26th Polish Peptide Symposium
3rd-7th September 2023
Stare Jabłonki

Important News

The fourth Invited Speaker is announced. We are happy to inform that Prof. Norbert Sewald from Faculty of Chemistry & Center for Biotechnology in Bielefeld University will give a speech in 26th Polish Peptide Symposium. For more details go to 'Invited Speakers' section.

We are happy to announce next Invited Speaker for 26th PPS. Prof. Galia Blum from The Institute for Drug Research The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel will favour us with her presence in the Symposium. For more details go to 'Invited Speakers' section.

Here it comes! We are happy to inform that next Invited Speaker for 26th PPS is Prof. Paula Gomes from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal. For more details go to 'Invited Speakers' section.

First Invited Speaker, Prof. Christian Becker, from University of Vienna, confirmed his participation in the Symposium. For more information go to 'Invited Speakers' section.

General schedule and main topics of the Symposium were added. Please check 'Programme' section.

We are delighted to inform that first members of Scientific Committee are announced.

We are pleased to announce that next Polish Peptide Symposium is scheduled to take place in Hotel Anders in Stare Jabłonki, 3rd-7th September 2023. More details would be avaliable soon.

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We have a pleasure to invite you to 26th Polish Peptide Symposium that will be held in Hotel Anders situated in Stare Jabłonki in Western Masuria, by the Elbląg Canal waterway. The hotel is sorrounded by beutiful Masurian forests, next to the picturesque Lake Szeląg Mały. Please visit the website for more details.

How to get to the venue

By train

The station in Stare Jabłonki is located 5 min walk from Hotel Anders. It may be reached directly from: Gdańsk, Olsztyn, Bydgoszcz, Iława. We recommend using the PKP connection search engine here

By bus

Stare Jabłonki is well-connected by bus service from Olsztyn or from Ostróda. We recommend using the PKS connection search engine here

By car

Hotel Anders is located about 7 km from S7 expressway, 220 km from Warsaw, 140 km from Gdańsk, 30 km from Olsztyn, 11 km from Ostróda.

By plane

Stare Jabłonki is located about 150 km from Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport and about 90 km from Olsztyn-Mazury Airport.

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Main topics

1. Enzymes specificity and activity studies
2. Synthetic chemistry of peptides, peptidomimetics and peptide nucleic acids
3. Structural studies of peptides and proteins
4. Peptide therapeutics and clinical application
5. Theoretical calculations in peptide studies
6. Peptide conjugates
7. Foldamers
8. Bioactive peptides (antimicrobial, anticancer, vaccines, etc.)
9. Peptide prodrugs, targeting, delivery and uptake
10. Peptides in nanoscience
11. Peptides as a tool in COVID treatment and prevention

Invited speakers


Prof. Christian F.W. Becker

Christian F.W. Becker studied chemistry at the University of Dortmund (Germany) and obtained his diploma in 1998. After receiving his PhD in 2001 from the same University he became a postdoctoral fellow with Gryphon Therapeutics in So. San Francisco (USA) from 2002 to 2003. He started his independent career as a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany in 2004 and was appointed as Professor for Protein Chemistry at the Technische Universität München in 2007. In 2011, he became Professor and Head of the Institute of Biological Chemistry at the University of Vienna and in 2020 founding director of the Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry (DoSChem). His group develops and uses chemical as well as biochemical means to generate peptides and proteins with otherwise unattainable (posttranslational) modifications to address fundamental biochemical as well as biomedical and biotechnological challenges.

Prof. Paula Gomes

Paula A. C. Gomes is an Associate Professor, with Habilitation in Chemistry, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal. Paula now leads "ORCHIDS", a Bioorganic Chemistry-oriented research group, where her main research goals include (i) drug rescuing, repurposing and repositioning, mainly applied to antimalarial agents, (ii) antimicrobial peptides, (iii) peptide-based drug delivery strategies, and (iv) peptide-grafted biomaterials. Paula is also the coordinator of "POP-UP" the peptides and peptide-nucleic acids synthesis facility set up at FCUP, the first and only of its kind in Portugal. Paula has been appointed Secretary of the European Peptide Society, and Associate Member of Division VII - Chemistry and Human Health, of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry . Currently, Paula is the Chief Specialty Editor in the Anti-Infective Agents section of Frontiers in Drug Design and Discovery, and member of the Editorial Board in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, section Molecular Pharmacology.

Prof. Galia Blum

Research in the Blum lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, where we use a combination of organic chemistry and biochemical methodologies. One area of our research focuses on proteases which are enzymes that cleave proteins. Proteases are widely expressed and contribute to almost every cellular process, and are found to play key roles in several diseases. Another main endeavor of the lab is to design and generate novel chemical tools, probes, that report on the activity of specific cysteine proteases. These probes are generated by combining solid and liquid-phase organic chemistry and are suitable for studying proteases in vitro, in tissue cultures, in live animals and even in human samples, thus enabling application for non-invasive imaging and molecular imaging of diseases. Our research focuses largely on the application of these novel probes to investigate the involvement of specific target proteases in a variety of pathologies, including those in normal conditions. An additional and also significant area of focus in our lab is the development and application of theranostic probes that possess both therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities.

Prof. Norbert Sewald

The development of drug conjugates for tumor targeting is a central research area of the Sewald group (www.sewaldlab.de). Antibody-drug conjugates and peptide-drug conjugates are being developed, while cryptophycin, a highly potent cytotoxic cyclodepsipeptide, is being used as the toxin. The Sewald group is currently also working on biocatalysis, in particular on enzymatic halogenation: Halogen substituents are introduced into aromatic moieties without using molecular bromine or chlorine. Only salts such as sodium chloride or sodium bromide together with molecular oxygen are used in enzymatic halogenation. Halogenation of aromatic amino acids is crucial for the late-stage diversification of peptides: Bromotryptophan or bromophenylalaine are incorporated into peptides and after peptide synthesis the peptides can be derivatized by transition metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions to provide larger compound arrays. Norbert Sewald has supervised 75 MSc and 61 PhD students. Currently 16 PhD students are working with him. He has been/is the coordinator of several international networks for graduate education and research: Two Marie Skłodowska-Curie Training Networks MAGICBULLET (2015-2018) and Magicbullet::reloaded (2019-2023) and the DAAD SDG Yaoundé-Bielefeld Bilateral Graduate School Natural Products with Antiparasite and Antibacterial Activity YaBiNaPA (2016 to 2025).

Scientific Committee

Prof. Justyna Brasuń

Wroclaw Medical University

Prof. Wojciech Kamysz

Medical University of Gdansk

Prof. Beata Kolesińska

Lodz University of Technology

Prof. Rafał Latajka

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Prof. Aleksandra Misicka-Kęsik

University of Warsaw

Prof. Piotr Rekowski

University of Gdansk

Prof. Krzysztof Rolka

University of Gdansk

Prof. Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło

University of Gdansk

Prof. Zbigniew Szewczuk

University of Wroclaw


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