May 9-10th, 2019, Lodz

Welcome to the website of the Doctoral Symposium on Chemistry in Lodz!

On May 9-10.2019, we will celebrate the 7th edition of the Doctoral Symposium on Chemistry in Lodz. This increasingly popular event is a joint initiative of the PhD students from the Lodz scientific community, which includes University of Lodz, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz University of Technology and Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz.

With this even we create an opportunity for young and ambitious scientists to present their own research results to wide scientific audience. Moreover, we provide stimulating environment to trigger networking and cooperation. We are very happy to hostwell-known and respected scientist (names?) that will entertain us with plenary lectures – giving fresh look on their scientific disciplines.

Doctoral Symposium on Chemistry in Lodz is an event that combines science with social interactions. It provides excellent opportunity to make new friends, and it will undoubtedly leave many wonderful memories of time spent together. We hope that the upcoming 7th edition will repeat the success of previous symposiums. From our side, we can assure all participants about the effort we make to create toa pleasant atmosphere, while maintaining its high scientific level. Although the official language of the conference is Polish, we would like to encourage all participants to present their contributions in English.

Since the very first meeting, the participation in our conference was and still is free of charge. We belief that with no financial barriers we provide the opportunity to all PhD students to attend this event. Make sure to add it to your calendar today!

Again, as organizers we want to assure you that it will be a great scientific and social experience.

See you in Lodz!

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We are looking forward to seeing you in Łódź!

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    Prof. dr. hab. inż. Karol Grela

    Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
    Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science

    Professor Karol Grela graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1998 he obtained his PhD from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Obtaining active metals and organometallic reactions in liquid ammonia" and has been done under supervision of prof. dr. hab. Mieczysław Mąkosza. Over the period 1999-2000 he completed a postdoctoral internship at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim. In 2003 he obtained habilitation, and in 2008 a full professor. He is a laureate of numerous awards and distinctions for his scientific achievements, among others: Prime Minister's prize for the best doctoral dissertation (1999), Prime Minister's award for scientific achievement (2010) and Award of Foundation for Polish Science (2014). Since 2012, he is associated with the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw. He is a leader of of the Laboratory of Metal-organic Synthesis at the Center of New Technologies III.

    Professor Grela deals with issues of organic synthesis, olefin metathesis and organometallic chemistry. One of the most important areas of his research is the development of new catalysts for metathesis reactions, with strong focus on industrial applications. His research led to the discovery of variety of new catalysts that are complexes of ruthenium. Thanks to this, olefin metathesis process can be individually regulated ("tuned") to obtain innumerable applications, both fundamental and industrial (e.g. in the production of new drugs, new polymeric materials, or the development of new fuel formulas based on renewable starting materials).

    Professor Grela has gained international recognition for his numerous achievements. One example, among others, belongs to the catalysts known in the literature as "Grela's catalyst". Moreover, his team is counted among the world's leading research groups in the field of organometallic chemistry.

    Professor Grela is the author of over 160 scientific publications and the creator of 20 inventions protected by patents and / or patent applications. He promoted 10 doctors of chemical sciences.

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    Dr. Kamila Borowczyk

    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz

    Dr. Kamila Borowczyk in 2008 received her M.Sc. degree and in 2012 her Ph.D. degree, both from University of Lodz. Since 2011 she is working at the Department of Environmental Chemistry of the Lodz University. Her research interest is focused on the basic problems oriented towards exploration of modern analytical methods in medical and environmental chemistry. The main topics of her current studies are focused on problems related to the aging process especially new factors contributing to this process in aspects of diabetes consequences. The main analytical tools applied in her research work involve diverse separation techniques while the most important role play high performance liquid chromatography and gel electrophoresis.

    The list of her scientific publications covers 21 original articles and review works published, with no exception, in the prestigious journals of the JCR list. In addition, she has presented 52 posters and 9 oral presentations with the occasion of the domestic and international conferences. She has been a project manager of two projects (Preludium and Sonata) supported by the National Science Centre (Cracow) and a principal investigator of two grants managed by prof. Hieronim Jakubowski, founded by the National Science Centre (Cracow) as well.

    Dr. Kamila Borowczyk expanded and efficiently developed her professional skills during multiple research internships, e.g. at New Jersey Medical School (New Jersey, USA) between 2009-2011, at Stanford University (California, USA) in 2015 and at Rutgers University Medical School (New Jersey, USA) in 2018 where she worked over a longer period of time as a visiting researcher. Additionally, she was a participant of „Top 500 Innovators – Science, Management, Commercialization” project managed by Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well as a winner of the first prize in the contest “InnoTechAkademia II BioTechScience” organized by Center for Technology Transfer of University of Lodz. Very recently she has become a winner of scholarship allowing her to visit the Rutgers University Medical School (New Jersey, USA) awarded by Polish National Agency for the Academic Exchange.

