Tuesday-28 August

8:00 Poster walks and coffee&snacks for early birds

9:00 Claus-Michael Lehr, Opening

Drug Delivery

9:05 André Nel/ University of California, Los Angeles, USA: Use of nanocarriers for chemotherapy delivery and immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer

New Technologies for Overcoming Biological Barriers – Session Chair: Thiyagarajan Durairaj

9:35 Manuela Banciu/ Babes-Bolyai University, Romania: Long-circulating liposomal simvastatin inhibits tumor growth via targeting cancer microenvironment-mediated processes

9:50 Jan Grzelak/ Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain : Mesoporous silica nanorods as theranostic platforms

10:00 Alessandro Paolini/ Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital-IRCCS, Italy: PAMAM dendrimer-functionalized polylactic acid scaffolds as microRNA delivery vehicles in biomedical applications

10:10 Vincent M. Kadiri/ Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany: M13 Bacteriophage Constructs for Bioinspired Penetration of the Gastric Mucus Layer

10:20 Patrick Stayton/ University of Washington, USA: Engineering Intracellular Drug Therapies

10:50 – 11:20 coffee and posters walks

Session Chair: Nicole Schneider-Daum

11:20 Serena Rossi/ Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany: Dendritic polyglycerol sulfates as potential Shh-pathway inhibitors

11:30 Roland Stauber/ University Medical Center of Mainz, Germany: ‘Small meets smaller’: Impact of nanomaterials on microbiota

11:50 Eggehard Holler/ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA: Biodegradable polymalic acid conjugated to Angiopep-2 and tri-leucine traverses the blood-brain-barrier and distributes

12:05 Chinazom P. Agbo/ University of Nigeria: Development of lipid-based microsuspensions from ophthalmic delivery of Gentamicin

12:15 Peer Fischer/ Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany: Directed Transport with Nanopropellers

12:45 – 13:45 lunch catering

Vaccine and Skin Delivey – Session Chair: Brigitta Loretz

13:45 Christoph Rademacher/ Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany: Small molecule-mediated delivery to human Langerhans cells

14:00 Joanna Rejman/ CureVac AG, Germany: Overcoming extra- and intracellular barriers: polymer-based mRNA delivery systems

14:15 Sebastian Kerski/ University of Wuppertal, Germany: Overcoming the Skin Barrier for Transdermal Delivery of Macromolecules Utilizing Physically Induced Microchannels

14:25 Ian S. Blagbrough/ University of Bath, UK: Innovative materials from electrospun polymeric fibres for the controlled delivery of antibiotics for wound healing of skin infections

14:40 Camila Nunes Lemos/ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil: Neurotensin-loaded silk fibroin films associated with iontophoresis as a wound dressing approach

14:50 Petra O. Nnamani/ University of Nigeria: Gentamicin drug films for topical use

15:00 Daniel Klinger/ Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: Amphiphilic Nanogels: Tailoring Network Hydrophobicity to Dermal Delivery Applications

15:10 – 15:40 coffee and posters walks

Lung Delivery – Session Chair: Xabier Murgia

15:40 Jesús Pérez-Gil/ University of Madrid, Spain: Surfing the respiratory surface for smart drug delivery

16:10 Nathalie Heuzé-Vourc’h/ INSERM, Université de Tours, France: Protective administration of a therapeutic antibody through the airway route in a murine model of acute lung infection

16:25 Thomas Crouzier/ KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden: Modulating the barrier properties of mucus

16:45 Thorben Fischer/ Saarland Univeristy, Germany: Specific targeting of human macrophages using aspherical microparticles as gene delivery system

16:55 Frederic Tewes/ INSERM, Université de Poitiers, France: Animal model of chronic lung infection: Are agar and alginate beads interchargeable?

17:10 Alberto Hidalgo/ Complutense University, Spain: Pulmonary surfactant and drug delivery: vehiculisation of an anti-inflammatory drug in vivo

17:20 AKM Ashiqul Hague/ University of Tuebingen, Germany: Chemically modified hCFTR mRNAs-Chitosan-coated PLGA recuperate lung function in a mouse model of cystic fibrosis

17:35 – 17:50 coffee and posters walks

Oral Delivery – Session Chair: Claus-Michael Lehr

17:50 Eva Roblegg/ University of Graz, Austria: Drug Delivery Strategies for Treatment of Oral Diseases
* Guest Speaker of the Galenus Privatstiftung *

18:20 Dina Kottke/ Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany: ex vivo permeation studies to facilitate the development of a buccal child-appropriate dosage form by using lidocaine

18:30 Pavel Gershkovich/ University of Nottingham, UK: Intestinal lymphatic system: Important compartment of drug delivery

18:45 David Brayden/ University College Dublin, Ireland: Progress using nanoparticulates and permeation enhancers to deliver oral peptides

19:15 Adjourn


All attendees of the conference are cordially invited to the conference summer buffet dinner which will take place in the area of the conference site!


A poster exhibition with the contributions of the participants will be present during the whole conference.

Please note: Changes in the schedule are subject to alternations!