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Nicolas H. Völcker, professor of drug delivery disposition and dynamics at the Monash University in Melbourne, and Director of the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication and ANFF-VIC, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award.

The prestigious award, honouring internationally recognized researchers, includes a stay at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg where Prof. Völcker will be hosted by Professor Joachim Spatz.

During his stay in Germany, Prof. V√∂lcker utilise advanced microscopy tools to explore the silicon nanomaterial interface with cells and tissues. “I would like to thank the Humboldt Foundation for this award and support of my research. For decades the Foundation has backed scientists and scholars from around the world, playing a vital role in helping to foster research, collaboration, global networking and much more”, says Professor V√∂lcker. As well as being the Scientific Director of the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication and Director of ANFF-VIC, Nico is a Professor at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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