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    Prof. dr. hab. Marcin Opałło

    Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Physical Chemistry

    Professor dr, hab. Marcin Opałło graduated in chemistry in 1980 at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. In 1987 he obtained the doctor’s degree, in 1999 he obtained a doctor’s of science degree at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2005, he was awarded the title of professor of chemical sciences. During this time, he held numerous internships, including at Tohoku University in Japan, at the University of California, in the USA or at the Forschungzentrum Julich in Germany.

    Currently, he is the director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the head of the Electrode Processes group. From 1979, he belongs to the Polish Chemical Society and from 2000 to the International Society of Electrochemistry.

    The examples of his scientific activities include, and are not limited to, modification of electrodes with nanoparticles, enzymes or ionic liquids. Together with his research group he is developing new electrochemistry based methods allowing new materials generation, e.g. based on sol-gel electrochemistry. Significant part of his attention is devoted to the aspects of the electrified liquid – liquid interface and three phase junctions. The impressive academic achievements of prof. Marcin Opałło covers numerous publications and patents. He is well kwon and internationally recognized electrochemist.

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    Dr. Anna Zawadzka

    Dr. Anna Zawadzka received the M.Sc. degree in 1997. In 2003 she obtained the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw under the supervision of prof. dr. hab. Zbigniew Czarnecki. In the years 2006 - 2007 she completed the postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Pharmacy at University of Illinois in Chicago. From December 2007 to February 2009 she was an employee at the Department of Chemistry of the Medical University of Warsaw. Currently, she works at the Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw.9 była pracownikiem w Zakładzie Chemii Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego. Obecnie pracuje w Pracowni Chemii Związków Naturalnych Wydziału Chemii UW.

    Her research interests include:
    » synthesis and testing of biological activity of "Hybrid drugs" - potential cholinesterase inhibitors,
    » stereoselective synthesis of natural compounds,
    » melatonin and its metabolites.

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    Dr hab. Jarosław Panek

    University of Wroclaw , Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Research group of Theoretical Modelling of Chemical Processes

    Dr. Jarosław Panek graduated from the faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wroclaw. In 2002 he obtained his PhD. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “Theoretical modeling of interactions of CO2, CS2 and NO2 molecules with 13th group metals” and has been done under supervision of Prof. Zdzisława Latajki. He efficiently developed his professional skills during multiple research internships, e.g. with Prof. Bernarda Silviego (UPMC 6 Paris), Prof. Markku Räsänena (University of Helsinki) and Prof. Marjany Novič (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana). The list of his scientific publications covers 65 original articles and review works published. Currently, he is an adjunct at the University of Wrocław in the Department of Theoretical Chemistry.

    Dr. Jarosław Panek deals with:
    » development of theoretical approaches in the study of molecular interactions, including the use of the SAPT method to describe weak intermolecular interactions,
    » application of advanced quantum chemical methods to the study of the electron structure and properties of molecules, molecular complexes, clusters and solids,
    » theoretical analysis of the nature of chemical bonds and molecular complexes - including topological electron density (QTAIM theory) and electron location analysis (ELF),
    » application of molecular dynamics methods to study of molecular complexes and crystals with hydrogen bond.

Important information!

Your presence at the conference is essencial.

In case of unjustified absence the organizing committee will notify the participant's supervisor.

The presentation should take 15 minutes including discussion (12 minutes of presentation + 3 minutes of discussion).

Presentation files in either PowerPoint or PDF format should be uploaded onto the computers during a coffee or lunch break before the session.

Preferred poster size: B1, portrait.

The organizing committee reserves the right to change the schedule at any time.

The schedule is available as a PDF file:



Address and directions – see the Google Maps:

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Organizing committee

University of Lodz:

  • Sławomira Skrzypekosoba
  • Konrad Rudnickiosoba
  • Katarzyna Kaczmarekosoba
  • Karolina Sipaosoba
  • Marta Adamiakosoba
  • Kamila Morawskaosoba
  • Natalia Festingerosoba
  • Karolina Chrabąszczosoba
  • Anna Łukawskaosoba
  • Monika Wrońskaosoba
  • Patrycja Olejarzosoba
  • Karolina Kowalczykosoba
  • Kinga Wzgardaosoba
  • Ola Buchcicosoba
  • Wiktoria Zgagaczosoba
  • Justyna Adamczykosoba
  • Paulina Borgulosoba
  • Karolina Koselakosoba
  • Marta Biernackaosoba
  • Martyna Malinowskaosoba
  • Agnieszka Łaska-Jesionowskaosoba
  • Krystian Purgatosoba
  • Mariola Brychtosoba
  • Łukasz Półtorakosoba
  • Anna Fenykosoba
  • Paweł Tokarzosoba

Technical University of Lodz

  • Marta Romaniszynosoba
  • Rafał Sałataosoba

Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies:

  • Edyta Rzeszotarskaosoba
  • Dominika Pomikłoosoba
  • Ola Jasiakosoba
  • Bartłomiej Gostyńskiosoba

Medical University of Lodz:

  • Ania Hartwichosoba

Konrad Rudnicki
Organizing Committee of VI ŁSDCh
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Lodz
Ul. Tamka 12, 91-403 Lodz
Tel. (42) 635 58 03

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website-related problems:
Dr Paweł Tokarz