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Iwona Bernacka Wojcik

Principal Research Engineer


Iwona Bernacka-Wojcik obtained her MSc degree in Materials Science from Jagiellonian University, Poland in 2007. She completed her PhD studies in 2014 in New University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she developed various PDMS/SU-8-based microfluidic platforms for (i) colorimetric DNA detection based on DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles, (ii) micromixing, and (iii) label-free single cell analysis. 

In October 2015, she joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics as a Postdoc and in 2017 she became a member of the Electronic Plants group. Her research activity is focusing on developing and optimizing the organic electronic ion pump (OEIP) for controlled delivery of biomolecules. In particularly she is developing implantable capillary based OEIPs for in-vivo delivery of phytohormones for understanding and controlling stress responses in plants.



Daniela Parker, Abdul Manan Manan Dar, Adam Armada Moreira, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Rajat Rai, Daniele Mantione, Eleni Stavrinidou (2024) Biohybrid Energy Storage Circuits Based on Electronically Functionalized Plant Roots ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Continue to DOI


Matteo Grenzi, Stefano Buratti, Ambra Selene Parmagnani, Ilaria Abdel Aziz, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Francesca Resentini, Jan Simura, Fabrizio Gandolfo Doccula, Andrea Alfieri, Laura Luoni, Karin Ljung, Maria Cristina Bonza, Eleni Stavrinidou, Alex Costa (2023) Long-distance turgor pressure changes induce local activation of plant glutamate receptor-like channels Current Biology, Vol. 33, p. 1019-+ Continue to DOI
Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Loic Talide, Ilaria Abdel Aziz, Jan Simura, Vasileios Oikonomou, Stefano Rossi, Mohsen Mohammadi, Abdul Manan Manan Dar, Maria S Seitanidou, Magnus Berggren, Daniel Simon, Klas Tybrandt, Magnus Jonsson, Karin Ljung, Totte Niittyla, Eleni Stavrinidou (2023) Flexible Organic Electronic Ion Pump for Flow-Free Phytohormone Delivery into Vasculature of Intact Plants Advanced Science, Vol. 10, Article 2206409 Continue to DOI


Eleni Stavrinidou, Gwennael Dufil, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Adam Armada Moreira (2022) Plant Bioelectronics and Biohybrids: The Growing Contribution of Organic Electronic and Carbon-Based Materials Chemical Reviews, Vol. 122, p. 4847-4883 Continue to DOI


Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Miriam Huerta, Klas Tybrandt, Michal Karady, Yusuf Mulla, David Poxson, Erik Gabrielsson, Karin Ljung, Daniel Simon, Magnus Berggren, Eleni Stavrinidou (2019) Implantable Organic Electronic Ion Pump Enables ABA Hormone Delivery for Control of Stomata in an Intact Tobacco Plant Small, Vol. 15, Article 1902189 Continue to DOI


Pedro Urbano Alves, Raquel Vinhas, Alexandra R. Fernandes, Semra Zuhal Birol, Levent Trabzon, Iwona Bernacka-Wojcik, Rui Igreja, Paulo Lopes, Pedro Viana Baptista, Hugo Aguas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins (2018) Multifunctional microfluidic chip for optical nanoprobe based RNA detection - application to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, Article 381 Continue to DOI


Fabio M. Pereira, Iwona Bernacka-Wojcik, Rita S. Rodrigues Ribeiro, Maria Teresa Lobato, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Rui Igreja, Pedro A. S. Jorge, Hugo Aguas, Abel Martin Gonzalez Oliva (2016) Hybrid Microfluidic Platform for Multifactorial Analysis Based on Electrical Impedance, Refractometry, Optical Absorption and Fluorescence Micromachines, Vol. 7, Article 181 Continue to DOI