prof. zw. dr hab. Alicja Ratuszna

Instytut Fizyki Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach

prof. zw. dr hab. Alicja Ratuszna

Instytut Fizyki Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach

Biography

Institute of Physics, Solid State Physics Department

ALICJA RATUSZNA studied physics at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In 1978 she gained her Ph.D. with a study on phase transitions in the perovskite crystals. In 1994 she completed her habilitation at the Institute for Low Temperature and Structural Research, Polish Academy of Sciences and obtained professor title in 2001. Since 1990 she provided a very fruitful cooperation with the University of Maine (France). Apart the scientific cooperation related with the studies of lattice dynamics and structural phase transitions, the master studies in Nanophysics are realized, given the graduated students double master diploma. Alicja Ratuszna is currently the worker of the Solid State Physics Department where she is developing crystal structure studies using X-ray diffraction and recently the researches of the compounds applied in PDT of cancer. In period 2012 – 2016 she was a dean of the Faculty of the Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Silesia.

Below are listed some of the papers related to nano- and biophysics themes:

  1. J. Peszke, A. Nowak, J. Szade, A. Szurko, D. Zygadło, M. Michałowska, P. Krzyściak, P. Zygoń, A. Ratuszna & M.M. Ostafin, – Effect of silver/copper and copper oxides nanoparticles powder on growth of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and their toxicity against the Normal Human Dermal Fibroblasts.”, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18:355 (2016)
  2. Maria Jastrzebska, Dorota Tarnawska, Roman Wrzalik, Artur Chrobak, Michal Grelowski, Edward Wylegala, Dorota Zygadlo and Alicja Ratuszna New insight into the shortening of the collagen fibril D-period in human cornea, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2016.1153520
  3. .Majtyka, A., Chrobak, D., Romanowski, B., Ratuszna, A. & Nowak, R. – Effect of vacancy concentration on elastic and electronic properties of InAs and GaAs: Towards defected structures of nanoobjects. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 16, 6, p. 6459-6464 6 p (2016)
  4. Piotr Kuś, Anna Pasewicz – Sokół, Alicja Ratuszna and Marcin Rojkiewicz – The synthesis of new potential photosensitizers [1–3]. Part 4. Photophysical properties of some monophenyltripyridyl-porphyrin derivatives, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 19 1204-1211 (2015)
  5. Marzena Rams-Baron,  Mateusz Dulski, Anna Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz,  Mateusz Korzec, Wioleta Cieslik, Ewelina Spaczyńska, Piotr Bartczak,  Alicja Ratuszna, Jaroslaw Polanski & Robert Musiol – Synthesis of New Styrylquinoline Cellular Dyes, Fluorescent Properties, Cellular Localization and Cytotoxic Behavior, PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131210 June 26, 2015
  6. Marta Kempa, Patrycja Kozub, Joseph Kimball, Marcin Rojkiewicz,  Piotr Kuś, Zygmunt Gryczyński & Alicja RatusznaPhysicochemical Properties of Potential Porphyrin Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy – Spectrochimica Acta, Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (Impact Factor: 2.13).03/2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2015.03.076
  7. Justyna Wójcik, Alicja Ratuszna, Jerzy Peszke & Roman Wrzalik – Theoretical reproduction of the Q-band absorption spectrum of free – base chlorine, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, 034302 (2015)
  8. A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, M. Serda, R. Musioł, J.G. Małecki, A. Szurko, A. Muchowicz, J. Gołąb, A. Ratuszna, J. Polanski –  Iron Chelators in Photodynamic Therapy Revisited: Synergistic Effect by Novel Highly Active Thiosemicarbazones, Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 5, 336-339, 2014
  9. Maciej Serda, Danuta S. Kalinowski, Nathalie Rasko, Anna Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, Robert Musiol, Angelika Muchowicz,  Jan G. Małecki, Jakub Gołab, Toma ́Eliska Potuckova,  Mieczysław Sajewicz, Des R. Richardson, Alicja Ratuszna & Jaroslaw Polanski*Exploring the Anti-Cancer Activity of Novel Thiosemicarbazones Generated through the Combination of Retro-Fragments: Dissection of Critical Structure-Activity Relationships –PLOS ONE, 9 (2014)
  10. Anna Nowak, Jacek  Szade, Ewa Talik, Alicja Ratuszna, M. Ostafin & Jerzy Peszke – Structural, spectroscopic and biological investigation of copper oxides nanoparticles with various capping agents – Materials Chemistry and Physics  (2014)
  11. J. Wójcik, J. Peszke, A. Ratuszna, P. Kuś, R. Wrzalik, Theoretical investigation of porphyrin-based photosensitizers with enhanced NIR absorption, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 19651-19658 –
