News

9.11.2022

Hosting a visit from a collaboration partner

We hosted Prof. Daniel Huster and Dr. Anja Penk from the University of Leipzig (Germany). We discussed ongoing and future common projects.



13.09.2022-17.09.2022

Conference participation

The 7th Polish-Korean Conference on Protein Folding. Seoul, South Korea. Poster presentation by Mateusz Marcicz. The poster presentation received an award as the best poster.


11.09.2022-14.09.2022

Conference participation

Chemistry Towards Biology (CTB10). Bratislava, Slovakia. Oral presentations “Computational and experimental analysis of the interactions between glycosaminoglycans and small molecules” by Martyna Maszota-Zieleniak and “Theoretical chemistry approaches to biologically relevant problems in the molecular systems containing glycosaminoglycans” by Sergey Samsonov.


11.07.2022-29.07.2022

Scientific visit

Martyna Maszota-Zieleniak visited the group of prof. Ricard-Blum at the University of Lyon (France).


11.07.2022-15.07.2022

Scientific visit

Margrethe Gaardløs visited the group of prof. Nikitovic at the University of Creete (Greece).


16.05.2022

Hosting a visit from a collaboration partner

We hosted Dr. Georg Künze from the University of Leipzig (Germany). Within his visit, Dr. Künze gave a talk “Biomolecular Structure Determination by NMR Spectroscopy with Paramagnetic Metal Ions and Probes” at the Faculty of Chemistry. We also discussed ongoing and future common projects.


25.04.2022-28.04.2022

Scientific visit

Sergey Samsonov visited the group of prof. Ricard-Blum at the University of Lyon (France).


10-13.05.2022

Conference participation

European ROSETTACON on protein structure prediction and design. Warsaw, Poland. Oral presentations “Molecular Dynamics-based descriptors of 3-O-Sulfated Heparan Sulfate as Contributors of Protein Binding Specificity” by Annemarie Danielsson and “Cyclic peptide approach to model protein- glycosaminoglycan interactions” by Margrethe Gaardløs.


04-06.05.2022

Conference participation

Innogly Annual Meeting 2022. Lugano, Switzerland. Invited talks “Repulsive Scaling Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics in docking Glycosaminoglycans” by Mateusz Marcisz and “Modeling Biologically Relevant Interactions of Glycosaminoglycans” by Sergey Samsonov.


08.04.2022

Invited talk

“Modeling protein-glycosaminoglycan interactions in biologically relevant systems” Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk/Medical University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


04.04.2022

Talk at the University of Gdańsk

“Molecular docking and simulations of GAG-protein interactions” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Margrethe Gaardløs.


19.01.2022

Invited talk

“Modeling molecular interactions of glycosaminoglycans” at the Lab of Theory of Biopolymers, University of Warsaw. Sergey Samsonov.


21.12.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk

“Molecular Dynamics-based descriptors of Heparan Sulfate hexasaccharides” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Annemarie Danielsson.


14.12.2021

Invited talk

“Computational approaches to study glycosaminoglycan interactions” at the University of Leipzig (Germany). Sergey Samsonov.


13.12.2021-14.12.2021

Scientific visit

Annemarie Danielsson, Margrethe Gaardløs and Sergey Samsonov visited the group of prof. Huster at the University of Leipzig (Germany).


30.11.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Computational analysis of ions interactions with proteins and glycosaminoglycas” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Małgorzata Kogut.


25.11.2021-3.12.2021

Hosting a visit from a collaboration partner

We hosted Brianda Lopez Santini from the group of prof. Zacharias at the Technical University of Munich within the DAAD/NAWA German-Polish Exchange Programme.


25.11.2021

Conference Participation

Online Workshop: “Computational Modeling in Chemistry, Biology and Materials – Making it Mainstream” (https://sites.google.com/cusat.ac.in/workshop/home). Talk “Modeling glycosaminoglycans: advances and challenges” by Sergey Samsonov.


17.11.2021

PhD defense

Krzysztof Bojarski defended his PhD Thesis “Computational approaches to study protein- glycosaminoglycan systems” at the Faculty of Chemistry. Congratulations!


17-21.10.2021

Conference participation

The 6th Polish-Korean Conference on Protein Folding. Jastrzębia Góra, Poland. Invited talk by Sergey Samsonov, short lectures by Martyna Maszota-Zieleniak, Mateusz Marcisz, Margrethe Gaardløs and Krzysztof Bojarski, posters by Małgorzata Kogut and Annemarie Danielsson.


27-29.09.2021

Conference participation

Hybrid Symposium “GlycosAminoGlycans: What remains to be solved?”, Heraklion, Greece. Talk: “Challenges and advances in molecular docking of glycosaminoglycans” by Sergey Samsonov.


24.09.2021

Invited talk

Online seminar at VCU Medical Chemistry Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. Talk “Challenges and advances in molecular docking of glycosaminoglycans” by Sergey Samsonov.


01.09.2021

New Group Member

Margrethe Gaardløs joined the group as a postdoc.


28.07.2021

Workshop participation

We participated in the online workshop on Computational Analysis Tools (CAT) provided by Dr. Martin Frank (glycosciences.deö Biognow AB Göteborg, Sweden)


14.07.2021

Invited talk

“Modeling molecular interactions of glycosaminoglycans” at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Sergey Samsonov and Krzysztof Bojarski


June-July 2021

Scientific visit

Krzysztof Bojarski and Sergey Samsonov visited the group of prof. Zacharias at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) on 12-15.07.2021 and 16.06-15.07.2021, respectively.


