It’s a wrap!
We (Felix and Kristian) successfully completed the first 1.5 years of our Ph.D. projects at Janssen Pharmaceutica in Belgium. Felix is continuing his project at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark, and Kristian moved to Frankfurt, Germany, to continue his work at the Fraunhofer ITMP. We are more than thankful for the unique opportunity to start our projects in an industrial setting and to gain valuable insights into pharmaceutical R&D of one of the worldwide leading pharmaceutical companies. Janssen offered an excellent basis for innovation through access to state-of-the-art laboratories and contact to top-class experts in the field of formulation development. We have benefited immensely from our time at Janssen both on a personal as well as on a scientific level, and we would like to thank all the contributors for their support in research and social well-being. A special ‘thank you’ goes out to Kristian’s scientific supervisors at Janssen, Eline Hermans and Kia Sepassi, and Felix’ scientific supervisor, Jef Stappaerts, as well as to our manager Jens Ceulemans. The whole ‘Janssen Biopharm Team’ contributed with scientific input and enjoyable lunch and coffee breaks. We celebrated our farewell twice with the whole Biopharm Team: First, Claire Mackie hosted a Scottish evening serving a traditional Haggis, and second we served a Bavarian white sausage breakfast (Weißwurst Frühstück), including non-alcoholic white beer and pretzels. Thanks for a great and instructive time at Janssen, you will be missed!
We’re looking forward to continue our projects involving the Janssen supervisors, René Holm from SDU (involved in both our projects), Jennifer Dressman from Fraunhofer ITMP and Annette Bauer-Brandl with the drug transport and delivery group from SDU.