SS of PCS Winter Meeting took place on 8-9 December 2017 at Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz. The symposium attended 105 participants, from many academic centres in Poland, who presented 68 posters of own research and 22 posters of literature research.

During the proceedings participants were able to take part in course “Application of biotransformation and magnetic nanotechnology in the preparation of enantiomerically pure therapeutic compounds of 2-arylpropionic acid derivatives” conducted by Dr. Tomasz Siódmiak (Collegium Medicum UMK).

During the SSPTChem Winter Meeting we had the opportunity to listen to the seven following lectures conducted by invited guests:

Dr hab. Bogumiła Kupcewicz (Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz)

„Falsification of drugs and dietary supplements – a problem for the patient / consumer, a challenge for analytical chemistry”

Dr. hab. Kamilla Małek (Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków)

„What does the medical diagnosis have in common with archeology or the protection of the artworks? Identification of biological markers by FTIR and Raman imaging”

Dr. hab. Jacek Lipok, prof. UO (Universitas Opoliensis)

„Biocatalytic ability of cyanobacteria, why it is still worth to look at nature”

Dr. Jakub Milczarek (Łódź University of Technology)

„Chemical weapon – the specter of the past or a contemporary problem? 20 years of the OPCW and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons”

Prof. Marcin Drąg (Wrocław Univeristy of Technology)

„The use of combinatorial chemistry in the study of proteolytic enzymes”

Colonel Dr. Robert Zdanowski (Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology)

„Does natural always mean safe? – Safety studies on the use of Rhodiola Kirilowii extract”

Dr. Małgorzata Zaitz-Olsza (Samsung R&D Institute Poland)

„What the university teaches us and what is forgotten to tell us”

Traditionally, lecture had also presented winners for the best poster of SSPTChem Spring Meeting 2017: Eng. Adrianna Kondas (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences), Paweł Lemieszczuk (Łódź Univeristy of Technology), Eng. Małgorzata Skarbek (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences) and Tomasz Swebocki (University of Gdańsk).

During the SSPTChem Meeting we have selected the authors of the best posters.

The awards for poster of own research were received by:

[1st PRIZE]
Natalia Jurga (A. Mickiewicza University in Poznań)
„Tunable post-conversion luminescence in fluorine nanoluminophores”

[2nd PRIZE]
Łukasz Sobczak (Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz)
„What saliva will do to fiber …, that is, improvement of the technique for the determination of popular narcotic and psychotropic substances in the oral fluid using the SPME-LC-MS method”

[3rd PRIZE]
Łukasz Bartos (University of Łódź)
„Determination of the total antioxidative potential by capillary electrophoresis”
Paulina Goryńska (Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz)
„HRMS as a useful tool in metabolomic analyzes”

The awards for poster of literature research were received by:

[1st PRIZE]
Szymon Dąbrowski (Łódź Univeristy of Technology)
„Chemicals used during the execution of death sentences”

[2nd PRIZE]
Konrad Kozłowski (Łódź Univeristy of Technology)
„Chemistry is the muscle of the future – about bionic prostheses “

[3rd PRIZE]
Monika Góralik (Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków)
„Cultivation of nanobamboos, that is, obtaining carbon nanotubes by catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons”

Natalia Jurga for winning the first place for a poster from her own research, in addition to the book awards received a prize of 150 EUR funded by EVONIK.

Scientific Committee composed of: Prof. Janusz Ryczkowski, Dr. hab., prof. UO. Jacek Lipok, Dr. hab. Bogumiła Kupcewicz, Dr. hab. Kamilla Małek, Dr. Małgorzata Zaitz-Olsza, Dr. Jakub Milczarek, Colonel Dr. Robert Zdanowski.

Maciej Bagiński (University of Warsaw)
„Dynamic self-assembly of metal nanoparticles coated with promzene ligands under the influence of temperature change”

The award from Trimen Chemicals S.A. won Alicja Zielińska (Nicolaus Copernicus Univeristy in Toruń) for the poster „Substitution of proton by deuterium as a potential factor affecting the properties of biologically active substances”.
The award granted by the Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz and the Student Association of Analytical Chemistry CM UMK received Karolina Augustyniak (Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków) for work ” The use of infrared spectroscopy as a method of imaging and modern spectrohistopathology ”

Honorary patronage over the Meeting took over: Polish Chemical Society, Marshal of Kujawy and Pomerania Voivodeship, Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz, Vice-Rector Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus Univeristy in Toruń, Rector of University of Science and Technlogy in Bydgoszcz, Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering of the University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz.

Media patronage over the Meeting took over: Polish Radio PiK, Polskie Radio PiK, portal, Industrial Chemistry and the Laboratory. THE NATIONAL OVERVIEW..

We would like to aprreciate our sponsors: ABLE & E-Jasco Polska Sp. z o.o., ALCHEM Grupa Sp. z. o.o., European Young Chemists Network, EVONIK, Genore chromatografia, HYDROLAB POLSKA, KAMUSH, MedPharm Polska, nLab Spółka z o.o., Oficyna Edukacyjna Krzysztof Pazdro Sp z o.o., PIK INSTRUMENTS, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, SHIM-POL A.M. Borzymowski, SYNTHOS S.A., Student Council of Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz, TriMen Chemical S.A., , Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz, Student Scientific Society CM UMK in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz Information Center, Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park.

Thank you all for participation and we are pleased to invite You for the next Spring Meeting 2018 in Skorzęcin!