Manuscript in Advanced Materials, February 2018
BION has recently published the first example of incorporation of extracellular vesicles into a biomedical hydrogel.
Hydrogels were characterised biomechanically and employed for an enzyme-prodrug therapy approach showing enhanced anti-inflammatory activity.
BION Christmas lunch, December 2017
After completing a team exercise in the morning, we went out for our annual Christmas lunch. It took place in the restaurant "Herzenslust" in the centre of Saarbrucken!
Afterwards, we had another mulled wine at the Saarbrucken Christmas market.
Thanks for participating everyone!
VW grant Experiment!, November 2017
BION receives a grant from the Volkswagen Stiftung. Their programme Experiment! is designated for exploring highly risky research ideas. We aim at developing novel cell-mimetics for modulating autoimmune diseases.
This is an enormous achievement as the success rate for this programme was below 5%!
Galenus Technology Award, August 2017
He will receive the award in Vienna in November 2017 and together with the second winner, Dr. Peter Wich (University Mainz).
Scholarship for Mina Mehanny, July 2017
Mina Mehanny has recently secured a competitive German Egyptian research longterm scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.
With this fellowship, Mina will take up his PhD studies in the BION group starting in April 2018.
Manuscript in COCIS, July 2017
In our recently published review manuscript in Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (COCIS) we discuss new strategies of improving oral delivery of various drugs by means of polymer conjugation. We highlight the importance of such macromolecular conjugates as promising avenue for the oral administration route.
Visit EU Commissioner, Mai 2017
The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has recently visited the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research.
Portrait in InFact, April 2017
Gregor has been recently portrayed in the staff magazin InFact from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research.
Exam ceremony, April 2017
Gregor has recently given the key note lecture at the exam ceremony of the Pharmaceutical Institute at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
March for Science, April 2017
BION has participated in the March for Science 2017.
We stand for equality, because no matter what gender we will not surrender!
Manuscript in EJPB, April 2017
Our lab has recently published a review manuscript in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (EJPB).
The paper discusses the role of extracellular vesicles in infections and their potential use for therapy. This work was a collaboration with the pARTicles 3D Lab at EMPA, Switzerland (Dr. Inge K. Herrmann)
German Society for Extracellular Vesicles, March 2017
The German Society for Extracellular Vesicles is the national network for scientists and professionals working in the field of exosomes, microvesicles and other cell-derived vesicles. Gregor is a founding member of GSEV. More at www.extracellular-vesicles.de or by contacting Gregor Fuhrmann
Fuhrmann lab in Campus Magazine, February 2017
Read the latest article about our work in Campus, the Web-Magazine from the Saarland University and learn how we develop "nanoparticle-taxis" to deliver antibiotics to the site of infection.
Fuhrmann lab in the news, December 2016
Our research group has recently been featured in the broadcast programme Aktueller Bericht from the SR Television. The report gives an overview of our scientific profile and outlines the potential of biomimetic systems in infection research.
See the video here (starts at 22:18 min).
NanoMatFutur Junior Research Group, December 2016
Gregor Fuhrmann has received a prestigious research grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). His project will focus on a novel natural transport system for antibiotics and is funded for 5 years.
Saarland University Campus E8.1
Our research is supported by the NanoMatFutur programme from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project BEVA