2nd International Young Scientists Symposium


Wroclaw, Poland - 15/17 September 2016

ul. Borowska 211

15/17 September

9 speakers
The best specialists

100 seats
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We are delighted to announce that the International Young Scientists Symposium “Plants in Pharmacy & Nutrition” (PPN2016) will be held for the second time in Wroclaw, Poland from 15th to 17th of September 2016, including a Botanical Excursion on Saturday, September 17th.


We kindly invite young researchers working in the area of medicinal and edible plants from all over the World to participate. It is also our honor and pleasure to announce that the Symposium is organized under patronage of the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC) and Prof. Halina Grajeta, Dean of Pharmacy Faculty at Wroclaw Medical University

and Discuss

The goal of the Young Scientist Symposium is to strengthen the collaboration and to encourage young scientists to actively disseminate their results and ideas.

Exclusive scientific

The symposium will be held at the recently opened main campus of Pharmaceutical Faculty, Wroclaw Medical University, Borowska 211, Wrocław, Poland. It will also possible to take an excursion to the Lower Silesian Botlainal Arboretum


Wroclaw, historical capital of Silesia and major academic research centre, is the 2016 "European Capital of Culture".

New knowledge
and new friends

We hope that the PPN2016 Symposium will offer young researchers the possibility to meet and discuss research topics and methodologies, share and develop ideas, learn from each other and gain knowledge from experienced senior scientists.



The best experts will perform for you



The most productive week-end



Wide variety



For a comfortable placement


Check the imprtant dates and get the PPN2016 AGENDA

31/10/2016 October, 31st

Post conference manuscript

Last day to request the post-conference full text manuscript

Check out the GUIDELINES.

21/02/2016 until April, 30th

Pre-registration (mailing list)

Pre-registration, to receive our newsletter and all the symposium updates

09/05/2016 July, 7th

Early Bird

Registration and payment

15/06/2016 July 31st

"Short Lecture" requests

Last day for partecipants to request a selection of abstracts by the scientific committee

05/07/2016 July, 31st

Abstract submission

Last day to sumbit your abstract. The decision on abstracts acceptance will be communicated by the Scientific Commettee not later than two weeks from the reception

(one week for "Early Bird")

09/08/2016 August, 9th

Standard registration

Last day for Standard registration and payment

10/08/2016 form August, 10th

Late Registration

From August 10th, the late registration fee applies


Registration to PPN

Welcome and opening

Welcome and opening.

Matthias Hamburger (Basel, Switzerland)

Keynote Lecture - Day 1

Discovery and characterization of pharmacologically and toxicologically relevant natural products in medicinal plants

Session 1

Christian Zidorn (Kiel, Germany)

Plenary Lecture 1

What are the minimum requirements with regards to botany to guarantee reproducible studies in plant natural products?

SL1 Maryam Jamshidi-Aidji (Gieβen, Germany)

Session Lecture 1

Direct bioautography linked to mass spectrometry: a streamlined strategy for discovery and bioquantification of natural antibiotics

SL2 Sylwester Ślusarczyk (Puławy, Poland)

Session Lecture 2

Practical aspects of using metabolomic approach in medicinal plants analysis

Coffee Break

Session 2

Igor Jerković (Split, Croatia)

Plenary Lecture 2

The challenges of volatiles screening: Selected topics on artefacts origin

Piotr Kuś (Wrocław, Poland)

Session Lecture 3

The headspace volatiles as chemical markers of fir honeydew honey with medical potential

Maja Friščić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Session Lecture 4

Chemotaxonomic investigation of Globularia L. taxa

Malin Suurkuusk (Sollentuna, Sweden)

Session Lecture 5

Microcalorimetry as a tool in food and plant technology


Session 3

Milen Georgiev (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Plenary Lecture 3

Towards accelerated lead finding: NMR-based metabolomics

Aleksandra Owczarek (Łódź, Poland)

Session Lecture 6

Development and optimisation of qNMR methodology for standardization of Hippocastani cortex

Barbara Michalak (Warszawa, Poland) 16.20 - 16.40

Session Lecture 7

Influence of extract and compounds from Eupatorium cannabinum on pro-inflammatory activities of human neutrophils

Coffee Break

Session 4

Petr Babula (Brno, Czech Republic)

Plenary Lecture 4

Plant secondary metabolites - insight into cardiotoxicity and cardioprotection

Iwona Stanisławska (Warszawa, Poland) 17.35 - 17.55

Session Lecture 8

Effects of tannin metabolites on human prostate cancer cells

Alev Tosun (Ankara, Turkey) 17.55 - 18.15

Session Lecture 9

Cinnamon: the effects of remarkable relaxation on isolated human corpus cavernosum

End Day One

Ian A. Graham (York, UK)

Keynote Lecture - Day Two

Molecular breeding of medicinal crops and discoveries along the way

Session 5

Angel Carbonell Barrachina (Alicante, Spain)

Plenary Lecture 5

How to increase the content of bioactive compounds in dry climates through irrigation strategies?

