ITN - CYCLON

The CYCLON project aims, through training of young researchers within a highly competent and multidisciplinary network, to develop a new generation of multifunctional drug nanocarriers based on a family of water soluble and biocompatible oligosaccharides, the cyclodextrins. The nanocarriers will be
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thoroughly studied and evaluated as delivery vehicles of anticancer drugs, especially photoactive ones. The fast and extensive development in nanoscience provides great opportunity to develop the next generation of pharmaceutical nanocarriers, i.e. drug delivery nanosystems, combining a variety of properties and aiming at combating many diseases. These nano-platforms can help in targeting specific locations, in controlling the release of therapeutic compounds, in enhancing the in vivo efficiency of many drugs, in increasing drug loading capacity, and in providing multifunctionalization of a therapy.
In this challenging field the network will offer to 9 Early stage Researchers (ESRs, PhD students) and 4 Experienced Researchers (ERs, post-docs) the opportunity to acquire a very wide scientific background based on both fundamental and applied research training and complementary skills, taking advantage of the differentiated scientific experience of the network groups.

 

From CYCLON to CycloN-Hit

The CYCLON project officially ended on October 1st, 2013; however the partnership, complemented with more groups and associated partners, continues since March 1st 2014 for four more years with the CycloN-Hit project, focused on antimicrobial research through training (FP7-PEOPLE-INT-2013 No 608407: Nanocarriers for the delivery of antimicrobial agents to fight resistance mechanisms).

 

Announcements

21 August 2014

The July issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab.

 

26 June 2014

The 61st CYCLON article in now published on line in J. Phys.Chem. B. DOI: 10.1021/jp503809w

R. Anand, F. Borghi, F. Manoli, I. Manet, V. Agostoni, P. Reschiglian, R. Gref, S. Monti
"Host-Guest Interactions in Fe(III)- Trimesate MOF Nanoparticles Loaded with Doxorubicin"

 

19 June, 2014

The 60th CYCLON article is now published on line in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4PP00088A.

V. Kirejev,* A. R. Gonçalves, C. Aggelidou, I. Manet, J. Mårtensson, K. Yannakopoulou, M. B. Ericson* : "Photophysics and ex vivo biodistribution of β-cyclodextrin-meso-tetra(m-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin conjugate for biomedical applications".


16 June, 2014

PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) is now open at the University of Catania, Dept. of Drug Sciences. The deadline is July 10, 2014. For more details, click here.

 

16 June, 2014

PhD position (Early Stage Resesearcher) is now open at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece, funded by the Marie Curie program CycloN Hit. Application deadline is 24 June, 2014. For description, eligibility criteria, salary, duration and other details, link to Euraxess and Naturejobs.

 

3 June, 2014

The 58th CYCLON article is published in RSC Adv. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c3ra47034b

R. Anand, F. Manoli, I. Manet, M. P. Donzello, E. Viola, M. Malanga, L. Jicsinszky, E. Fenyvesi and S. Monti*: "Fluorescent cyclodextrin carriers for a water soluble Zn(II)-pyrazinoporphyrazine octacation with photosensitizer potential"

3 June 2014

The May 2014 issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab SA.

The editorial is on " Germany and the Cyclodextrin Science and Technology"

 

12 May 2014

PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) has just been opened at the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" in Athens, Greece, funded by EU Marie Curie program Cyclon Hit. For full description and details link to Euraxess.

 

11 May 2014

PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) has been opened at the Univeristy of Almeria (UAL) , Spain, funded by the Marie Curie program Cyclon Hit. An attractive package of benefits is offered to MC Fellows. For full description and details, link to Euraxess and Naturejobs.

 

9 May 2014

The April issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab

 

29 April 2014

PhD position (Early Stage Resesearcher) is now open at CNR-ISOF Bologna, Italy, funded by the Marie Curie program CycloN Hit. Application deadline is 3 June, 2014. For description, eligibility criteria, salary, duration and other details, link to Euraxess and Naturejobs.

 

2 April 2014

The March issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab.

 

18 March 2014

Post-Doctoral Position opening at Nanologica SA, a materials development company in Sweden and full partner in the Marie Curie ITN project CycloN Hit. The position will be available in September 2014.

Details are available in the Nanologica Website.

 

5 March 2014

The February issue of Cyclodextrin News in now available from CycloLab.

 

5 March 2014

The kickoff meeting of the new multipartner MARIE CURIE ITN-CycloN Hit "Nanocarriers for the dlivery of antimicrobial agents to fight resistance mechanisms", organized by the coordinator Dr. Ruxandra Gref, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, Paris, France was successfully completed. The project is now in full operation.

