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20-21 Nov 2020
„Gliwickie Spotkania Naukowe 2019” - zadanie finansowane w ramach umowy nr 511/P-DUN/2019 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę".


XXIV Gliwice Scientific Meetings – virtual meeting

Preliminary scientific program


Friday, 20th November 2020

9.00 – 9.15                  Opening of the conference and welcome addresses

9.15 – 11.30                Session I “Proteomics and Metabolomics

                                    (session co-organized by the Polish Proteomics Society)

Chairman – Piotr Widłak

Piotr Widłak (NRIO, Gliwice): SEMPRA - Serum metabolome profiling in breast cancer risk assessment: introduction into the Polish-Norwegian project.

Guro Giskeødegård (NTNU, Trondheim): Serum metabolomics for risk assessment and treatment monitoring of breast cancer.

May-Britt Tessem (NTNU, Trondheim): Tissue multi-omics - why and how in prostate cancer.

Michał Mikuła (NRIO, Warszawa): Gut multi-omics profiling in Crohn’s disease.

Anna Wojakowska (IChB-PAN, Poznań): Metabolomic and proteomic approach for predicting response to neoadjuvant radiotherapy of colorectal cancer.

Dariusz Rakus (Wroclaw University, Wrocław): Quantitative proteomics to study brain aging and rejuvenation.

Piotr Suder (University of Science and Technology, Kraków): ZIKA NS2B-NS3 protease activity studied by iTRAQ labeling with nanoLC-MS/MS analysis.

Wojciech Cypryk (CMMS-PAN, Łódź): Proteomic and bioinformatic investigations of extracellular vesicles secreted during the inflammatory response.

11.30 – 11.45              Break

11.45 – 14.45              Session II “RNA in Regulation Processes

Chairman – Joanna Rzeszowska

Markus Kretz (University of Regensburg, Regensburg): Mechanisms of long non-coding RNA-mediated control of tissue homeostasis.

Jan Medenbach (University of Regensburg, Regensburg): Cell stress-mediated regulation of translation induces chemoresistance.

Daniele Hasler (University of Regensburg, Regensburg): From miRNAs to RNA modifications: emerging functions of the La-related proteins (LARPs) in RNA biology.

Gunter Meister (University of Regensburg, Regensburg): Characterisation of RNA-modifying enzymes and their roles in cancer progression.

Eric Miska (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom): title pending.

Fatima Gebauer (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona): The Complex Life of RNA

Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny (Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice):  Role of miRNA in translation of non-targeted transcripts.

14.45 – 15.05              Break

15.05 – 16.45              Session III “Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modeling

Chairman – Marek Kimmel

Philipp Altrock (Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa): Evolutionary dynamics of public goods games in cell populations.

Marek Kimmel (Rice University, Houston): Modeling field effects in bladder cancer.

Joanna Polanska (Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice): Gene set enrichment for reproducible science.

Tomasz Lipniacki (IPPT-PAN, Warszawa): Innate immune response to viral infection at single-cell and population level.


16.45 – 17.00              Break

17.00 – 19.00              Session IV “Biotechnology in Medicine

Chairman – Marek Łos

Dipanjan Chowdhury (Harvard Medical School, Boston): title pending

Mohsen Akbari (University of Victoria, Vancouver): Localized delivery systems for management of glioblastoma.

Anna M. Czarnecka (NRIO, Warszawa): Why immunologists should become interested in sarcoma?

Katarzyna Szołtysek (Princess Maxima Center, Utrecht): Whole-genome CRISPR screen identifies the mechanism of relapse in patient-derived pediatric ALL sample. 

Anna Walaszczyk (Newcastle University, Newcastle): Therapeutic potential of senolytics in age-related cardiovascular diseases.


Saturday, 21st November 2020

9.30 – 11.30                Virtual Poster Session

                        Short presentations of selected posters (to be announced after 10th November)

11.30 – 11.45              Break

11.45 – 12.15              Presentation of awarded posters

12.15 – 12.30              Closing remarks



XXIV Gliwice Scientific Meetings is a virtual meeting, which will be organized via the ZOOM platform. All registered participants will receive valid links to this platform (there is no registration fee). Please register for the meeting via the conference web page:

The deadline for registration and abstract submission: 10th November 2020.