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Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

Starts: 11 December 2013

Dr Silke Krol, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta

Dr Silke Krol

Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta

Nanoparticle and drug delivery through the blood brain barrier - perhaps it is easier than we thought!

Dr. Silke Krol is with Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta” working in the 2009 funded Center of Nanotechnology. She is now studying the transport mechanisms for differently functionalized gold nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier and novel metallic and non-metallic delivery systems for various other diseases (cardiovascular, prion disease, glioma, lymphomas). She develops multifunctional polymer/nanogold based drug or drug delivery systems as well as diagnostic tool for medical applications. Moreover, the multilayer-nanocoating is used for encapsulation and immune protection of living cells like e.g. pancreatic islets. She has 4 pending patents for possible future drugs for prion disease treatment, viral diseases, and cancer diagnostics.

She is infrequently lecturing as contract professor for “Nanomedicine” at the University of Udine and as guest lecturer for nanotoxicology. Moreover in 2009 she worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations. She is member of the advisory board of the CLINAM-Foundation of the journal “Euro-Nanotox-Letters”, associate editor of “Frontiers in Nanobiotechnology” and adjunct faculty member at the Pakistan Institute of engineering and applied science. She serves as external expert reviewer for National projects in France, Italy, and Greece. She is frequently peer-reviewing for Nanoscale, Nanomedicine, Nanoletters, and others.

More information including publications can be obtained here



Redwood 2.60c (NLT)

1.30pm. Refreshments from 1:20pm



Prof Mark Gumbleton

Position:Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Director of Research
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