Sylwia Olsztyńska-Janus is currently an assistant professor in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation at the Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland. Her main research interests are focused on the processes occurring in tissues under near infrared radiation and their monitoring using several spectroscopic methods. These processes, occurring at the molecular level, have great importance in medical diagnosis and therapy. She received a Ph.D. and Eng. in Physics from Wrocław University of Technology (2004; Małgorzata Komorowska, advisor). Her professional internships held mainly in Laboratoire de Spectrochiemie Infrarouge et Raman (LASIR), Institute of Chemistry, USTL, Lille, France (1999-2000), and in the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA), Grenoble, France (2006). Dr. Olsztyńska-Janus was a recipient of a grant at the Summer School in the International University Bremen, Germany (2006), a scholarship in the CEA, Grenoble, France (2006) and a DAAD scholarship, Germany (1997).