On 23-25 May 2022, the French-Polish Symposium on Chemistry co-organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris and the Faculty of Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań took place at the Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris. The event was inaugurated by Her Magnificence Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Prof. Bogumiła Kaniewska, and the Director of the Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris, Dr Magdalena Sajdak. Then, plenary lectures by eminent chemists – Prof. Régis Gauvin of the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, and Prof. Miłosz Pawlicki of the Jagiellonian University, were given.
During the Symposium, the latest discoveries of French and Polish research teams in the field of supramolecular chemistry, whose representatives honoured the event with their presence, were presented and extensively discussed. Supramolecular chemistry has been successfully used to create new materials that form the basis of nanochemistry, as well as new catalysts and molecular switches extremely important in information gathering and processing. In turn, interactions of small ligands with bio-molecules are of great importance in the design of drugs effective in anti-cancer and gene therapies.
In addition to experienced scientists, the event was well attended by PhD students and undergraduates, for whom this was an extremely important – because first – opportunity to present their achievements in the form of a presentation to a wider audience.
Date of the event: 23-25 May 2022
Place of the event: Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris (74, rue Lauriston)
Prof. Violetta Patroniak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Dr Marta Fik-Jaskółka (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Dawid Marcinkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Diana Kogaczewska (Polish Academy of Sciences Scientific Center in Paris)