Sunday, September 3, 2017

2:00 – 8:00 PM

Registration of participants

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Welcome party

Monday, September 4, 2017

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Opening of the Symposium

9:20 – 10:20 AM

Polish School of Peptides, “Looking forward while celebrating the past”, part I

Chairpersons: Prof. Aleksandra Kołodziejczyk, Prof. Krzysztof Rolka

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Prof. Zbigniew Grzonka

Peptide Chemistry in Gdańsk

9:40 – 10:00 AM

Prof. Aleksandra Misicka-Kęsik

Peptide Chemistry in Warsaw

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Prof. Zbigniew Szewczuk

Peptide Chemistry in Wrocław

10:20 – 10:50 AM

Coffee break

10:50 – 12:00 AM

Polish School of Peptides, “Looking forward while celebrating the past”, part II

Chairpersons: Prof. Aleksandra Kołodziejczyk, Prof. Krzysztof Rolka

10:50 – 11:10 AM

Prof. Zbigniew Kamiński

Peptide Chemistry in Łódź

11:10 – 11:20 AM

Prof. David Andreu

President of the European Peptide Society

Polish Peptide Society in Europe

11:20 – 12:00 AM

Prof. Maurice Manning

Distinguished Guest (University of Gdańsk Honorary Doctor)

The Confluence of Chance Encounters, Collaborations, the Merrifield Solid Phase Method and Visiting Scientists. In the Design and Synthesis of Oxytocin and Vasopressin Agonists and Antagonists

12:00 – 1:30 PM


1:30 – 2:50 PM

I scientific session “Enzymes specificity and activity studies”, part I

Chairpersons: Prof. Rafał Latajka, Prof. Piotr Rekowski

1:30 – 1:50 PM

Marcin Drąg

In quest of optimal strategy to profile substrate specificity of proteases

1:50 – 2:10 PM

Adam Lesner

Chemical tools for study kallikreins family

2:10 – 2:30 PM

Marcin Sieńczyk

Design of inhibitors targeting viral serine proteases

2:30 – 2:50 PM

Katarzyna Groborz

A set of reversible inhibitors to investigate apoptotic and inflammatory caspases

2:50 – 3:20 PM

Coffee break

3:20 – 4:20 PM

I scientific session “Enzymes specificity and activity studies”, part II

Chairpersons: Prof. Aneta Szymańska, Prof. Zbigniew Kamiński

3:20 – 3:40 PM

Piotr Lipiński

Structure-activity relationship study of tetrapeptide inhibitors of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A binding to Neuropilin-1

Paulina Kasperkiewicz

A toolbox for neutrophil serine protease investigation

4:00 – 4:20 PM

Jakub Nowak

High sensitivity quantitative biomolecular analytics in free solution

Sponsored by NanoTemper

4:30 – 6:30 PM

Poster session*

7:00 – 8:00 PM


* Poster competition – see web pages for details or

Posters should be on display from Monday morning till the end of the conference

Organizers will provide appropriate fixing materials to mount the poster on the stands (A0 format)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9:00 – 10:40 AM

II scientific session “Peptides in immunotherapy”

Chairpersons: Prof. Henryk Kozłowski, Prof. Piotr Mucha

9:00 – 9:40 AM

David Andreu

The B2T platform meets expectations for a foot-and-mouth disease peptide vaccine

9:40 – 10.00 AM

Michał Pikuła

The immunological safety and biological activity of potential peptide-based therapeutics

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Timo Burster

Application of activity-based probes to detect intra- and extracellular cathepsin G activity in immune cells

10:20 – 10:40 AM

Toni Todorowski

Towards a replacement therapy for Friedreich´s ataxia: Synthesis and characterization of frataxin structural fragments conjugated with BBB shuttles

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Coffee break

11:10 – 1:10 PM

III scientific session “Peptide and peptidomietics  synthesis”

Session dedicated to the memory of dr. Krzysztof Bańkowski

Chairpersons: Prof. Aleksandra Misicka-Kęsik, Prof. Marcin Drąg

11:10 – 11:50 AM

Anna Maria Papini

Cosmeceuticals behind the secret of youth: a peptide point of view

11:50 – 12:20 PM

Beata Kolesińska

Stable triazine based coupling reagents, scope and limitations of the utility

12:10 – 12:30 PM

Alicja Kluczyk

Wittig reaction in peptide chemistry: application to the synthesis of peptide conjugates

12:30 – 12:50 PM

Małgorzata Urbańczyk

Microwave enhanced SPPS of AFGP analogues as potential antifreeze agents

12:50 – 1:10 PM

Jack Silcer

Teledyne ISCO

Peptide purification by Teledyne ISCO

Sponsored by Selva

1:10 – 2:30 PM


2:30 – 7:00 PM

Free time / sport activities** / excursion*** / workshops****

7:00 – 8:00 PM


**Outdoor, soccer, basketball, volleyball will be organized depending on the weather

***Meeting time:  2.15 p.m.; departure time 2.30 p.m.

Meeting point: Primavera Hotel and Spa main entrance

Plan of the trip:

  • the lighthouse (built in 1942)
  • Museum of Fisheries – fishing equipment used by former fishmen
  • Hel Marine Station of the University of Gdańsk with aquariums and breeding tanks inhabited by gray Baltic seals
  • The Coastal Defense Museum (CDM), exhibiting photographs and equipment from the Second World War, including several Schleswig-Holstein batteries, which are one of the largest coastal batteries in the world. CDM objects include among othrers:
    • The combat station of the artillery cannon 406 mm
    • The artillery fire command tower (from the top of the tower there is a stunning view of the Hel Peninsula)

