ARC Nanotechnology Network
Mrs Salma Ahmed

Mrs Salma Ahmed

 
PhD student
Research Group: University of Queensland, Polymer Chemistry Group
 
Webpage: http://thurecht.cai.uq.edu.au/?page_id=7639&username=Salmaahmed
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Current Research Activities

My objective is to develop pharmaceutical systems that facilitate and optimize drug delivery and release from nano-carriers within the targeted areas in a safe and effective manner. My current PhD project aims to design of a novel targeted, long-acting system, composed of polymersomes that are decorated with PEG molecules and cyclic NGR peptides, and encapsulate the chemotherapeutic drug, doxorubicin (DOX). This system is expected to show improved performance and overcome the shortcomings of conventional liposomal and micellar delivery systems, while significantly enhance therapeutic properties of the active agent.