School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Dr Aikaterini Lalatsa

  • Qualifications: PhD, MPhil, MPharm, FHEA
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: St Michael's Building White Swan Road Portsmouth PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 92 843929
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  • Department: Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I am a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth working in development of nanomedicinal formulations utilising biodegradable polymers and lipids. My research interests include engineering, synthesis, characterisation, and preclinical evaluation of novel nanocarriers for brain delivery of APIs and biomacromolecules, peptide delivery utilizing non-invasive routes and oral delivery of poorly soluble drugs. I have worked as a research fellow in University of Patra on an FP7 project (Nanoparticles for Therapy and Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease project) and in the School of Pharmacy, University of London (UCL School of Pharmacy) on a EPSRC-GSK funded project on oral delivery of biologicals to the brain. I am a registered pharmacist in the UK and Greece and obtained my PhD degree in 2009 at the School of Pharmacy, University of London on oral nanoparticulate peptide delivery to the brain. My research interests include nanomedicines and their translation, brain delivery, biopharmaceuticals delivery, biomaterials and the self-assembly of macromolecules.

Teaching Responsibilities

Courses: MPharm, BSc in Pharmacology, BSc in Biomedical Sciences

Key Teaching responsibilities:

Pharmaceutical formulation and compounding, advanced delivery systems, sterile product manufacturing, pharmaceutical analysis, statistics

Level (4): Design and Advanced Delivery of Drugs
Level (3): Pharmaceutical Formulation
Level (2): Drug Development and Formulation
Level (1): Cells to Systems
Laboratory Skills and Analytical Techniques
Developing Life-long Learning for Pharmacy

All levels: Group tutor


Key Research Interests:

1. Drug Delivery to the Brain
2. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
3. Peptide, Protein and Antibody Drug Delivery
4. Polymer engineering and Biomaterials
5. Non-invasive (oral, nasal, ocular) novel formulations

• Engineering nanomedicines for the treatment of brain tumours
• Oral nanomedicines and vaccines for the treatment of parasitic diseases
• Transdermal delivery of anaesthetics across eyelid skin


Research profile

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