Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Dr Iwona Golonka, Department of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics Pharmaceutical Faculty Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Iwona Maria Golonka is an assistant professor at Wroclaw Medical University, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław and holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry. With over 15 impactful publications and a research focus on antimicrobial peptides and advanced pharmaceutical methods, her work includes significant national and international collaborations. Notable achievements include awards for her research in antimicrobial compounds and patents for innovative drug delivery methods. She has also contributed to academic lectures and conferences globally. 🧪📚🏅

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Education

Dr. Iwona Golonka has been an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw Medical University’s Faculty of Pharmacy since 2003, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. With 15 scientific papers boasting a total Impact Factor of 48.378, including a notable 2020 publication with an IF of 9.381, Dr. [Name] has significantly contributed to the field. They also co-authored a script for pharmacy and medical analytics students. Dr. [Name] earned their Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław in 2006, with a focus on coordination chemistry, following a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1999. 🧪📚🔬

Presentations

Golonka I. has contributed significantly to the field of chemistry through various presentations. At the Chemistry towards Biology 10 conference in Bratislava (2022), she explored peptide stability in monolayers and Langmuir balance applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Earlier, at the Fifth Informal Conference on Reaction Kinetics and Atmosphere Chemistry (2004), she studied the reactions of nitrogen dioxide with propanols and fluorinated derivatives. Her research on EPR characteristics of metal complexes was presented at the 9th Nordic IHSS Symposium (2003), and she investigated the impact of metal ions on free radicals in humic brown coal at ISEB 15 (2001). 🌟🔬📊

Awards

In 2022, the Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk awarded a diploma for scientific and team achievements of the 1st degree for the synthesis and assessment of new antimicrobial compounds and fluorescent dyes. Individual awards of II degree were received in 2021, 2020, and 2022 for publications in the JCR database. In 2016, received a 1st degree Team Award for work on physicochemical methods in drug development and a distinction in the Eureka! MZD competition for inventing a flotation tablet. Previous accolades include the 2004 Dr. Emil Niedźwirski Scholarship and multiple team awards in 2007, 2010, and 2016. 🏆📜🔬💡

Research focus

Iwona Golonka’s research focuses on the stability and effectiveness of peptides and antioxidants in various matrices. Her work includes evaluating the decay kinetics of antioxidants in black elderberry, studying the impact of peptides on monolayers, and analyzing peptide stability. Key studies involve examining how newly synthesized peptides affect monolayer stability and antibacterial properties. Golonka’s contributions also cover antioxidant properties in cellulose matrices and interactions with phosphatidylinositol monolayers. Her research integrates aspects of biochemistry and material science, aiming to enhance the understanding and application of peptides and antioxidants in health and industry. 🧬🔬🍇

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Evaluation of Decay Kinetics of Black Elderberry Antioxidants from Fruits and Flowers

Evaluation of the Effect of Antibacterial Peptides on Model Monolayers

Effect of Newly Synthesized Structures of Peptides on the Stability of the Monolayers Formed

Assessment of the Influence of the Selected Range of Visible Light Radiation on the Durability of the Gel with Ascorbic Acid and Its Derivative

Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Newly Synthesized Peptides Absorbed into Bacterial Cellulose Carrier against Acne vulgaris

Edible alginate/chitosan-based nanocomposite microspheres as delivery vehicles of omega-3 rich oils

The Influence of UV Radiation on the Degradation of Pharmaceutical Formulations Containing Quercetin

Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of omega-3 rich oils/curcumin nanoemulsions loaded in chitosan and alginate-based microbeads

Application of an anionic polymer in the formulation of floating tablets containing an alkaline model drug

Selected physicochemical and biological properties of ethyl ascorbic acid compared to ascorbic acid

Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mrs Mediatrice NIYONSABA, Rwanda Biomedical center, Rwanda

Mediatrice Niyonsaba is a dedicated health professional and researcher. Currently a second-year Master’s student in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same institution. Since 2012, she has served as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU 🚑. Her research includes co-authoring a study on motorcycle crash epidemiology in Kigali and assisting in several projects, including those on anemia in trauma, substance abuse screening, and the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injuries. She is the lead author of a study on mHealth tools in prehospital care, published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine 📚.

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Education

Since November 2021, she have been pursuing a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences 📚. I previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same university (2015-2017) 🎓. My professional journey includes working as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU (Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence) since November 2012 🏥. Before that, I taught Biology at SAKE Secondary School from January to November 2009 👩‍🏫.

Experience

Since January 2019, I’ve been part of the SAMU team collaborating with Utah University to develop and pilot test a mobile health communication tool (912 m Health tool) aimed at enhancing emergency medical services 🚑. I co-authored “Epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in Kigali, Rwanda,” published in November 2019 🏍️. From January to April 2020, I was a research assistant for the Kigali Anemia in Trauma and Transfusion Study at CHUK 🏥. Between August 2020 and September 2021, I assisted in adapting screening instruments for detecting alcohol and drug abuse in Rwanda using ACASI 🍷💊. In late 2021, I contributed to research on the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injury treatment and outcomes 🧠. Recently, I authored “Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an m Health platform,” published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine in September 2023 📚.

Research focus

Dr. Sharmistha Jayaraman’s research focuses primarily on improving prehospital emergency care and trauma management in low-resource settings, particularly in Rwanda. Her studies encompass various aspects of emergency medical services (EMS), including challenges in locating emergency scenes 🚑, enhancing efficiency through m Health platforms 📱, neurotrauma management 🧠, and the epidemiology of trauma, such as motorcycle crashes 🏍️. Additionally, Dr. Jayaraman investigates the initial management of traumatic brain injuries and factors influencing HIV testing among emergency patients. Her work aims to improve healthcare outcomes by addressing critical gaps in prehospital care and emergency response systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication top notes

Challenges Locating the Scene of Emergency: A Qualitative Study of the EMS System in Rwanda

Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an mHealth platform: Qualitative study in Rwanda

Trends in Neurotrauma Epidemiology, Management, and Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kigali, Rwanda

Factors associated with HIV testing among patients seeking emergent injury care in Kigali, Rwanda

The Initial Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kigali, Rwanda

The epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in a sub-Saharan African urban center

Data-driven prehospital training to decrease motorcycle crash deaths in a Sub-Saharan African urban center