Anja Boisen, Professor, Head of Center

Anja Boisen

What I do: I am the leader of the IDUN Center. This means that I am the contact person for our sponsors and responsible for budget and the overall scientific progress. I supervise PhD students, mentor postdocs, explore new ways of managing a larger center and look for additional funding. I also spend some time on networking, presenting our cool science at conferences and outreach. I am a member of the board of Innovation Fund Denmark and the Villum Foundation.

Where to find me: office 123E, building 345C

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Kristoffer Almdal, Professor

Kristoffer Almdal

What I do: Projects as of April 2017: synthesis of block copolymers and self-organization of these on surfaces for nanostructuring; hydrogen peroxide sensing in biological systems; interfaces in polymer matrix composites, dental composites, synthesis of branched molecules for extensional rheology experiments; use of microsensors in characterizing polymers (IDUN). Se also

Where to find me: Building 423, office 224

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Jenny Emnéus, Professor

Jenny Emneus

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Thomas Rades, Professor Dr. h.c.

Thomas Rades

What I do: Pharmaceutical design and drug delivery; enabling formulations for poorly water soluble drugs; amorphous drugs and drug delivery systems, co-amorphous systems, lipid based drug delivery systems, nanoparticle systems for vaccine delivery  

Where to find me: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,Department of Pharmacy, Universitetsparken 2, Building 13, rm. 709

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Anette Müllertz, Professor  

Anette Mullertz

What I do: Oral drug delivery; in vitro models of the gastro-intestinal tract (dissolution, digestion, transport through mucus and cell cultures); lipid-based & amorphous drug delivery systems; preclinical pharmaco-kinetic studies (rats).

Where to find me: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø. Building 13, 7th floor, room 708. 

How to reach me: / tel. +45 2062 0154

Jukka Rantanen, Professor, section head of the Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering Section (KU-PHARMA).

Jukka Rantanen

Where to find me: Universitetsparken 2, building 13, room 710

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Mads Peter Sørensen, Professor mso

Mads Peter Sørensen

What I do: Research on nonlinear dynamics and industrial mathematics. Focus is on nonlinear partial differential equations, solitons and reaction diffusion problems. The applications encompass modelling with finite elements, physics, nonlinear optics, superconductivity, fluid dynamics, insulin producing beta cells and nonlinear pattern forming in reaction diffusion equations.

Where to find me: Building 303B, room 001

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Tommy S. Alstrøm, Senior Researcher

Tommy Sonne Alstrøm

What I do: I work in the IDUN sensor project on statistical learning and data processing. As of spring 2017, I work primarily with three tasks, 1) developing a new method for processing surface enhanced Raman data for very low concentrations (related to SENS1 WP), 2) assisting with design of experiments and how to analyze the data and interpret the results, 3) signal processing of IR spectroscopy data (related to SENS5 WP). On the horizon is the analysis and segmentation of medical image data (DRUG7 WP)

Where to find me: Building 321 / room 005, and on Fridays and Tuesdays before lunch building 345B, room 153.

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Martin Dufva, Associate Professor

Martin Dufva

What I do: Advanced cell culture models, cells analysis, high throughput technologies, high throughput screening

Where to find me: 423/024

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En Te Hwu, Associate Professor


Project: IDUN Drug/IDUN Sensor/MIMIO

Position: Associate Professor

What I do: Centrifugal microfluidics platform/Drug delivery/Microscale 3D printing/Scanning probe microscopy related developments. Repurposing CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives for biomedical sensing.

Where I am: office 112, building 345C

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I can help You with: Nanoscale characterization (Atomic force microscope), Nanoscale actuation (custom made Nanopositioners), Precision system design/integration/consulting, Start-up mentoring, Mechatronics developments

Nazila Kamaly, Assoicate Professor

Nazila Kamaly

What I do: Our highly multidisciplinary research focuses on the development of next-generation targeted controlled release polymeric nanomedicines for chronic inflammatory diseases. We use a bioinspired approach to create multi-functional nanoparticles capable of changing their surface or core properties in response to local up-regulated disease markers for more effective and stimuli-responsive drug delivery. We deliver a range of potent biologic therapeutics from enzymes, proteins and peptides. We are also interested in using innate biological pathways to explore oral delivery of nanoparticles.

Where to find me:
DTU Health Tech, building 423, room 004

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Line Hagner Nielsen, Associate Professor

Line Hagner Nielsen

What I do: Drug formulations especially for oral delivery, drug delivery systems (including microcontainers), vaccine formulations, in vitro testing (drug dissolution, solid state characterization and cell cultures) and in vivo studies in animals.  

