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My research interests cover fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications in biochemistry and biology. I am developing advanced fluorescence-based techniques for ultra-sensitive detection of analytes and biomedical agents. In particular, we have developed a FRET-based method for the selective detection of a metalloproteinase 9 enzyme (MMP-9) and micro RNAs. The enhanced detection of minute amounts of dye molecules has been achieved with a Metal Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF). Several plasmonic platforms have been developed and tested for MEF. These include silver island films, silver fractals, and silver nanowires deposited on glass/sapphire substrates. We demonstrated several hundredfold enhancements of the fluorescence signals by using our plasmonic platforms. We also applied surface plasmon coupled emission (SPCE) in fluorescence microscopy. SPCE transforms an isotropic fluorescence emission into a directional, fully polarized radiation. The SPCE radiation preserves all spectral properties of used fluorophores and offers a significant reduction of unwanted fluorescence background because of minimization of the excitation volume.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Physics, University of Gdańsk

MS in Physics, University of Gdańsk

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Fluorescence Chemical Compounds
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Projects 2009 2022

Research Output 1975 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Fluorescence anisotropy imaging in drug discovery

Vinegoni, C., Feruglio, P. F., Gryczynski, I., Mazitschek, R. & Weissleder, R., 1 Nov 2019, In : Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 151-152, p. 262-288 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Fluorescence Polarization
Optical Imaging
Drug Discovery
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Fluorescence Microscopy

Non-fluorescent filters for fluorescence detection with in-line geometry

Kimball, J., Chavez, J., Ceresa, L., Shah, S., Gryczynski, I. & Gryczynski, Z., 16 May 2019, In : Methods and Applications in Fluorescence. 7, 3, 037001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Potassium Dichromate
lines (geometry)

Photophysical properties and detection of Valrubicin on plasmonic platforms

Synak, A., Szczepańska, E., Grobelna, B., Gondek, J., Mońka, M., Gryczynski, I. & Bojarski, P., 1 Apr 2019, In : Dyes and Pigments. 163, p. 623-627 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Spectroscopic method for estimation of MMP-9 enzyme concentration and activity

Synak, A., Serdiuk, I. E., Grobelna, B., Fudala, R., Gryczynski, I. & Bojarski, P., 15 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 286, 110936.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Matrix Metalloproteinases
2 Citations (Scopus)

AMCA to TAMRA long range resonance energy transfer on a flexible peptide

Synak, A., Fudala, R., Gryczynski, I., Kułak, L., Shah, S., Serdiuk, I. E., Grobelna, B., Arłukowicz, P., Kubicki, A. & Bojarski, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : Dyes and Pigments. 158, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tranexamic Acid
Energy transfer