Małgorzata Barańska is head of the Raman Imaging Group at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.
In her work, Małgosia focuses on research of bioactive compounds by means of spectroscopic methods, particularly modern Raman techniques. The scientific projects that she realizes are concerned with analysis of secondary metabolites of plants that have applications as drugs, pigments or spices. Recently, Małgosia is also particularly interested in research of pigments and natural dyes used in conservation.
The most recent direction of her research is related to development and curing lifestyle diseases, specifically finding new drugs of endothelium bioactivity. These research areas will be realized as a part of newly-opened Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET), of which she is a member.
Since Jan 2016 she is also an editor of the Elsevier journal, Spectrochimica Acta A.