Research news Anna Orlova and Lena Friberg receive SEK 6.75 million from the Swedish Cancer Society <p>The Faculty of Pharmacy congratulates Anna Orlova and Lena Friberg on receiving&nbsp;SEK 6.75 million from the Swedish Cancer Society. Research with a focus on early diagnosis and therapy of prostate cancer and patient-reported well-being during treatment will follow.</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2023 12:27:00 GMT 2023-11-16T12:27:00Z SRC grants SEK 7.6 million to Ulf Göransson and Mikael Hedeland <p>The Faculty of Pharmacy congratulates Ulf G&ouml;ransson, Professor of Pharmacognosy, and Mikael Hedeland, Professor of Analytical pharmaceutical chemistry, on receiving approximately SEK 7.6 million from the Swedish Research Council's to research on peptide design and method development.</p> Tue, 07 Nov 2023 12:24:00 GMT 2023-11-07T12:24:00Z The Department welcomes Yassir Al-Tikriti, Anton Norberg and David Juriga <p>The Department of Medicinal Chemistry welcomes our new&nbsp;colleagues&nbsp;Postdoc Yassir Al-Tikriti, PhD Student Anton Norberg&nbsp;and Researcher D&aacute;vid Juriga&nbsp;that join&nbsp;Professor Per Hansson's research group in Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry and SweDeliver's&nbsp;Work Package Parenteral Drug Delivery.</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2023 12:11:00 GMT 2023-10-03T12:11:00Z Marcus Wanselius: "I enjoy going to work every single day" <p>Just a minute... Marcus Wanselius, PhD student at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and national competence center SweDeliver, that Friday 20 October defends his thesis in which he introduces a new method to understand how injected drugs act in the human body.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2023 07:09:00 GMT 2023-09-27T07:09:00Z ENABLE-2 expanding its project portfolio with two new programmes <p>Antibiotic platform ENABLE-2 welcomes two new programmes: the &quot;Ornicidine&quot; programme, a scientific collaboration between Leiden University in the Netherlands and Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland; and the &quot;BamA Inhibitors&quot; programme, based at the German Justus Liebig University Giessen and Fraunhofer IME.</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2023 10:43:00 GMT 2023-09-18T10:43:00Z New study to provide more effective treatment for primary liver cancer <p>In interdisciplinary collaboration, researchers and physicians at Uppsala University and the Uppsala University Hospital are looking for new ways to treat primary liver cancer, the second deadliest tumor disease in the world today. &quot;I am convinced that we will deliver results that enable earlier diagnosis and improved survival,&quot; says Hans Lennern&auml;s, Professor of Biopharmacy.</p> Tue, 12 Sep 2023 07:23:00 GMT 2023-09-12T07:23:00Z SweDeliver announces four half-time seminars in autumn 2023 <p>Wednesday 4&nbsp;October, SweDeliver invites to half-time seminar: Self-assembly of therapeutic peptides with Ellen Brunzell, PhD student at the Department of medicinal chemistry. Half-time seminars with Marco Tjakra, Xiguo He and Rebekkah Hammar will follow during the autumn semester.</p> Fri, 25 Aug 2023 14:05:00 GMT 2023-08-25T14:05:00Z New antibiotic platform ENABLE-2 crosses the North Sea <p>ENABLE-2 expands its project portfolio with Strathclyde Minor Groove Binders, a program based in Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. With this collaboration, the platform takes the step into Europe in its search for new promising antibiotics.</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2023 15:14:00 GMT 2023-06-09T15:14:00Z Lindon Moodie looks for new antibiotics outside the box <p>The Swedish Research Council recently invested SEK 30(!) million in the Faculty of Pharmacy's research. Associate Professor Lindon Moodie received SEK 3.84 million for his project Degradation of bacterial target proteins. Join us for a quick Q&amp;A-check on the status of the project.</p> Wed, 24 May 2023 07:48:00 GMT 2023-05-24T07:48:00Z Early morning in the pharmaceutical lab with Jenny Nilsson <p>What goes on at the bank after 3 PM may never be know. Another question that keeps occupying the generations is what's up before 9 AM in the pharmaceutical lab. We set the alarm clock and headed to BMC and the Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry research group. Among the machines we found Jenny Nilsson, PhD student in Metabolomics.