Popular science publications

  1. 5 spørsmål om nanonåler. Kai M. Beckwith. TU Sept 2013
  2. Nanonåler for celler (Gemini, 19.09.2012) Nano-needles for cells (Gemini April 2013)
  3. Naturlig konstruert (ABC Nyheter 09.06.2013)
  4. A greenhouse for growing bones (EarthSky, Aug 06. 2011)
  5. Drivhus for skjelett ( 06.01.2011)
  6. Skeleton greenhouse (Gemini March 2011)
  7. Drivhus for skjelett (Gemini 08.12.2010)
  8. Sea mouse boost for nanowire-makers (New Scientist 09 August 2010)
  9. Spinner nanotråd med gullmus (Gemini 08.09.2010)
  10. Front cover of the book "Food Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents" (Wiley-Blackwell 2009)

Recent journal publications

  1. Seniz Ucar, Sindre H. Bjørnøy, David C. Bassett, Berit L. Strand, Pawel Sikorski, Jens-Petter Andreassen.  Transformation of brushite to hydroxyapatite and effects of alginate additives. Journal of Crystal Growth 2016.
  2. Sindre H. Bjørnøy, David C. Bassett, Seniz Ucar, Berit L. Strand, Jens-Petter Andreassen, Pawel Sikorski. A correlative spatiotemporal microscale study of calcium phosphate formation and transformation within an alginate hydrogel matrix. Acta Biomaterialia 2016.
  3. Armend Gazmeno Håti, David Bassett, Jonas Myren Ribe, Pawel Tadeusz Sikorski, David A Weitz, Bjørn Torger Stokke. Versatile, cell and chip friendly method to gel alginate in microfluidic devices. Lab on a Chip 2016
  4. David Bassett, Armend Gazmeno Håti, Thor Melø, Bjørn Torger Stokke, Pawel Sikorski. Competitive ligand exchange of crosslinking ions for ionotropic hydrogel formation. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2016.
  5. Sindre H Bjornoy, Stefan Mandaric, David C Bassett, Andreas KO Åslund, Seniz Ucar, Jens-Petter Andreassen, Berit L Strand, Pawel Sikorski. Gelling kinetics and in situ mineralization of alginate hydrogels: a correlative spatiotemporal characterization toolbox. Acta Biomaterialia 2016.
  6. Sindre H Bjørnøy, David C Bassett, Seniz Ucar, Jens-Petter Andreassen and Pawel Sikorski. Controlled mineralisation and recrystallisation of brushite within alginate hydrogels. Biomedical Materials 2016.
  7. Ucar, S; Bjørnøy, SH; Bassett, DC; Strand, BL; Sikorski, P and Andreassen, JP. Nucleation and Growth of Brushite in the Presence of Alginate. Cryst. Growth Des. 2015
  8. Beckwith, MS; Beckwith, KS; Sikorski, P;  Skogaker, NT; Flo, TH; Halaas, Ø. Seeing a Mycobacterium-Infected Cell in Nanoscale 3D: Correlative Imaging by Light Microscopy and FIB/SEM Tomograph. PLOS ONE. 2015.
  9. Kai Sandvold Beckwith,   Simon Phillip Cooil,   Justin W Wells and   Pawel  Sikorski. Tunable High Aspect Ratio Polymer Nanostructures for Cell Interfaces. Nanoscale 2015.
  10. Marita Westhrin, Minli Xie, Magnus Ø. Olderøy, Pawel Sikorski, Berit L. Strand, Therese Standal. Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Mineralized Alginate Matrices. PLOS One 2015. 
  11. David C Bassett, Ivana Madzovska, Kai S Beckwith, Thor Bernt Melø, Bojana Obradovic and Pawel Sikorski. Dissolution of copper mineral phases in biological fluids and the controlled release of copper ions from mineralized alginate hydrogels. Biomed. Mater. 10 015006. 2015.
  12. Magnus Ø. Olderøy, Magnus B. Lilledahl, Marianne Sandvold Beckwith, Jan Egil Melvik, Finn Reinholt, Pawel Sikorski, Jan E. Brinchmann. Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Neocartilage Formed by Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Alginate Hydrogels. PLOS One 2014. 
  13. MØ Olderøy, M Sandvold, FP Reinholt , M Lilledahl , P Sikorski , JE Brinchmann
    Identification of functional structures in tissue engineered cartilage: from nm-to macro scale. European Cells and Materials Vol. 26. Suppl. 2, 2013.
  14. KM. Beckwith and P Sikorski. Patterned cell arrays and patterned co-cultures on polydopamine-modified poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels.  Biofabrication 2013,  5 045009
  15. K.L. Morris, S. Zibaee, L. Chen,  M. Goedert,  P. Sikorski, L.C. Serpell. The Structure of Cross-β Tapes and Tubes Formed by an Octapeptide, αSβ1. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013. 52, 8, 2279–2283.
  16. Florian Mumm, Kai M. Beckwith, Sara Bonde, Karen L. Martinez, and Pawel Sikorski. A Transparent Nanowire-Based Cell Impalement Device Suitable for Detailed Cell-Nanowire Interaction Studies. Small 2013. 9, 2, 263–272.
  17. MØ Olderøy, M Westhrin, S Ehnert, M Xie, JPAndreassen,
    BL Strand, T Standal, AK Nussler and P Sikorski. Investigation of mineralized alginate gels as a scaffold material for stem cell based bone tissue engineering. J Tissue Eng RegenMed 2012; 6 (Suppl. 1), p 187 (conference proceedings)
  18. M Olderøy, M Xie, M Westhrin, J-P Andreassen, Z Zhang, B L Strand, T Standal, P Sikorski. Properties and cell compatibility of mineralized alginate hydrogel beads. European Cells and Materials Vol. 23. Suppl. 5, 2012 (page 53)
