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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

IMG_3262Alexandra Teleki is an Associate Professor and SciLifeLab Fellow in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at the Department of Pharmacy, Drug Delivery group at Uppsala University, Sweden. She received her MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden (2003) and her PhD in Mechanical and Process Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2008). Then she joined the Formulation and Application R&D department at DSM Nutritional Products in Basel, Switzerland (2010-2016) before she was recruited to Uppsala University (2017) and SciLifeLab (2019). Her research has been recognized internationally by several awards including the 2016 Smoluchowski Award of the European Aerosol Association, the 2016 SABIC Young Professional Award by the Particle Technology Forum (PTF) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the 2009 DSM Science and Technology Awards for outstanding PhD work with a clear future impact and the 2008 ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD.

Dr. Teleki is an Executive Editor for Powder Technology (Elsevier) and Guest editor for Pharmaceutics (MDPI). She is also co-director of  the Swedish Drug Delivery Center (SweDeliver, 2020-2025, director Prof. Christel Bergström), a VINNOVA-funded competence center.

AWARDS

  • 2019, SciLifeLab Fellow, Sweden.
  • 2016, Sabic Young Professional Award, AIChE 2016, San Francisco, USA.
  • 2016, Smoluchowski Award (GAeF), EAC 2016, Tours, France.
  • 2014, Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award for 2011 and 2012, AIChE 2014, Atlanta, USA.
  • 2009, DSM Science & Technology Awards (South), 1st Prize, Vitznau, Switzerland.
  • 2008, ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2007, Poster Award at PARTEC 2007, 2nd Prize, International Congress for Particle Technology, Nuremberg, Germany.

PHD STUDENTS

SHAQUIB RAHMAN ANSARI

self portraitShaquib Ansari graduated from the University of Copenhagen with an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has worked with liposomal vaccines for intra-pulmonary delivery. His current research goal is to develop stimuli-responsive oral drug delivery systems, e.g. by magnetic hyperthermia, to facilitate non-invasive local delivery of macromolecular drugs in the intestine.

Email: shaquib.rahman@farmaci.uu.se

SHNO ASAD

IMG_3311Shno Asad graduated with a Master’s degree in pharmacy and chemistry from the University of Gothenburg in January 2019. Her current work aims to develop a new strategy to diagnose and treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using functional nanomaterials. By creating an oral vehicle that incorporates magnetic nanoparticles, she aims to establish a noninvasive diagnostic approach, as well as to deliver therapeutics in a localized manner for a more efficient and targeted treatment.

Email: shno.asad@farmaci.uu.se

AWARDS

  • Shno Asad: Best poster award at ICONAN 2019 (International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology), Munich, Germany.

MASTER STUDENTS

OLIVIA NYLANDER

Olivia portraitOlivia Nylander is studying at the Master of Science Program in Pharmacy at Uppsala University and carries out her research work in our laboratory (2017-present). Her project has mainly focused on small-scale dissolution studies of poorly soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients from controlled suspensions in biorelevant dissolution media.

WEIMING ZENG

Weiming Zeng is studying at the Master of Science Program in Biomedicine at Uppsala University and carries out his research work in our laboratory (2020-present).

ALUMNI

BACHELOR AND MASTER STUDENTS

  • ABDISALAM ADBIWOLI

MSc Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2020). Thesis: “pH-responsive release of proteins from colloidal capsules for oral drug delivery”.

  • LINNEA OLSSON

MSc Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2020). Thesis: “3D printed Pickering-stabilized lipid-based formulations”.

  • ALEXANDRA MAGOULI

BSc Biomedicine, Uppsala University (2019). Thesis: “Lipolysis of particle-stabilized lipid-based formulations”.

  • MAYS AL-SAUDI

MSc Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2019). Thesis: “3D printing of Pickering-stabilized lipid-based formulations”.

  • TAMARA SAUDI

MSc Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2019). Thesis: “Colloidal capsules for oral delivery of proteins”.

  • NICKLAS BUNTA-SUNDIN

MSc Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2018). Thesis: “Pickering emulsion-based drug delivery formulations”.