SSPTChem Spring Meeting took place on 25-29 April 2018 at the Hotel Biały*** in Skorzęcin. The symposium attended 82 participants, from many academic centres in Poland, who presented 30 oral communications ,38 posters of own research and 13posters of literature research.

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

Dr. hab. Eng. Izabela Madura (Warsaw University of Technology): „Applied Crystallography”
Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Kamysz (Medical Univeristy of Gdańsk): „HPLC in two quarters”,
Prof. Dr. hab. Marzenna Dudzińska (Lublin University of Technology): „What we breathe. That is internal air – its condition and impact on human health”,

As pevious year, besides experienced scientist – academic lecturers, we invited also young scientists, who posses significant scientific achievements.

Dr. Dorota Jakubczyk (Universite de Lorraine) : „Fungal natural products: Cure or poison?”
Dr. Dawid Frąckowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań): „Mechanochemistry – an alternative to the future”
Dr. Szymon Chorąży (Jagiellonian University): „Photoluminescent heterometallic coordination networks based on policiananmetalates and lanthanide complexes”

This year, we invited participants of the Symposium to listen to lectures in the new panel „Chemistry and Industry”:

Dr. Dawid Łyżwa (AstraZeneca): „From a biologically active substance to an innovative drug”
Dr. Krzysztof Dudziński (Łazewski DEPO & Partners): „From the scientist to the patent attorney – a few words about how to protect industrial property”
M.Sc. Emil Jarosz (Norwegian University of Life Science, Environmental Association): „Scholarship program of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt”

Scientific Committee of the Congress:
Dr. hab. Eng. Izabela Madura,
Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Kamysz,
Prof. Dr. hab. Marzenna Dudzińska,
Dr. hab. Jacek Lipok, prof. UO

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

ORAL COMMUNICATION

[FIRST DEGREE STUDIES]

Zuzanna Lawera (University of Warsaw)

Anisotropic arrangement of semiconductor nanoparticles and their application in photovoltaics

[SECOND DEGREE STUDIES]

Michał Magott (Jagiellonian University)

Modification of magnetic coordination polymers through [2 + 2] solid state photocyclability

[THIRD DEGREE STUDIES]

Magdalena Rychlicka (University of Life Sciences in Wrocław)

Preparation of a new group of nutraceuticals based on phosphatidylholine enriched with biologically active phenolic acids and isomers of conjugated linoleic acid

POSTER COMMUNICATION

[FIRST DEGREE STUDIES]

Adam Walczak (Łódź University of Technology)

Preparation and characterization of properties of nanocomposites of poly (methyl methacrylate) from TiO2

[SECOND DEGREE STUDIES]

Przemysław Siarkiewicz (Lodz University of Technology)

Boron samplers for the detection of reactive oxygen and nitrogen

[THIRD DEGREE STUDIES]

Ewa Kozłowska (University of Life Sciences in Wrocław)

Microorganisms in the fight against doping in sport

[RECOGNITION]

Magdalena Pilzak (Jagiellonian University)

Pipetting techniques and pipette maintenance

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

[ORAL COMMUNICATION]

Kamila Pyra (Jagiellonian University)

Zeolites as environmentally friendly catalysts for the distribution of plastics

[POSTER OF LITERATURE RESEARCH]

Anna Wychowaniec (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

Fluorescent probes as tools for detecting the interaction of IN VITRO molecules

[POSTER OF OWN RESEARCH]

Jordan Sycz (University of Life Sciences in Wrocław)

Biotransformation of progesterone derivatives in the Isaria Farinosa KCH KW culture 1.1

Zuzanna Lewera from the University of Warsaw also received a prize money of 150 EURO funded by EVONIK for the best oral presentation.

Vouchers for research assignments funded by MOLNET.EU were received by: Magdalena Pilzak (Jagiellonian University), Anna Wychowaniec (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Jordan Sycz (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences), Kamila Pyra (Jagiellonian University).

This year’s Spring Meeting of SSPCS was also an electoral congress. Tomasz Kostrzewa was elected the new President of the Board of the SSPCS for the term 2018-2021.

We would like to aprreciate our Partners in SSPTChem Spring Meeting : Students Scientific Association „Bioinicjatywa” – Univeristy of Technology in Poznań, Chemistry Students Scientific Association – Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy in Poznań and Association Environment for the Environment.

Honorary patronage over Spring Meeting took over: Polish Chemical Society, Poznań Chapter of the Polish Chemical Society, Univeristy of Gdańsk, President of the city of Poznań Jacek Jaśkowiak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region Marek Woźniak, Rector of the Medical University „Karol Marcinkowski” in Poznań Prof. Andrzej Tykarski, Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy in Poznań Prof. Andrzej Lesicki

In addition, the patronage over the Meeting took over: Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań prof. dr hab. Henryk Koroniak, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS, Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Medical University Karol Marcinkowski in Poznan prof. dr hab. Lucjusz Zaprutko.

Media Patronage: Laboratorium – Przegląd Ogólnopolski Elamed Media Group, www.molnet.eu, www.openin.pl.

We would like to appreciate our sponsors: ABLE & E-Jasco Polska Sp. z o.o., Boryszew S.A., Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,, Evonik Industries AG, European Young Chemists Network, Genore chromatografia, Grupa Azoty S.A., HYDRLOLAB Sp. z.o.o. sp.k., Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN, Law Firm LDS Łazewski Depo i Wspólnicy, KAMUSH, Kronospan Szczecinek, MedPharm Polska, Oficyna Edukacyjna * Krzysztof Pazdro Sp. z.o.o., OKNO Badania Kliniczne – Onkologia, Poznań Tourism Organisation, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, SHIM-POL A.M. Borzymowski, Synthos S.A., TriMen Chemicals S.A, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Scientific Publisher of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Ziaja Ltd Zakład Produkcji Leków sp. z o.o.

We would like to thank participants for coming to the Spring Meeting of SS of PCS 2018 in Skorzęcin and see you at the Winter Congress 2018!