The local core of our scientific exchange is the technology seminar on every Thursdays during the semester from 9-11. All Ph.D. students give their 45 min. concept and status report talks here, as well as master students who present their master thesis and report on their advanced lab courses. Students who have spent their “Wahlpflichtfach” in our group and students who have done their Bachelor thesis here give short 10-15 min talks too.
On step further go seminar lectures in the “pharmaceutical colloquium”, where we invite internationally renowned lecturers for talks open to the entire faculty. We had Mike Pikal, T. Kissel, T. Anchordoquy, John Carpenter, A. Goepferich and many other colleagues as our guests in the past.
Three times per semester Prof. Winter organizes evening talks for the DPhG, the German Pharmaceutical Society. The lectures are open to the public and relate to all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice. The respective program can be found under www.dphg.de/aktivitaeten/vortraege/.
For specific topic of interest we organize symposia on our own or support larger events by working on the program.
In 2004 we hosted and organized the CRS local chapter annual meeting in Munich.
In 2005 we organized the “First Field Flow Fractionation in Biotechnology Meeting” in Munich.
For the “EUFEPS Symposium on Biotec drug formulation and analytics” in 2007 in Munich we organized the scientific program together with Prof. Dan Crommelin.
For the “Meeting on Ultrasensitive Microcalorimetry in Biopharmaceutics “ July, 2008 in Heidelberg, G. Winter was chairing the scientific program committee.
More recently, in 2012, we have founded the BIG = “biopharmaceutical interested group”, together with the University of Leiden and the University of Copenhagen. We meet alternating in Munich, Leiden or Copenhagen for a 2 day symposium where our scientists exchange their latest results in the area of biotec formulation, analytics and delivery. Especially our Ph.D. students get their chance to deliver an international research talk. The meeting is supported by the Galenus Stiftung, Wien.
Prof Winter has over many years acted as a member of the scientific advisory board for the “Bio Production Forum” in Schaffhausen and Ulm, a scientific meeting on development and manufacture of biotec drugs organized by Concept Heidelberg GmbH.
Most important is our engagement in the “International Conference on freeze drying of Biologicals and Pharmaceuticals”. Since 2006 we have organized 6 meetings alternating bi-annually between Breckenridge, CO, USA and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Together with our 4 colleagues in the organizing committee, we bring about 150 experts from all over the world together to discuss the latest R&D is this area. The 2018 symposium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is already in the making.