1st ORBIS Summer School and Workshop
We are greatly satisfied to inform that ORBIS project, coordinated by our University, has reached its next milestone. On 12-14th June 2019 1st ORBIS Summer School and Workshop on Pharmaceutical Preformulation and Processing were held in Dublin, organized by Trinity College Dublin and two companies: APC Ltd. (Dublin) and JSC Farmak (Kiev). The institutions were represented, respectively, by Prof. Lidia Tajber, Dr. Sharon Davin and Dr Irina Nagorichna.
19 people form our University visited the rainy capital of Ireland, together with representatives from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the US and Ireland itself, to hear brilliant lectures on different aspects of pharmaceutical industry. The speakers invited by Trinity College and APC Ltd. gave us insight into details of preformulation, particle engineering and advanced solid state characterization, while JSC Farmak’s employees presented during the workshops their practical experience and case studies from different stages of technological development of drug products. A great asset of the event was the fact that the invited lecturers came both from academic and industrial background, which enabled the participants to get acquainted with different perspectives on the issues of contemporary pharmacy. This is the core of the intersectorality idea of projects like ORBIS, realized under the MSCA-RISE action.
18 years of Erasmus program at PUMS!
The academic year, which is slowly approaching the end, is another year of our university's participation in the European Union Erasmus program.
Counting from the beginning 2000/2001, it has been 18 years! During this all years we have got experience supported by numbers:
- 1066 students have completed part of their studies and internships, including 73 in 2018/19;
- we hosted 636 students for studies and internships, including 73 in 2018/19;
- 84 employees took advantage of the opportunity to travel for teaching and training purposes, including 8 in 2018/19;
- we hosted 43 teachers and administrative staff in our faculties and units, including 3 in 2018/19.
Our Erasmus family already has 1,829 people in total, so we hope that soon there will be 2,000 or even more.
Erazm from Rotterdam said: "When there's a will, there's a way", so please join the Erasmus family and keep your fingers crossed!
Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship
Prof. Marzena Gajecka, the Head of the Department of Genetics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, has been awarded a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for the academic year 2019/2020, to visit Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, US.
Prof. Gajecka during the 3-month fellowship will work on an implementation of integrative analyzes in multi-omics studies of host-microbiota interactions in multifactorial diseases.
The Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. The Kosciuszko Foundation annually awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States.