Gabriel Ranghiuc (Iaşi, Romania)

Session Lecture 10

Comparative study of bay leaves sold in Romania and those collected from the spontaneous flora in Italy

Agnieszka Białek (Warszawa, Poland)

Session Lecture 11

Pomegranate seed oil decreases desaturases activity and influences fatty acids profile in serum and tissues of rats


Session 6

Slavko Komarnytsky (Kannapolis, NC, USA)

Plenary Lecture 6

Impact of bitter flavonoids on metabolic and inflammatory health

Sandra Sordon (Wrocław, Poland)

Session Lecture 12

Increasing biological activity of flavonoids by Rhodotorula genus

Robert Nawrot (Poznań, Poland)

Session Lecture 13

Novel insights into protein composition of Chelidonium majus latex revealed by proteomic and transcriptomic analyses

Sponsored Lecture (Shim Pol)

Rafał Głaszczka


Poster Session & Coffee Break (from 16.00)

Session 7

Stefan Martens (San Michele all'Adige, Italy)

Plenary Lecture 7

Colourful cell factories for production of anthocyanins for health and food applications

Bartosz Pencakowski (Wrocław, Poland)

Session Lecture 14

Elucidating molecular control of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis in Agastache rugosa

Marcelo Kern (Stevenage, UK)

Session Lecture 15

Industrial biotech and synthetic biology - trends in the pharma industry

BBQ & Campus garden party

End Day Two

Session 8 - Day Three

Oana Cioanca (Iaşi, Romania)

Session Lecture 16

Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of some Pelargonium sp. leaf extracts

Anna Wieczyńska (Wrocław, Poland)

Session Lecture 17

Methods of control and analysis of substances produced or secreted by halitogenic bacteria

Marta Szandruk (Wrocław, Poland)

Session Lecture 18

Impact of mangiferin from Belamcandae chinensis rhizoma on rat experimental colitis induced by TNBS

Joanna Fabrowska (Poznań, Poland)

Session Lecture 19

Chemical composition and bioactivity studies of freshwater green macroalga Cladophora glomerata

Awards & Closing

Poster removal deadline

Farewell Brunch (for those who don’t watch birds)

Open Season 2016

‘bloodless’ - for the 50 volunteers

Symposium end, see you next time!

Call for papers

All the partecipants will have the possibility to submit their high-quality manuscripts for a special issue of two SCI-indexed journals (TBA). All the manuscripts will be handled by the scientific committee and subject to peer review. Accepted papers will be published by end 2016/early 2017. Submissions deadline is October, 31st. Your submission could be a great benefit for the meeting, your intereset and time would be really appreciated. If you have any question about registration, submissions or any other aspects of the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at ppn2016@mailplus.pl


Who are the speakers at PPN2016?

Petr Babula

Prof. Petr Babula

Plant secondary metabolites - inside on cardiotoxicity and cardioprotection

Angel Carbonell Barrachina

Prof. Angel Carbonell Barrachina

Minor crops (jujube, pistachio, …): their nutritional value and health benefits.

Milen Georgiev

Prof. Milen Georgiev

Towards accelerated lead finding: NMR-based metabolomics

Ian A Graham

Prof. Ian A Graham

Molecular breeding of medicinal crops and discoveries along the way

Matthias Hamburger

Prof. Matthias Hamburger

Discovery and characterization of pharmacologically and toxicologically relevant natural products in medicinal plants

Igor Jerković

Prof. Igor Jerković

The challenges of volatile screening: selected topics on artefacts origin

Igor Jerković

Prof. Slavko Komarnytsky

Impact of bitter flavonoids on metabolic and inflammatory health

Chang-Jun Liu

Prof. Stefan Martens

Colorful cell factories for production of anthocyanins for health and food applications

Christian Zidorn

Prof. Christian Zidorn

What are the minimum requirements with regards to botany to guarantee reproducible studies in plant natural products?

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee at PP2016:

Symposium Chair: Adam Matkowski

Petr Babula (Dept. Physiology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Rep.)