23-25.06.2021

Conference Participation

Online Joint Warren and Beilstein Symposium on Glycosciences. Talk “Computational insights into modeling protein-glycosaminoglycan interactions” by Sergey Samsonov.


02.06.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Even more glycosaminoglycans: ongoing projects” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


26.05.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“The Specificity of Interaction of Interleukin-8 with Glycosaminoglycans: Comparison with Acidic Peptides” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Annemarie Danielsson.


19.05.2021

“Glycosaminoglycans in modeling: does the size matter?” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Mateusz Marcisz.

“Computational approaches to study protein-glycosaminoglycan systems” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Krzysztof Bojarski.


05.05.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Glycosaminoglycans in modeling: does the size matter?” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Mateusz Marcisz.


05.05.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online), Faculty Seminar

“Modeling biologically relevant interactions with glycosaminoglycans” at the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


20.01.2021

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Evaluation of Replica Exchange with Repulsive Scaling Approach for Docking Glycosaminoglycans” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Martyna Maszota-Zieleniak.


16.12.2020

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Computational approaches to study protein-glycosaminoglycan systems” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Krzysztof Bojarski.


6.12.2020

Grant from DAAD-NAWA

We obtained a joint grant from a common program of DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) and NAWA (the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) with the title “Advanced and innovative computational approaches to study protein-glycosaminoglycan systems” together with the group of prof. Zacharias at the Technical University of Munich.


04.10.2020

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Computational insights into the role of ions in protein-glycosaminoglycan systems” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Małgorzata Kogut.


04.10.2020

Conference participation (online)

The first Pomeranian Student Chemial Symposium 2020. Poster presentation “The effect of GAG chain polarity on its interactions with proteins” (in Polish) by Krzysztof Bojarski.


01.10.2020

New Group Member

Annemarie Danielsson joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome!


28.04.2020

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“Modeling AlgE4 and alginate interactions” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


14.04.2020

Talk at the University of Gdańsk (online)

“April protein and GAGs” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Mateusz Marcisz.


01.03.2020

New Group Member

Małgorzata Kogut joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome!


17-19.02.2020

Conference participation

34th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2020 (Erlangen, Germany). Talk “Challenges in modeling protein-glycosaminoglycan systems” by Krzysztof Bojarski.


18-20.12.2019

Hosting a visit from a collaboration partner

We hosted dr. Aleksei Sysa from International Sakharov Environmental Institute (Minsk, Belarus). We also discussed ongoing and future common projects.


10-12.12.2019

Hosting a visit from a collaboration partner

We hosted Prof. Sylvie Ricard-Blum from the University of Lyon (France). Within her visit, Prof. Ricard-Blum gave a talk “Extracellular glycosaminoglycan-binding proteins: from structure to interactions” at the Faculty of Chemistry. We also discussed ongoing and future common projects.


11.12.2019

Talk at the University of Gdańsk

“The progress in Sonata Bis project.” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


11.11.2019

Invited Talk

“Glycosaminoglycan binding: specific or not?” at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Sergey Samsonov.


07.10.2019

New Group Member

Martyna Maszota-Zieleniak joined the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome!


01.10.2019

New Group Member

Mateusz Marcisz joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome!


16-18.09.2019

Conference participation

5-th Polish – Korean Conference on Protein Folding (Seoul, Korea). Talk “Modeling insights into glycosaminoglycan biologically relevant functions” by Sergey Samsonov. Talk “(Pro)cathepsins and glycosaminoglycans – the significance of their complexes in biological systems” by Krzysztof Bojarski.


30.06-04.07.2019

Conference participation

XXth European Carbohydrate Symposium (Leiden, the Netherlands). Talk “Modeling insights into molecular mechanisms underlying the role of glycosaminoglycans in cell signaling processes” by Sergey Samsonov. Poster presentation “Does a microsecond timescale molecular dynamics simulation provide a deeper view on protein-glycosaminoglycan system?” by Krzysztof Bojarski.


24-28.06.2019

Conference participation

Workshop Multiscale Modeling, Lorentz Symposium (Leiden, the Netherlands). Poster presentation “Glycosaminoglycan Coarse-Grained Models” by Sergey Samsonov.


23-24.05.2019

Conference participation

Sakharov Reading 2019: Environmental Problems of XXI century (Minsk, Belarus). Talk “Cathepsins, glycosaminoglycans and biological role of their interactions” by Krzysztof Bojarski; talk “Modeling glycosaminoglycans – key molecules for tissue regeneration” by Sergey Samsonov. Co-organization of the event by Sergey Samsonov.


25.04.2019

Talk at the University of Gdańsk

“Polonez project. Summary” at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Gdańsk. Sergey Samsonov.


19.04.2019

Invited talk

Modeling protein-glycosaminoglycan interactions” at International Sakharov Environmental Institute (Minsk, Belarus). Sergey Samsonov.


25.02-31.07.2019

Visiting student

Jan Potthoff from the Free University of Berlin joined our group within the Erasmus Programme.