Established in 2019 the CRS BeNeLux & France Local Chapter aims to bring together scientists in the fields of drug delivery and nanomedicine located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. We stimulate scientific knowledge exchange, networking and collaborations between industrial and academic experts.
The 2021 CRS BNLF Early Career Scientist meeting on April 6th was a great day thanks to all the speakers and participants.
Let’s recap some of our moments:
📌 52 attendees mainly from BeNeLux and France, others coming from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, the Philippines, etc.
📌 8 oral presentations and 14 pitches with topics ranging from drug delivery systems for cancer and infection diseases, innovative in vitro models and 3D printing.
🏆Best oral presentation award: Valentina Andretto from Lyon University
🏆Best pitch presentations award: Mathieu Repellin from Lyon University and Chloé Parulski from Liège University
📌💊Inspiring lectures from our 4 invited speakers. Koen Raemdonck (Ghent University) and Patrick van Rijn (Groningen University) gave an overview of their exciting research on cationic agents for lysosomal escape, and multifunctional hydrogels, respectively. Carmen Arigita talked about the development pipeline of J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccines and the current challenges in the production scale-up of Covid-19 vaccine. Rob Steendam shared his journey with InnoCore, their signature technologies, and opportunities for young scientists.
📝Workshop by journalists Lucy Chubbock and Rita Moreira from Frontier’s Editorial Office about the perspective of Open Access Journal in the future of publication and tips for getting published.
📌Announcement of the Frontiers Special issue associated with the meeting. All meeting speakers and participants are welcome to contribute with research and review articles. If you wish to know more, visit the official page from Frontiers in Medical Technology Research Topic.
🎉 Social activities with a special highlight to a competitive quiz about chemistry, biology, drug delivery and culture. The winner is René van Nostrum
Next year, the meeting will take place in conjunction with the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery (ESCDD) 2022 edition. Mark the date in your calendar: April 12th, 2022, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
A final thank you to our sponsors: Controlled Release Society, Netherlands society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and Frontiers!
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