Talk: Activating Endocytosis and Modifying the Intercellular Traffic of Drug Delivery Vectors – University of Copenhagen

Talk: Activating Endocytosis and Modifying the Intercellular Traffic of Drug Delivery Vectors

On June 8, Professor Arwyn Tomos Jones from Cardiff University, will deliver a talk on “Activating Endocytosis and Modifying the Intercellular Traffic of Drug Delivery Vectors”.

Biography of Arwyn Tomos Jones

Arwyn was raised in Llanrwst North Wales and obtained a PhD in protein-crystallography at Birkbeck College, University of London. He then undertook postdoctoral research on endocytosis at the University of Liverpool, Harvard University and EMBL-Heidelberg as EMBO and Alexander von Humboldt fellow. Appointed as lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2001 he is now Professor of Membrane Traffic and Drug Delivery. His research falls within cancer cell biology, endocytosis and drug delivery. A major objective is understanding endocytosis to improve the cellular delivery efficiency of drug delivery vectors including peptides, natural and synthetic nanoparticles and antibodies targeting plasma membrane receptors. He has collaborated widely with groups in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Arwyn has published widely within these fields and his group has made significant contributions to the current understanding of the way drug delivery vectors interact with cells and enter endocytic pathways that govern their intracellular fate. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Controlled Release, Membranes, The Young Darwinian and Gwerddon.  He also has a passion for the Public Engagement of Science and over the last decade has organised large science exibitions covering subjects such as : Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, Working Polymers and the Science of Pollination.

Abstract of the talk (pdf).