 

5 March 2014

The 57th journal article of CycloLab, consponsored by CYCLON, has been published in early view in the J. Pharm. Sci: "Methyl-beta-cyclodextrins: the role of number and types of substituents in solubilizing power"

 

17 February 2014

The article "Impact of Phosphorylation on the encapsulation of nucleoside analogues within porous iron(III) metal-organic framework MIL-100(Fe) nanopaprticles", V. Agostoni, R. Anand, S. Monti, S. Hall, G. Maurin, P. Horcajada, C. Serre, K. Bouchemal, R. Gref, J. Mater. Chem. B. 2013, 1, 4231-4242, has been included in the HOT ARTICLE web collection of the journal.

 

11 February 2014

See the latest Cyclodextrin News issue with statistics of papers published in 2013 on cyclodextrins, compiled by CycloLab SA.

 

29 January 2014

PhD Position on "Synthesis of cyclodextrin derivatives and exploration of pilot scale production" in CycloLab S. A., Hungary (www.cyclolab.hu).

Duration: 36 Months; Starting date: July 2014; Application deadline: March 31st. 2014.

Requirements: MSc degree in Chemistry obtained between 2010 and 2014. The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Hungary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment. The selected student will carry out research funded by the European Marie Curie ITN Network CycloN Hit

For more information contact Dr. Eva Fenyvesi, fenyvesi.e@cyclolab.hu.

 

29 January 2014

The 56th journal article of CYCLON has been published in PlosOne: "Fluorescently labeled Methyl-beta -cyclodextrin Enters Intestinal Epithelial Caco-2 cells by fluid-phase endocytosis"

 

24 January 2014

The 55th journal article of CYCLON has made the cover of J. Med. Chem. : " Ship in a Bottle Strategy to Load a Hydrophilic Anticancer Drug on Porus Metal Organic Framework Nanoparticles: Efficient Encapsulation, Matrix Stabilization and Photodelivery"

 

13 January, 2014

The 55th journal article of CYCLON has been published on line.

To see the full list click here

 

9 January 2014

Cyclodextrin News, December 2013 Issue

 

3 January 2014

Happy New Year!

The CYCLON project officially ended on October 1st, 2013; however informally, the site will continue to be active with announcements and Position Advertisements, more publications and news. Please keep watching us!

 

20 December 2013

HOT ARTICLES FOR DECEMBER: The article "Impact of phosphorylation on the encapsulation of nucleoside analogues within porous iron(III) metal–organic framework MIL-100(Fe) nanoparticles’ has been highlighted in the J Mater Chem blog (J Mater Chem B)

 

17 December 2013

PhD position in physical pharmacy/pharmaceutical chemistry

Fixed-term employment, 3 years, at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Application deadline: 31 January 2014, First day of employment: 1 August 2014 or according to agreement

The research focus of the physical pharmacy group has been pharmaceutical applications of cyclodextrins and cyclodextrin (CD) nanoparticles for drug delivery, especially topical drug delivery to the eye, as well as in parenteral, nasal and dermal drug delivery.The group is linked to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iceland and an EU-funded Marie Curie training network CYCLON-HIT with the overall goal to investigate nanocarriers for the delivery of antimicrobial agents to overcome multi-drug resistance.

Applicants must have completed a M.Sc. (Master of Science) degree (or equivalent degree) in pharmaceutical sciences, biology, chemistry or related sciences and possess some laboratory skills.

According to rules of Marie Curie funded projects, the nationality of the applicant must be other than Icelandic, and the University degree should have been obtained from a non-Icelandic university. At the time of recruitment the researcher shall not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (i.e. work, studies) in Iceland for more than 12 months during the last 3 years.Furthermore, the applicant should be in her/his first four years of her/his research carrier. For more information please check: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm

For further information please contact (preferable via e-mail): Professor Thorsteinn Loftsson

Phone: +354 525 4464, thorstlo@hi.is

 

10 December 2013

PhD position in Biomedical Photonics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

The specific task of the PhD student will be to apply advanced optical microscopy for studies of antimicrobial effects. This will involve working with methods such as: in vitro cell and bacteria culturing, multi-photon fluorescence microscopy, super resolution microscopy, photodynamic microbial inactivation, ex vivo tissue experiments, etc. The goal is to develop cutting-edge methodology for efficacy evaluation of antimicrobial effects, and gain mechanistic insights on the cellular level.

Financed by: EU-funded Marie Curie research project Cyclon-HIT

More information and application:

http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=581615&Type=E

Contact:

Marica B. Ericson, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical photonics

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg

412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

E-mail: marica.ericson@chem.gu.se

 

4 December 2013

The current issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available. The editorial is on "Novel cyclodextrin derivatives presented at the 3rd European Conference on Cyclodextrins”.

