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

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Important News

Dear Participants! We enocurage you to take part in Peptide Beach Vollebyall Championship 2023! Please, declare 3-people teams on kontakt_26pps@ug.edu.pl before Friday, 25th August.
See you soon in Stare Jabłonki

Apply for our Travel Grants awards!
We are happy to announce three Travel Grants for PhD students founded by 26th Polish Peptide Symposium Organizing Committee and Gyros Technologies Company! Travel Grant Award recognizes and promotes early career accomplishments in all peptide fields by supporting PhD students participation in 26th Polish Peptide Symposium. Travel Grant will cover the conference fee that includes the participation in Symposium, full-board and accommodation and is directed to PhD students working in peptides field.

- PhD student status;
- First author of an abstract submitted to the Symposium;
- Giving an oral speech at PhD students Mini Symposium;

How to apply? It is easy! You need to prepare:
- Your Scientific CV – show us your career and achievements briefly;
- Motivation letter – tell us why you think you deserve the Travel Grant;
- Recommendation letter from your supervisor;
- Abstract of your presentation;

Send it to kontakt_26pps@ug.edu.pl not later than 25th of June 2023

The winners of the Travel Grants will be notified until 16th July, after the review process.
Winners (3 persons) will be selected by Organizing and Scientific Committees together with Gyros Technologies Company representative.

Dear Participants! Registration for the Symposium is extended until June 25, 2023.
Abstracts must be submitted before June 30, 2023!

Registration will be closed in less than 2 weeks! Don't wait!
Join us in Stare Jabłonki!

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On behalf of the 26th Polish Peptide Symposium Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to take part in a symposium that will be held between September 3rd-7th 2023. The event will be hosted at Hotel Anders in Stare Jablonki, next to Ostroda in picturesque lake district Masuria in Poland. Polish Peptide Symposia are held under the auspices of the European Peptide Society , thus many foreign guests are visiting this symposium.

The Polish Peptide Symposia have a long tradition, have been organized every two years for over 50 years by various Polish academic groups and are a platform integrating the Polish Peptide Community . The Last meeting took place in 2019 because of the pandemic. We are convinced, that this longer break between Symposia and challenges brought about by the pandemic contributed to number of valuable research results. The Symposium is an excellent opportunity to meet, exchange opinions and share new ideas for specialists from scientific institutions, including representatives of all significant academic centers and the chemical and related industries, as well as students. During the symposium, lectures of outstanding, appreciated worldwide Polish and international scientists are planned.

We would like to acknowledge the Sponsors and Exhibitors. Thanks to whom the largest possible number of participants, including our youngest colleagues, will be able to participate in the Symposium,

We are looking forward to seeing you in Stare Jabłonki.


Dr Natalia Ptaszyńska, Symposium Chair


Dr Agata Gitlin-Domagalska, Symposium Chair

Key Dates


Early registration and payment.


Late registration and payment.


Abstracts submission.


The conference fee includes accomodation in Hotel Anders Stare Jabłonki, full board and participation in conference events.

Regular Participant (single room)

2400 PLN

Early registration until 14.05.2023

2600 PLN

Late registration until 25.06.2023

Regular Participant (double room)

1900 PLN

Early registration until 14.05.2023

2100 PLN

Late registration until 25.06.2023

PhD student (triple room)

1600 PLN

Early registration until 14.05.2023

1700 PLN

Late registration until 25.06.2023

Accompanying person

1800 PLN

Early registration until 14.05.2023

1900 PLN

Late registration until 25.06.2023


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).

Prof. Michael Gütschow

Michael Gütschow studied Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1987 under the supervision of Prof. Günther Wagner. Until 1993, he was working as Scientific Assistant at the Department of Biosciences at the University of Leipzig. In 1993, he became a Postdoc at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, with Prof. James C. Powers. He received his Habilitation in 1998. Gütschow held several short visiting fellowships, for example at the Friedrich-Miescher-Institute Basel, and Novartis Basel, Switzerland. Since 2001, he is Professor for Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Bonn. He was the head of the Department of Pharmacy and director of the Pharmaceutical Institute. His research interests include (i) peptidic and peptidomimetic drugs (ii) design of inhibitors and activity-based probes for cysteine and serine proteases (iii) development of proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs) (iv) synthesis of bioactive heterocycles and (v) biochemistry of enzyme-drug interactions. He published more than 300 papers to the scientific topics mentioned.

Key note speakers


prof. Elżbieta Jankowska


prof. Marcin Sieńczyk


prof. Marcin Drąg


prof. Piotr Stefanowicz

Scientific Committee

Prof. Justyna Brasuń

Wroclaw Medical University

Prof. Zbigniew Kamiński

Lodz University of Technology

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

Organising Committee

Dr Agata Gitlin-Domagalska
Dr Natalia Ptaszyńska
Prof. Krzysztof Rolka
Prof. Anna Łęgowska
Prof. Piotr Rekowski
Prof. Piotr Mucha
Dr Jarosław Ruczyński
Aleksandra Maciejewska
Mikołaj Marszałek


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Please note that your abstract must be sent to abstracts_26pps@ug.edu.pl before June 30th 2023. After this date abstract submission would not be possible.

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