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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Shyamal Das

All University, Public
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture

From lab to lungs: Enhancing respiratory health with inhaled therapies

Shyamal is a pharmaceutical scientist with expertise in drug formulation and delivery. His research focus is on innovative inhaler formulations for lung diseases and other viral and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Using a variety of engineering techniques, he produces formulations of small molecules and biologics and investigates the properties required for clinical translation. With funding from the Health Research Council, he has progressed one of the formulations to clinical trials.

Shyamal started his academic career in Bangladesh in 2000, and obtained his PhD at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia, before joining the University of Otago. He has received multiple awards for teaching, research and supervision and in 2022 gained UK Council of Graduate Education certification.

Shyamal is the Associate Dean of Research at the School of Pharmacy, and is President of the Otago Medical School Research Society, and of the Controlled Release Society New Zealand Chapter. He was a KiwiBank Local Hero 2021, for leading the voluntary production of hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 lockdown.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.


This event will be livestreamed, from 5.25pm Tuesday 23 July 2024, at the link below:

Streaming link for Professor Shyamal Das's IPL

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