  19. Olderoy, M.O.; Xie, M; ; Zhang, Z.; Andreassen, J P.;Strand, B.L.; Sikorski, P. Viscoelastic properties of mineralized alginate hydrogel beads. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 2012, 23, 1619-1627
  20. Xie, M; Olderoy, M.O.; Zhang, Z.; Andreassen, J P.;Strand, B.L.; Sikorski, P. Biocomposites prepared by alkaline phosphatase mediated mineralization of alginate microbeads. RCS Advances, 2012, 2, 1457-1465
  21. Mumm, F; Sikorski, P. Oxidative fabrication of patterned, large, non-flaking CuO nanowire arrays. Nanotechnology 2011, 22.
  22. Magnus Ø. Olderøy, Minli Xie, Berit L. Strand, Kurt I. Draget, Pawel Sikorski, and Jens-Petter Andreassen. Polymorph switching in the calcium carbonate system by well-defined alginate oligomers. Cryst. Growth, Des. 2011.
  23. Mumm, F; Kemell, M.; Leskelä, M.; Sikorski, P. A bio-originated porous template for the fabrication of very long, inorganic nanotubes and nanowires. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 5, 2010
  24. Xie, M; Olderøy, M. Ø; Andreassen, J-P.; Selbach, S. M.; Strand, B. L.; Sikorski, P. Alginate-controlled formation of nano-scale calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite mineral phase within hydrogel networks. Acta Biomaterialia 2010.
  25. Thomas R. Jahn, O. Sumner Makin, Kyle L. Morris, Karen E. Marshall, Pei Tian, Pawel Sikorski, Louise C. Serpell. The common architecture of cross-β amyloid. Journal of Molecular Biology 2010.
  26. Magnus Ø. Olderøy, Minli Xie, Berit L. Strand, Ellen M. Flaten, Pawel Sikorski and Jens-Petter Andreassen. Growth and Nucleation of Calcium Carbonate Vaterite Crystals in Presence of Alginate. Crystal Growth 2009.
  27. Gjertrud Maurstad. Marcus Prass. Louise C. Serpell. Pawel Sikorski. Dehydration stability of amyloid fibrils studied by AFM. European Biophysics Journal, 2009.
  28. Florian Mumm, Antonius T.J. van Helvoort, and Pawel Sikorski. Easy route to superhydrophobic copper-based wire-guided droplet microfluidic systems. ACS NANO 2009.
  29. Tamamis, P.; Adler-Abramovich, L.; Reches, M.; Marshall, K.; Sikorski, P.; Serpell, L.C; Gazit, E.; Archontis, G. Self-assembly of Phenylalanine oligopeptides: Insights from experiments and simulations.   Biophysical Journal, 2009.  
  30. Sikorski, P.; Hori, R.; Wada, M. Revisit of α-Chitin crystal structure using high resolution x-ray diffraction data. Biomacromolecules, 2009.
  31. Erikson, A.; Nortvedt Andersen, H.; Nalum Naess, S.; Sikorski, P.; de Lange Davies, C. Physical and chemical modifications of collagen gels: Impact on diffusion. Biopolymers 2007.
  32. Makin, O.S.; Sikorski, P., Serpell, L.C. A new tool for the analysis of X-ray fibre diffraction patterns and diffraction simulation from atomic structural models. Journal of Applied Crystallography 2007.
  33. Sikorski, P.; Mo, F.; Skjåk-Bræk, G.; Stokke, B.T. Evidence for egg-box-compatible interactions in calcium-alginate gels from fiber x-ray diffraction. Biomacromolecules 2007.
  34. Svein J. Horn, Pawel Sikorski, Jannicke B. Cederkvist, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Morten Sørlie, Bjørnar Synstad, Gert Vriend, Kjell M. Vårum, and Vincent G. H. Eijsink. Costs and benefits of processivity in enzymatic degradation of recalcitrant polysaccharides. PNAS 2006.
  35. O Sumner Makin, Pawel Sikorski and Louise C Serpell. Diffraction to study protein and peptide assemblies. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2006.
  36. Pawel Sikorski, Audun Sorbotten, Svein J. Horn, Vincent G. H. Eijsink, Kjell M. Varum. Serratia marcescens chitinases with "tunnel-shaped" substrate-binding grooves show endo-activity and different degrees of processivity during enzymatic hydrolysis of chitosan. Biochemistry 2006.
  37. Svein J. Horn, Audun Sørbotten, Bjørnar Synstad, Pawel Sikorski, Morten Sørlie, Kjell M. Vårum, Vincent G. H. Eijsink. Comperative studies of three family 18 chitanases that make up the chitinolytic machinery of Serratia Marcescens. FEBS Journal 2006.
  38. Simon Ballance, Synnøve Holtan, Olav A. Aarstad, Pawel Sikorski, Gudmund Skjåk-Bræk, Bjørn E. Christensen. Application of high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection and statistical analysis to study oligosaccharide distributions. Complementary method to investigate the structure and some properties of alginates. Journal of Chromatography A, 2005.
  39. Maurstad, G.; Bausch, A.R.; Sikorski, P; Stokke, B.T.  Electrostatically self-assembled multilayers of chitosan and xanthan studied by atomic force microscopy and micro-interferometry. Macromolecular Symposia. 2005 [pdf]

Patents and patents applications

Patent Application: Nanoneedles - Nanosized hollow epoxy needles (GB1020584.7). Inventors: Florian Mumm, Pawel Sikorski, Kai M. Beckwith.

Photo: Magnus Olderøy. Dept of Physics. NTNU

Contact information

Pawel Sikorski (personal info)


+47 73598393,  +47 98486426


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Postal address

Department of Physics, NTNU
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway