119. Synchrotron radiation for biomedical research

Piotr Ciochoń – SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Krakow, PL


Due to extraordinary properties of synchrotron radiation and the availability of numerous complimentary and often unique characterization techniques, synchrotron – based light sources play a very important role in biomedical research. SOLARIS Centre is the first, and so far the only such source in Central and Eastern Europe, with great potential in boosting the research and development capabilities of both academic research centers and innovative industrial players. This talk will focus on the characterization techniques available at SOLARIS Centre, different access modes, and the discussion of case studies, highlighting the potential of synchrotron radiation – based techniques in the context of biological and medical sciences. A special emphasis will be placed on discussing effective cooperation of scientists with industrial partners and boosting their usage of large research infrastructures. In this context, the efforts of the Sylina project will be presented, which aims at increasing cooperation capabilities of the SOLARIS Centre and its international partners with industry, as well as a preview of upcoming transnational access projects.

Sylinda project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 952148.

About the author

Piotr Ciochoń is the Industry Liaison Officer at the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS. He combines scientific background, holding PhD in physics, with several years of experience in the management and execution of R&D projects. He is also actively involved in the innovation and start-up communities, having co-founded two startups, co-authoring several patents and patent applications, and being involved in several European projects focusing on innovation and science – industry cooperation.