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Peptide research in Poland commenced in early 50-ies at the Technical University of Gdańsk by professor Emil Taschner was continued by his successors, i.e. professors: Andrzej Chimiak (Technical University of Gdańsk), Gotfryd Kupryszewski (University of Gdańsk), Bogdan Liberek (University of Gdańsk), Barbara Rzeszotarska (University of Opole), Teresa Sokołowska (Technical University of Gdańsk) and Czesław Wasielewski (Technical University of Gdańsk). Almost at the same time, peptide research began in three other centres: at the Warsaw University by professor Stefania Drabarek, at the Technical University of Łódź by professor Mirosław T. Leplawy, and at the Wrocław University by professor Ignacy Z. Siemion. At present, more than 200 research workers from about twenty groups are involved in peptide research. Their interests focused on the chemical synthesis, structure, 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 the Polish peptide chemists. The first Polish Peptide Symposium was held by G. Kupryszewski in Gdańsk in 1967. Since the second symposium, which took place in 1973 in Wdzydze near Gdańsk, the Polish Peptide Symposia are organized every second year alternatively to the European Peptide Symposia. Although the language of the symposia is Polish, English is also welcomed. Usually about 150 Polish peptide chemists and biologists take part. Also few foreign colleagues participate in these meetings. The list of the Polish Peptide Symposia, their locations, dates and organizers are given below.

See also picture gallery from the 18th Polish Peptide Symposium (organized in 2005 in Wrocław) and the 20th Polish Peptide Symposium (organized in 2009 in Władysławowo).

Number Location Year Organizer
I Gdańsk 1967 Gotfryd Kupryszewski
II Wdzydze near Gdańsk 1973 Andrzej Chimiak
III Warsaw 1975 Stefania Drabarek
IV Oleśnica 1977 Ignacy Z. Siemion
V Bronisławów near Łódź 1979 Mirosław T. Leplawy
VI Serock 1981 Wincenty Kwapiszewski
VII Turawa near Opole 1983 Barbara Rzeszotarska
VIII Jastrzębia Góra near Gdańsk 1985 Zbigniew Grzonka
IX Puławy 1987 Jan Izdebski
X Polanica Zdrój 1989 Przemysław Mastalerz
XI Łódź 1991 Mirosław T. Leplawy
XII Karpacz 1993 Danuta Konopińska and Henryk Kozłowski
XIII Nadole near Gdańsk 1995 Bernard Lammek
XIV Polanica Zdrój 1997 Barbara Lejczak
XV Waplewo near Olsztyn 1999 Elżbieta Kostyra
XVI Kraków - Przegorzały 2001 Jerzy Silberring
XVII Łódź 2003 Janusz Zabrocki
XVIII Wrocław 2005 Zbigniew Szewczuk
XIX Pułtusk near Warsaw 2007 Aleksandra Misicka
XX Władysławowo near Gdańsk 2009 Adam Lesner and Jarosław Ruczyński
XXI Supraśl near Białystok 2011 Krystyna Midura-Nowaczek
XXII Kudowa Zdrój 2013 Rafał Latajka
XXIII Spała near Łódź 2015 Beata Kolesińska
XXIV Jastrzębia Góra near Gdańsk 2017 Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło

The next 25th Polish Peptide Symposium will be held by Justyna Brasuń in Wojanów (near Jelenia Góra) from September 8-12, 2019.