Tomasz Kołodziej

PhD student

Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Tomasz Kołodziej graduated from Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 2015, earning the Master’s degree in Molecular Biophysics. His research interests started with investigating cell migration, especially in the context of chemical and physical microenvironment. During his PhD studies, Tomasz participated in two internships – first at the Institute for Bioengeneering of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, where he was investigating traction forces of single cells, and the second - at Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington KY, USA, where he was investigating metastatic processes of breast cancer cells. In QUNNA project Tomasz is responsible for combining temperature sensing properties of NV- diamond centres with elastic polyacrylamide substrates for mechanobiology studies. He optimizes physical measurements in the context of live cell microscopy imaging, trying to get satisfactory signals while not damaging the cells.