Conference summary from the ‘Regulatory Science Symposium’ during the 2nd PEARRL Annual Meeting, Goethe University, Frankfurt, June 2018
The 2nd Annual meeting of the PEARRL network kicked off in Frankfurt with an open Regulatory Science symposium on ‘In silico and In vitro tools to support Regulatory applications’ on 18-19 June 2018. The Symposium was hosted by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
The 2nd Annual ‘PEARRLs of Wisdom Week will be held at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, is just around the corner. The local organisers, Prof. Jennifer Dressman, Dr. Edmund Kostewicz and their team, have pulled out all the stops in planning for an exciting scientific and networking meeting. Up to 100 participants are expected for this 5-day event (18–22 June 2018) with 40 sessions dedicated to developing innovative drug formulation strategies and regulatory tools designed to expedite the development of emerging drug molecules into new licensed medicines.
This year, there are two days of ‘Regulatory science’ symposia (18th and 19th June) which are open to external participants, the remaining days will concentrate more specifically on topics relevant for the progress updates and training associated with the PEARRL project:
Some of the highlights of the PEARRLs of Wisdom Week include the exciting list of external experts who will present at the meeting including:
The themes for the Open Symposia are ‘In silico and In vitro tools to support Regulatory applications’. More information on the Symposium, with speaker bibliographies, can be found on https://www.pearrl.eu/rss2018.html. Registration details are also provided on the website.
As PEARRL is a European Training Network (ETN) which delivers a unique research and training programme for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) a further highlight includes the Researcher Symposium (closed event). This day focuses on the 15 ESRs and their research projects within PEARRL.
To receive live updates and photos during the event follow us on twitter @pearrl_eu
Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens invite pharmacy students from the University of Antwerp
The Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens invited pharmacy students from the University of Antwerp on the 22nd of March 2018.
Professor Christos Reppas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, presented an overview of PEARRL research and training activities at the recent European Drug Absorption Network (EDAN) meeting in Leuven March 11-13, 2018. Professor Reppas’s PEARRL presentation was during one of the dedicated sessions at the EDAN meeting, focusing on EU funded programs in which EDAN participants are involved in including www.orbitoproject.eu and www.UNGAP.eu). This therefore presented a great opportunity for dissemination of PEARRL activities to a wider scientific audience and also enhancing opportunities for further collaborations with other EU networks.
Professor Reppas presenting PEARRL
Laura Henze, one of the PEARRL’s Early Stage Researchers, has published her first scientific paper as a lead author in the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, with the title “Exploring gastric emptying rate in mini-pigs: Effect of food type and pre-dosing of metoclopramide”.
Professor Jennifer Dressman was interviewed for the trends in pharmacological sciences (TiPS) in the Cell Press Reviews. In the two page article Jenny explains how she became a scientist, her research to date and what she sees as the most important factors for successful partnerships between academia and industry.
The whole interview with Jenny is available online or to download as a PDF.
Marina, Georgia and Christina invited one high-school to visit the Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on the 1st of March 2018. Boys and girls were invited, but special emphasis was given to encouraging girls to pursue studies and future careers in science.
Written by Sandra Jankovic (ESR 5) & Laura Henze (ESR 9)
As part of PEARRL we had the opportunity of getting three months experience in the regulatory environment within the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Dublin. HPRA is the national competent authority that regulates human medicines, veterinary medicines, medical devices and other health products in Ireland. We were the second PEARRL students in the HPRA after Felix Ditzinger and Niklas Koehl, who worked at the HPRA at the beginning of this year.
Recently, our PEARRL Principle Investigator Professor Jennifer Dressman was interviewed by Dr. Suzanne Minton at Certara on her research in biopharmaceutics.
The chat with Jenny is available on the Certara Website and gives an easy to follow overview over Jenny's research, her motivation and the PEARRL project.
Read the full article here