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Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela

Title: 3D printing of cyclodextrins for biomedical applications


Associate Professor – Technical University of Denmark

Title: Templated enzymatic synthesis of delta cyclodextrin


Thiolated Cyclodextrins: Mimicking the Workhorses of Our Body

Chairman for Pharmaceutical Technology and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Innsbruck; founder and CSO of Thiomatrix Forschungs- Beratungs GmbH; founder of MucoBiomer GmbH (meanwhile part of the Croma Holding) and Green River Polymers GmbH

He pioneered various novel technologies such as thiolated polymers (thiomers), charge converting nanocarriers for mucosal drug delivery and advanced lipid-based formulations for oral peptide drug delivery. Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch has been awarded more than twenty international and national awards including the Houska Award 2007, Ernst Brandl Award 2015, Gattefossé North America Award 2017 and Phoenix Science Award 2022. He is author of over 500 research articles, reviews, patents and books. His publications have been cited over 30,000 times. The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) lists him as Highly Cited Researcher.


Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry | Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

Positively charged cyclodextrins - from selectors to anchors

He has been working as Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague since 2017. His most important results: Activities in the area of cyclodextrin (CD) chemistry – development of methods for synthesis of regioselectively substituted CD derivatives and use of the new CD derivatives in applications such as separation methods, construction of chemosensors, selective complexation, and catalysis. Development of database applications: databases for projects CZ-OPENSCREEN, Biomodels4Health, database of cyclodextrin complexes CyclodexDB ( Patent applications on substances for modification of surfaces of negatively charged solid support.

Membership in scientific boards: 2014- Academic council for Ph.D. studies, program „Organic Chemistry“, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague – member 2017- Chemistry Section Scientific Council, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague – member 2018- Academic council for Ph.D. studies, program „Organic Chemistry“, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague – head Grants and their evaluations: Co-PI on grant of Ministry of Industry and Trade (Trio FV10082), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TP01010040), a co-worker on grants of Czech Science Foundation (13-12496S, 13-01440S), Ministry of Industry and Trade (TIP FR-TI3/370), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (LO1419 Biomodels4Health, LO1220 CZOPENSCREEN). Reviewer for Grant Agency of Charles University; National Research, Development and Innovation Office (Hungary); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France).

Publications: Total 67 WOS publications, 1047 citing articles, h-index 19

Erzsébet VARGA

Senior Research Scientist – CycloLab R&D Ltd.

New trends in CD analysis

Erzsébet Varga joined graduated at Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest in 2010 and defended her PhD thesis in 2018 in analytical chemistry.

She became a postgraduate special analyst in chromatography and worked in various laboratories getting experience in capillary electrophoresis and gas chromatography.

Since 2006 she is an outstanding part of the analytical team, responsible for the characterization of cyclodextrin derivatives and their complexes.

She is a co-author of 10 papers and 15 conference presentations. The total number of citations of her papers is over 370.


Head of Department, Department of Genetics, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

Cyclodextrin derivatives induce autophagy in animal models. Potential neuroprotective and anti-aging

He has been working as Head of Department, Department of Genetics, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest, Hungary since 2008.

Teaching activity:

  • Lectures and practical courses in genetics, developmental genetics, microbial genetics,
  • molecular biology and evolutionary biology for biologists, teachers and medical students.
  • Supervisor of M.Sc. diploma works: over 50
  • Supervisor of completed Ph.D. works: 18
  • Currently supervised Ph.D. students: 6

Current research interest:

  • Regulation and mechanism of the aging process; Cellular and developmental functions of autophagy; Genetics of cell death (apoptosis, autophagy, necrosis); Databases for signaling crosstalk; Sex-determination and dosage compensation
  • Experience with genetic models: Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode), Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), Danio rerio (zebrafish), Escherichia coli (bacterium), mammalian cell cultures

Public professional activity:

  • Editorial board member: Zoological Research (2008-); BMC Developmental Biology (2008-2013); Autophagy (2008-2014); Scientifica (2012-2014); FEBS Open Biol (2013-2018)
  • Presidency member of the Society of Hungarian Geneticists
  • Council member of the Institute of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, ELTE
  • Co-chair of the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cell Biology Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)
  • Vice-president of the Biology Doctoral School, ELTE
  • Leader of the genetics PhD program
  • Referee for various national and international grant organizations and scientific journals (e.g., Nature)
  • Elected for a membership in HAS (2021)

Most significant research findings:

Uncovering the role of the kinase target of rapamycin (TOR) in aging control (PMID: 14668850); exploring the central role of autophagy in the regulation of the aging process (PMID: 18219227); demonstrating the role of transposable elements and N6-adenine methylation in lifespan determination

Research papers in peer-reviewed journals: 88

Dr hab. Stanisław WACLAWEK

Head of the Environmental Catalysis Laboratory | The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation | Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Cyclodextrin-based materials for water treatment

Stanisław Wacławek currently works at the Technical University of Liberec (since 2013), where he has also obtained his Ph.D. degree (2017). He obtained his habilitation (D.Sc.) at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, becoming an associate professor (at TUL) in 2022.

He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cincinnati (US) and Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (DE). His field of interest is nanomaterials in the environment, remediation techniques, and catalysis. He has completed a half-year internship at the SiREM/Geosyntec company and two months internship at the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON, Canada). He is coordinator / manager of several research projects, including the prestigious Czech GAČR jr (from 2020).

He also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies and Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S. He is also an Editorial Board Member of Chemical Engineering Journal and Catalysts journal. Stanisław Wacławek is in 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world according to Scopus and a Publons 2019 awardee: Top reviewers in Environment and Ecology – September 2019 and Top reviewers in Cross-Field – September 2019.