Monika Bielecka (Dept. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland)

Angel Carbonell Barrachina (Dept. Agro-Food Technology, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain)

Milen Georgiev (Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

Elvira Gille (Stejarul Research Center, Piatra Neamt, Romania)

Zora Dajić-Stevanović (President of AMAPSEEC, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Jakub Gburek (Dept. Biochemistry, Wroclaw Medical University)

Sebastian Granica (Dept. Pharmacognosy, Warsaw Medical University, Poland)

Matthias Hamburger (Dept. Pharmaceutical Biology, Basel University, Switzerland)

Igor Jerkowić (Dept. OrganicChemistry, University of Split, Croatia)

Anna Kiss (Dept. Pharmacognosy, Warsaw Medical University, Poland)

Slavko Komarnytsky (Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, USA)

Jana Kryukova (Dept. Botany, National Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine)

Chang-Jun Liu (Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, USA)

Mehran Miroliaei (Dept. Chemistry, South Carolina State University,USA)

Mehdi Rahimmalek (College of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran)

Ireneusz Sowa (Dept. Analytical Chemistry, Lublin Medical University, Poland)

Dennis T. Thomas (Dept. Botany, St. Thomas College, India)

Alev Tosun (Dept. Pharmacognosy, Ankara University, Turkey)

Nikolay Vasilev (Fraunhofer I \nstitute of Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Germany)

Ilkay Erdoğan Orhan (Dept. Pharmacognosy, Gazi University, Turkey)

Joe A. Vinson (Dept. Chemistry, Scranton University, PA, USA)

Christian Zidorn (Dept. Pharmaceutical Biology, KielUniversity, Germany)

Organizing Committee

Chair Person: Anna Prescha

Symposium Secretary: Dorota Wozniak

Members: Katarzyna Karlowicz-Bodalska, Stanislaw Han, Katarzyna Zablocka-Slowinska,

Magdalena Grajzer, Renata Abel, Mariusz Dziadas

Student Scientific Club Supervisor: Sylwia Zielińska

Student Scientific Clubs: Food Science and Dietetics, Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmaceutical Industry

Fee plans

Flexible fees: three plans in two types of registration!

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Early Bird

Until 07/07

150 Regular

Regular (Members) €100

Students €80

Students (Members) €50

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From 10/08 onward

250 Regular

Regular (Members) €200

Students €150

Students (Members) €120

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Further Information

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Student status

All participants claiming the student status must provide a proof of status along with their registration form (e.g: the scanned student ID, certificate from a supervisor, dean or other official on an institutional letterhead paper with signature).


For participants requiring a visa to enter Poland, we can provide an invitation letter. However, the symposium organizers are not eligible to mediate in any consular affairs.


The list of nearby hotels and/or other accommodation opportunities will be provided in the second circular.

Cancellation policy

Before July 1st, 2016: 100% refund, minus 30 Euro for bank fees

Before August 15th, 2016: 50% refund, minus 30 Euro for bank fees

No refund after August 16th, 2016 or for not showing up

Register right now!

To register to PPN2016, please fill the REGISTRATION FORM and send it to ppn2016@mailplus.pl

Please use the ABSTRACT TEMPLATEfor your abstract submission.


Payments information

Payments can be made in Polish Zloty (PLN) or EURO:

Account number: 10 1090 2503 0000 0006 3000 0423 (for payments in PLN)

Bank name: Bank Zachodni WBK SA

Recipient name: Fundacja Uniwersytetu Medycznego we Wrocławiu

Recipient address (if needed): ul. J. Mikulicza-Radeckiego 5, 50-345 Wroclaw, Poland

Payment reference: ppn2016.your_firstname.your_lastname (for example: “ppn2016.Elisabeth.Tudor”)

For payments in EURO:

IBAN: PL74 1090 2503 0000 0001 0170 9044

Swift Code: WBKPPLPP


Please, complete the payment no later than two weeks after receiving letter of acceptance from the Organizers (all deadlines for the fees apply)

Please, use the Polish National Bank (NBP, website: http://www.nbp.pl/homen.aspx?f=/kursy/ratesa.html) middle exchange rate on the transfer day to calculate the amount of PLN to be paid (rounded up/down to 1 PLN)

Partners and Sponsors

For sponsorships and affiliations at PPN 2016, please contact:

Dr. Anna Prescha

Dept. Food Science and Dietetics

+48 71 784 0204


Dr. Dorota Wozniak

Dept. Biology an Pharmaceutical Botany

+48 71 784 0499




    Wroclaw Medical Univeristy

    Ul.Borowska 211

    Wroclaw (PL)

    +48 717 840 204

    from 9am till 6pm