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Dr Mine Orlu Gul is a pharmacist. She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. She received her MSc on the subject of colon targeted microspheres in 2003, followed by a PhD about fluorescently-labeled nanoparticles and their interaction with lung cells in 2008 from Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. During her PhD studies, she held a 1-year visiting scientist post at King`s College London funded by Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Early Stage Training in the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. In respect to this, she was awarded an additional professional qualification, Euro-PhD in Advanced Drug Delivery, certified by Galenos Network & Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany. She started The School of Pharmacy, University of London in March 2008 as a post-doc for Prof Oya Alpar to perform studies on vaccine formulations. In her second post-doc position, she joined Dr Catherine Tuleu`s group as a Teaching and Research Fellow at UCL School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research to work in the field of paediatric pharmaceutics and drug delivery. Her fellowship was funded by UK NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) from June 2009 to September 2012. As main part of her MCRN role as formulation research fellow, she worked closely with the MCRN Clinical Study Groups and provided pharmaceutical expertise in the development of patient-friendly formulations and appropriate trials supplies for the success of studies in children. She was appointed as Lecturer in Pharmaceutics to develop a research agenda in geriatric pharmaceutics in October 2012. She is a member of UCL Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing Executive Group and Geriatric Medicines Society Age Appropriate Formulations Working Group. She also co-chairs The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Age Related Medicines Focus Group.
Dr Mine Orlu Gul prioritises
patient-centred drug delivery by translating high quality basic research into
clinical benefit via improved treatments and interventions. With a background
in paediatric pharmaceutics and drug delivery, her main interest is at the
interface between clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics enabling older patients
to have access to safe and effective dosage forms. The demographic trend
is moving towards a society with an increasing percentage of people above 65
years of age. The increase in life expectancy is a great achievement. However,
it brings specific health and medication needs. The therapeutic approaches should
not only focus on efficacy, safety and quality of a drug therapy but also aim
for improving the quality of life, dosage form convenience, ease of use and so
the level of patient compliance. The heterogeneity of geriatric population
represents a major challenge. Hence, a more individualized approach should be
brought into geriatric drug delivery. Dr Orlu Gul`s current projects are based on
developing tailored formulations considering the effect of ageing on physiological
and functional capacity.
Dr Mine Orlu Gul involved in developing and delivering Pharmaceutics courses for undergraduates in Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. As a member of the teaching team in UCL School of Pharmacy, she has contributed in delivering modules in undergraduate and foundation degree pharmacy programmes. She has a specific interest in virtual learning environments.
On the purpose of becoming fully effective teaching member of the community at UCL, Dr Orlu Gul is currently attending the Professional Certificate Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education provided by the University of London, Institute of Education.
|01-JUN-2009 – 30-SEP-2012||Teaching and Research Fellow||Pharmaceutics, CPPR||UCL School of Pharmacy, United Kingdom|
|05-MAR-2008 – 30-SEP-2008||Research Fellow||Pharmaceutics, CDDR||The School of Pharmacy, University of London , United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-2001 – 28-FEB-2008||Teaching and Research Fellow||Pharmaceutical Technology||Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Turkey|
|2008||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy – Pharmaceutical Sciences||Istanbul University|
|2003||MSc||Master of Science – Pharmaceutical Sciences||Istanbul University|
|2001||LD||Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) – Pharmacy||Istanbul University|