A member of the SOLAIR beamline team, 2021 William G. Fateley Award Recipient
We are very pleased to announce that the recipient of this year's William G. Fateley Student Award is Paulina Kozioł, a member of the SOLAIR beamline design group. The award, sponsored by The Coblentz Society and the Fateley family, recognizes one student for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The winner is awarded at the annual SciX conference presented by FACSS. The award was established in 2010 by family members of William Fateley and his former group members to honor his life dedicated to the development of spectroscopy and to promote the advancement of students in their research careers.
A scientist from SOLARIS and a PhD student in Biophysics at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University, Paulina Kozioł, was awarded the William G. Fateley Student Award 2021. Paulina began her researches under the supervision of Prof. Tomasz Wróbel, initially focusing on the development of histopathological models for the detection of neoplastic changes based on infrared spectroscopic imaging and machine learning. In addition, she conducts extensive work on the optimization of data pre-processing methods in terms of improving signal quality and classification results. The result of her research was a series of publications on noise reduction optimization for FT-IR and QCL imaging. Her current research interests are focused on the use of polarized infrared light to determine the orientation and level of ordering of macromolecules, especially in fibrous tissue, which can play a key role in the microenvironment of tumors.
Paulina Kozioł is, moreover, a laureate of several awards, including the START scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science and the Iwanowska financed by NAWA. In her work at SOLARIS, she is involved in the construction of the newly emerging SOLAIR beamline, as well as in the management and realization of the PRELUDIUM 18 grant entitled “Improving 3D macromolecule orientation determination based on polarized IR chemical imaging by optimization of scattering removal algorithms”.
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