Galenus International Workshop Valencia (Valencia, April 27-29, 2022)





Wednesday, April 27th


08:30     Registration and Poster Placing
09:00     Welcoming Address and opening remarks
             Prof. Hortensia Rico (Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitat de València, Spain)
             Dr. Cornelia Desirée Sonntag (Chair of the Galenus Foundation, Vienna, Austria)
             Prof. Ana Melero (Organizer and Associate professor, Universitat de València, Spain)
      Session 1: Drug Delivery: challenges and solutions
Chair: Ana Melero
09:30     Prof.  Claus Michael Lehr  (HIPS, Saarbrücken, Germany)
"Drug Delivery across Biological Barriers for Combatting and Preventing Infectious Diseases"
10:00     Prof. Ramón Martínez-Mañez (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) 
"Gated materials for biomedical applications"
10:30     Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition Click here
      Session 2 : Co-organized with SEFIG (Spanish Society of Galenic and Industrial Pharmacy)
Chairs: Marta González and Antonio Guillot
11:00     Prof. Marival Bermejo (University Miguel Hernandez. Alicante, Spain)
"In vivo predictive dissolution: relevant gastrointestinal factors and methodological approaches"
11:30     Prof. Mª José Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)   
"Pharmaceutical nanotecnology: a way to help drugs reaching their targets"
12:00     Prof. José Luis Arias Mediano (University of Granada, Spain)
 "Superparamagnetic iron oxides in the move to cancer nanotheranostics"
12:30     Lunch break 
      Session 3.1. :  Advanced Drug Delivery Systems
Chairs: Lucía Hipólito 
and Javier Cuitavi
14:00     Prof. Joachim Göpferich (University of Regensburg, Germany)
 "Programming Nanoparticles for Cell Identification"
14:30     Bruno Sarmento (Head of Infrastructure - i3S Board of Diretors, Universidade do Porto)
15:00     Prof. Line H. Nielsen (Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark)
 "Microcontainers for Dug Delivery: Small Solutions for Big Problems"
15:30     Contributing talks (10 Minutes each)
      Maria Crespo-Cuadrado (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
"Bioprinting skin models using reactive jet impingement"
      Claudia Viegas (University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal)
"Optimization of peg-plga nanoparticles for antibody delivery for lung cancer treatment"
      Julian Friedl (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Advances in self-emulsifying drug delivery system (SEDDS): Overcoming PEG-surface limitations for intracellular drug delivery"
      Lorena Valverde (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
"Rifabutin loaded chitosan nanocapsules for pulmonary administration"
      Vicente Martí-Centelles (Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico (IDM), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
"Molecular cages for drug delivery"
16:20     Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition Click here
      Session 3.2. : Advanced Drug Delivery Systems
: Sara Cordeiro and Iris Usach
17:00     Prof. Manuela Banciu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
"Tumor-derived extracellular vesicles as drug delivery systems for future cancer therapies"
17:30     Contributing talks (10 Minutes each)
      Andrea Bernardos (Instituto Interuniversitario de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico (IDM), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
"Gated Mesoporous Silica Particles for Controlled Release of Essential Oil Components"
      Paz Boix (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe. Valencia, Spain)
"Optimization of faithful breast cancer models as platforms for the advanced preclinical evaluation of polymer therapeutics"
      Annachiara Scalzone (School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK)
"In vitro modelling of osteoarthritis as platform for testing mirna-based therapeutic polyplexes"
      Sara Frish (Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Germany)
"Exploring novel therapies for dysbiosis in acne inversa via (multi-) bacterial cultivation on an in vitro skin substrate"
19:00     Social Program:
Bus transport to the City Centre and Guided Sightseeing tour. To finalize the evening, welcome cocktail and music at the Botanical Garden of the Universitat de València

