The area of research into neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases is one of the main research priorities of European Union programmes. The two-day symposium, as a multidisciplinary platform for exchange in the areas of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, structural and molecular biology, held on 14-15 June 2022 at the Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris, was an opportunity to discuss the directions of development of new therapeutic approaches in the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system.

The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the achievements and challenges of medicines development in the treatment of diseases of civilisation. Particular emphasis was placed on issues concerning methods of synthesis of biologically active compounds, i.e. flow chemistry and mechanochemistry, new indications for original molecules in neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric diseases and neuropathic pain, and analysis of potential biological targets. During the meeting, achievements resulting from projects co-funded by NCN, ANR and MUSE were presented. Moreover, the symposium strengthened the existing collaboration of the UJCM Faculty of Pharmacy with the University of Montpellier, the Institute of Functional Genomics (IGF) in Montpellier and the University of Clermont-Auvergne. Inviting guests from the Institute of Structural Biology from Grenoble and the University of Tours extended the international research group’s expertise in the structural biology of the 5-HT3 receptor and autism spectrum diseases. The exchange of complementary knowledge strengthened the competitiveness of a research group with unique competences on a European scale.

The symposium was co-organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris, the Jagiellonian University-Collegium Medicum, the Institut of Biomolecules Max Mousseron (IBMM) of the University of Montpellier and the Institute of Functional Genomics (IGF) in Montpellier.

Date of the conference: 14-15 June 2022

Place of the conference: Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris (74, rue Lauriston)


Organising Committee:

Prof. Paweł Zajdel (Jagiellonian University-Collegium Medicum)

Diana Kogaczewska (Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris)