PhD Students in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies
Monika MyślińskaPhD Student, School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin. Monika is supervised by Prof. Anne Marie Healy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone, my name is Monika Myslinska, and I recently joined EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies as a PhD student from SSPC, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre.I have obtained my diploma in Pharmacy from Medical University of Warsaw (2019). Throughout my college years, I did several scientific internships in Poland and abroad – in the University of Nottingham and University of Lincoln. I did a research for my Master thesis in the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France. I still support the activities of the Polish Pharmaceutical Student Association as an alumna. Nowadays, I am pursuing my PhD in pharmaceutical technology in Trinity College Dublin. My research interests entail looking for methods for enhancing bioavailability and solubility of poorly soluble drugs. Currently I am working on amorphous solid dispersions, which I try to obtain mainly by spray-drying or hot melt extrusion.Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, reading a good book or kayaking.
Evangelia TsolakiPhD Student, School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin. Eva is supervised by Dr Steven Ferguson. Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Evangelia Tsolaki and I am a PhD Researcher in the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at University College Dublin, in Ireland. Starting with a BSc. in Pharmacy, I went on to complete a Master’s in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development, both in my hometown university, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. During Master’s thesis, I focused on patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, due to their susceptibility to various infections. In times of disease resurgence, these patients exhibit high level of colonization by microorganisms, which appears to contribute to the symptoms and the progression of the disease. To address this vicious circle of inflammation and infection, I designed and synthesized novel drug like molecules with dual mode of action; antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. I am currently working on the development of novel supramolecular complexes that aim to modify the in vivo solubility and permeability characteristics of poorly bioavailable drugs. Poorly soluble drug candidates, with dissolution rate limited oral bioavailability, are increasingly common in small molecule pharmaceutical development. My project aims to address these limitations and elucidate the potential of this novel formulation approach for orally dosed drug delivery.
Khaled El-KassasPhD Student, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. Khaled is supervised by Prof. Abina Crean Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, my name is Khaled El-Kassas.After graduating with a BSc in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences from my hometown University of Alexandria’s faculty of Pharmacy in Egypt, I was accepted for a research internship at University College Cork, Ireland working on the physicochemical characterisation of polysorbate 80 as a multicomponent surfactant; Following which I joined the School of Pharmacy there as a full time student.My current work focuses on the physicochemical process of reconstitution with regards to high concentration protein drug formulations dried using freeze-drying and comparable alternative techniques. I’d like to think that my work involves a bit of everything from physicochemical characterisation and manufacturing process optimization to mathematical modelling and big data statistical analysis. In what (very little) free time I have, I enjoy painting and sketching, and the occasional good book. I am also an avid runner (even though I’m not very good at it) and enjoy a jog every now and then in the ever-lovely Irish countryside. I’m looking forward to the next few years, learning as much as I can from my peers, my supervisors and everyone at the CDT Ádh mór mian liom!