Katerina Lalatsa
  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Accepting PhD candidates on: Microfluidic fabrication of functionalised nanoparticulate drug delivery systems Engineering electrospun wound healing dressings for complex wounds Targeted Nano-enabled Strategies for Brain Diseases and Tumours

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I am a Reader in Nanomedicines, in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth working in development of nanomedicinal formulations utilising biodegradable polymers and lipids. My research interests include engineering, synthesis, characterisation, and preclinical evaluation of novel nanocarriers for brain delivery of APIs and biomacromolecules, peptide delivery utilizing non-invasive routes and oral delivery of poorly soluble drugs. I have worked as a research fellow in University of Patra on an FP7 project (Nanoparticles for Therapy and Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease project) and in the School of Pharmacy, University of London (UCL School of Pharmacy) on a EPSRC-GSK funded project on oral delivery of biologicals to the brain. I am a registered pharmacist in the UK and Greece and obtained my PhD degree in 2009 at the School of Pharmacy, University of London on oral nanoparticulate peptide delivery to the brain. My research interests include nanomedicines and their translation, brain delivery, biopharmaceuticals delivery, biomaterials and the self-assembly of macromolecules.

Research Interests

Key Research Interests:

  1. Drug Delivery to the Brain
  2. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
  3. Peptide, Protein and Antibody Drug Delivery
  4. Polymer engineering and Biomaterials
  5. Non-invasive (oral, nasal, ocular) novel formulations


  • Engineering nanomedicines for the treatment of brain tumours
  • Microfluidic fabrication of nanomedicines
  • Nasal to brain delivery
  • Electrospun wound dressings for management of complex wounds
  • Oral nanomedicines and vaccines for the treatment of parasitic diseases
  • Transdermal delivery of anaesthetics across eyelid skin

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

External examiner, University of Greenwich

Feb 2017 → …


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