The “European Biotechnology Congress 2020” is organized under the auspices of
Oscar Vicente - Eurobiotech Congress 2017
Rector of Brno University of Technology, Brno and Rector of University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, UK
In 1998, she gained PhD from the University of London investigating the role of liposomes for drug delivery. She then moved to a newly established Drug Delivery Company (Lipoxen Technologies Ltd) for two years, developing their liposome drug delivery platform technology prior to moving to Academia to set up her own research group. She joined Aston University in 2000 and was appoint to Chair in Drug Delivery in 2007. She has effectively delivered in various academic and motivational leadership roles including Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Director of the Medicines Research Unit, and Head of Pharmacy. In 2016, she moved to the University of Strathclyde at part of their Global Talent Appointment Programme where she is continuing to develop her research strategies.
Her research is multi-disciplinary and is focused on the development of drug delivery systems to facilitate the delivery of drugs and vaccines, thus providing practical solutions for current healthcare problems. She is an internationally recognised researcher with a strong track-record of high impact publications (current h-index 30), with approximately 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 5 textbooks. To ensure the effective knowledge exchange and application of my research, she has generated 5 patents. Her research and academic leadership has been recognised in a range of fellowships and awards including membership of the Controlled Release Society College of Fellows (2015), Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2014), Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2012), Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year (2012), the British Science Festival Collaboration in Formulation Award (2011) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Conference Medal (2007). She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Liposome Research and Pharmaceutics and Associate Editor for the Journal of Drug Targeting and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.