</p> Thu, 11 May 2023 14:39:00 GMT 2023-05-11T14:39:00Z Researchers in focus: Ellen Bruntzell wants to increase our knowledge of peptide drugs <p>&ldquo;Being part of the SweDeliver network is a constant source of inspiration,&rdquo; states Ellen Bruntzell, PhD student at Uppsala University, who in a research project connected to both the Faculty of Pharmacy and AstraZeneca contributes new knowledge about the mechanisms that cause aggregation of peptide-based medicines.</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2023 07:44:00 GMT 2023-03-14T07:44:00Z Anders Karlén in Lif podcast: Antibiotic resistance - the silent pandemic <p>Anders Karl&eacute;n, Professor of Computational Medicinal Chemistry and coordinator of ENABLE 2, and &Aring;rets l&auml;kemedelsprofil (<em>Pharmaceutical Drug Profile of the Year</em>) Enrico Baraldi discuss Antibiotic resistance - the silent pandemic in a new episode of Lif:s Podden. Antibiotic expert Bengt Mattson and Pod host Amy Haven&auml;ng, both Lif, also participate&nbsp;in the conversation (<em>note: pod in Swedish</em>)</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2022 11:42:00 GMT 2022-12-19T11:42:00Z The Swedish Research Council invests SEK 25 million in ENABLE-2 <p>ENABLE-2 receives continued funding from the Swedish Research Council, now allocating&nbsp;SEK 25 million to the platform's second year of operations. &quot;We are about to open a second call in order to complement our portfolio with additional projects,&quot; says Anders Karl&eacute;n, Coordinator of ENABLE-2 and Professor at Uppsala University.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2022 14:06:00 GMT 2022-12-13T14:06:00Z Researcher in focus: Julia Parlow aims to map biologic's path from injection to absorption <p>&ldquo;The project's close ties and relevance to the industry was what first drew my attention to SweDeliver,&ldquo; states Julia Parlow, PhD student at the Department of Medicinal chemistry, who is currently developing a method to study the factors affecting the transport of biologics from subcutaneous injection site to absorption site.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2022 09:38:00 GMT 2022-12-08T09:38:00Z Anders Karlén guest in Forskarpodden: The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance <p>In The Fight against Antibiotic Resistance, the new episode of Forskarpodden, Anders Karl&eacute;n, Professor and Coordinator of ENABLE-2, and Dan I Andersson, Professor of Medical Bacteriology, discuss the current efforts at Uppsala University&nbsp;to fight the challenges of accelerating antibiotic resistance. (<em>Note: Pod&nbsp;in Swedish</em>)</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:35:00 GMT 2022-11-21T15:35:00Z Luke Odell promoted to Professor of Medicinal Chemistry <p>The Faculty of Pharmacy congratulates Luke Odell on his promotion to Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University. &ldquo;Research is a joint effort, so this is a recognition that our entire team can take pride in,&rdquo; states Luke Odell.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:54:00 GMT 2022-11-14T10:54:00Z SRC investing SEK 12 million in the Department’s research <p>Lindon Moodie, Luke Odell and Anna Orlova at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry receive grants amounting to more than&nbsp;SEK 12 million in the Swedish Research Council's calls in Medicine and Health and Natural Sciences and Engineering in 2022.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:49:00 GMT 2022-11-10T10:49:00Z PhD thesis introducing new method to analyze potential vaccines <p>Lack of effective analytical tools to assess the safety and effectiveness of new vaccines often consumes unnecessarily large resources. In a new PhD thesis, Lars Geurink applies Capillary Electrophoresis and Analytical Quality by Design to develop CE tests with potential to&nbsp;enable better and more cost-effective vaccines.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:21:00 GMT 2022-10-28T14:21:00Z Numerous new findings by SweDeliver's junior researchers <p>During summer and autumn, Ires van der Zwaan, Marcus Wanselius, Ann-Christin Jacobsen and numerous other junior researchers at SweDeliver are publishing results that add valuable knowledge to the fields of drug delivery.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:48:00 GMT 2022-10-18T11:48:00Z Olof Eriksson receives the Johnny Ludvigsson Award 2022 <p>Olof Eriksson, researcher at the Department of Medicinal&nbsp;Chemistry, is the receiver of the Johnny Ludvigsson Award 2022 and SEK 50,000. &quot;Winning this award makes me feel that you can really make a difference for all the families out there who live with type 1 diabetes,&quot; says Olof Eriksson.