Prof. Ulrich Schubert of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena visited our institute.

On November 20th, Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert of the Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, visited our institute, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki, Japan. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert is regarded as one of the world's most influential scientists. He co-authored 1.200 scientific publications, receiving 67.500 citations (Google Scholar 90.500) with an h-index of 115 (Google Scholar 132). He has been listed as a "highly cited researcher" since 2014.

Prof. Schubert landed at Haneda International Airport on the morning of the 20th and directly came to iCONM via Tamagawa Sky Bridge, which connects King Skyfront with Haneda Airport. Upon arrival, Prof. Schubert attended a group lunch with the center director, Professor Kazunori Kataoka, and other researchers of iCONM at the Tokyo Rei Hotel Restaurant, just a few minutes' walking distance from iCONM. Following lunch, he visited iCONM in collaboration with BioLabs. Finally, he gave a seminar presentation titled "Next generation pharmapolymers and AI/ML-assisted nanoparticle libraries for nanomedicine applications," followed by a vibrant discussion session with the audience, who were mainly iCONM-affiliated researchers. Several researchers from iCONM-side also presented the highlights of their research results to Prof. Schubert. Altogether, it was a dynamic day showcasing world-class research related to polymeric biomaterials from both the host and guest sides.

It is worth celebrating here that a collaborative paper between Prof. Schubert’s lab at IOMC and Prof. Kataoka’s lab at iCONM has recently (21st November) been published in a prestigious American Chemical Society (ACS) journal, Biomacromolecules. The title of the paper is “Amphiphilic Poly(2-oxazoline)s with Glycine-Containing Hydrophobic Blocks Tailored for Panobinostat- and Imatinib-Loaded Micelles” (

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