New Year´s Lecture 2019 from the Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience
On the 21st January 2019, the Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience (MacroBio) was honoured to welcome Prof. María José Alonso to present the fourth edition of the New Year´s Lecture.
Prof. Alonso has been professor for pharmacy and pharmaceutical technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela since 1998. She is an active member of several acclaimed international organisations: the ‘American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’ and ‘US National Academy of Medicine’, as well as recently being elected the president of the ‘Controlled Release Society’.
Prof. María José Alonso, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Image: HZG/ Stefanie Altenkirch
During the lecture, Prof. Alonso presented her ground-breaking approaches in the area of nanotechnology for the design of innovative nano-carrier systems. These systems enable the transport of sensitive molecules such as peptides, siRNA or antigens through biological barriers and into the target tissue.
Besides scientific topics, Prof. Alonso discussed entrepreneurship, career planning, and academic networking with PhD students from the Graduate School MacroBio.
The New Year’s lecture series at the Institute of Biomaterial Science was initiated in 2016. Guest Lecturers are internationally renowned scientists. Former lecturers were Prof. Stoyan Smoukov (Queen Mary University, London), Prof. József Karger-Kocsis (Budapest University for Economics and Technology) and Prof. Joseph Kost (Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev, Israel).
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