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Anna Lesniak

started her PhD studies at the Centre for BioNano Interactions in January 2008.  She is presently performing systematic measurements of the physicochemical properties of silica nanoparticles from a variety of sources, using MALVERN ZetaSizer and NanoSight instruments. In the future she will be studying the interactions of nanoparticles with cells, in order to understand the spatio-temporal aspects and mechanisms of uptake inside the cell.

Anna graduated with an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Kracow University of Technology. Her thesis ‘Studies of microcapsules interactions with solid/liquid interfaces’ was written at Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science. After her studies she carried out research at the same Institute where she synthesised silver colloids, and characterised them using AFM and MALVERN ZetaSizer.