“Interdisciplinary research for pharmacy” was the theme of the 7th annual Polish-German Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences that took place on May 24-25th 2013 in Gdańsk. The host and organizer of the Symposium is the MUG Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine. This was the first international scientific meeting since the MUG Faculty of Pharmacy received the status of a Leading National Research Centre (KNOW). Prof. Małgorzata Sznitowska together with the Scientific and Organizational Committees supervised the event. The MUG Rector prof. Janusz Moryś was the symposium’s honorary patron, whereas Annette Klein, Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gdańsk took part in the opening ceremony. Nearly 180 scientists participated, representing faculties of pharmacy at institutions in Kiel, Düsseldorf, Halle, Berlin, Poznań, Kraków and Gdańsk.
The latest research in the fields of pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, biopharmacy, synthesis and chemical analysis were presented during the symposium. Plenary lectures were delivered by prof. Reinhard Neubert (Halle) and prof. Roman Kaliszan (Gdańsk). On the second day of the symposium, the professors representing the participating institutions delivered their lectures: Jörg Breitkreutz (Düsseldorf), Tomasz Gośliński (Poznań), Thomas Groth (Halle), Ewa Skrzypczak-Pietraszek (Kraków), Cornelia Keck (Berlin), Christian Peifer (Kiel) and Krzysztof Cal (Gdańsk).
Young scientists had an opportunity to present their research at the poster sessions, and the authors of best 6 posters received awards. The symposium participants also had an opportunity to learn about the latest pharmaceutical industry offers. The symposium concluded with a dinner on board of the tall ship “Dar Pomorza” in Gdynia.