View the current issue here:http://www.cyclolab.hu/dwn/cdn_2013_nov.pdf

Please, have a look at the latest news here:http://www.cyclolab.hu/new.html

For any further questions or unsubscribe to future emails: info@cyclolab.hu

 

26 November 2013

3rd CYCLON Newsletter

 

30 August 2013

The CYCLON consortium is proud to announce that the collaboration will continue for 4 more years within the recently approved ITN Network “CycloN-Hit”, NANOCARRIERS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS TO FIGHT RESISTANCE MECHANISMS.

The new project is an FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN (Grant Agreement N°:608407), it involves three more full partners and 6 associated partners (mainly SME companies), and is coordinated by Dr. Ruxandra Gref (CNRS-Paris).

The project starts in March, 2014. Eleven Early Stage (PhD) and five Experienced (Post-Doc) positions will open in the months to come.

Just follow the CYCLON page!

 

27 August 2013

CYCLON Network in EU’s Research & Innovation on line Information Centre

 

15 July 2013

Extended abstract submission deadline for EUROCD 2013

Three CYCLON members, Dr. R. Gref, Prof. A. Vargas-Berenguel and Prof. T. Loftsson, are invited speakers for the Conference.

 

11 July 2013

CycloLab’s free online journal with short articles and comprehensive literature reviews, Cyclodextrin News,

in its June issue presents a short portrait of PROF. DOMINIQUE DUCHÊNE, a member and a mentor of

CYCLON and of CYCLON fellows.

For details, see http://cyclolab.hu/dwn/cdn_2013_june.pdf.

For previous and next Cyclodextrin News, click the tab on the left pane.

 

11 July 2013

CYCLON partner, Professor Salvatore Sortino from the University of Catania, Italy, is an invited speaker at the future 17th International Cyclodextrin Symposium scheduled for May 29 - 31, 2014, Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. The title of his talk will be “Photoactivated Cyclodextrin-Based Nanoconstructs with

Multiple Theranostic Modalities.”

For further details check http://www.uni-saarland.de/lehrstuhl/wenz/ics17.html

 

27 June 2013

EUROCD 2013 (3rd European Conference on Cyclodextrins)

Last chance for abstract submission, deadline July 1st 2013

 

20 June 2013

Second Announcement

The 17th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS17) will take place May 29 - 31, 2014 at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Please see the second circular attached.

 

23 April 2013

The 2nd Summer School and the 4th Italian National Conference CD.TE.C, on issues of basic and applied interdisciplinary themes comprising the use of cyclodextrins for health, the environment and converging technologies (energy, materials science, etc.), was held in Giardini Naxos on 8th‐9th May 2013 and 9th-11th May 2013 respectively.

 

4 April 2013

Based on research sponsored by CYCLON, CycloLab announces a new line of products (Fluorescent Cyclodextrins)

 

29 March 2013

REMINDER

  • The 4th CYCLON Summer School "Applications of Nanodrugs in Photodynamic Therapy" was held at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden on April 9-10, 2013

Final Programme

Registration Form

Accommodation

The 8th 6-month CYCLON meeting was held in Gothenburg, on April 13, 2013

 

8 February 2013

The 3rd European Conference on Cyclodextrins (ECC-2013) will be held in Antalya, Turkey on October 2-4, 2013.

 

15 January 2013

Applications of Nanodrugs in Photodynamic Therapy

 

April 9–12, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden

An International Conference co-organised by Chalmers University and the University of

Gothenburg - the Center for Skin Research (SkinResQU) in collaboration with CYCLON.

 

 

14 January 2013

REMINDER

  • The 4th CYCLON Workshop "From Laboratory to the market. An industrial view" was organized by CycloLab at Semmelweis University, Budapest on January 17, 2013

Final Programme

Registration Form

Accomodation

20 December 2012

Cyclodextrin News_December_2012

 

29 November 2012

Cyclodextrin News_November_2012

 

26 November 2012

The 2nd Summer School and the 4th Italian National Conference CD.TE.C, on issues of basic and applied interdisciplinary themes comprising the use of cyclodextrins for health, the environment and converging technologies (energy, materials science, etc.), will be held in Giardini Naxos on 8th‐9th May 2013 and 9th-11th May 2013 respectively

 

20 November 2012

Conference on: Applications of Nanodrugs in Photodynamic Therapy NanoPDT2013

Organized in collaboration between: SkinResQU – Centre for Skin Research, University of Gothenburg and

