Spring Meeting of SSPTChem took place on 10-14 April 2019 at the Ondraszek Resort in Ustroń. The symposium was attended by 96 participants, from numerous academic centers in Poland. 37 oral presentations and 33 posters from own research as well as 22 popular science posters were presented.


During the SSPTChem Spring Meeting we had the great opportunity to listen to the following lectures conducted by experienced scientists:

Dr. Jacek Ścianowski, prof. UMK (Nicolaus Copernicus University)
Terpenes – as “green reagents” in the synthesis of selenoorganic derivatives

Dr. hab. Paweł Zagrodzki (Collegium Medicum of Jagiellonian University)
“Selenium biochemistry and bromatology”


As in previous year, beside experienced scientists – academic lecturers, we also invited young scientists:

Dr. Zofia Iskierko (University of Verona)
“Chemosensors with molecularly imprinted polymers as recognition units for determination of selected compounds of health importance”

Dr. eng. Alina Brzęczek-Szafran (Silesian University of Technology)
“Aesthetically pleasing, highly transparent photovoltaics – in search of solar energy utilization”

Dr. Damian Nieckarz (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
“Molecular Fractals – on the borderline of mathematics and chemistry”


We also invited participants of the Meeting to listen to the lecture in the panel “Chemistry and Industry”:

Dr. Marcin Kawczyński (Kronospan Chemical Szczecinek)
“Scientist at production”

Scientific Committee of the Meeting:
Dr. hab. Jacek Lipok, prof. UO.
Dr. Jacek Ścianowski, prof. UMK,
Dr. hab. Paweł Zagrodzki,
Dr. Zofia Iskierko


By the decision of the Scientific Committee, awards for the best presentations were received by:


Maciej Durajski (Łódź University of Technology)
“Attempts to use peptidomimetics in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis”

Jakub Józiewicz (Politechnika Łódzka)
“The influence of the refractive index on the absorbance measurements in UV-Vis spectroscopy”

Natan Rychłowicz (Military University of Technology)
“Synthesis of selected chiral naphthoesans with ferro and antiferro-electric properties”


Natalia Pietras (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
“Borophosphonate cages – intriguing analogues of silsesquioxanes”

Karolina Gąsior (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
“Evaluation of the usefulness of the 153LYP density function in predicting the anharmonicity of selected diatomic molecules”

Joanna Klara (Jagiellonian University)
“Study of the influence of 2-hydroxyoleic acid on the molecular organization of multicomponent monolayers and lipid bilayers”


By the decision of the participants of the Spring Meeting 2018, the audience’s prizes were given to:

Andrzej J. Kałka (Jagiellonian University)
“The burning Gordian knot of UV-Vis spectroscopy, namely the compensation of the temperature effects in a few words”

Jakub Piątkowski (University of Warsaw)
“Highly Effective Semi-Heterogenous Method for Removal of Ruthenium Impurities”

Andrzej J. Kałka from Jagiellonian University also received a prize of 150 EURO funded by EVONIK for the best oral presentation.

The Industrial Chemistry Award went to Andrii Aleksieiev (Łódź University of Technology)


The partners of the Spring Meeting of SSPTChem 2019 were:
Students’ Scientific Association of Chemists at Silesian University of Technology, EVONIK, European Young Chemists’ Network.

Honorary patronage over Spring Meeting was taken by:
Rector of the University of Silesia Prof. Dr. hab. Andrzej Kowalczyk, Polish Chemical Society, City Mayor of Ustroń Ireneusz Szarzec.

In addition, the patronage over this years’ Spring Meeting was granted by:
Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Silesian Medical University Prof. Dr. hab. Krystyna Olczyk, Katowice Chapter of the Polish Chemical Society, Gliwice Chapter of the Polish Chemical Society

Media Patronage:
Laboratorium – Przegląd Ogólnopolski, Chemia Przemysłowa, Kierunekchemia.pl, Wiadomości chemiczne

We would like to appreciate our sponsors:

Law Firm LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners and Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw

HYDRLOLAB Sp. z.o.o. Sp.k., Oficyna Edukacyjna * Krzysztof Pazdro Sp. z.o.o., Synthos S.A.

Kronospan Szczecinek, SHIM-POL A.M. Borzymowski

ABLE & E-Jasco Polska Sp. z o.o., LaQ, Gliwice Chapter of the Polish Chemical Society, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, TriMen Chemicals S.A.

We would like to thank the participants for coming to the Spring Meeting of SSPTChem 2019 in Ustroń and see you at the Winter Meeting 2019!