Joint mulled wine evening at Kelchstraße
On 30 November 2018, the three working groups located at Kelchstraße will continue the tradition of joint events to strengthen the social connections between the groups and enjoy a mulled wine evening together.
PharMetrX PhD program: Personal interviews
Personal interviews with selected candidates with a broad range of different research backgrounds to enter the PharMetrX PhD program (www.PharMetrX.de) as PhD students will take place from 20-21 November 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin. The start of the PharMetrX module curriculum and PharMetrX network will be March 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming and getting to know this year’s candidates!
OSCE workshop at our Department
A workshop on Objective Structured Clinical Examination(OSCE) will be carried out by the DPhG (German Pharmaceutical Society, Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft) specialist group “Clinical Pharmacy” at our Department on 16 November 2018. This modern training and evaluation method enables students to extend their competence accessing patient case based questions and provides advanced and objective validation formats. Among other experts, Dr. Karen Luetsch from Queensland, Australia, and colleagues from other Institutes of Pharmacy across Germany will share their knowledge and experience. Registration at: www.dphg.clinicalpharmacy.me
Defence of doctoral thesis by Christine Weiser
The defence of the doctoral thesis by Christine Weiser entitled “Principle in vitro microdialysis investigation to characterise the feasibility for antifungals” will take place in the Lecture Hall 406A, Institute of Pharmacy, Kelchstr. 31, 12169 Berlin, on Thursday, 15 November 2018, at 16:45. Guests are welcome!
Presentation at ICPAD Workshop 2018
Our PhD student Francis Williams Ojara will attend the 3rd International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs (ICPAD) taking place in Amsterdam/NL from 08–09 November 2018. During the workshop Francis Williams Ojara will present parts of his current research work on optimising paclitaxel treatment in non-small cell lung cancer patients from a quantitative perspective.
The AK Kloft is glad to welcome a new member
In November 2018, a new Master student Claas Hedtfeld (Master program “Pharmaceutical Reseach”) will join our Department. His 6-month Master thesis project will be in the area of in vitro systems/cell culture.
Presentations at DPhG Annual Meeting 2018
Nine PhD students of our working group, David Busse, Sebastian Franck, Ana-Marija Grišić, Luis Ilia, Franziska Kluwe, Josefine Schulz, Johanna Seeger, Viktoria Stachanow and Ferdinand Weinelt will present their work at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft (DPhG) in Hamburg, from 02–05 October 2018. The focus of this year’s meeting is "Pharmaceutical Science: Structure, Function and Application”.
Article on the 10-year Anniversary of PharMetrX now online
The article “Zehn Jahre PharMetrX” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our Structured Graduate Training Program for doctoral students – covering the three components Research Training Network, as well as the Celebration Symposium – has been published in the Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung, 158: 1954-1955 (2018) and is now available [PDF]. No reprint, publication in the internet or an Intranet without the publisher's consent.
New scientific publication of Department
The manuscript “Development of a dosing nomogram for continuous infusion meropenem in critically ill patients based on a validated population pharmacokinetic model“ by Minichmayr et al. has been accepted in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and is now available online: https://academic.oup.com/jac/article/73/5/1330/4841774 .
PharMetrX I2 module (“Industry internship”)
As part of the PharMetrX program, our PhD student from Ana-Marija Grišić will join the pharmacometrics group at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt/Germany, as an intern this summer.
PharMetrX A5 module
From 03–07 September 2018, the PharMetrX A5 module “Introduction to statistics and data analysis” will take place at the Universität Potsdam. For more detailed information on the module and the structured Graduate Research Training program PharMetrX, please visit our homepage www.PharMetrx.de
PharMetrX A4 module
From 24–28 September 2018, the PharMetrX A4 module “Introduction to systems biology” will take place at the Universität Potsdam. For more detailed information on the module and the structured Graduate Research Training program PharMetrX, please visit our homepage www.PharMetrx.de
Apply now! – Application period for doctoral studies in PharMetrX now open
Are you about to finish or have you just finished your studies in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, mathematics, bioinformatics, or some related field? The PharMetrX program (www.PharMetrX.de) calls for applications for the:
PharMetrX Research+ Program: You are looking for a PhD +++ in a fascinating and prosperous research area +++ within two truly trans-disciplinary research groups +++ supervised by leading experts in their fields +++ with an industry mentor +++ in the vibrant Berlin/Potsdam area +++ supported by a specifically tailored training program of academic and industrial modules +++ embedded into a network of peers +++ supported a 3.5 year competitive fellowship?
PharMetrX Training+ Program: You have already started your PhD in the field of pharmacometrics (or will do so soon) and are looking +++ for a specifically tailored training program of compact modules that convey the foundations in pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics, systems biology, statistics etc. +++ and a network of peers to exchange with?
The application period is open from 15 July – 15 September 2018.