Chalmers University of Technology, CYCLON - PEOPLE-ITN 2008 project #237962

April 9 – 12, 2013, Wallenberg Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden. Summer school, 2 days (Tue 9th -

Wed 10th April) - Conference, 2 days (Thu 11th – Fri 12th April)

Submit your abstract now! Deadline: Jan 15, 2013

For more information and preliminary programme: http://www.skinresqu.gu.se/News+and+events/Conferences

/NanoPDT+2013/

Contact: NanoPDT@gu.se

 

7 November 2012

  • The 4th CYCLON Workshop "From Laboratory to the market. An industrial view" will be organized by CycloLab at Semmelweis University, Budapest on January 17, 2013

Final Programme

Registration Form

Accomodation

  • The 7th 6-month CYCLON meeting will be held in Budapest, on January 18, 2013

30 October 2012

Cyclodextrin News_October_2012


15 October 2012

The 3rd CYCLON-sponsored Summer School ''Advances in nanoparticulate drug carriers and

current applications'' was held in Paris, France on October 9-11, 2012.

The 6th 6-month CYCLON meeting was held in Paris, France on October 8, 2012

 

2 October 2012

  • The 4th Cyclon Workshop "Cyclodextrin production and pharmaceutical application. An industrial view" will be organized by CycloLab at Semmelweis University, Budapest on January 17, 2013. Details of the program will be announced soon.
  • The next CYCLON summer School and a CYCLON sponsored International Conference co-organised by Chalmers University and the University of Gothenburg - the Center for Skin Research (SkinResQU), on Applications of Nanodrugs in Photodynamic Therapy will be organized during April 9–12, 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

27 September 2012

Cyclodextrin News_September_2012

 

10 September 2012

A patent is produced by CNRS

 

30 July 2012

Cyclodextrin News July_August_2012

 

24 July 2012

A full issue of the Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology

(J. Drug Del. Sci. Tech. 2012, 22 (3) 215-272) has been devoted to CYCLON network research

activities. The issue consists of an introduction to the network, followed by contributions of

the partners with five short reviews and three original articles that reflect the interests

and the focus of the research carried out within CYCLON.

 

2 July 2012

Cyclodextrin News_June_2012

 

11 June 2012

The 5th six-month CYCLON meeting and the 3rd CYCLON workshop on

"Cyclodextrins and Cyclodextrin Derivatives as Pharmaceutical Excipients:

Toxicological and Regulatory Issues" were sucessfully concluded in Reykjavik,

Iceland June 1st and 2nd, 2012. The events were folowed by the Controlled Release

Society (CRS)-Nordic Chapter Conference, on "Drug Delivery and Targeting", during June 3-5, 2012.

 

31 May 2012

Cyclodextrin News_May_2012

 

1 May 2012

Cyclodextrin News_April_2012

 

29 March 2012

Cyclodextrin News_March_2012

 

15 March 2012

 

29 February 2012

Cyclodextrin News_February_2012

 

30 January 2012

Cyclodextrin News_January_2012

 

3 January 2012

Cyclodextrin News_December_2011

 

17 November 2011

Cyclodextrin News_November_2011

 

27 October 2011

Cyclodextrin News_October_2011

 

28 September 2011

Cyclodextrin News_September_2011

 

15 September 2011

Cyclodextrin News_July_August_2011

 

12 September 2011

The 2nd Summer School will be held in Bologna September 26-28, 2011

3rd Circular

Poster

Program

 

31 Aug 2011

CYCLON Compounds circulated among partners

 

7 July 2011

Cyclodextrin News June 2011

 

21 June 2011

Cyclodextrin News May 2011

 

17 June 2011

Poster of 2nd CYCLON Summer School

 

8 June 2011

The 2nd Summer School will be held in Bologna September 26-28, 2011

2nd Circular

 

12 May 2011

Valentina Agostoni has presented a poster which has won the prize of the meeting Les Colloques de l’Université Paris-Sud 11

 

5 May 2011

The 2nd Summer School will be held in Bologna September 26-28, 2011

1st Circular

 

28 April 2011

Cyclodextrin News April 2011

 

23 March 2011

The 3rd CYCLON internal meeting was held in Toledo March 25, 2011


23 March 2011

The 2nd CYCLON workshop was held in Toledo March 24, 2011


18 Sept 2010

CYCLON Compounds to be circulated among partners

CYCLON compounds from CycloLab


27 April 2010

The 1st CYCLON-sponsored Summer School, the 6th Summer School on Methods in Micro-Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology was held in Athens, Greece September 13 - 17, 2010.

 

28 April 2010

The 1st CYCLON workshop was held in Catania May 13th, 2010

 

15 October 2009

The Kickoff Meeting was held in Athens October 15th, 2009