(Please take comfortable shoes as the tour will require a walk on sandy paths)

****limited numer of places, sign-up via Symposium webpage. Remaining places will be filled during the registration of participants at the hotel

Warsztaty odbędą się w języku polskim. Liczba miejsc jest ograniczona do 30 osób. Decyduje kolejność zgłoszeń.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

9:00 – 10:40 AM

IV scientific session “Peptide ligands”

Chairpersons: Prof. Justyna Brasuń, Prof. Stanisław Ołdziej

9:00 – 9:40 AM

Richard Farndale

Collagen-like peptides as probes for cell-matrix and other interactions

9:40 – 10.00 AM

Henryk Kozłowski

Impact of structure organization in amyloidogenic domain of prion protein on its interaction with copper ions

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Wojciech Bal

Xaa-His peptides – candidate cupric chaperones and metallohormones

10:20 – 10:40 AM

Artur Krężel

Structural and energetic factors that control zinc protein domains stability and function

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Coffee break

11:10 – 12:50 PM

V scientific session “Modulation of proteasome activity”

Chairpersons: Prof. Elżbieta Jankowska, Prof. Adam Prahl

11:10 – 11:50 AM

Chaim Gilon

The Molecular Basis of Neural Memory: from Theory to Neuromimetic Devices

11:50 – 12:10 PM

Wioletta Rut

New, selective Activity Based Probes for human 20S proteasome investigation

12:10 – 12:30 PM

Dawid Dębowski

Modulation of 20S proteasome activity by covalent and non-covalent inhibitors

12:30 – 12:50 PM

Marcin Gawryś

Shimadzu Instruments in analysis of peptides and proteins

Sponsored by Shimpol

1:00 – 2:30 PM


2:30 – 4:10 PM

VI scientific session “Foldamers”

Chairpersons: Prof. Paweł Kafarski, Prof. Piotr Stefanowicz

2:30 – 3:10 PM

Gilles Guichard

Alpha-helix mimics by interfacing oligourea foldamers with alpha-peptides

3:10 – 3:30 PM

Michał Jewgiński

Quinoline-based foldamers – potential molecular probes useful in surface recognition

3:30 – 3:50 PM

Karolina Pułka-Ziach

Alpha-helicomimetic oligourea foldamers as electron transfer mediators

3:50 – 4:10 PM

Monika Świontek

A New Level of Efficiency for SPPS

Sponsored by CEM

4:10 – 4:30 PM

Coffee break

4:40 – 6:20 PM

VII scientific session “Mass spectrometry in peptide science”

Chairpersons: Prof. Beata Kolesińska, Prof. Adam Lesner

4:40 – 5:20 PM

Roman Zubarev

Fragmentation of polypeptides in the gas phase: state of the art and future challenges

5:20 – 5:40 PM

Arkadiusz Bonna

HDX-MS Studies of Dynamic Aspects of Chondroadherin Protein during the Interaction with Collagen-Like-Peptide

5:40 – 6:00 PM

Piotr Stefanowicz

Monitoring of self-assembly of helical proteins models by mass spectrometry

6:00 – 6:20 PM

Pierre-Olivier Schmit

Addressing the challenge of native peptides characterization and localization of native peptides (with the latest MALDI TOF-TOF technology)

Sponsored by Bruker Daltonique, Francja

6:30 – 7:00 PM

Meeting of group leaders

8:00 PM

Conference banquet*****

***** Due to the anniversary character of the conference, the banquet is intended to remind us of the 1960’s and 70’s, the era of the first peptide conferences. If possible, we kindly ask you to accentuate the special character of the meeting with an appropriate outfit or any retro trinket. We hope that the music and costumes will make it easier for us to revisit the time of those first Polish peptide meetings (and for some of us, the time of our youth). We wish you a splendid party!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

9:00 – 11:00 AM

VIII scientific session “Biologicaly active peptides and peptidomimetics”

Chairpersons: Prof. Wojciech Kamysz, Prof. Franciszek Kasprzykowski

9:00 – 9:40 AM

Hanna Mazur-Marzec

Cyanopeptides – structure, activity and potential application

9:40 – 10.00 AM

Radhe Shyam

1,2,3-Triazolium-based Peptoid Oligomers: Biomimetics of Antimicrobial Peptides

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek

Peptide-based zincphores as possible targets for novel antifungal strategies

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Paulina Kosikowska-Adamus

Design, synthesis and biological properties of novel bifunctional peptide conjugated

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Yang Hongqian/Angie

Thermo Fisher Scientific

New development of Orbitrap applications in structural proteomics

Sponsored by ANCHEM

11:00 – 11:30 AM


11:30 – 13:10 PM

IX scientific session “Structural studies of peptides and proteins”

Chairpersons: Prof. Zbigniew Szewczuk, Prof. Marcin Sieńczyk

11:30 – 12:00 AM

Maciej Kozak

Low-resolution structure in solution of human prion protein PrP and the peptide design on the N-terminal fragment of PrP protein

12:00 – 12:20 PM

Grzegorz Dubin

Structural biology of PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint receptor

12:20 – 12:50 PM

Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło

PEPTIDES – 50 experiments for 50th anniversary

12:50 – 1:10 PM

Prof. Paweł Kafarski

Peptide Chemistry in Wrocław

1:10 – 1:30 PM

Closing ceremony

1:30 PM