Tuesday-28 August

 Poster walks and coffee&snacks for early birds start 8 a.m. 
Conference start 9 a.m.

Drug Delivery: nanomedicine; gene delivery; functional polymers; intelligent systems; innovative carriers and materials; how to move/ delivery without diffusion and convection; immunotherapy, immonological barriers and vaccine delivery

9:00 Claus-Michael Lehr, Opening


9:05 André Nel/ UCLA: Use of nanocarriers for chemotherapy delivery and immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer

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

9:50 Jan Grzelak/ ICMAB-CSIC: Mesoporous silica nanorods as theranostic platforms

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

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

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

10:50 – 11:20 coffee and posters walks

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

11:30 Thorben Fischer/ Saarland Univeristy: Specific targeting of human macrophages using aspherical microparticles as gene delivery system

11:40 Eggegard Holler/ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Biodegradable polymalic acid conjugated to Angiopep-2 and tri-leucine traverses the blood-brain-barrier and distributes

11:55 Daniel Klinger/ Freie Universität Berlin: Amphiphilic Nanogels: Tailoring Network Hydrophobicity to Dermal Delivery Applications

12:05 Peer Fischer/ MPG: Directed Transport with Nanopropellers

12:35 – 13:35 lunch catering


13:35 Christoph Rademacher/ Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces: Small molecule-mediated delivery to human Langerhans cells

13:50 Joanna Rejman/ CureVac AG: Overcoming extra- and intracellular barriers: polymer-based mRNA delivery systems

14:05 AKM Ashiqul Hague/ University of Tuebingen: Chemically modified hCFTR mRNAs-Chitosan-coated PLGA recuperate lung function in a mouse model of cystic fibrosis

14:20 Ian S. Blagbrough/ University of Bath: Innovative materials from electrospun polymeric fibres for the controlled delivery of antibiotics for wound healing of skin infections

14:35 Petra O. Nnamani/ University of Nigeria: Gentamicin drug films for topical use

14:45 Chinazom P. Agbo/ University of Nigeria: Development of lipid-based microsuspensions fro ophthalmic delivery of Gentamicin

14:55 Mara Leone/ Leiden University: Hyaluronon-based dissolving microneedles with high antigen content for intradermal vaccination: formulation, physicochemical characterization and immunogenicity in mice

15:05 Sebastian Kerski/ University of Wuppertal: Overcoming the Skin Barrier for Transdermal Delivery of Macromolecules Utilizing Physically Induced Microchannels

15:15 Camila Nunes Lemos/ Universidade de São Paulo: Neurotensin-loaded silk fibroin films associated with iontophoresis as a wound dressing approach

15:25 – 15:55 coffee and posters walks


15:55 Jesús Pérez-Gil/ University of Madrid: Surfing the respiratory surface for smart drug delivery

16:25 Nathalie Heuzé-Vourc’h/ INSERM: Protective administration of a therapeutic antibody through the airway route in a murine model of acute lung infection

16:40 Thomas Crouzier/ KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Modulating the barrier properties of mucus

17:00 Frederic Tewes/ INSERM: Animal model of chronic lung infection: Are agar and alginate beads interchargeable?

17:15 Alberto Hidalgo/ Complutense University: Pulmonary surfactant and drug delivery: vehiculisation of an anti-inflammatory drug in vivo

17:25 Roland Stauber/ University Medical Center of Mainz: ‘Small meets smaller’: Impact of nanomaterials on microbiota


17:45 Eva Roblegg/ University of Graz: Drug Delivery Strategies for Treatment of Oral Diseases
* Guest Speaker of the Galenus Privatstiftung *

18:15 Dina Kottke/ Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf: ex vivo permeation studies to facilitate the development of a buccal child-appropriate dosage form by using lidocaine

18:25 Pavel Gershkovich/ University of Nottingham: Intestinal lymphatic system: Important compartment of drug delivery

18:40 David Brayden/ University College Dublin: Progress using nanoparticulates and permeation enhancers to deliver oral peptides

19:10 Closing Remarks


All attendees of the conference are cordially invited to participate in 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!