Nanomedicine at the crossroads
Why good chemistry is not enough

Matthias G. Wacker / National University of Singapore

November 18, 2020, 2 - 3 pm CET

Matthias G. Wacker

Matthias G. Wacker is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Initially, he studied Pharmacy at Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany) where he obtained his doctoral degree in pharmaceutical technology. As a post-doc and group leader he has joined Jennifer Dressman and Jörg Kreuter in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Goethe University. There he accomplished his habilitation exploring the ‘Rational Formulation Design of Nanocarrier Devices’ and was awarded the venia legendi in pharmaceutical technology. Prior to joining NUS, he was heading the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanosciences of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology in Frankfurt. Currently, he serves the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology as an editorial board member and is scientific advisor to the editors of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Further, he was a guest editor of the thematic issue "Frontiers in pharmaceutical nanotechnology" in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology honoring the life achievements of Prof. Jörg Kreuter, Goethe University. In recognition of his research excellence, he was honored with the Eudragit® Best Paper Award (2014) and the Phoenix Pharmaceutics Science Award (2017). Currently, he is chairing the Nanomaterial Working Group of the Expert Panel on New Advancements in In-Vitro Product Performance Testing of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. His research focuses on the design of novel nanocarriers based on a quality-by-design approach by using a combination of in vitro performance testing and model-informed drug development.

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