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Marcin Konopka



Marcin Konopka is originally from Poland. He studied at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU) where he gained a master's degree in chemistry (2016). In 2022, he defended a PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Artur Stefankiewicz. He carried out research in the field of supramolecular chemistry and focused on structures containing reversible disulfide bonds. The same year, Marcin was awarded a WBI Excellence Scholarship. Subsequently, he joined the Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems laboratory (EMNS) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Dr Hennie Valkenier. Here he is involved in the ORGANITRA project where he works on the application of dynamic covalent chemistry in transmembrane anion transport.

Research interests

Supramolecular Chemistry | Dynamic Covalent Chemistry | Disulfides | Molecular Transport

See the thematic Ion transport across lipid bilayers

Key publications

1. Konopka M., Stefankiewicz A. R., Expanding structural diversity in a library of disulfide macrocycles through in-situ imide hydrolysis, Scientific Reports, 2022, 12, 38. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03944-y

2. Konopka M., Cecot P., Harrowfield J. M., Stefankiewicz A.R., Structural self-sorting of pseudopeptide homo and heterodimeric disulfide cages in water: mechanistic insights and cation sensing, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2021, 9, 7607-7614. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/TC/D1TC01445E

3. Konopka M., Cecot P., Ulrich S., Stefankiewicz A.R., Tuning the Solubility of Self-Assembled Fluorescent Aromatic Cages Using Functionalized Amino Acid Building Blocks, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, (503). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2019.00503/

4. Konopka M., Markiewicz G., Stefankiewicz A. R., Highly efficient one-step microwave-assisted synthesis of structurally diverse bis-substituted α-amino acid derived diimides, RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 29840-29846. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/ra/c8ra05835k

Updated on July 28, 2023