9. Galenus Workshop
       Graz (29. bis 30.9.2022)

Unter dem Titel „Beyond Scratching the Surface – Recent Developments in Particle Engineering“ wird Ende September 2022 am Grazer Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE) ein Galenus Workshop stattfinden, der von Frau Dr. Sarah Neugebauer, Senior Scientist und Postdoc am RCPE, organisiert und geleitet werden wird. Dr. Neugebauer forscht zum Particle Engineering, um Oberflächen von Wirkstoffen und Trägern zu verändern, damit diese in der Inhalationstherapie, beispielsweise bei der Behandlung von Bronchial-und Lungenkrankheiten, verbesserte Wirksamkeit zeigen. Auf der zweitägigen Veranstaltung werden Forschende aus dem In- und Ausland ihre aktuellen Ergebnisse zur Oberflächenmodifizierung von Wirkstoffen und Trägern vorstellen und mit den Teilnehmern am Workshop diskutieren. Zudem wird es unter dem Titel „Die Glorreichen Sieben“ einen Präsentationswettbewerb für Doktoranden und Doktorandinnen geben.



 DAY 1 // 29 September, 2022
09:00Registration & Morning Coffee
09:30 - 09:45Welcome Address
Dr. Thomas Klein, RCPE & Dr. Sarah Neugebauer, RCPE
Dr. Cornelia Sonntag, Galenus Foundation
09:45 - 10:15Particle Engineering @ RCPE: Current Approaches and Future Challenges
Prof. Dr. Johannes Khinast, RCPE
10:15 - 10:45

Not Only Spray-Drying - Particle Engineering in Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) Formulations
Prof. Dr. Regina Scherließ, University of Kiel

10:45 - 11:00Coffee & Refreshments
11:15 - 11:45Connecting Ps of dry powder inhalation (DPI) development: Particles, properties, processing, and performance
Prof. Dr. Amrit Paudel, Technical University Graz
11:45 - 12:15Particle Engineering by Crystallization
Dr. Peter Neugebauer, RCPE
12:15 - 12:45Controlling Shape and Structure of Supraparticles by Tuning Colloidal Interactions
Dr. Michael Kappl, Max-Planck-Institute
12:45 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Particle Engineering and Drug Delivery by Inhalation: Barriers and Opportunities to get to the market - An Industry Perspective
Dr. Alessandro Cavecchi, Chiesi Farmaceutici
14:00 - 14:30CFD-DEM as a Tool to understand the Mechanics of Dry Powder Inhalation Performance
Dr. Benedict Benque, RCPE
14:30 - 14:45Coffee & Refreshments
14:45 - 15:15How to Discriminate Dissolution Profiles of Engineered Powders
Dr. Francesca Buttini, University of Parma
15:15 - 15:45Influence of Particle Properties on Different Cell Types of the Respiratory Tract
Prof. Dr. Eleonore Fröhlich, Medical University of Graz
15:45 - 16:15Linking Particle Properties to Their Predicted In-Vivo Performance: An In-Vitro-In-Silico Case Study Using Different Lactose Grades
Dr. Joana Pinto, RCPE
 Conference Dinner


 DAY2 // 30 September, 2022
09:00 - 09:30Particle Engineering by Crystallization
Dr. Peter Neugebauer, Technical University Graz
09:30 - 10:00A Microscopic Insight into the World of Pharmaceutical Engineering
Ing. Hartmuth Schröttner, FELMI-ZMF Graz
10:00 - 10:15Coffee & Refreshments
10:15 - 12:00Emerging Scientists Presentations + Award
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 13:30Liposome Fabrication and Biophysical Characterisation
Prof. Dr. Ruth Prassl, Medical University Graz
13:30 - 14:00Monograph Compliance Does Not Mean Fit For Purpose – A Critical Review on Pharmaceutical Excipients
Dr. Dieter Scherer, IOI Oleo
14:00 - 14:30Advanced Lipid Excipients (Polyglycerl-Ester) for Pulmonary Drug Delivery: Overcoming the Challenges of Conventional Formulations
Prof. Dr. Sharareh Salar-Behzadi, RCPE
Dr. Carolina Corzo, RCPE
 After-conference social & lab tour

Coming to Graz

By Plane:

About one million passengers fly from or to Graz every year. The airport is located in close proximity to the city, offering regular connections to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. Alternatively, you can choose to fly to Vienna and utilizing additional connections by train or coach. Flixbus (offers a direct connection from Vienna Airport)

By Train:

The main railway station in Graz is one of the most important stations in Austria and is not far from the Graz city centre, which can be reached by tramlines 1,3,6 and 7 in a few minutes. There are direct train and coach connections for example from Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. You’ll find many other day and night connections and also special price offers on www.oebb.at or www.bahn.de.

Staying in Graz:

Graz offers a variety of possibilities to spend the night, from a simple 2* hotel to a luxurious 4* superior with extended wellness area. We generally recommend the following three hotels:

Das Weitzer
Star Inn

LAB & Facility TOUR

Inform and demonstrate: Experience RCPE‘s excellent infrastructure and learn more about the impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing. More than 2,000 square meters allow RCPE researchers, students, and partners to develop, test and implement their ideas in real-world production settings.

The guided tours offer a broad spectrum around the topic of Pharma 4.0 and everything relevant for pharmaceutical companies, their employees,  and their (future) customers.

Social & Networking activities


The official conference dinner will be hosted at aiola upstairs, right on top of the Schloßberg. Indulge yourself with modern, Styrian cuisine and the best wines the regional wineries offer while enjoying a stunning view over the entire city. If you‘re still in the mood for more, take the Schloßbergrutsche (Castle Hill Slide) down.

After-Conference social

This workshop is all about connections. We connect challenges with solutions and academics with industry professionals, but ultimately we connect humans. 

Share a laugh, talk non-business and deepen those connections at the after-conference social. There isn‘t any better way to start your weekend or enjoy a couple more hours in Graz before traveling home.

Organizer & Contact

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH
Inffeldgasse 13 / 8010 Graz, Austria

If you have any questions or are in need of any assistance, please contact:
Constantin Schmidt // constantin.schmidt@rcpe.at // +43 316 380 35915