Meet the CRS Newsletter Team

Meet the global CRS Newsletter Team who work to bring you each issue of the Newsletter

Sara Cordeiro, Editor in Chief

SCOrganization: De Montfort University
Position: Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sara Cordeiro is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). Following a PharmD from the University of Porto (Portugal) and a PhD in Drug Research and Development from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, UK). Throughout these years, Sara has developed a background in pharmaceutical formulation, drug delivery, nanomedicine, vaccine delivery and microneedles for transdermal drug delivery and diagnostics. Currently, she is establishing her independent research group with a focus on improving and facilitating patients' lives through the development of drug and vaccine delivery systems that are easy to manufacture and scale-up, highly efficient and administered through non-invasive routes. Within CRS, Sara has been actively involved with the Young Scientist Committee, currently serving as its Immediate Past Chair, and acting as the Director of Assessment of the 2021 Annual Meeting Programme Committee.

Conny Keck


Organization: Department of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Position: Professor Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics
Area of research interest: “Smart” Nanocarriers for improved drug delivery
Favourite animal: Dog
Beach or mountains? Beach
Polymers or lipids? Polymers AND lipids


Ju-Yen, Fu

fyjOrganization: Nanotechnology Pilot Plant, Product Development and Advisory Services Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Position: Senior Research Scientist
Area of research interest: Controlled release technologies for agri-food systems, natural products, nanoformulation, scale-up of nano-processing
Favourite animal: Dog
Beach or mountains? Beach
Polymers or lipids? Both!


Ryan Donnelly

RyanOrganization: Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Position: Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology
Area of research interest: Transdermal drug delivery, pharmaceutical formulation, microneedles
Favourite animal: Cat
Beach or mountains? Mountains
Polymers or lipids? Polymers


Andrea Joseph

AndreaOrganization: University of Washington, USA
Position: PhD candidate
Area of research interest: Polymeric nanoparticles, central nervous system delivery
Favourite animal: Octopus
Beach or mountains? Beach
Polymers or lipids? Polymers!


Joshua Reineke

JoshOrganization: South Dakota State University
Position: Assistant Professor
Area of research interest: Pharmacokinetic, micro-, and nano- particle delivery approaches to overcome difficult tissue barriers with current applications in tuberculosis and pancreatic cancer.
Favourite animal: My 17 year old black cat (my first child)
Beach or mountains? Mountains!
Polymers or lipids? Lipid-coated polymers




Ken Carson

Organization: Southwest Research Institute
Position: Lead Scientist, Microencapsulation Group, Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering Department
Area of Research Interest: Formulation for controlled release of actives. I am especially interested in biological actives (my background is in molecular biology)
Favourite Animal: Dogs for pets, but hey, I'm flexible...
Beach or mountains? Mountains Definitely
Polymers or lipids? Tough question. I work with both on occasion. I can’t decide between one or the other, so…BOTH.