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:36:00 GMT 2022-10-18T11:36:00Z ENABLE-2 expands its operations with a fifth development program <p>National platform ENABLE-2 continues to expand its project portfolio with a fifth development program in order to assist Thioredoxin Systems AB throughout the development of their EbsArgent product.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2022 08:22:00 GMT 2022-10-07T08:22:00Z ULLA Summer School 22 a successful chapter in a 30-year tradition <p>After last year's online event, the Faculty of Pharmacy was finally able to welcome a new generation of pharmaceutical experts to ULLA Summer School 2022, and the experience received high marks from its&nbsp;international guests.</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:00:00 GMT 2022-09-12T10:00:00Z Uppsala University ranks 23rd in the world in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences <p>The 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities is official: Uppsala University continues to climb in the field of Pharmacy &amp; Pharmaceutical Sciences and now ranks 23rd in the world. &quot;This is yet another acknowledgment that our determined work is fruitful,&quot; states Mathias Hallberg, Dean at the Faculty of Pharmacy.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 14:25:00 GMT 2022-08-17T14:25:00Z Nominate your candidate for the Scheele Award 2023 <p>You can now nominate your candidate for the Scheele Award, the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences prize acknowledging prominent pharmaceutical researchers whose discoveries are important for pharmaceutical development and drugs of the future.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 10:10:00 GMT 2022-08-12T10:10:00Z Many new publications by SweDeliver's junior researchers <p>During the spring and early summer, Staffan Berg, Vahid Forooqi Motlaq, Ann-Sofie Persson, Maryam Tofiq and numerous other junior researchers at SweDeliver are publishing results that add valuable knowledge to the fields of drug delivery.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:26:00 GMT 2022-06-21T10:26:00Z New Podcast: SweDeliver at the Speed Of Life <p>Meet Center directors Christel Bergstr&ouml;m, SweDeliver, and Cecilia Persson, AM4Life, in a special edition of STUNS podcast Speed of life, discussing the possibilities and challenges that come with coordinating world leading research and competence centers.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:28:00 GMT 2022-06-20T10:28:00Z Researcher profile: Anders Karlén coordinates the combat against the invisible enemy <p>&ldquo;As long as disaster does not strike with full force, many prefer to look elsewhere,&rdquo; says Anders Karl&eacute;n, Professor of Computer-Aided Drug Design, who after coordinating the European flagship ENABLE now continues the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria within the framework of the international platform ENABLE -2.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:31:00 GMT 2022-06-09T13:31:00Z New thesis with focus on microgels as tools for drug delivery <p>Tuesday 14 June Yassir Al-Tikriti, PhD student at SweDeliver and Uppsala University&rsquo;s Department of Medicinal Chemistry, will present&nbsp;his thesis Microgels as drug delivery vehicles: Loading and release of amphiphilic drugs.</p> Tue, 24 May 2022 14:49:00 GMT 2022-05-24T14:49:00Z Innovation award to new molecules for drugs against covid-19 <p>With the Attractive Innovation Project Award, the researchers behind CoLD Therapeutics are taking the next step in turning their newly developed substances into a pharmaceutical drug against covid-19. &quot;Our project is attracting a lot of attention and the response we receive inspires,&quot; says Lindon Moodie, Associate Professor at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.</p> Tue, 24 May 2022 12:03:00 GMT 2022-05-24T12:03:00Z The Faculty of Pharmacy congratulates its new doctors <p>In May, Uppsala University traditionally holds a Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony, a celebration for those who have received doctorates during the year. This year, the promotion takes place on both 18 and 25 May, since the January promotion had to be postponed as a result of the pandemic. On 18 May, the Faculty of Pharmacy promoted eleven new doctors, Our Warmest Congratulations to you.</p> Thu, 19 May 2022 13:10:00 GMT 2022-05-19T13:10:00Z The Faculty of Pharmacy ready for ULLA Summer School 22 <p>In early July, Uppsala University&rsquo;s Faculty of Pharmacy welcomes PhD students and researchers from all over Europe to the ULLA Summer School 22, a unique experience that will bring together the future leaders in international pharmacy.