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.

Prof. Werner Weitschies

Institute of Pharmacy, University of Griefswald, Germany


Werner Weitschies is Professor of Biopharmaceutics at the University of Greifswald, Germany. He studied Pharmacy at the Free University of Berlin (1983-1987) and received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology in 1990. From 1990 to 1995 he worked as a scientist in the research laboratories of Schering AG in Berlin in the field of injectable microparticulate contrast agents for ultrasound. From 1996 to 1998 he was head of a research department in the field of medical applications of magnetic nanoparticles at the Institute for Diagnostic Research of the Free University of Berlin. In 1998 he was appointed Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Institute of Pharmacy in Greifswald, Germany. His main research areas are the investigation of the interplay between physiology and drug delivery systems with focus on the gastrointestinal tract, and the development of nanoparticle based techniques for molecular imaging and physical therapy. He is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific articles and 31 patents


Drug Delivery To The Colon: Some Considerations From An Imaging Perspective

Imaging methods provide some insights in the performance and fate of drug delivery systems in humans. The speaker has experience in using magnetic measurements like Magnetic Marker Monitoring (MMM) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the investigation of the interaction between drug delivery systems and gastrointestinal physiology. 

Data on gastrointestinal transport and the influence of intake conditions will be shown with focus on colonic drug delivery and colon specific motility aspects like mass movement and gastro-ileocecal reflex.