Professional Preparation

  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Major: Physics - Institution: Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 2005,
  • Degree: Master of Science; Major: Physics - Institution: Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 2001.

Research interests

  • Biophysics: spectroscopic (UV-Vis, fluorescence, FTIR spectroscopy) and monomolecular layer technique studies of interactions of surfactants with lipid membranes.

Research stays

  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland duration: 2006-2009.

Research Grants & Contracts

  • Research Project: „POL-POSTDOC II” PBZ/MEiN/01/2006/44, DOO6/PO1/2006 „Mechanizm działania lizeniny jako toksyny specyficznie rozpoznającej sfingomielinę, będącej lipidowym przekaźnikiem sygnałów w komórce” financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; Duration: 2006-2009
  • Participation in Research Project 2P05F04327: „Mechanizm wbudowywania antybiotyku amfoterycyny B do błon lipidowych: Znaczenie dimerów” financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; Duration: 2004-2007

Teaching

  • Courses Fundamental Physics, Biophysics.

Awards and Honors

  • The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Rector’s Award for scientific achievements. (2009).
  • Award for doctoral disertation (The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, UMCS, Lublin 2005).

Memberships

  • Polish Biophysical Society

Publications

  • Sphingomyelin-rich domains are sites of lysenin oligomerization: implications for raft studies, M. Kulma, M. Hereć, W.Grudziński, K. Kwiatkowska, A. Sobota, W. I. Gruszecki. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2009.12.004)
  • W.I. Gruszecki, R. Luchowski, M. Gagos, M. Arczewska, P. Sarkar, M. Herec, B. Mysliwa-Kurdziel, K. Strzalka, I. Gryczynski, Z. Gryczynski, Molecular organization of antifungal antibiotic amphotericin B in lipid monolayers studied by means of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy, Biophysical Chemistry 143 (2009) 95-101.
  • M. Gagoś, M. Hereć, M. Arczewska, G. Czernel, M. Dalla Serra, W. I. Gruszecki. Anomalously high aggregation level of the polyene antibiotic amphotericin B in acidic medium: Implication for the biological action. Biophysical Chemistry (2008) 136(1) 44-9.
  • M. Herec, M. Gagos, M. Kulma, K. Kwiatkowska, A. Sobota, W.I. Gruszecki, Secondary structure and orientation of the pore-forming toxin lysenin in a sphingomyelin-containing membrane, Biochim Biophys Acta 1778 (2008) 872-879.
  • Monika Hereć, Akhmed Islamov, Alexander Kuklin, Mariusz Gagoś and Wiesław I. Gruszecki, Effect of antibiotic amphotericin B on structural and dynamic properties of lipid membranes formed with egg yolk phosphatidylcholine. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 147 (2007) 78–86
  • Monika Hereć, Halina Dziubińska, Kazimierz Trębacz Jacek Morzycki and Wiesław I. Gruszecki, An effect of antibiotic amphotericin B on ion transport across model lipid membranes and tonoplast membranes, Biochem. Pharm. 70 (2005) 668-675.
  • Wiesław I. Gruszecki, Mariusz Gagoś, Monika Hereć, Dimers of polyene antibiotic Amphotericin B detected by means of fluorescence spectroscopy: A molecular organization in solution and in lipid membranes, J.Photochem. Photobiol. 69 (2003) 49-57.
  • Wiesław I. Gruszecki, Mariusz Gagoś, Monika Hereć, Peter Kernen, Organization of antibiotic amphotericin B in model lipid membranes, Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett. 8 (2003) 161-170
  • Monika Hereć, Wiesław I. Gruszecki, Dimers of polyene antibiotic amphotericin B J.Photochem. Photobiol. 72 (2003) 103-105.