Thursday, April 28th


      Session 4.1. : Drug delivery to the skin and brain
Chairs: Mª Carmen Montesinos 
and David Meseguer
09:00     Prof. Kenny Dalgarno (Newcastle University, UK)
 "Bioprinting for toxicology and disease models"
09:30     Prof. Juergen Lademann. Freie University Berlin (Germany)
"Topical drug delivery with nanoparticles: Science fiction or reality?" 
10:00     Prof. Maike Windbergs (Frankfurt University, Germany)
"Controlled drug delivery systems for the treatment of skin wounds"
10:30     Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition Click here
      Session 4.2. : Drug delivery to the skin and brain
Chairs: Juan Aparicio and Lluis Pascual
11:00     Dr. Sara Cordeiro (De Montfort University, UK)
"Microarray patches for transdermal drug delivery and diagnostic approaches"
11:30     Mª Jesús Vicent (Research Centre Principe Felipe Valencia)
"Polypeptide-based therapeutics for CNS disorders"
12.00     Balint Sinko (Pion Inc Preclinical Models)
"In vitro absorption prediction and parameters behind it"
12:30     Lunch Break 
      Session 5.1. : Preclinical Models
Chairs: María Jose Cano and Paula Andrés
14:00     Dr. David Dahlgren, Upsala University, Sweden
Regional intestinal permeability of drugs in humans and preclinical animal models"
14:30     12 Flash Talks from selected contributions of 2 min each. Get ready to vote for your favourites! Click here to download
      1. Richard Wibel (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Thiolated chitosan derivatives as mucoadhesive coating materials for solid lipid nanoparticles"
      2. Iris Usach (University of Valencia, Spain)
"Antifungal activity of different clotrimazol galenic formulations for topical administration"
      3. Ana Borrego-Sánchez (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy)
"Praziquantel drug release from montmorillonite using enhanced sampling methods"
      4. Maria Daniela Silva (University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal)
"Liposomes loaded with the pneumococcal endolysin mslys: from in vitro characterization to ex vivo permeation across the tympanic membrane"
      5. Alexandre Pérez-López (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain)
"Cannabidiol as a ligand for the active targeting of small-sized lipid nanocapsules "
      6. Sara Demartis (University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy)
"Fast dissolving trilayered polymeric microneedle patch for maximising rose bengal-loaded transferosomes dermal delivery"
      7. Lora Stefanova (University of Valencia, Spain)
"Development of a semi-solid formulation of three antioxidants to relieve of and protect from radiodermatitis: preliminary studies"
      8. Jonas Schreiner (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
"Novel amphiphilic cyclodextrin nanocarrier formulations for oral drug delivery permeate the intestinal barrier"
      9. Lara Touza (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
"Biodegradable microparticles for the local treatment of osteomyelitis"
      10. Paula Díez (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe (IIS La Fe), Valencia, Spain)
"Self-propelled nanomotors for bacterial biofilm eradication"
      11. Francisco Javier Hicke-García (Instituto Interuniversitario de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico (IDM), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
"Self-propelled targeted nanomotor for the reduction of inflammatory response"
      12. Ana Isabel Barbosa (University of Porto, Portugal)
"Tackling the challenge to manage atopic dermatitis with nanogels"
      Session 5.2. : Preclinical Models
15:30     Prof. Lucía Hipólito (University of Valencia, Spain)
"Targeting the Brain from a Neurobiological Point of View: a Challenge for the Pharmacotherapy"
16:00     Prof. Carmen Montesinos (University of Valencia, Spain)
 "Imiquimod in vivo model mimics psoriatic conditions in mice"
16:30     Closing Remarks and Farewell: Galenus Best Poster and Oral Talk Award Ceremony 
18:00     Social Program:
Bus transport to the City of Arts and Science and pic-nic

Friday, April 29th


09:30 - 14:00     Lab Sessions
      Get-together: Introductory session
      TOUR 1: Ethosomes, Spray-drying, skin preparation.
      TOUR 2: Human and porcine skin preparation for Franz Cells. Set-up of Franz Cells. Tape-Stripping and Differential Stripping.
      TOUR 3: Microdialysis for Brain Drug Delivery. Stereotaxic surgery.
      Get-together: Results Discussion and Conclusions