Center Director: David Needham, PhD, Niels Bohr and Hans Christian Andersen Academy Professor.
SPSE is located at University of Southern Denmark, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy [map of location]. The Center is funded by a 5-year grant from the Danish National Research Foundation under their Visiting Professor program, Niels Bohr Professorships, 2013-2017.
SPSE is an interdisciplinary research center concerned with experimental and theoretical research within the broad field of colloid and (bio)surface science. It is centered around a technique called micropipet manipulation that can form, study, and characterize materials and their interfaces as microparticles of gas, liquid, and solid, including biological cells. Our current priority for application is the design and testing of endogenous-inspired experimental therapeutics, including imaging agents in collaboration with members of Odense University Hospital, in particular the group of Dr. Poul Fleming. The work is focusing specifically on the design and testing of new drug delivery systems for cancer by reverse enginering nature's designs for nanoparticle fat transport and uptake by cancer cells. Other applications are in chemical and materials processing, the food industry, nano- and bio-technologies, and other advanced pharmaceutics.