1 September 2023
Drug delivery – using nano and microtechnologies
The aim of the summer school is to provide an overview of nano and microtechnologies in drug delivery with examples of delivery technologies for peptides/proteins and for poorly soluble drug. Moreover, you will be introduced to analytical techniques such as Raman spectroscopy and gain hands-on experience in drug delivery technologies.
Drug delivery is a diverse area, but often nano and microtechnologies are necessary for developing a drug delivery system. It can be complicated to develop and understand these systems, and also to choose the optimal system. In this course you will get introductions to various technologies from academic and industrial perspectives, and also try out various techniques in the laboratories. There will also be a focus on micro and nanosensors in drug delivery – a field with a large potential. This course will run in parallel with the DTU Health Tech summer school ‘Micro and Nanosensors’ with some joined lectures and sessions. Moreover, there will also be focus on career development in academia and industry and inputs from start-up companies.
We will combine lectures on sensing principles in drug delivery and on nano and microtechnologies in drug delivery with hands-on laboratory work. You will have the possibility to: 1) develop technologies for drug delivery, 2) test the application of the technology in relevant analytical methods or 3) explore micro/nano sensors in the field of drug delivery and/or pharmaceutical sciences.
The experiments will be based on commercially available instruments as well as on systems developed at DTU Health Tech.
The experimental work will be performed in teams and the developed technologies will be presented and discussed to be able to discover pros and cons on the various technologies and methods. By the end of the summer school you will in collaboration with the lecturers and your fellow students have generated an overview of technologies in drug delivery and the use of micro- and nanosensors in the area of drug delivery. To pass the course, you must take active part in the group work and in the scientific discussions. Come and join us in this challenging endeavour!
The course is for PhD students only.
More info can be found on our website.
Assoc. Prof. Line Hagner Nielsen, DTU Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
Explain the advantages of using drug delivery systems for treatment of diseases
Evaluate strength and weaknesses of various nano and microtechnologies for drug delivery
Design suggestions for sensoers for the area of drug delivery
Discuss the opportunities of micro/nano sensors in drug delivery and the biomedical area
Discuss designs of drug delivery systems and the advantages and disadvantages of these
Plan and conduct experimental steps for the process of developing and testing drug delivery technologies and/or sensors for drug delivery
Present results in form of a poster and by a scientific pitch
Actively participate in scientific seminars by engaging in discussions and asking questions
EUR 450: Covers participation in the summer school including lunch and 3 social activities in some of the afternoons/evenings. Travel and accommodation expenses is not included in the fee.