College: Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany
Thesis title: Cell penetrating peptides for enhanced oral delivery of nanoformulations
Assoc. Prof. Hanne Mørck Nielsen (Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Prof. Thomas Rades (Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
The aim of my PhD is to solve the limited ability of drugs to cross the gastrointestinal membrane by using polymeric nanoparticles as a drug delivery system to encapsulate drugs and facilitate their oral absorption. These polymeric nanoparticles will be produced using a microfluidic approach. Further, the surface of the nanoparticles will be modified with cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) to enhance cellular uptake.