Half-time seminar: Influence of intra- and extracellular free drug concentrations in the human colon on local and systemic drug exposure

  • Date: –11:00
  • Location: BMC, room A1:111 and online via Zoom (https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65868967304?from=addon)
  • Lecturer: Rebekkah Hammar, Phd Student at the Department of Pharmacy and SweDeliver
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  • Organiser: Department of Pharmacy, SweDeliver
  • Contact person: Per Artursson, Professor
  • Halvtidsseminarium

Rebekkah Hammar, Phd Student at the Department of Pharmacy and SweDeliver, presents her work to determine drug distribution in human colonoids and microbiota models to create a PBPK model of the colonic environment. Thus, enabling better estimation of colonic drug efficacy and to reduce the need for animal models.

Researcher Bio Rebekkah Hammar studied Pharmaceutical Sciences and the German State Examination in Pharmacy programs at LMU Munich. Her bachelor thesis (2017) focused on theranostic inorganic nanoparticles. During her exchange semester in Umeå (2018), she studied microbial impacts on climate change and photocatalyzed synthesis of novel antibiotics. She then moved on to work with photoswitchable tubulin inhibitors in her master thesis (2020). As part of her licensing as a pharmacist, she interned at Roche in Regulatory Affairs (2021) before starting her PhD in Drug Delivery focusing on intracellular drug bioavailability in the colon.

Rebekkah Hammar