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
As part of PEARRL’s strategy to encourage participation of women in science and to inform male and female pupils and teachers about career opportunities in the field our ESRs Christina Pentafragka (ESR7) and Patrick O’Dwyer (ESR10) collaborated with their local secondary schools to introduce the PEARRL Project and explain to all interested students and teachers what it is all about.
Three PEARRL Research fellows completed a 3 month Regulatory training secondments at the European Medicines Agency in December 2017