Programme and Guests

Programme overview

Programme of our Symposium combines well known attractions with a refreshing breath of innovation. Here is what we prepared for you in the forthcoming edition:

  • ◘ 6 (or more) outstanding Keynote Lectures of recognised researchers,
  • ◘ 8 Sessions of Short Talks by the active participants,
  • ◘ 2 Sessions of Poster presentations by the active participants,
  • ◘ 5 (or more) Industry Lectures prepared by our sponsors and partners, leaders in the biotechnology industry,
  • workshops in soft skills related to biotechnology,
  • ◘ on-site coffee and lunch breaks ideal for informal conversations and networking,
  • ◘ evening integration events.

Visit this page and our social media regularly as we gradually reveal new Keynote Lecturers, workshop topics, and integration events (among others)!

Keynote lectures

Prof. Aleksandra Ziembińska-Buczyńska

Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Faculty of Power and Environmental Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland)

Lecture title: Microcosm of possibilities

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Aleksandra Ziembińska-Buczyńska is a microbiologist, academic teacher, and science communicator. She works in the field of the biotechnological potential of bacterial communities in the natural and technological environment researched using molecular biology and classical microbiology approach. Her scientific interests include the usage of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation and biotechnological production, including industrially relevant bioproducts, green energy production and circular economy. Director of the Science Popularization Center SUT. Member of the Association of the Spokesmen of Science and Council for the Science Dissemination of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Awarded in FameLab Poland, as Popularizer of Science 2018 (the award of PAP Science in Poland and Polish Ministry of Education and Science) and with POPScience Award of Silesian Science Festival.

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Dr. Marco Costantini

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland)

Lecture title: Digital manufacturing in biomedical research: a step towards engineering functional tissue and organ replicas in vitro

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Marco Costantini holds a master’s degree in industrial chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemical and processing engineering, both from La Sapienza the University of Rome. Currently, he is leading a multidisciplinary team working at the convergence of materials science, biology, and microfluidics at the Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences. His current research interests span from the development of digital manufacturing strategies for the synthesis of functionally graded porous materials with enhanced physicochemical properties to the invention of advanced strategies for in vitro modeling and in vivo repair of the musculoskeletal system.

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Prof. Ganna Tolstanova

Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Lecture title: TBA


Prof. Jacek Jemielity

Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (Poland)

Lecture title: TBA

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Prof. Jacek Jemielity, a chemist specializing in bioorganic chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids, is the head of the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Center for New Technologies, University of Warsaw, and the co-founder of ExploRNA Therapeutics, a UW spin-off company focused on developing mRNA modification technologies and developing innovative mRNA-based therapies. 

Professor is engaged in research on the synthesis, properties, and applications of chemically modified nucleotides. He develops methods to synthesize biologically important nucleotides and creates tools to modify nucleic acids useful in studies of genetic information expression and medical applications. He developed a method to obtain mRNA with properties necessary for therapeutic applications. His inventions are used in several clinical trials on cancer immunotherapy. One of these technologies involving mRNA modification is used by leaders in biotechnology industry companies such as BioNTech, Sanofi, Roche, and Pfizer in clinical trials for cancer vaccines. Professor has co-authored not only numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals but also 9 patents protecting his inventions almost worldwide. He is a winner of the President of Poland’s Economic Award in the “research + development” category (2017), and was nominated in the competition organized by the European Patent Office “European Inventor Award” 2018 in the category “Research”. Recently, in 2021, he also received the Foundation for Polish Science Prize in chemistry and materials sciences for developing chemical modifications of mRNA as tools for therapeutic applications and studies on cellular processes.

In his career, collaboration with talented young people fascinated by scientific research has always been very important, and we feel more than honored to be given an opportunity to host Professor at our Symposium!

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Dr. Michał Gabruk

Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)

Lecture title: “Photocatalytic enzyme that re-shapes lipid membranes – linking sequence to the properties with neural networks”

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Conference schedule

Detailed schedule of conference events will be published after evaluation of participants’ abstracts.