This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 956851.

The COLOTAN 4th Symposium


Current status, emerging techniques and blue sky thinking

10th January 2024

Cork, Ireland


Location: School of Pharmacy, UCC / LG52 / LG01, University College Cork

Session 1: Targeted Drug Delivery in the GIT – Current State of the Art

Chair: Brendan Griffin


8:45am – 9:00am

Welcoming note by the Hosts

Prof. Brendan Griffins




9:00am – 9:45am

Gut feelings 2.0: Navigating Drug Absorption and Delivery in the 3D frontier

Prof. Per Artursson

Uppsala University


09:45am - 10:30am

Evaluation of the Enteric Delivery Performance of a Two-layer Functional Capsule

Dr. Vincent Jannin

Lonza Capsules & Health Ingredients

Session 2: Emergent platforms in regional drug delivery

Chair: Joey O’Shea


11:00am – 11:45am

Oral delivery of peptide drugs – impact of dosage form in preclinical studies

Prof. Hanne Mørck Nielsen

University of Copenhagen


11:45am – 12:30pm

Drug delivery to the large intestine with xyloglucan-based tablets: In vitro, in vivo, in silico

Prof. Georgios Imanidis

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland


12:30pm – 13:15pm

Lunch Break


13:15pm – 14:00pm

Inflamed Gut Feelings: Story of Crohn Disease and Implications for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence

Prof. Amin Rostami-Hodjegan

University of Manchester & Certara



14:00pm – 14:45pm

Engineering functional nanocarriers for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases

Associate Prof. Alexandra Teleki

Uppsala University

Session 3: Novel targets and therapeutics in gastrointestinal disease

Chair: Caitriona O’Driscoll


15:15pm - 16:00pm

Gut Feelings: Targeting the Brain through the Gastrointestinal Tract

Prof. John Cryan

University College Cork & APC Microbiome Ireland


16:00pm – 16:45pm

Do we really understand the colon for drug delivery? – A gastroenterologist view

Prof. Subrata Ghosh

University College Cork & APC Microbiome Ireland


16:45pm – 17:00pm


Prof. Brendan Griffins