</p> Wed, 11 May 2022 12:46:00 GMT 2022-05-11T12:46:00Z Several new publications from SweDeliver's junior researchers <p>SweDeliver continues to conduct high quality research. In the spring of 2022, Vicky Barmpatsalou, Ilse Dubbelboer, Agnes Rodler and Yassir Al-Tikriti are publishing articles that add important knowledge to the field of parenteral and oral drug delivery.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:31:00 GMT 2022-04-21T09:31:00Z ENABLE-2 takes the lead in the pursuit of new antibiotics <p>The Swedish Research Council's investment in ENABLE-2 has,&nbsp;with support from Vinnova, launched with four projects that are considered very promising in the pursuit for new antibiotics. In the first round of admissions, two projects from Uppsala University, and one each from Link&ouml;ping University and the biotech company QureTech Bio AB were selected for development.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 12:54:00 GMT 2022-03-21T12:54:00Z Insects in the Fyris river carried 33 different pharmaceutical substances <p>In a study of insects in the Fyris river, researchers identified traces of 33 different pharmaceutical substances. &quot;In combination, these substances can give unexpected and amplified effects that, when they reach further up the food chain, might also affect us humans,&quot; says Emelie Sedvall, PhD student at Uppsala University.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2022 17:06:00 GMT 2022-03-18T17:06:00Z New substances to provide better diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer <p>Researchers at Uppsala University have developed two new substances that show positive results for early detection of metastases in prostate cancer. &quot;If only one of our two leads is successful, we hope to be able to help all men suffering from prostate cancer to longer and better lives,&quot; says Anna Orlova, Professor at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:23:00 GMT 2022-03-03T10:23:00Z PhD Student competition: Present your research in three minutes <p>All PhDs students at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Uppsala University are invited to participate in the qualifying round for a competition where you present your research in a maximum of three minutes. The competition is organised by the Coimbra international network.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:03:00 GMT 2022-03-02T10:03:00Z Faculty of Pharmacy welcomes 200 PhD students to ULLA 22 <div> <p style="margin-left:0px">July 2&ndash;9, the Faculty of Pharmacy will be at the center of European pharmaceutical research when Uppsala University hosts the ULLA Summer School. &quot;I am sure that we will all experience a unique summer school that adds important values ​​to both tradition and future,&rdquo; says Ulf G&ouml;ransson, Professor of&nbsp;Pharmacognosy.</p> <div></div> </div> <div></div> Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:30:00 GMT 2022-02-10T09:30:00Z New results on stabilising the boundary between collapsed and swollen phases in microgels <p>In a new article published in Gels, Yassir Al-Tikriti, PhD student at SweDeliver and the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, presents results supporting&nbsp;the hypothesis that the boundary between collapsed and swollen phases in the same microgel is stabilised by thermodynamic factors.</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2022 14:31:00 GMT 2022-02-01T14:31:00Z ENABLE-2 ready to lead continued development of new antibiotics <p>ENABLE, the EU initiative for antibiotic development led by Uppsala University, will continue its work in ENABLE-2 with financial support from the Swedish Research Council. &quot;An independent committee have chosen between many interesting project proposals and the platform is now entering operational phase,&quot; says Anders Karl&eacute;n, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2021 09:54:00 GMT 2021-12-21T09:54:00Z Experts in pharmaceuticals are positive about future virus control <p>&ldquo;There is much to suggest that in the near future we can fight infectious viruses much faster than today&rdquo;, says Anders Hallberg, medicinal chemist at Uppsala University and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science&nbsp;and its expert group, who in a new report summarises current knowledge about covid-19.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:42:00 GMT 2021-12-20T15:42:00Z Several new publications by SweDeliver's junior researchers <p>SweDeliver's PhD students and postdocs continue to conduct studies of very high quality. In the autumn of 2021, Vicky Barmpatsalou, Staffan Berg, Vahid Forooqi Motlaq and Ir&egrave;s van der Zwaan have all presented interesting publications.