Get in touch with clinical pharmacy: “Schnupperpraktikum” at our Department
Two 6th semester students, Sandra Zeidler and Michael Lewash, will join our Department for a three-day internship from 18–20 September to gain a deeper insight in our research projects and to broaden their knowledge beyond the pharmacy studies curriculum.
Attendance at Uppsala PMX Summer School
Franziska Kluwe, PhD student of our working group, will attend the 8th annual Uppsala Pharmacometrics Summer School (UPSS) taking place from 13–24 August 2018 at the Uppsala University, Sweden. Beside lectures, hands-on sessions and group works, Franziska Kluwe will present parts of her current research work.
PharMetrX A3 module
From 20–24 August 2018, the PharMetrX A3 module “Introduction to population analysis” will take place at our Institute. For more detailed information on the module and the structured Graduate Research Training program PharMetrX, please visit our homepage www.PharMetrx.de
Defense of doctoral thesis of Robin Michelet
The defense of the doctoral thesis of ir. Robin Michelet entitled “Prediction of pediatric pharmacokinetics to optimize dose regimens using bottom-up, top-down and middle-out approaches” will take place at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ghent University, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, Ghent, Belgium, on Wednesday, 29 August 2018, at 17:00. Guests are welcome!
Presentation at symposium “Use of M&S tools in pediatric drug research”
Professor Charlotte Kloft, will give a presentation at the symposium “The use of modeling and simulation tools in pediatric drug research” in Ghent, Belgium. The title of her presentation will be “No medicine for the youngest - how pharmacometrics can contribute to better therapies in congenital adrenal hyperplasia.”. The program of the symposium can be found here.
New design of PharMetrX website launched
We are proud to announce the launch of the new design of our website for the structured Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX (www.pharmetrx.de). Please visit and enjoy the completely redesigned and informative online presence, including comprehensive information about the program (aims, offers etc.), enrolled doctoral students and their research and network, the training curriculum (series of academic and industry modules), the network, faculty members, collaborations partners, news and events.
Day of Pharmacy
Together with the DPhG (German Pharmaceutical Society, Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft Landesgruppe Berlin-Brandenburg), the Institute cordially invites you to our biyearly event „ Der Wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs stellt sich vor - Shaping future pharmaceutical research: Junior scientists present” on 06 July 2018. In the morning, young scientists of our and the other research groups of the Institute of Pharmacy will present their research in talks and on posters at the Institute of Pharmacy, Königin-Luise-Str. 2+4. In the afternoon the Graduation Celebrations and the traditional garden party will take place at the Botanisches Museum (Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8). We are looking forward to an exciting event and to seeing as many of you there!
Defense of doctoral thesis of Jeannine Fleth-James
The defense of the doctoral thesis of Jeannine Fleth-James entitled “Suitability of in vitro, in silico and in vivo methodes to predict intestinal absorption in drug development” will take place in the Lecture Hall 406A, Institute of Pharmacy, Kelchstr. 31, 12169 Berlin, on Wednesday, 04 July 2018, at 15:00. Guests are welcome!
Defense of diploma thesis of René Marrek
The defense of the diploma thesis of René Marrek entitled “Charakterisierung der Pharmakokinetik von Piperacillin in Intensivpatienten” will take place in the seminar room 130, Institute of Pharmacy, Kelchstr. 31, 12169 Berlin, on Tuesday, 03 July 2018, at 09:00. Guests are welcome!
The AK Kloft is glad to welcome two new members
In July 2018, two new PhD students, Anna Müller-Schöll and David Busse, will join our Department. They will have their PhD projects in the area of pharmacometric data analysis.
Successful defense of doctoral thesis
Jeannine Fleth-James successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Suitability of in vitro, in silico and in vivo methodes to predict intestinal absorption in drug development.”
Successful defense of diploma thesis
René Marrek successfully defended his diploma thesis on “Charakterisierung der Pharmakokinetik von Piperacillin in Intensivpatienten”.
The “Best Abstract Award” won by our PhD student published by CESAR
Details of the “Best abstract award” at the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) 2018 in which Francis Williams Ojara, a PhD student of our Department, came first are now available online on the CESAR website. The abstract, “Time-to-event analysis reveals a 50% reduction in incidence of peripheral neuropathy with PK/PD-guided dosing of paclitaxel in non-small cell lung cancer patients” was presented on 17 March 2018 in Berlin, Germany. For a summary of the presented work and details of the other winners, please visit
Joint BBQ party of 3 working groups at Kelchstr
On 14 June 2018, the three research working groups at the Institute of Pharmacy located at Kelchstr. 31, headed by Prof. Kloft, Prof. Bodmeier and Prof. Müller, will have a joint BBQ party and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our Institute´s garden as well as the opening game of the soccer world championship.
