Drug Delivery Across Biological Barriers in the Context of Infectious Diseases

3/15/2021 14:40 - 15:15

Infectious diseases are on the raise and increasing challenge to human health with mortality rates predicted to soon exceed those of cancer and other diseases. The lecture will provide an introduction into this still emerging field of drug delivery research with focus on novel nanomedicines as innovative human cell- and tissue models as alternative to animal testing 

Bacterio-mimetic nanocarriers for combatting intra-cellular infections 
Predicting & optimizing intra-bacterial delivery of anti-infectives across the gram-negative bacterial cell envelope  
Non-invasive delivery of antigens and drugs via skin hair follicles  
Combatting infections of the lung by biofilm-forming bacteria

Claus-Michael Lehr, Head, Dept. of Drug Delivery (DDEL), Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)