On November 18th, prof. Robert Bogdanowicz with his NanoDiamond Team (Gdańsk University of Technology) hosted dr. Petr Cigler from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Praque, Czech Republic (http://nano.petrcigler.cz/). During the visit, dr. Cigler gave an invited talk on „Programmable diamond quantum biosensors” within the 3rd Seminar organized by Advanced Materials Center GdańskTech. He visited the NanoDiamond Team’s laboratory and had an opportunity to explore the beautiful campus of the Gdańsk University of Technology. This visit was an excellent opportunity to discuss challenges within the quantum sensing field, new ideas and possible collaboration activities.
Qunna leaders presented results at the posters at 4th Interdisciplinary FNP Conference held on 6–7 October 2022 in Warsaw. The conference is being organised by the Foundation for Polish Science. The conference was designed for project leaders, team leaders and team members involved in projects that had received funding from the Foundation under the Smart Growth Operational Programme.
The QUNNA consortium meeting was held at Gdansk University of Technology from the 15th to the 18th of May 2022. The meeting was intended to share individual teams' progress and monitor the development of collaborative projects conducted by consortium partners. The leaders have presented the development in the ongoing projects, recent publications, progress in collaborative projects, and scheduled experimental works for the next three months. The steering committee examined the status of mini projects and provided suggestions for converting these projects to publications. All the consortium members discussed with each other for possible collaborations to solve any difficulties in the research work of individual members. This meeting also included with three guest lectures from experts in three different fields. The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Philippe Bergonzo (https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=PBERG00), and the second lecture by Prof. Jacek Ryl (https://pg.edu.pl/en/p/jacek-ryl-740034) and the third lecture by Dr. Aldona Mzyk (https://research.rug.nl/en/persons/aldona-mzyk). The steering committee meeting was held for future research plans to fulfill the milestones set by the consortium.
This seminar was an excellent opportunity for experience exchange, showing what is already done and discuss the research plans for the near future. After the COVID-19 lockdowns, a meeting like this was especially desired, and we hope that it accelerates our research in the next period of the project. Once again, thank everyone for attending and see you next time in September.
Place: Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology
The first partner's meeting was held in Gdańsk University of Technology on April 1st-4th 2020. During the meeting, basic rules of implementation of the QUNNA project were presented and an overview of the project was carried out. It was agreed that each project partner is responsible to carry out activities described in the Grant Agreement Budget of the project and rules for eligibility of the project’s costs were presented and discussed. The status and research plans have been particularly elaborated and scheduled. All the Leaders presented their research plans and collaboration proposals. The core facility and dissemination of the project were also discussed. At the meeting, the steering committee members were appointed. It was agreed that Steering Committee meetings will take place according to the Consortium Agreement and Grant Agreement.