Date : Thursday 19 May @4.30pm
Venue: Theatre 114, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
“Manipulating barriers for drug delivery: two steps forward and one step back”
Professor Clive G. Wilson, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Clive is the J. P. Todd Professor of Pharmaceutics at Strathclyde University and serves on the European Union Federation of Pharmaceutical Sciences teaching and overseas liaison committee. He completed his Ph.D. with Professor Dennis Parke in drug metabolism at the University of Surrey. His first position was an Asthma Research Council Fellow at the Cardiothoracic Institute, London becoming a Lecturer in Biochemical Pharmacology and moving to Nottingham Medical School to become Reader in Applied Pharmacology. Major areas of research have been the study of the behaviour of drug formulations in man. With colleagues at Nottingham, he pioneered applications of scintigraphy in the study of physiological and patho-physiological effects on drug absorption following oral, nasal, pulmonary and ophthalmic delivery. In Strathclyde, his group collaborates with industry on ophthalmic drug delivery especially related to the behaviour of ocular implants. He is a member of the steering group of the IMI OrBiTo programme and co-manages the Strathclyde group. Recent areas of interest include additive soft and hard matrix technologies, and several programmes in therapies for treating ulcerative colitis.
Preamble: “The general theme of the talk will be the battle between physiology and pharmaceutics. I will try and deal with some of the issues around exploiting controlled drug delivery and the way that physiological processes try to oppose change. Hopefully we can get some interesting debate at the end of the lecture and share some ideas on how to increase stealth in targeted drug delivery.”