Where to find me: Building 345C, office 115

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Tomas Rindzevicius, Senior Researcher

Tomas Rindzevicius

What I do: I work with Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), plasmomechanics, photothermal spectroscopy. My background is nanoplasmonics and SERS-based detection of various target molecules. I also work on new Raman and SERS measurement tools.

Where to find me: Technical University of Denmark, Dept. of Health Technology, Ørsteds Plads, building 345B, room 156.

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Kinga Zór, Senior Researcher

Kinga Zor

What I do: Sensor and (cell-based) assay development and application

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 101E

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Kaiyu Wu, Assistant Professor

Kaiyu Wu

What I do: Experimental and Theoretical Nanoplasmonics, Electromagnetic Simulations, Surface-enhanced Spectroscopies (Raman and Fluorescence), Nanofabrication (Lithography-free)

Where to find me: 345B, 151

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Oleksii Ilchenko, Researcher


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Where to find me: Building 345B, room 156

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Chengfang Pang, Assistant Professor

What I do: tba

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 109

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Mahdi Ghavami, Postdoctoral Researcher


What I doI am investigating the potent microdevices for oral insulin delivery - primarily using microdevices made of polymers with the potential of delivering a range of therapeutic biomolecules such as proteins and peptides.

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 117

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Tijana Maric, Postdoctoral Researcher

Tijana Maric 

What I do: Micromotors are a new generation of nanotechnology, allowing micro objects to propel by themselves, perform autonomous motion and other on demand actions, such as drug delivery. They consist of different types of microscale compounds, and can be propelled using various sources of energy inputs. Research topic is focused in exploring new materials, techniques and methods for micromotors drug delivery application. Our study is geared toward investigation of micromotors behaviors as drug delivery system and therapeutic carriers.

Where I am: DTU, Health Tech, Building 345C room 111

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 Chiara Mazzoni, Postdoctoral Researcher

Chiara Mazzoni

Project title: Loading of microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Prof. Anja Boisen

What I do: I’m looking for reproducible and scalable techniques for loading microcontainers taking care to the stability of the drug. It means: find a technique that can allow us to load the microcontainers in an easy and versatile way. 

Where I am: DTU, Health Tech, Building 345C room 114

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Sarvesh K. Srivastava, Postdoctoral Researcher

Sarvesh Kumar Srivastava

What I do: tba

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 101F

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Zarmeena Abid, PhD Student

Zarmeena Abid 

Project title
: Fabrication of biodegradable microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Stephan S. Keller, Ritika S. Petersen and Anja Boisen

What I do: Investigating an optimal method for fabrication of microcontainers with biocompatible materials. The microfabrication methods for the biodegradable containers have to be simple, reliable and should be able to produce large amounts of devices for required drug testing. Currently, the embossing is being investigated as a fabrication method (hot punching).

Where to find me: 345B, rum 146

How to reach me:, Mobile: +45 27573248

Philip Ronøe Carlsen, PhD student

Philip Carlsen 

Project title: Microcontainers for oral vaccine delivery

What I do: Today most vaccines are administered with needle injections, which is a very invasive method for patients. Moreover, vaccines needs to be kept at low temperatures at all times to maintain their function, which is energy consuming and difficult during transport. The focus of my work is on the ability of microcontainers to deliver vaccines through the oral route, and to make vaccines more heat stable via lyophilization, hence making the process of vaccination easier and more accessible.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345C room 114

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Stine Egebro Hansen, PhD student

Stine Egebro hansen

Project title: Microcontainers for treatment of biofilm

Supervisors: Line Hagner Nielsen and Anja Boisen

What I do: Many bacterial infections are very difficult to treat as biofilms are formed protecting the bacteria from the antibiotics. The focus in my work is to study the interaction between microcontainers and biofilm as well as to create a system with a controlled release of antibiotics hence providing an improved treatment.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345C, room 111

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Yaman Göksel, PhD student

 Yaman Göksel

Position: Ph.D. Student

Project title: Microfluidics and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering

Supervisors: Tomas Rindzevicius, Kinga Iudith Zor and Anja Boisen

What I do: I am working on fabrication and method development for centrifugal microfluidic surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) based detection platforms. My main aim is to use these platforms for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and drug tests in clinical applications.

Where I am: 345B, room 154

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I can help You with: Raman Spectroscopy, CO2 Laser/ Materials Science

Lina Gruzinskyte, PhD Student

Lina Gruzinskyte 

Project title: Inline detection of drug transport in mucus secreting cell models

Supervisors: Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades, Kinga Zor, Lasse Saaby

What I do: (Super-short description of activities, 1-3 lines) I am developing mucus producing intestinal cell model in flow that will act as sensing platform based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering and used to assess drug transport

Where I am: (office) University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø. Building 13, 5th floor, room 534. 

