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Drug delivery expert Professor Kinam Park presents guest lecture

On the 14th May 2019, the Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience had the honour of welcoming Prof. Kinam Park to the Institute for Biomaterial Science.

Kinam Park

Professor Kinam Park Source: HZG/Fraeya Whiffin

Professor Park is the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are drug delivery, specifically oral delivery, drug-device combination products, and long-term micro-particle formulations.

Photo of PD Dr. habil. Burkhard Schulz, Prof. Dr. Kinam Park, Prof. Dr. Andreas Lendlein, Prof. Dr Nan Ma

PD Dr. habil. Burkhard Schulz, Prof. Dr. Kinam Park, Prof. Dr. Andreas Lendlein, Prof. Dr Nan Ma. Source: HZG/Fraeya Whiffin

After completing his PhD and post-doc in the University of Wisconsin, Prof Park has been based at Purdue University, Indiana, USA for over 30 years. He has been the editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Controlled Release since 2005. Last year he was in the top 1% of highly cited pharmacology and toxicology researchers, announced by Clarivate Analytics.

Prof. Park held a fascinating lecture.

Prof. Park holding his lecture. Source: HZG/Fraeya Whiffin

Prof. Park presented a fascinating lecture on his research on a degradable biomaterial called PLGA (a co-polyester) that has uses in many biomedical and pharmaceutical formulations, but is not used as widely as it could be, due to poor characterisation. He then discussed a range of scientific topics, insights into his career, and how he set up his own business with PhD students from the Graduate School MacroBio. More about Kinam Park