The Maurice-Marie JANOT award and lecture 2018
Sponsored by Sanofi

to be given to Professor Elias Fattal
from the University of Paris Sud
during the 11th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology,
19 March to 22 March 2018
Granada, Spain

Elias Fattal, is a full professor in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Paris-Sud in Châtenay-Malabry in France and has been President of APGI from 2003 to 2010. He received his Pharmacy Degree and  Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris-Sud and followed a three year residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Lille. After visiting the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco for a post-doctoral position, he joined in 1992, the University of Paris-Sud as associate Professor and was appointed full Professor in 2000. He is heading the Institut Galien Paris-Sud a research unit associated to the CNRS. Dr Fattal research focuses on the design of nanotechnologies for targeted or local delivery of drugs and nucleic acids. He has authored more than 235 peer-reviewed articles and 28 book chapters and has issued 13 international patents (most of them granted in different countries). He has received the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Research Achievement (2007), the controlled Release Society fellow Award (2016) and was awarded in 2016 by the French Academy of Sciences. He serves in the editorial board of 8 scientific journals.

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We cordially invite you to join the 11th World Meeting in Granada 2018!

11th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics

and Pharmaceutical Technology

19 March to 22 March 2018

Granada, Spain

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Catherine Tuleu appointed full professor

at the University College London School of Pharmacy

Catherine TULEU, PhD

Professor in Peadiatric Pharmaceutics

UCL School of Pharmacy

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Catherine Tuleu  (Reader, University College London School of Pharmacy) is  a UK-qualified French pharmacist.  Her first experience at UCL (The School of Pharmacy, University of London then and  until 2012) was as a postdoc student, and then a research assistant in the Department of Pharmaceutics with Professor Michael Newton. After a stint as a lecturer at Kingston University, she returned to UCL in January 2003 as Pfizer Paediatric Drug Delivery Lecturer for the then newly established Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research.  Catherine has traditionally been interested in gastrointestinal drug delivery, particularly colonic targeting, but since 2003 her main focus of research has been on drug delivery systems for neonates, infants and children. “ In the recent years, says Catherine, my research has focused on the most challenging paediatric subset: neonates – with a focus on those in low resource settings, as well as formulating for rare and neglected diseases.” She has been involved in various projects ranging from repurposing drugs, designing fast disintegrating tablets for a nipple shield to dose babies while breastfeeding, taste masking to exploring the rectal route for antimicrobial drug delivery, and gaining knowledge on the acceptability of  flexible solid oral dosage forms, such as orodispersible films, dispersible tablets and multiparticulates. She has also been working on establishing methods to assess the taste of medicines in vitro, part of an emerging  research field: sensory pharmaceuticsTM  She was recently promoted and  not only  she joins the minority of female professors but she also becomes the first Professor of Paediatric Pharmaceutics.

Dear all,
The "APGI YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD" (sponsored by Sanofi and delivered jointly by SANOFI and APGI) recognizes the most outstanding doctoral thesis in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology each year .
If you defended your PhD thesis between 15 November 2016 and 14 November 2017, you can candidate for the 2016 "APGI YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD".
Please send a pdf file of your thesis (in French or English) and a short curriculum vitae, by 24 November 2017, to APGI ( and Géraldine Piel ( The file can be sent by We Transfer (a compressed version would be appreciated).

Thanks to the supervisors to forward this information to potentially interested former PhD students.
The price (accompanied by a check) will be officially awarded at the 11th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (from 19 March to 22 March 2018) in Granada, Spain.

Best regards,

Geraldine Piel



APGI thesis award 2016/2017



Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy,

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University

Promoters: Prof. S. De Smedt, Prof. K. Raemdonck, Prof. K. Braeckmans

 has been awarded for his Ph.D. thesis entitled:

“Exploring extracellular vesicles for siRNA delivery and Raman-based diagnostics”

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Workshops 2017: free for members
APGI is offering to the members 2017  two Workshops:
- The first one was co-organized with MALVERN on January 11th, 2017, at the CNAM, Paris, on the topic "New methods for biomolecules characterization"  link
 - The second one was organized on May 30th, 2017, in Lyon, with our partner SETARAM, “Formulations Pharmaceutiques: Caractérisation, stabilité par analyse thermique et calorimétrie"  link 


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