Established in 2019 the BeNeLux & France (BNLF) 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 and collaborations between industrial and academic experts, provide networks and represent at a local level the Controlled Release Society Inc., USA (CRS), a worldwide association in the field of delivery of science and technology.
Supported by the CRS, we contribute to local meetings and conferences, keep our members up to date with the news in the field and provide a platform to share job opportunities and scientific content. We are also focusing on our Early Career Scientists and boosting their network, professional development, creating exchange and mentorship programs.
As a member of our Chapter you will receive the latest news, networking & collaboration opportunities, information about local and international conferences & exhibitions, jobs and recently published articles in the field of drug delivery and release.
Remote Spring's Board Meetings of the CRS BNLF Local Chapter took place in April 2020. The main aim of the meetings was establishment of 5 Committees such as Executive Council, Scientific/Strategic Committee, Industrial Committee, Early Career Scientists Committee and Membership Committee.
We are ready to welcome new Board Members who will step in for the term 2020-2021: Adolfo Lopez-Noriega, Ajay Johni, Chiara Bastiancich, Eyad Almouazen, Ignacio Faustino, Klaas Poelstra, Marie Morille, Richard Broadhead, Svyatoslav Grishin, Sytze Buwalda, Valentina Andretto and Thierry Vandamme.
Ana Beloqui, Anne des Rieux, Emilie Roger, Guillaume Bastiat, Keni Yang, Koen Raemdonck, Raymond Schiffelers, Tina Vermonden, Valentina Francia , Jos Paulusse, Koen van der Maaden, Natalia Vtyurina, Jai Prakash, Roy van der Meel and Giovanna Lollo are current Board Members who were acting in the term 2019-2020 and will continue for the period 2020-2021.
Stefaan De Smedt will continue acting as an adviser for Scientific/Strategic and Membership Committees.
President - Natalia Vtyurina
Vice-President - Jai Prakash
Secretary - Giovanna Lollo
ECSC Coordinator - Roy van der Meel
Treasurer - Koen van der Maaden
Katrien Remaut, Patrick Saulnier, Rene van Nostrum and Ruchi Bansal were acting as Board Members in the first term 2019-2020 but now decided to step down. We would like to thank you for your support in the past year!