Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Innovation
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Dep: Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials
Flonja Liko received her PhD working in the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) in Spain and in the INSERM Unit U1066 of Biomimetic Micro and Nanomedicines (MINT), in France. Her PhD work was focused on the evaluation of a new oncologic strategy, based on the integration of nanovectorized radiotherapy and locoregional delivery into one delivery system, for the treatment and imaging of glioblastoma. Since January 2018 she is carrying out postdoctoral research at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona in the department of Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL). Previous to her PhD, she obtained a MSc in Radiopharmacy from the University of Hacettepe in Ankara (Turkey). While in Ankara, she also worked during four years, for the Office of External Broadcasting, in the General Directory of the Turkish Radio-Television (TRT), as a specialist translator and reporter. She is a Licentiate in Pharmacy from the University of Ankara.
- Design and synthesis of integrated diagnostic and therapeutic nanosystems (theranostics) for imaging (SPECT/PET or MRI) and treatment ( with either radiotherapeutic radionuclides or chemotherapeutics) of tumors
- Development of stimuli responsive nanoparticles for metal free MRI.
Sept. 2008 - Oct. 2011: Master of Science in Radiopharmacy, University of Hacettepe (Turkey)
Dissertation title: Innovative liposome formulations for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Oct. 2004 - Jul. 2008: Licentiate in Pharmacy, University of Ankara, Faculty of Pharmacy (Turkey)
Doctorate, University and Year:
Oct. 2013 - Dec. 2016: European Joint Doctorate. PhD in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology from the University of Angers, INSERM U1066 The Unit of Biomimetic Micro and Nanomedicines (MINT) (France)
PhD in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Innovation from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) (Spain)
Dissertation title: Dendrimers as a powerful tool for theranostic applications to fight brain cancer (Double doctorate).
EACEA EMJD PhD fellowship. This PhD was financed and organized by the NanoFar program. NanoFar is proposed by leading European academic teams working together on the integrative approaches to nanomedicine. This programme was designed to be an innovative harmonised joint Doctorate programme of excellence for the most talented students from EU and non-EU countries.
Excellence scholarship, given in the frame of state bilateral agrements, for her undergraduate degree.