Alina Pyka was born on May 28, 1961, in Bytom, Poland. She graduated at Silesian University of Katowice, Poland, and obtained an M.S. degree in chemistry in 1985. She was then employed at the Department of General and Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. Ph.D. thesis (1990) was concerned with chromatographic investigation of isomer disubstituted derivatives of benzene. Obtained the habilitation in 2000, in Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry in Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Associate Professor 2004-2009 at Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. In 2009 awarded the title of professor, the conductor held at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She specializes in liquid chromatography, the author of more than 150 scientific articles in major scientific journals and books. In 2003, she was nominated the Chairman of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Medical University of Silesia. Her main research interests are focused in: the optimization of separation conditions of organic compounds including drugs, the application of new visualizing reagents to different classes of organic compounds including drugs, the application of selected structural descriptors in QSRR, QSPR, and QSAR analysis, the lipophilic investigations of selected compounds about biomedical significance; the application TLC and densitometry to quantitative determination of selected drugs.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2011