Short CV/Education and training

  • I received title of Professor of chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (JU), Poland in 2013. Now I am Head of Raman Imaging Group, Faculty of Chemistry, Head of Department of Chemical Physics, Faculty of Chemistry and Head of Raman Spectroscopy Group, JCET.

  • Editor in chief of Spectrochimica Acta A, Elsevier

  • Director of CLIRSPEC, UK

Selected publications

  • Differential response of Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells and hepatocytes to oleic and palmitic acid revealed by Raman and CARS imaging, E. Matuszyk, E. Sierka, M. Rodewald, H. Bae, T. Meyer, E. Kus, S. Chlopicki, M. Schmitt, J. Popp, M. Baranska*, BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease, 2020, accepted, IF=4,35.

  • Raman imaging highlights biochemical heterogeneity ofhuman eosinophils versus human eosinophilic leukemia cellline, A. Rygula, R. Ferreira Fernandes, M. Grosicki, B. Kukla, P. Leszczenko, D. Augustynska, A. Cernescu, A. Dorosz, K. Malek*, M, Baranska*, British Journal of Haematology, 2019, 186(5), 685-94, IF=5,518.

  • Vibrational spectroscopy-based quantification of liver steatosis, E. Szafraniec, S. Tott, E. Kus, D. Augustynska, A. Jasztal, A. Filipek, S. Chlopicki, M. Baranska*, BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease, 2019, zaakceptowano, IF=4,352.

  • Chiral Amplification in Nature: Cell-extracted Chiral Carotenoid Microcrystals Studied Via RROA of Model Systems, M. Dudek, E. Machalska, T. Oleszkiewicz, E. Grzebelus, R. Baranski, P. Szcześniak, J. Mlynarski, G. Zajac, A. Kaczor, M. Baranska*, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2019, 58, 8383–8388, IF=12,959.

  • Raman spectroscopy as a sensitive probe of soft tissue composition – imaging of cross-sections of various organs vs. single spectra of tissue homogenates, J. Dybas, K. M. Marzec, M. Z. Pacia, K. Kochan, K. Czamara, K. Chrabaszcz, E. Staniszewska-Slezak, K. Malek, M. Baranska*, A.Kaczor, Trends Anal. Chem., 2016, 85, 117-127, IF: 9,8.

  • Aggregation-Induced Resonance Raman Optical Activity (AIRROA) and Time-Dependent Helicity Switching of Astaxanthin Supramolecular Assemblies, M. Dudek, G. Zajac, A. Kaczor, M. Baranska*, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120 (32), 7807–7814, IF: 2.857.

  • Effects of Low Carbohydrate High Protein (LCHP) diet on atherosclerotic plaque phenotype in ApoE/LDLR-/- mice: FT-IR and Raman imaging, T.P. Wrobel, K.M. Marzec, S. Chlopicki, E. Maślak, A. Jasztal, M. Franczyk-Żarów, I. Czyżyńska-Cichoń, T. Moszkowski, R.B. Kostogrys, M. Baranska*, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 14002 (2015), IF: 4.12.

  • Raman imaging provides insights into chemical composition of lipid droplets of different size and origin: in hepatocytes and endothelium, K. Majzner, K. Kochan, N. Kachamakova-Trojanowska, E. Maslak, S. Chlopicki, M. Baranska*, Anal.Chem., 2014, 86(13), 6666–6674, IF: 6.79.

  • Raman imaging provides insights into chemical composition of lipid droplets of different size and origin: in hepatocytes and endothelium, K. Majzner, K. Kochan, N. Kachamakova-Trojanowska, E. Maslak, S. Chlopicki, M. Baranska*, Anal.Chem., 2014, 86(13), 6666–6674, IF: 6,35.

  • Raman spectroscopy of proteins: a review, A. Rygula, K. Majzner, K. M. Marzec, A. Kaczor, M. Pilarczyk, M. Baranska*, J. Raman Spectrosc., 2013, 44 (8), 1061-1076, IF: 2.0.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • European Training Networks (MSCA-ITN-ETN) LogicLab: Molecular logic lab-on-a-vesicle for intracellular diagnostics (2018 – 2022 total budget: €3,5 million), PI of the team with €450,000

  • OPUS NSC, RS-SRS-MED: Spontaneous and stimulated Raman scattering microscopy for sensitive and ultrafast imaging of cells upon development of life style diseases (2018 – 2022, €430,000, PI)

  • HARMONIA NSC, The development of spectroscopic analysis of lipid droplets in vitro: biochemistry, and their localisation in relation to the biological function (2017 – 2020, ~€300,000, PI)

  • SYMFONIA NSC, Pharmacotherapeutic mechanisms, spectroscopic signatures, and nanomechanics of dysfunctional endothelium in liver steatosis and heart failure; towards organ-specific mechanisms (2016 – 2019,~ €1.5million), PI of the team with ~€270,000

  • MAESTRO NSC, Multiparameter imaging of cells by using vibrational spectroscopy, AFM and SNOM: analysis of biochemical changes in single endothelium cells induced by stress, pathology and drug therapy (2013 – 2017, €500,000, PI)

  • EU Structural Funds, POIG.01.01.02-00-069/09, Vascular endothelium in development and curing of lifestyle diseases: from basic research to the offer of an innovative drug of endothelium action (2010 – 2015,~ €15 million total budget), PI of WP18 with ~€400,000

  • EU Structural Funds, POIG.02.02.00-00-014/08, Jagiellonian Center of Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) (2009 – 2013, ~€10 million total budget), PI of one WP with funds of ~ €1,0million

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor-in-chief of Spectrochimica Acta A (Elsevier), since 2016

  • Member of IAB SPEC, 2015

  • Member of SB of The ICMS and EUCMOS

  • Member of the EB of: Spectroscopy: An International Journal, E-journal of Chemistry, Biomedical Spectroscopy & Imaging (IOS), Pure and Applied Chemical Sciences (Hikari Ltd), Methods and Objects of Chemical Analysis, MOCA (Kiev University)

  • Reviewer of international Grants: ERC, EU; Executive Agency for Higher Education, Rumunia; SA/Germany Collaboration Program;, Unity through Knowledge Republic of Croatia, Croatia; Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Romanian Research Financing Directorate, Romania; Research Council of Lithuania, Lithuania; CEA – Enhanced Eurotalents – a European mobility program co-funded by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France)

  • Reviewer of domestic Grants (NCN, EPRD, POIG, MNiSW, NAWA)


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