2nd International Symposium on Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research

12th – 13th September 2011 in Heidelberg, Germany

Meeting Report

Britta Merz / Michael Brugger
Phospholipid Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany


Symposium “Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research”, Heidelberg September 12-13, 2011
In its 5th year the Phospholipid Research Center Heidelberg, organized its “2nd Symposium on Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research”. From 12th to 13th of September 2011, 170 researchers from all over the world jointed the meeting with the contribution of 18 presentations and about 50 posters, covering many aspects like production and analysis of phospholipids, their physical properties and the experience with their use in pharmaceutical products as useful additives.
The meeting was very successful. We had good discussions and a pleasant social program with the visit of the Castle of Heidelberg.


During the symposium the best three posters received an award. The winners were:

  • Uptake and metabolism of saturated and unsaturated lyso-phosphatidylcholine-species by tumour cells, Mrs. Anna Raynor (Tumor Biological Center, Freiburg/DE)
  • A novel fusogenic drug delivery system based on the synergetic interaction of positively charged lipids and aromatic drugs, Dr. Agnes Csiszar (FZ Jülich/DE)
  • The influence of poloxamer 188 on drug permeability across caco-2 cell monolayers and the PVPA-Barrier, Mrs. Sarah Fischer (University of Southern Denmark/DK)

Anna Raynor (L), Dr. Agnes Csiszar (M), Sarah Fischer (R)

Participants on the balcony at the castle of Heidelberg.