Crystallochemistry laboratory

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw

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dr Katarzyna Natalia Jarzembska

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dr Katarzyna Natalia Jarzembska
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Scientific interest:

Crystallography, crystal engineering, quantum chemistry, computational chemistry, spectroscopy, physics (waves, solid state), mathematics and programming for scientific purposes, modelling.


Plastic arts, travelling (about 30 countries already visited), foreign cultures and languages, theatre, psychological and detective literature, sports (volleyball, swimming, cycling, hiking, snowboard).

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20072012 PhD studies, Chemistry Department University of Warsaw (UW)

20032007 Student of the Centre for Interfaculty Individual Studies in Mathematical and Natural Sciences, UW (the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics)

1999 – 2003 The Józef Poniatowski Secondary School in Warsaw


2012 PhD degree with honours, PhD thesis entitled “Extension of the aspherical pseudoatom databank towards nucleic acids and its application in structural, charge density and energy studies”, advisor – Dr. P. Dominiak, supervisor – Prof. K. Woźniak, Chemistry Department UW

2007 M.Sc. degree with honours, master thesis entitled “Structural and spectroscopic properties of a series of ruthenium metathesis catalysts”, supervisor – Prof. K. Woźniak, Chemistry Department UW

Scientific positions:

2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral fellowship in Prof. P. Coppens' group, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, USA

2013 –          Scientific assistant at the Chemistry Department, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Scientific experience in summary:

• 17 scientific publications, 3 accepted, 3 submitted

• 2 revised manuscripts (Acta Cryst. C, ChemPhysChem)

• 21 scientific conferences

• 11 oral conference presentations

• 4 invited seminars

• Co-author of over 35 conference posters and over 8 oral presentations

• 4 foreign fellowships lasting longer than 1 month

• 2 co-organised workshops

• 2 grants

Foreign languages:

• English - fluent (C2) (CAE, 2002)

• French - advanced (B2+) 

• Italian - intermediate (B1) 

• German - basic knowledge (A2)



  1. Durka K., Luliński S., Jarzembska K.N., Smętek J., Serwatowski J., Woźniak K., 2014, Competition between hydrogen and halogen bonding in the structures of 5,10-dihydroxy-5-10-dihydroboranthrenesActa Crystallographica B70: 157-171 (invited paper to a special issue on Crystal engineering)
  2. Kamiński R., Domagała S., Jarzembska K.N., Hoser A., Sanjuan-Szklarz W., Gutmann M., Makal A., Malińska M., Bąk J., Woźniak K., 2014, Statistical analysis of multipole-model-derived structural parameters and charge density properties from high-resolution X-ray diffraction experimentsActa Crystallographica A70: 72-91 
  3. Durka K., Jarzembska K.N., Kamiński R., Luliński S., Serwatowski J., Woźniak K., 2013, Nanotubular hydrogen-bonded organic framework architecture of 1,2-phenylenediboronic acid hosting ice clustersCrystal Growth&Design 13: 4181-4185
  4. Jarzembska K.N., Kamiński R., Wenger E., Lecomte C., Dominiak P.M., 2013, Interplay between charge density distribution, crystal structure energetic features, and crystal morphology of 6-methyl-2-thiouracil,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117: 7764-7775
  5. Kamiński R., Jarzembska K.N., Domagała S., 2013, CLUSTERGEN: a program for  molecular cluster generation from crystallographic data, Journal of Applied crystallography 46: 540-543
  6. Jarzembska K.N., Goral A.M., Gajda R., Dominiak P.M., 2013, Hoogsteen-Watson-Crick 9-methyladenine:1-methylthymine complex: charge density study in the context of crystal engineering and nucleic acid base pairing, Crystal Growth&Design 13: 239-254
  7. Durka K., Jarzembska K.N., Kamiński R., Luliński S., Serwatowski J., Woźniak K., 2012, Structural and energetic landscape of fluorinated 1,4-phenyldiboronic acids, Crystal Growth&Design 12: 3720-3734
  8. Hoser A., Jarzembska K.N., Dobrzycki Ł., Guttmann M., Woźniak K., 2012, On the Differences in Charge Density Distributions and Stability of Two Polymorphs of Benzidine Dihydrochloride, Crystal Growth&Design 12: 2336-2345
  9. Jarzembska K.N., Kamiński D., Hoser A., Malińska M., Senczyna B., Woźniak K., Gagoś M., 2012, Controlled Crystallisation, Structure and Molecular Properties of Iodoacetylamphotericin B, Crystal Growth&Design 12: 2336-2345
  10. Jarzembska K.N., Kubsik M., Kamiński R., Woźniak K., Dominiak P.M., 2012,From a single molecule to molecular crystal architectures - structural and energetic studies of selected uracil derivatives,Crystal Growth&Design 12: 2508-2524
  11. Jarzembska K.N. and Dominiak P.M., 2012, New version of the Theoretical Databank of Transferable Aspherical Pseudoatoms UBDB- towards nucleic acid modelling, Acta Crystallographica A68: 139-147
  12. Czyżnikowska Ż., Zaleśny R., Lipkowski P., Góra R.W., Jarzembska K.N., Dominiak P.M., Leszczyński J., 2010, Structural variability and the nature of intermolecular interactions in Watson-Crick  B-DNA base pairs,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114: 9629-9644
  13. Szadkowska A., Gstrein X., Burtscher D., Jarzembska K., Woźniak K., Slugovc Ch., Grela K., 2010, Latent Thermo-Switchable Olefin Metathesis Initiators Bearing a Pyridyl-Functionalized Chelating Carbene: Influence of the Leaving Group’s Rigidity on the Catalyst’s Performance, Organometallics 29: 117-124
  14. Jarzembska K., Seal S., Woźniak K, Szadkowska A., Bieniek M., Grela K., 2009, XPS and Reactivity Studies of a Series of Ruthenium Catalysts, ChemCatChem 1: 144-151
  15. Dominiak P.M., Volkov A., Dominiak A.P., Jarzembska K.N., Coppens P., 2009, Combining crystallographic information and an aspherical-atom databank in the evaluation of the electrostatic interaction-energy in an enzyme-substrate complex: Influenza Neuraminidase inhibition, Acta Crystallographica D65: 485-499 (IUCr Highlight)
  16. Barbasiewicz M., Szadkowska A., Makal A., Jarzembska K., Woźniak K., Grela K., 2008, Is the Hoveyda-Grubbs Complex a Vinylogous Fischer-Type Carbene? Aromaticy-Controlled Activity of Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts, Chemistry- a European Journal 14: 9330-9337
  17. Bieniek M., Bujok R., Stepowska H., Jacobi A., Hagenkötter R., Arlt D., Jarzembska K., Makal A., Woźniak K., Grela K., 2006, New Air-Stable Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Precatalysts Derived from Bisphenol S, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 691: 5289-5297 (invited paper to a special issue entitled "Transition Metal Mediated Metathesis")


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