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Rolf Bech Kjeldsen, PhD student

Rolf Bech Kjeldsen

Project title: In vitro and in vivo imaging of microcontainers used within oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Line Hagner Nielsen, Kinga Zor

What I do: I am developing set-ups for in vitro and in vivo imaging of microcontainers. The imaging should be used to follow more precisely where unloaded as well as loaded microcontainers are being located and where the possible drug is released later on.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345C, room 114

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Maximilian Karl, PhD Student

Maximilian Karl

Project title: Micromechanical Thermal Analysis of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals

Supervisors: Thomas Rades, Peter Emil Larsen, Annette Müllertz, Jukka Rantanen

What I do: I am developing a thermal analysis method for resonating string sensors. The aim is to create a setup that increases sensitivity, improves the sampling process and reduces the needed sample size compared to conventional methods (DSC, DMA), as well as creating new insight into the physicochemical properties of amorphous pharmaceuticals.

Where to find me: 158

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Maja Nørgaard Kristensen, PhD student


Project title: Local Delivery in the Gastrointestinal tract by use of Microcontainers.

Supervisors: Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades, Nazila Kamaly, Anja Boisen.

What I do: I am investigating the targeting potential of microcontainers in order to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In vitro micro dissolution studies will be used to evaluate the release profile, while a preclinical IBD model in rats will be established and used to investigate the targeting potential of the microcontainers.

Where to find me: Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Building: 13-5-534.

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Nikolaj Mandsberg, PhD student

Nikolaj Mandsberg 

What I do: Development of novel strategies for bacteria sampling in the small intestine.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345B, room 157

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I can help You with: Physics, wetting characterization, liquid wicking, dip-coating, condensation, randomness, proof-of-concept fabrication, nanograss, fast prototyping, laser cutting, analytical modeling, heat transfer FEM modeling, FDTD modeling of anti-reflection, zoom microscopy, high-speed microscopy, image analysis, big picture discussions, brainstorming.

Mette Dalskov Mosgaard, PhD student

Mette Mosgaard

Project title: Mucoadhesive microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Alina Joukainen Andersen, Anette Müllertz and Anja Boisen

What I do: I am developing mucoadhesive microcontainers for oral drug delivery. This implies the development of models to evaluate mucoadhesion and the use of mucoadhesive polymers to control unidirectional drug release directly into the mucus layer.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345C, room 109

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Sriram Thoppe Rajendran, PhD Student

Sriram Thoppe Rajendran 

Project title:
Sensors on a disc

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Kinga Zór and Tomas Rindzevicius

What I do: Development of centrifugal microfluidic platform for online monitoring of drug release across intestinal tissues/ cell layers using electrochemistry and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

Where to find me: Room 110, 345C

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Maximilian Vording, PhD Student

Maximilian Vording

Project title: PhD Project in Active Deep Learning for Nano Sensor Systems

Supervisors: Professor, Jan Larsen and Senior Researcher, Tommy Sonne Alstrøm

What I do: I will be improving optimal experimental design and hypothesis testing for sensor development through more data efficient deep neural network models and novel active learning methods.

Where to find me: No office yet

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Laura Serioli, PhD Student

Laura Serioli 

Project title: Sensor on disc

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Kinga Zór and Tomas Rindzevicius.

What I do: Development of centrifugal microfluidic platform for long term cell culture and antibiotics testing. Optical and electrochemical detection techniques will be employed to investigate cell growth, differentiation or death while optomagnetic detection will be used for the detection of the released, secreted compounds and biomarkers.

Where I am: DTU Health Tech, building 345 C, room 107.

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I can help You with: Centrifugal microfluidics, Micro and Nano-fabrication, Bacteria/cell culture on disc, Antibiotics resistance.

Roman Slipets, PhD Student

Roman Slipets 

Project title: Development of highly sensitive Raman spectroscopy system for monitoring of multicomponent drug mixtures in the ppm concentration range

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Oleksii Ilchenko

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Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, Building 345C, Room 107

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Coordinator & technical staff

Lasse Thamdrup, Micro and Nanofabrication specialist

Lasse Thamdrup

What I do: I have extensive experience and empirical knowledge on most aspects regarding the fabrication and characterization of functional micro- and nanostructures ranging from conventional Si processing to mass-production methods such as injection molding. I will be working on the production of novel containers for oral drug delivery.

Where I am: Building 345C, office 108

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I can help You with: Cleanroom work (most equipment), process development and optimization.

 Sanne Enok Lauridsen, Scientific coordinator

Sanne Enok Lauridsen

What I do: I am coordinating the IDUN project (and the Nanoprobes group). This means planning, handling and facilitating all meetings and workshops, coordinating and collecting all reporting to the Foundations and a lot of other tasks.

Where to find me: DTU Health Tech, building 345C, room 123F

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