PEARRLs for Girls - PEARRL researchers promote Careers in science during schools visits to University of Athens
ESRs from UoA met secondary students from three high schools on November 6th. Dr Maria Vertzoni presented the reserved objectives of the PEARRL EU network and answered questions from the interested students. Christina (ESR 7), Marina (ESR 11), and Patrick (ESR 10), who is currently completing his academic secondment at the UoA, accompanied the students during the undergraduate labs’ visits and had the opportunity to talk about careers in science under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, potential science perspectives and possibilities of starting an academic pathway.
The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event involving over 300 cities in around 30 countries. The event is supported by the European Commission and promotes science, fun learning and research careers. The European Researchers' Nights take place on the last Friday of September and have been organised every September since 2005.
PEARRL was involved in the European Researchers’ Night 2018 in Cork and Bristol that took place on Friday 28 September.
Cork discovers - European Researchers’ Night in Cork
PEARRL was involved in the Career Café event. A location where the public could meet researchers in a more informal setting and learn about their interests, their day-to-day life and their research projects.
FUTURES - European Researchers’ Night in Bristol and Bath
PEARRL was involved in the Photography Chinese Whispers, a means for researchers from the South West of England and Catalonia to tell the public about their research.
The principle: One single picture was sent to three different researchers that in turn produced a picture that they sent to another researcher, producing three chains of reaction to the picture. The idea is that when receiving the picture the researchers had to create a photographic response to it keeping some elements from the picture they had just received and at the same time introducing elements of their own research and of the way they see their day to day life as a researcher.
During the European Researchers’ Night the photos were exhibited at different venues in Bristol and Catalonia, but you can also check them out online:
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.