  12. M. Dulski, M. Kempa, P. Kozub, J. Wójcik, M. Rojkiewicz, P. Kuś, A. Szurko, A. Ratuszna & R. Wrzalik – DFT/TD-DFT study of solvent effect as well the substituents influence on the different features of TPP derivatives for PDT application, Spectrochimica Acta part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 104 (2013) 315 – 327
  13. M. Serda, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, J. Jampilek, M. Pesko, K. Kralova, M. Vejsova, R. Musiol, A. Ratuszna, J. Polanski Investigation of biological properties for (hetero)aromatic thiosemicarbazones Molecules 2012; 17(11): 13483-13502
  14. A. Leonarska, M. Zubko, P. Kuś, J. Kusz & A. Ratuszna  – Meso-5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)porphyrin propionic acid monosolvate, Acta Crystallographica E68 (2012) o2797 – o2798
  15. M. Serda, D. Kalinowski, A. Mrozek – Wilczkiewicz, R. Musioł, A. Szurko, A. Ratuszna, N. Pantarat, Z. Kovacevic, A. Merlot, D. Richardson & J. Polański – Synthesis and characterization of quinoline – based thiosemicarbazones and correlation of cellular iron – binding efficacy to anti – tumor efficacy, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 22 (2012) 5527 – 5531
  16. A. Mrozek – Wilczkiewicz, D. Kalinowski, R. Musioł, J. Finster, A. Szurko, K. Serafin, M. Knas, S. Kamalapuram, Z. Kovacevic, J. Jampilek, A. Ratuszna, J. Rzeszowska – Wolny, D. Richardson & J. Polański – Investigating the anti-proliferative activity of styrylazanphthalenes and azanaphthalenediones, Biorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 18 (2010) 2664  – 2671
  17. A. Szurko, M. Rams, A. Sochanik, K. Sieroń – Stołtny, A. M. Kozielec, F.-P. Montforts, R. Wrzalik & A. Ratuszna, – Spectroscopic and biological studies of a novel synthetic chlorin derivative with prospects for use in PDT, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 17 (2009) 8197-8205.
  18. K. Galicka, J. Szade, P. Ruello, P. Laffez & A. Ratuszna, The photoemission study of NdNiO3/NdGaO3 thin films, through the metal–insulator transition, Appl. Surf. Sci. 255, 4355 – 4361 (2009)
  19. A. Pasewicz, D. Idziak, J. Kołoczek, P. Kuś, R. Wrzalik, T. Fennell, V. Honkimaki, A. Ratuszna & A. Burian – Pair correlation function analysis of  5-(4-hexadecyloxyphe-nyl) – 10, 15, 20 – tri(4-pirydyl) porphyrin and 5-(4-methoxycarbonylphenyl) – 10, 15, 20 tri(4-pirydyl) porphyrin – Journal of Molecular Structure 875, 167 – 172 (2008)
  20. D. Idziak,  A. Pasewicz, J. Koloczek, P. Kuś, R. Wrzalik, T. Fennell, V. Honkimaki, A. Ratuszna & A. Burian – Molecular structure of 5, 10, 15, 20 – tetra(1-naphthyl) porphyrin and 5, 10 – di(4 – hexadecyloxyphenyl) – 15, 20 –di(4 – pyridyl) porhyrin studied by high – energy X – ray diffraction – Chemical Physics Letters 446, 36 – 42 (2007)
  21. G. Kramer – Marek, C. Serpa, A. Szurko, M. Wideł, A. Sochanik, M. Śnietura, P. Kuś, R. Nunes, L. G. Arnaut & A. RatusznaSpectroscopic properties and photodynamic effects of new lipophilic porphyrin derivatives: efficacy, localization and cell death pathways, – Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B84, 1 – 14 (2006)
  22. F. Capon, P. Ruello, J.F. Bardeau, P. Simon, P. Laffez, B. Dkhil, L. Reversat, K. Galicka & A. RatusznaMetal insulator transition in thin films of RxR1-xNiO3 compounds: DC electrical conductivity and IR spectroscopy measurements. – J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 17, 1137 – 1150 (2005)
  23. G. Kramer – Marek, A. Szurko, C. Serpa, L. Arnaut, P. Kuś, J. Habdas & A. RatusznaSpectroscopic studies and singlet oxygen quantum yields of synthetic porphyrin derivatives – potential novel photodynamic therapy agents – Physica Medica XX, Supl. 1, 46-48 (2004)
  24. G. Grabecki, J. Wróbel, T. Dietl, E. Papis, E. Kamińska, A. Piotrowska, A Ratuszna, G. Springholz & G. Bauer – Ballistic transport in PbTe – based nanostructures – Physica E, 20, 236-245 (2004)
  25. Galicka, A. Słodczyk, A. Ratuszna, Ph. Daniel & G. Małecki – Raman scattering and X-ray powder diffraction studies of hydrate layered perovskites: dirubidium aquapentafluoromanganate (III) and dipotassium aquapentafluoroferrate (III) – Materials Research Bulletin 39, 1053-1064 (2004)
  26. A. Szurko, G. Kramer – Marek, M. Wideł, A. Ratuszna, J. Habdas & P. Kuś – Photodynamic effects of two water soluble porphyrins evaluated on human malignant  melanoma cells in vitro – Acta Biochimica Polonica 50, 1165-1174 (2003)
  27. A. Drzewiecka, K. Urbańska, Z. Matuszak, M. Pineiro, L. Arnaut, J. Habdas, A. Ratuszna & G. Stochel – Tritolylporphyrin dimer as a new potent hydrophobic sensitizer for photodynamic therapy of melanoma – Acta Biochemica Polonica 48, 277 – 282 (2001)
  28. J. Habdas, B. Machura, A. Waśkowska, Z. Mazurak & A. Ratuszna – Crystallographic and spectroscopic properties of meso-tetratolyloporhyrin – Annals of the Polish Chemical Society, p.10 (2001)
  29. A. Chwałek, G. Kramer, M. Wideł, A. Ratuszna & J. Habdas – Photodynamic effect of two water – soluble porphyrins on human malignant melanoma and murine cervical carcinoma in multicellular megacolonies system in vitro – Polish Journal of Medical Physics and Engineering 6, 185-190 (2000)