1. What has your research project focused on and what are your key results and innovations coming from your research project?
My research project was about new analytical approaches for solid dispersion characterizations. Solid dispersions are one of the technologies employed to improve the apparent solubility of poorly soluble drugs. In my dissertation thesis I worked on Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy and show their potential as a novel approaches to gain a deeper understanding of both manufacturing but also dissolution behavior of amorphous solid dispersions.
2. What impact does your research project and your outcomes have?
There is still a lack of understanding of the dissolution behaviour of ASDs so there is a high need for novel analytical approaches mainly for the drug development.
3. What were your personal highlights over the course of your research project?
I improved my presentation and writing skills and at the same time living abroad gave me the opportunity to learn a new culture and new research approaches. What I liked most about the Marie Curie Fellowship is the opportunity to live and learn about another country and its research environment. I am grateful to the people I meet who enriched my journey.
4. Are there any elements of the training you received that you find should be integrated in local doctoral programmes?
I would integrate more presentations and scientific discussions at my local University. One of mine wishes is that a Marie Curie Fellowship implement free courses of the local language. It helps to integrate in the new environment and the research would benefit as well.
5. How did the PEARRL network impact your doctoral experience?
I enjoyed collaborating within PEARRL on different topics and broader my knowledge in other fields of pharmaceutical sciences.