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7-10 November 2022

Online Graduate School z Brunel University

November’s MODEST virtual session event held at Zoom, hosted by Brunel University London. The presentation entitled. ‘Science and Art – mutual inspiration’ is narrated by Prof Joanna Profic-Paczkowska from the Jagiellonian University.
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6 March 2019

BMP Racibórz - Joanna Łojewska: Does methane utilisation make sense?

A growing concern in the context of environmental regulation is methane emissions. Prof. Joanna Profic-Paczkowska from the Jagiellonian University discusses whether and how to dispose of it, as well as the difference between emissions from ‘concentrated’ and ‘diffuse’ sources.

28 April 2018

Gazeta Wyborcza - What to choose: meat or vegetables? Here are the secrets of the art of barbecue

“And if meat, is it white or red? And at what temperature do you bake it so that it tastes good, smells even better and is healthy?” – Margit Kossobudzka’s interview with Joanna Łojewska


20 September 2016

Politika - The Wawel Castle tapestries under the magnifying glass

The Wawel Castle tapestries are more than 450 years old, and everyone wants them to live as long as possible. Chemists and physicists were asked what condition they were in and how to care for them. After the first series of tests, it is clear that they are fine at Wawel Castle, and that dirt is not their worst enemy. – article by Agnieszka Krzemińska

22 April 2016

Rzeczpospolita - special supplement "The Republic in the Times of Sigismund Augustus"

On Friday 22 April 2016, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper published a special supplement entitled ‘Rzeczpospolita w czasach Zygmunt Augusta’ dedicated to summarising the research and education project. In it, one can read articles by individual research groups involved in the study of degradation and the influence of biological and inorganic factors on the state of preservation of the Wawel Castle tapestries. Dr Joanna Łojewska’s article ‘Chemistry saves priceless monuments’ can be read by clicking on the thumbnails.


11 March 2015 - Scientists: "The coal management that Poland is doing is robbery. We should bet on coal processing"

Coal was and still can be our black gold, but everything depends on how we use it
– say in an interview with ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ the scientists Joanna Łojewska, PhD (chemist) and Krzysztof Bytnar, PhD (employee of the Department of Fuel Technology at AGH University of Science and Technology). The article appeared in

11 March 2015 - Catalyst Research Laboratory from the inside out

They conduct research in the broad field of catalysis. Of particular interest to them is the surface structure and active centres on the surface of catalysts. They work on the basis of both government projects and those from organisations supporting Polish science. What is the current focus and what exactly were the projects carried out by the scientists of the Catalyst Research Laboratory of the Jagiellonian University? Its members talked in detail about their work – article on the portal

12 December 2014

Dziennik Polski - Jagiellonian University chemist saves Leonardo da Vinci's famous masterpiece

Science. Joanna Łojewska, Ph.D., has been included in an international team of scientists. They are working to prevent the destruction of the Renaissance master’s self-portrait – article by Paweł Stachnik


02 July 2014

Nauka w Polsce - Science in the service of art

Researchers from the Jagiellonian University have developed a method to diagnose the degradation processes of paper and other cellulose-based materials. The research may help save monuments, including Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing, which is becoming less and less clear. – PAP article – Nauka w Polsce


21 November 2013

Gazeta Wyborcza - Prawdziwi z nas zadymiarze

“Cancer, damage to the endocrine, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. And destruction of the environment, the effects of which will be visible long after the Homo sapiens species has disappeared. This is the price of burning anything in cookers”. – interview with Dr. Joanna Łojewska, chemist at the Jagiellonian University


1 August 2012

Gazeta krakowska - Fatal condition of the Wawel flags

Either captured during the Vienna campaign or woven in honour of our rulers – the silk flags in the Wawel collection have witnessed our history for hundreds of years. Now they are damaged, frayed, some falling apart in the hands. The Royal Castle authorities and chemists from the Jagiellonian University want to save them for future generations.- article by Maria Mazurek for Gazeta Krakowska

17 June 2012

Gazeta Wyborcza - Great success of the Polish woman

Monika Koperska, a PhD student from the Jagiellonian University, won second place and the audience prize in the Famelab international competition – article by Piotr Stanisławski

24 May 2012 - Got Talent for Scientists. Why is paper better than a memory stick?

She took to the stage and in three minutes convinced the audience and jury that paper is the best way to store data. This is how Monika Koperska won the Polish edition of FameLab. She is now preparing for the world final, and tells us why technology is doomed and scientists prefer to lock themselves away in their labs. – interview by Joanna Pachla with Monika Koperska

22 May 2012

PAP - Monika Koperska a scientific idol in FameLab competition

Paper is the most durable information carrier we know. We can read it with the most common tools known to man: the brain, the eye and the hand,’ says the winner of the Polish edition of the FameLab competition, Monika Koperska of the Jagiellonian University. The competition for the first Polish scientific idol was decided at the Copernicus Science Centre during the Museums’ Night in May. – Polish Press Agency

24 września 2010 - Kraków: foundation rewards mothers with a doctor

The Foundation for Science has awarded three mothers from Krakow with doctoral degrees high level funding for innovative research projects. The grants will make it easier for them to reconcile the difficult role of parent and scientist.- article by Marcin Leyko