Our Team

Janusz Żukowski

– Head of R&D

Specialist in analytical chemistry. Since 1989 he has been a PhD in chemical sciences.

Already during his doctoral studies he developed methods of making analytical and micro columns for HPLC, as well as a method of generating stationary chiral phases by means of cyclodextrins derivatives. He defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Chromatographic chapter of enantiomers of selected drugs using cyclodextrins” in 1989 at the IPC PAS Warsaw.  In 1991-1993 he worked mainly on new methods of separation of enantiomers and biologically active compounds in the laboratory of Prof. Dan Armstrong at the University of Missouri Roll, USA.  The result of this work was the first development and use of the HPLC system under the name Polar Organic Mobile Phase (POMP, later referred to as HILIC). This system is now often used in HPLC not only for chiral chapters but also for polar compound chapters.

From 1993 to 2008 he worked for SmithKline Beecham and then for GlaxoSmithKline in the UK. He developed and validated a number of HPLC methods that were used in the company’s various departments. These methods have been published in internal documents and scientific journals, one of which is included in the US Pharmacopoeia paroxetine section.

In the years 2009-2013 he worked for ToxiMet in the UK developing new methods for the determination of mycotoxin traces in food.

In the years 2013-2015 Janusz worked in US Synthetic, Orem, Utah, USA in Diamond Analytics division. The main task was to develop HPLC methods using various types of new generation columns, whose synthesis used nano-diamond.

Janusz is a laureate of several awards, including the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the management of SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline. The methodology developed by him was used in the work on patent protection of Augmentin, a widely used antibiotic. The results of this work were mentioned in The New York Times (August 23, 2002).

Janusz is the author and co-author of over fifty scientific papers and reviews published in such journals as Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography, Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis and Chirality.

Aleksandra Wojciechowska

– Chemical Specjalist

Technology and food analysis specialist. The doctor of technical sciences in the discipline of chemical technology since 2019

The doctoral thesis on “Application of β-galactosidase from Kluyveromyces lactis to obtain hydroxy acid derivatives with potential bioactive properties” was prepared at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Technical University of Lodz.

Her interests lie in the area of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. In 2014 she completed an internship in a microbiological laboratory at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2016 she took part in a research project on simulation of digestion in the presence of food additives in the Institute of Technology (Israel). In addition, she won a honorable mention in National Competition “Student – The Inventor” 2014/2015 edition as a co-author of a patent (synthesis of a fragrance compound).

Aleksandra has been cooperating with LumiSep since November 2018.




Joanna Zimna

– Chemical Technician

Specialist in food commodity science and supply chain management. In 2017 she completed engineering studies at the College of Commodity Sciences of the Technical University of Łódź, and in 2019 she completed master’s studies at the Faculty of Management of the University of Łódź.

During her studies she completed internships in the Voivodeship Inspectorate of Commercial Quality of Agricultural and Food Products and the Institute of Agricultural and Food Industry Biotechnology in Łódź. She has twice won the Student of the Year Award of the College of Commodities awarded by the Rector of the Technical University of Łódź.

Previously, she worked as a laboratory technician in a chemical laboratory of an accredited food research laboratory, where she carried out nutrition tests in selected groups of food products and examined parameters of swimming pool and drinking water.

Joanna has been cooperating with LumiSep since November 2018 .




Andrzej Bylina

– Founder

Specialist in physical chemistry. Since 1967 he has been a doctor of chemical sciences.

Doctoral thesis “Photochemical isomerization of cis-trans derivatives of ethylene induced selectively to triplet state” was developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw. Then, a six-month internship at the Institute of Physics of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences in Minsk, measuring the absorption spectra of organic compounds in the gas phase.

In the years 1970-75 he was the head of the MON-PAN research team. The work concerned  detection of toxic substances in the air. In 1975-86 he headed the team producing liquid chromatographs.

In the years 1986-1996, while working in the HTL Construction Office, he participated in current work on the equipment, developed a preparation chromatograph for WZF Polfa and an acid-base blood balance analyzer Hemogas 301.

In the years 1996-2003, in TZF Polfa in the Research and Development Department of Insulin, he participated in HPLC measurements of insulin (pork) and in the production of local standards for Quality Control, e.g. erythromycin (EMC) standards: A, B, C, E, F, N-demethyl-EMC A, anhydro-EMC A(P), EMC A enoloeter, pseudo-EMC A enoloeter.




Monika Śniadowska

Board Office Assistant

Specialist in technical microbiology.

In 2018 she received her Master’s degree in the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology at the Technical University of Lodz. Currently, she is continuing her studies in doctoral studies.

Monika has been cooperating with LumiSep since September 2019.




Anna Gernand

– CEO

Specialist in food research and microbiology. Doctor of biotechnology since 2015.

Doctoral thesis on “The role of disinfectants in the creation of biofilms on polymer surfaces of production equipment” was developed at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Technical University of Lodz. During her research for her doctoral thesis she cooperated with companies specializing in food production in the field of microbiological food infections.

In 2014 she completed an internship at the University of Vienna at the Institute of Limnology where she participated in the development of a prototype measurement system for testing bacterial biofilms in the state of continuous water flow.

Anna has been cooperating with LumiSep since December 2015.