The AK Kloft is glad to welcome a new member
In May 2018, Robin Michelet will join our Department as a postdoctoral research fellow. He will work in the field of optimising drug therapy and drug development by applying therapeutic response and disease modelling and simulation as well as modern bioanalytical approaches. His research will be embedded in the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).
22nd PK/PD Expert Meeting in Lenzkirch-Saig
From 03 – 05 May 2018, the 22nd Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics Expert Meeting is taking place in Lenzkirch-Saig. Presentations and associated discussions will focus on the topics “Advancement of PK and PKPD aspects of biologics”, "Kidney reloaded” and “Status Update and Challenges of Cancer Immunotherapy”. From our department, Prof. Dr. Charlotte Kloft and thePhD students Lisa Ehmann, Ana-Marija Grišić, Lena Klopp-Schulze, Franziska Kluwe, Francis Williams Ojara and Viktoria Stachanow will attend the meeting.
Attendance at PAGE meeting 2018 in Montreux/CH
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Kloft and the PhD students Ana-Marija Grišić, Francis Williams Ojara, Franziska Kluwe and Viktoria Stachanow will attend the 27th Population Approach Group in Europe Meeting from 29 May – 01 June 2018 in Montreux, Switzerland.Ana-Marija Grišić, Francis Williams Ojara and Franziska Kluwe will present their research topics in the areas of nonlinear mixed-effects modelling in immunology, oncology and infectious diseases, respectively.
10-Years of PharMetrX, our structured Graduate Research Training Program
On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of our structured Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX – Pharmacometrics and Computational Disease Modelling, we will organise the PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium with the overarching theme “On the path from big data to precision medicine” at the Harnack-Haus/Berlin (www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de) from 19–21 April 2018. For further details, please visit www.pharmetrx.de/index.php/id-10y-pharmetrx.html.
The AK Kloft is glad to welcome a new member
In April 2018, Josefine Schulz will join our Department as a new PhD student. She will have her PhD project in the area of bioanalysis, microdialysis and cell culture.
PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium
The structured Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX – Pharmacometrics and Computational Disease Modelling was launched in 2008 (www.PharMetrX.de). Over the past 10 years, PharMetrX has developed into a successful and internationally renowned PhD program at the Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Potsdam.
We cordially invite you to the PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium in Berlin from 19 – 21 April 2018!
The PharMetrX Symposium will take place at the Harnack-Haus, Berlin, and the overarching theme of the Celebration Symposium is
“On the path from big data to precision medicine”.
We are looking forward to a fascinating and stimulating PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium!
Contribution at ECCMID 2018
From 21 – 24 April 2018, the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) takes place in Madrid, Spain. Two PhD students of our department, Sebastian Franck and Johanna Seeger, as well as our collaboration partner at the Institut Pasteur de Lille/France will present their work during this congress. The world’s leading experts will join the most important congress in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology to present and discuss the latest results.
PharMetrX A2 Module
From 12–16 March 2018, the PharMetrX A2 module “Introduction to physiologically-based pharmacokinetics” will take place at the Universitaet Potsdam. For more detailed information on the module and the structured Graduate Research Training program PharMetrX, please visit our homepage www.PharMetrx.de.
The AK Kloft is glad to welcome a new member
In March 2018, Ferdinand Weinelt will join our Department as a new PhD student. He will have his PhD project in the area of pharmacometrics and is enrolled as PhD student in the Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX –Pharmacometrics & Computational Disease Modelling.
PhD student of Dept. wins “Best abstract award” at the CESAR meeting
Francis Williams Ojara, a PhD student of our Department won the “Best abstract award” at the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) 2018 meeting in Berlin. The award for the abstract “Time-to-event analysis reveals a 50% reduction in incidence of peripheral neuropathy with PK/PD-guided dosing of paclitaxel in non-small cell lung cancer patients” took place on 17 March 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
CESAR Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin
From 15 – 17 March 2018, together with the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) we will be hosting the annual meeting of the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) in Berlin. Several PhD students of our Department will present their research work during the conference. The main topic of this year’s meeting is “Drug Development and therapeutic challenges in multimodal treatments”. Registration is open
PharMetrX Module Curriculum 2018 starts soon
From 26 February – 02 March 2018, the PharMetrX Module Curriculum for the new PhD student year 2018 of our PhD program will start with the A1 module “Introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics” taking place at our Institute. For more detailed information on the module and the structured Graduate Research Training program PharMetrX, please visit our homepage (link below).
Scientific workshop with Prof. Meibohm, UTHSC
On 29 January 2018, Prof. Bernd Meibohm from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA, will visit our Department again for a scientific workshop. The workshop will comprise of lectures given by Prof. Meibohm and presentations of PhD students. Prof. Meibohm’s research is focused on the investigation of the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of drugs with special emphasis on PK/PD relations of macromolecular drugs.