Inaugural meeting of the research cluster
Group photo of the first cluster meeting in San Antonio, TX November 2006. From left to right: Jyrki Heinämäki, Jouko Yliruusi, Jukka Rantanen, Jean Paul Remon, Thomas Rades, Clare Strachan, Axel Zeitler, Peter Kleinebudde.
Expansion of the cluster
In January 2008 the PSSRC expanded and the group of Prof. Juergen Siepmann at the University of Lille joined the cluster.
In August 2008 the group of João Pinto from the University of Lisbon joined the PSSRC at the 2nd PSSRC symposium.
In September 2011 the groups of Johannes Khienast from the Technical University of Graz (Austria), Guy Van den Mooter from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Stane Srcic from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) joined the cluster at the 5th PSSRC symposium.
Since its foundation one PSSRC symposium has taken place each year:
A particular aim of the symposium is to provide the younger members of the cluster with an opportunity to present their work. The symposium started as a closed meeting for cluster members only.
Following the success of the early symposia, in recent years the format of the meeting was extended to include an open day as well where the more senior cluster members present their research to the wider pharmaceutical community across academia and industry.