Doctoral StudentDepartment of Chemistry & Molecular
About Monika Malak
My research focuses on applications of multiphoton microscopy in the studies of skin, in particular the process of epidermal differentiation.
The aim of the doctoral project is to adopt a non-invasive approach by which multiphoton laser scanning microscopy (MPM) will be used to monitor organogenesis of in vitro skin in real-time. MPM together with its modalities, such as fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) and spectral imaging, will be implemented to monitor tissue regeneration over time, and correlated with state-of-the-art biochemical analyses, enabling novel technology for non-invasive mechanistic studies. Ultimately the project will lead to novel approach for innovative tests related to organogenesis, drug delivery and transplantation.