OUR TEAM

Cell-IN creates a well-coordinated and mobilized team that understands the needs of modern researchers in the broadly understood biological industry. The satisfaction of our customers is the most important for us. Therefore we are happy to help with the use of the product, and we are also open to possible scientific and business cooperation. Our product was created out of a passion for innovative discoveries and a willingness to meet the difficulties and limitations.

Aneta Karpińska

Co-founder, COO, R&D Manager

Aneta researches the internalization of chemical and biological molecules into living cells. She graduated in biotechnology (master’s degree, specialization Medicines, and Cosmetics) from the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology. As a part of her engineering thesis, Aneta performed experiments regarding the bacteriophage’s inactivation. Afterward, she started cooperating with the National Medicines Institute. From the second year of studies, Aneta had been doing internships in various companies and institutes such as the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS, the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, and the Dr. Irena Eris Cosmetic Laboratory. Her main fields of interest are research related to introducing new drugs to the market. In Cell-IN company, she is responsible for the experimental part and R&D managing.

Karina Kwapiszewska

Co-founder, CTO

Karina Kwapiszewska is describing herself as passionate about breaking interdisciplinary barriers. Her main interest is understanding cell biology and biophysics in order to utilize them in bioanalysis, tissue engineering, and pharmacology. As a tool, she bridges biology with hi-tech solutions like microfluidics and advanced microscopy.

Karina graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in 2009 (Master of Science, Engineer in Chemical Biotechnology). In 2014 obtained a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, for the work on microfluidics for cell engineering. During her post-doc, she investigated the structure of human cell cytoplasm using advanced microscopy methods to provide tools for quantitative biochemistry in vivo.

Karina filled prestigious courses about bringing scientific achievements to society (Cambridge Judge Business School), and management (Harvard Business School) She is a co-author of scientific papers and patents. Laureate of numerous awards, scholarships, and grants. She has led the project within wich the Cell-IN product was developed (LIDER/10/0033/L-9/17/NCBR/2018, National Centre for Research and Development).

Patrycja Kuźma

Financial Specialist

Patrycja has a Master’s degree in Biological Chemistry (2017). Notwithstanding the previous, she was a postgraduate student of Project Management at SGH Warsaw School of Economics (2020), and her postgraduate thesis focused on design, project & lab management for a specialistic chemical laboratory. Her management experience is also a monthly management internship (2020) in the Scope Fluidics Group (President of the Board, prof. Piotr Garstecki).

Patrycja is a Research Group Coordinator & Lab Manager in Soft Condensed Matter Team IPC PAS – leader prof. Robert Hołyst and Lab Manager in Dioscuri Centre for Physics and Chemistry of Bacteria IPC PAS – leader – dr Bartłomiej Wacław.

In 2021, she won the international competition for the Best Lab Manager Award.
As a member of the Cell-IN team, she is responsible for the management and control of the budget and expenses in the Cell-IN project.

Alicja Zgorzelska

Co-founder, Product Specialist

Alicja is researching the change of nanoviscosity of cell cytoplasm during the cell’s death at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She graduated from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology. Her engineering and master theses were based on the study of biocomposites for agricultural applications. During her study, she did an internship at the National Institute for Materials Science, where she checked the effect of ceramic powder on lung cells. Her main field of interest is to describe biological phenomena using physical formulas. In Cell-IN company, she is responsible for the preparation of the product.

Robert Hołyst

Co-founder, Expert

Robert is a principal investigator at the Soft Condensed Matter Group, with extensive experience in leadership and management. He was a member of several research funding committees, incl. ERC panel, and the Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Robert has a very strong record of collaboration with business sector (Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Samsung and Unilever). Current research topics: soft matter, biologistics, biological chemistry, statistical physics, techniques: FCS, PCS, capillary electrophoresis TDA.

Web of Science bibliometric data: publications 300 (and 3 books, one in Springer Verlag 2012), total citations ca. 7300, h-index=47; more than 40 patents, 15 patents granted (incl. USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland). He is a co-founder of 3 spin-off companies and he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Scope Fluidics Inc.

Monika Księżopolska-Gocalska

Former member

Monika is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw with a specialization in chemical technology and an expert in chemical metrology (by ISO standards). He is also a certified Product Manager. From 2012, at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, she worked with the SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) technique and was a key member of the research team developing a high-quality SERS platform for fast and reliable analysis. She conducted optimization of SERS substrate parameters and subsequent stages of their production process.

As a team leader working on introducing SERS products to the market and a professional in product management, Monika became a co-founder of the first commercial activity of IPC PAS under the name SERSitive. Then she helped in the commercialization of another product of the Institute, called Siliquan. From 2021, he oversees and coordinates the process of introducing to the markets the third product of IPC PAS, this time in the field of biology, called Cell-IN. Monika is a co-author of 4 publications, 4 patents and 2 patent applications.