Home > Press > Northeastern Scientist Receives Prestigious PSWC Award
Northeastern scientist Vladimir Torchilin will receive a Research Achievement Award at the 2007 Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) for his contributions to pharmaceutical science, which include achievements in nanomedicine and drug targeting.
Northeastern Scientist Receives Prestigious PSWC Award
BOSTON, MA | Posted on February 7th, 2007
Long before becoming an award-winning scientist, Northeastern University professor Vladimir Torchilin exhibited the potential to do great things as a teenager in Russia. At only 16 years of age, he gained early admission to Moscow State University, where he advanced quickly, earning his undergraduate degree, masterís degree, and Ph.D. in 10 years.
Torchilin progressed in just three years from junior scientist at Moscow State to senior scientist at the former Soviet Unionís Academy of Medical Science. During this period, he also became one of the youngest recipients ever of the prestigious Lenin Prize in Science and Technology.
Shortly before the break-up of the Soviet Union, Torchilin left Russia in 1990 for the United States, where he held various academic and research positions, including a successful joint appointment with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He now serves as chair of Northeasternís Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine.
Torchilin will add to this impressive roster of accomplishments this April in Amsterdam, where he will accept the prestigious Research Achievement Award at the 2007 Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC), the worldís largest assembly of pharmaceutical scientists and professionals. During the eventís opening ceremony, he will be honored by thousands of peers for a lifetime of significant contributions to the global advancement of pharmaceutical science.
Torchilinís most recent work involves treating cancer with tiny capsules filled with chemotherapy, which are delivered into a tumorís cells through its blood vessels, where they release drugs without damaging other parts of the body. He is internationally recognized for research in drug targeting, delivery systems, and nanomedicine, having secured more than 45 patents and published more than 300 papers, reviews, and book chapters, along with eight books.
"It is a true honor to be recognized by the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress," said Professor Torchilin. "At the same time, there is much work to be done. As life expectancies increase, important pharmaceutical advances are necessary for improving quality of life. My goal is to develop more perfect methods of treatment that fight illness with precision, so people can live longer lives in comfort and good health."
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The universityís distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit http://www.northeastern.edu .
For more information, please click here
Copyright © Northeastern University
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields December 18th, 2014
Iranian Researchers Produce Electrical Pieces Usable in Human Body December 18th, 2014
Unraveling the light of fireflies December 17th, 2014
First Home-Made Edible Herbal Nanodrug Presented to Pharmacies across Iran December 17th, 2014
Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014
Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014
Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013
SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014
“Line dancing bacteria win the 2014 Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition” December 16th, 2014
Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk December 16th, 2014
UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope December 15th, 2014