</p> Mon, 13 Dec 2021 09:30:00 GMT 2021-12-13T09:30:00Z Present your research at SciFest 2022 – Registration open now <p>The Uppsala science festival SciFest returns to Fyrishov. 10&ndash;12 March 2022, researchers from Uppsala University and thousands of curious schoolchildren and adults will meet for a variety of activities, shows and lectures. As a researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy, you can now register your participation.</p> Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:11:00 GMT 2021-11-01T09:11:00Z SEK 25 million to ENABLE-2 and continued development of new antibiotics <p>ENABLE, the EU initiative for antibiotic development led by Uppsala University, has received SEK 25 million from the Swedish Research Council to start up ENABLE-2. &quot;We are already accepting project proposals and hope that this investment will inspire more financiers,&quot; says coordinator Anders Karl&eacute;n.</p> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 09:15:00 GMT 2021-10-06T09:15:00Z MSI Lab Per Andrén joins SciLifeLab Spatial Omics <p>With the launch of national resource Spatial Omics, SciLifeLab consolidates Sweden's advanced position in one of the hottest fields of science. &quot;This gives us the capacity to extract even more detailed knowledge from cell and tissue analyses,&quot; states Professor Per Andr&eacute;n, whose MSI environment is recruited to the new infrastructure.</p> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:41:00 GMT 2021-09-16T08:41:00Z Webinar about your possibilities at Testa Center <div> <p style="margin-left:0px">Testa Center provides Uppsala University&rsquo;s researchers access to state-of-the-art equipment for drug and bioprocess development. At the webinar &quot;Academic research in the Testa Center &ndash; A testing bed for upscaling your biological innovations&quot;, you will learn about experiences and success stories. Pre-register&nbsp;now!</p> <div></div> </div> <div></div> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:36:00 GMT 2021-09-14T12:36:00Z Andrea Benediktsdottir is awarded the Iris Scholarship for aspiring women <p>Andrea Benediktsdottir, PhD student at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, is awarded the Iris Scholarship for aspiring women in Sweden. With the scholarship, Andrea Benediktsdottir will participate in an interdisciplinary course focusing on antibiotics given in Veyrier-du-Lac, France.</p> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 12:58:00 GMT 2021-08-13T12:58:00Z SciLifeLab – A national research infrastructure in Uppsala <p>SciLifeLab is a national research infrastructure in life sciences with Uppsala University as one of four host universities. Today, SciLifeLab conducts operations at most major Swedish universities.</p> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:27:00 GMT 2021-06-18T19:27:00Z New research to improve use of amphiphilic drug molecules <p>By exploring the aggregation properties of different amphiphilic molecules in microgels, Yassir Al-Tikriti, PhD student at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, aims to provide tools and knowledge of importance for future cancer therapies and antidepressants.</p> Wed, 19 May 2021 12:34:00 GMT 2021-05-19T12:34:00Z New seminar series puts focus on Swedish drug development <p>This spring semester, SweDeliver and NextBioForm invite to online lunch seminars. Welcome to experience frontline research with a focus on industrial challenges in drug delivery and the development of biologically based drugs.</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:06:00 GMT 2021-04-19T11:06:00Z Olof Eriksson receives SEK 1,3 million for PET project <p>Olof Eriksson, researcher in translational imaging, is awarded a Project Grant of SEK 1,303,000 from Diabetes Wellness Sweden for his project GPR44 as a PET marker for measuring beta cell mass in human.</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:04:00 GMT 2021-04-19T11:04:00Z New biomarkers can lead to breakthrough in diabetes research <p>With the discovery of two new biomarkers, Olof Eriksson, researcher in translational imaging, may lead the way to the scientific breakthrough that will enable curative drugs and personalised treatments for diabetes.</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:58:00 GMT 2021-04-19T10:58:00Z Apply for funding for postdoc exchange between the Faculty of Pharmacy and SLU <p>Funding is now available for two postdoc exchanges,&nbsp;one hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy or Fauculty of Medicine at Uppsala University, and one by a&nbsp;department at the SLU Faculty of&nbsp;Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:11:00 GMT 2021-04-19T10:11:00Z