About the Polish Peptide Community
There is abundant evidence that peptides and proteins are molecules fundamental to the life phenomenon. They play many remarkable biological
functions, ranging from transportantion, storage, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation to catalytic or antibiotic activities.
Nowadays many research workers in academia and industry are engaged in research concerning all aspects of peptide chemistry, biochemistry and
biology. Their activity focused on the isolation and characterization of new peptides, synthesis of biologically important peptides,
development of chemical methods for the synthesis of peptides, structure-activity relationship studies, conformational studies, mechanism of
action studies, combinatorial chemistry, immunology, proteome and peptidome research, peptide design and discovery of new peptides as a
In Poland, more than 200 research workers from about twenty groups are involved in peptide research. Their interests focused on the chemical
synthesis of new amino acids and peptides, pharmacology, biochemistry and immunology of biologically active peptides. All aspects of peptide
and amino acid chemistry and biology are presented and discussed on the Polish Peptide Symposia
which have become the main forum for exchanging views by polish peptide researchers. The first Polish Peptide Symposium, organized by
prof. Gotfryd Kupryszewski
, took place in Gdańsk in 1967. Since the second symposium,
which took place in 1973 in Wdzydze near Gdansk, the Polish Peptide Symposia are organized every second year.
In the middle of 2005, due to the growing interest in peptide and peptide-related research, the website of the Polish Peptide Community
(PPC) was established as the new forum for exchanging views by the polish peptide researchers. The website of the PPC provides a forum for
advancing and promoting knowledge of the chemistry, biochemistry and biology of peptides. The PPC website offers an opportunity to exchange
opinions and discuss matters/problems relating to research connected with any aspect of peptide science. The PPC forum is an opportunity
for young peptide scientists, to encourage collaboration between various research areas and to accelerate the international exchange of
The next 25th Polish Peptide Symposium
will be held by Justyna Brasuń in Wojanów (near Jelenia Góra) from September 8-12, 2019.
In memoriam of Prof. Bogdan Przemysław Liberek
In memoriam of Prof. Marian Kruszyński
In memoriam of Prof. Zbigniew Maćkiewicz
In memoriam of Prof. Jan Izdebski
The Polish Representative to the Council of the European Peptide Society
for the period 2018-2022 is professor
Aleksandra Kęsik-Misicka from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The page dedicated to the 50th
Anniversary of the first Polish Peptide Symposium is available
On April 18, 2015 Professor Ignacy Z. Siemion
, one of the pioneers of peptide chemistry in Poland and as well as one of founders of Polish Peptide Community, passed away.
Page "In memoriam of Prof. Ignacy Z. Siemion" is placed
On January 17, 2015 Professor Stefan Jankowski
, the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of Lódź University of Technology passed away.
Page "In memoriam of Prof. Stefan Jankowski" is placed
On November 27, 2014 Professor Andrzej W. Lipkowski
, a visionary scientist, a great man and a caring mentor and friend to many of us, passed away.
Page "In memoriam of Prof. Andrzej W. Lipkowski" is placed