Conference Program 2021

Afternoon Session on Tuesday, 7 September 2021


13:00 zoom conference room open and ready for log-in of participants and speakers
13:45 Welcome by Claus-Michael Lehr and Rolf Müller, Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland/HIPS, DEU



invited speakers (15 min talk, 5 min discussion)

14:00 Giovanni Traverso, MIT, USA
Gastrointestinal Device Development in a few Movements
14:20 Juliane Nguyen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
PAxS patches: adaptive patches for transdermal applications and other dynamic organs
* * * Guest Speaker of the 
Galenus Foundation * * *
14:40 Pankaj Karande, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Exploring 3D Bioprinting Technology for the Development of Complex Reconstructed Skin Model with Hair Follicle Structure and Automation of the Fabrication of Hair Follicle Spheroids








contributed talks (10 min talk, 5 min discussion)

15:00 Jonas Schlauersbach, University of Würzburg, DEU
Leveraging bile solubilization of poorly water-soluble drugs by rational polymer section
15:15 Anze Zidar, University of Ljubljana, SVN
Development of an in vitro assey for evaluating immune response to nanofibers intended for periodontitis treatment
15:30 Ayat Abdelkader, Philipps-Univerity Marburg, DEU
Smartfilms and paper tablets loaded with rutin: effect of granulation on the crystallinity behaviour
15:45 Danai Anastasia Panou, University of Copenhagen, DNK
Mode of action of excipients investigated for oral peptide delivery: Examples that modulate tight junctions and cytoskeleton

16:00     coffee break with videos

invited speakers (15 min talk, 5 min discussion)

16:30 Olivia Merkel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, DEU
Pulmonary siRNA delivery against SARS-CoV-2
16:50 Ruy Carlos Beck, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BRA
3D printing in Drug Delivery: Approaches and Applications
17:10 Laura Russo, University of Milano-Bicocca, ITA
Engineered bio-inks for 3D bioprinting: opportunities and challenges for tissue engineering and advanced cell models

contributed talks (10 min talk, 5 min discussion)

17:30 Christopher Ruben, University of Iowa, USA
Limiting Protein Corona Formation on Nanoparticles with Pathogen-inspired, Zwitterionic Polymer Coatings
17:45 Changzhi Shi, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, CHN
In-vitro, In-vivo and In-silico Evaluation of Ciprofloxacin Loaded PLGA Microspheres for Sustained Pulmonary Delivery of Antibioics
18:00 Olga Canadas, Complutense University of Madrid, ESP
Polyhydroxyalkanoate nanoparticles and the pulmonary surfactant barrier
18:15 Agnes Weiss, Saarland University, DEU
Soft hydrogel nanoparticles: Influences of preparation parameters and loading on the mechanical properties
18:30 Dr. Cornelia Sonntag
Galenus Foundation
18:35 – 19:30 Virtual Cocktail Reception
with break-out rooms



Morning Session on Wednesday, 8 September 2021

08:30 zoom conference room open and ready for log-in of participants and speakers

invited speakers (15 min talk, 5 min discussion)

9:00 Clive Prestridge, University of South Australia, AUS
Antimicrobial Nanocarriers to Overcome Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms
9:20 Ilva Dana Rupenthal, The University of Auckland, NZL
Overcoming ocular drug delivery barriers
9:40 Prajakta Dandekar Jain  and
Ratnesh Jain, Institute of Chemincal Technology, IND
Matrix-free, 3D spheroid-based mono- and co-cultures as pre-clinical tools

contributed talks (10 min talk, 5 min discussion)

10:00 Rita S. Santos, University of Porto, PRT
Oligonucleotides against bacterial infections: the Delivery Vector’s choice
10:15   Loris Busch, Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Charité Berlin, DEU
Targeting hair follicles with UVA-responsive nanocapsules for optimized skin antisepsis
10:30 Aneta Vovesná, University of Prague, CZE
Innovative cerosomes as carriers for an enhanced dermatoses’ therapy
10:45  Nathalie Jung, Goethe-University Frankfurt, DEU
Non-invasive characterization of organoid cultures in hydrogel matrices

11:00     coffee break with videos

contributed talks (10 min talk, 5 min discussion)

11:30 Samuel Constant, Epithelix, CHE
3D Human airway epithelial models to study SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis
11:45 Ali Doryab, Helmholtz Center Munich, DEU
A Biomimetic Mini-Lung Model for Preclinical Drug Screening
12:00 Timothée Blin, Centre d’Etude des Pathologies Respiratoire, FRA
Neutrophil-related proteases: a biological barrier for inhaled therapeutic antibodies
12:15 Arumina Sengupta, University of Bern, CHE
A bioinspired breathing human alveoli-on-chip model to mimic inhalation

invited speakers (15 min talk, 5 min discussion)

12:30 Simona Mura, Université Paris-Saclay, FRA
Relevant reclinical models for a predictive evaluation of nanomedicines
12:50 Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin, DEU
Polysulfates for Targeting of Tumor Cells and Viruses

Stefaan de Smedt, Ghent University, BEL
Exploring Light to Facilitate Transport in the Eye

13:30 Recognition of best contributed talks
14:00 Adjourn