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Tineke Berkers has won an award
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Tineke Berkers has won an award for outstanding contribution for her poster at the Gordon Research Conference at Waterville Valley, USA. The conference, held from  16 to 21 August 2015, was themed Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin. The conference was attended by about 200 participants, among which PhD students, postdocs, university staff members, and scientists from industry. 

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New insights for improved pertussis vaccines - Press release -

Researchers in Bilthoven, The Netherlands, have recently unraveled the defense against whooping cough bacteria in unprecedented detail. The outcome of the project, conducted at Intravacc (Institute for Translational Vaccinology) in Bilthoven, provides opportunities for a new approach in the development of improved whooping cough vaccines. The results have been published in PLoS ONE.

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Third prize awarded to Pim Schipper for oral presentation at GPEN conference
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Pim Schipper has won the third prize for his oral presentation during the tenth biennial meeting of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN), which was held from 27 – 30 Aug 2014 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The meeting was attended by about 260 participants: PhD students, postdocs and staff members from the participating universities as well as several scientists from industry.

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Koen van der Maaden wins two poster awards

At the third International Conference on Microneedles,at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, 19-21 May 2014, Drs. Koen van der Maaden received an award for each of the two posters that he presented about work performed during his PhD project at DDT/LACDR.

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Mogbekeloluwa Eweje won the poster presentation
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Mogbekeloluwa Eweje won the poster presentation prize during the 2013 LACDR Spring Symposium held on the 23rd of May 2013. 

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Professor Joke Bouwstra elected as KNAW member
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Professor Joke Bouwstra has been elected as member of the Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW, The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences). This is a very prestigious recognition and a great honor for Joke. You can find the announcement by the KNAW below (short version) and as an attachment.

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First prize awarded to Riccardo Torosantucci for oral presentation at GPEN conference
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Riccardo Torosantucci has won the first prize for his oral presentation during the ninth biennial meeting of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN), which was held from 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2012 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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Top 5 most cited articles
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The paper: "Structural properties of monoclonal antibody aggregates induced by freezethawing and thermal stress" in the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 38, Issue 2, 2009 is in the Top 5 of most cited articles 2009-2011

Professor Joke Bouwstra has received her tenth STW grant
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Professor Joke Bouwstra has received her tenth STW grant: She has been granted a 1,1 million Euro to develop novel formulations for barrier repair in atopic eczema patients.

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Prof. Wim Jiskoot (DDT) the most famous JPharmSci author
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The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences lists the top-ten most downloaded papers for papers published each quarter of the year. In the most recent listing for January - March 2012 issues, three papers from Prof. Wim Jiskoot, all of which were published in the March 2012 issue, were among the top-ten.

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STW project on protein microencapsulation awarded to Wim Jiskoot
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The project “Controlled release of protein pharmaceuticals from biodegradable, hydrophilic microcapsules produced by supercritical fluid processing” has been granted to Prof. Wim Jiskoot (Division of Drug Delivery Technology) and co-applicant Prof. Geert-Jan Witkamp (section Process Equipment, TU Delft) by STW (Open Technology Programme). 

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Prof Joke Bouwstra of the Division of Drug Delivery Technology (LACDR) won the prestigious C.E.R.I.E.S. Award.
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The CE.R.I.E.S. Research Award is intended to honour a researcher with a proven track record in fundamental or clinical research, especially in the physiology and biology of healthy skin, but also on the responses of the skin to the environment.  The  C.E.R.I.E.S. Award of € 40.000 will be used for future research.  

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Jeroen van Smeden won the jury and the audience price at the LACDR symposium
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Eczema Exploited


Researchers at theLeiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR) in collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center have recently made significant progress in the study of atopic eczema.

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