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Only GSMS PhD students (including BCN PhD students) can participate in these courses. Use your P-number to register (ask your Personnel Office).

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Course: Advanced Drug Delivery & Drug Targeting

Course Content:

In recent years, new chemical and biotechnological entities have been developed and several of these compounds have already entered the stage of preclinical and clinical development. In the development of new products, one of the main scientific challenges is to deliver the drug in a controlled way at the desired site of action.


The Advanced Drug Delivery & Drug Targeting course will be given by experts in the fields of:
• Drug formulation and delivery via various routes of administration
• Targeting drugs to the site of action
• The use of cell culture systems in the design of novel drug delivery systems
• Vaccine and protein delivery by the parenteral, mucosal and dermal route
• Translation of a concept to a product


This course will provide an in-depth overview of the newest strategies and achievements in the drug delivery and targeting field. Particular emphasis will be given to the delivery of macromolecules, including vaccines, proteins and genetic material. In addition, the use of cell culture systems and in vivo models in the development of drug delivery systems will be thoroughly discussed. The participants will work in groups on assignments in which they will address various issues relevant to the development of therapeutic strategies employing drug delivery and drug targeting technologies. Online computer facilities are available throughout the course for the assignments and for preparing the oral presentations that accompany the assignments.


Who should attend
Researchers (researchers in training, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, research project managers) in Universities, Pharmaceutical Industry, Biotechnology Industry, and Federal Research Laboratories, whose research or research interests lie in the area of new technologies facilitating drug distribution, delivery, release, and effectiveness.

This course is 1x per year in Utrecht, Leiden or Groningen.

EC (without exam)


Course coordinators

  • Dr. R.J. Kok
  • Prof.Dr. G. Molema
  • Prof.Dr J.A. Bouwstra



Target Groups

  • PhD students

Contact person

Maaike Bansema,

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