińska, prof. UMK
dr hab. Dorota Kowalska, prof. UMK
4.
ZnTe based ternary and quaternary materials, growth, thermal and optical properties
dr hab. inż. Karol Strzałkowski, prof. UMK
prof. Olivier Pages
5.
Towards Reliable Electronic Structure Schemes in Organic Electronics
dr hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. UMK
6.
Resolving the Structure-Property Relationship in Organic Electronics
dr hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. UMK
7.
Measurement methods and factors affecting the luminance of two -photon visual stimuli
dr hab. Maciej Szkulmowski, prof. UMK
dr inż. Katarzyna Komar
8.
Multi -parametric optical coherence elastography for intraoperative cancer detection
dr hab. Maciej Szkulmowski, prof. UMK
BEng, PhD/ Prof. Brendan Kennedy
9.
 Development of an eye movement model based on information from the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye
dr hab. Maciej Szkulmowski, prof. UMK
10.
Development of eye motion-based biomarkers for the detection and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases
dr hab. Maciej Szkulmowski, prof. UMK
11.
Study of trapped ions
dr hab. Mariusz Piwiński, prof. UMK
dr hab. inż. Łukasz Kłosowski, prof. UMK
12.
Theoretical Spectroscopy for Organic Photovoltaics: Finding the Fingerprints of Photodegradation
dr hab. Paweł Tecmer, prof. UMK
Patrick Norman,KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden)
13.
Plasmonic molecular chirality: from designing nanostructures to advanced fluorescence microscopy studies
prof. dr hab. Sebastian Maćkowski
14
AI-driven correlation and total energies in quantum chemical applications
prof. dr. hab. Ireneusz Grabowski
prof. Pavlo Dral
area of science: literary studies
1.
Culture of contestation in the Kosovo parallel state in the 90s –how might one function in the sociological vacuum?
dr hab. Adam Kola, prof. UMK
dr. hab. Agata Domachowska
area of science: social sciences
1.
Digital Neuro-biomarkers for Dementia Prediction and Healthy Aging Support: Monitoring Olfactory Brain Responses and Neuroimaging Applications of Non-pharmacological interventions
dr Tomasz Rutkowski
dr Tomasz Komendziński
area of science: veterinary science
1.
Hepatoprotective effect of Andrographis Panicu/ata extract against AFBl induced hepatotoxicity in pigs
prof. dr hab. Chandra Pareek
prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wimmers, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)