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Natasa Skalko-Basnet


Professor and Head of Drug Transport and Delivery Research Group

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Professor and Head of Drug Transport and Delivery Research Group

Responsible for courses in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics:

FAR 3041 Advanced Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

FAR 3043 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems in Nanomedicine (Master course)

FAR 8043 Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine (PhD course)

Vitenskapelige arbeidsområder


  • Eirik André Lindeløff Rustad, Susannah von Hofsten, Robin Kumar, Eirik Abrahamsen Lænsman, Gerd Berge, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    The pH-Responsive Liposomes—The Effect of PEGylation on Release Kinetics and Cellular Uptake in Glioblastoma Cells
    Pharmaceutics 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nikhil Jayakumar, Firehun Tsige Dullo, Vishesh Kumar Dubey, Azeem Ahmad, Florian Ströhl, Jennifer Cauzzo m.fl.:
    Multi-moded high-index contrast optical waveguide for super-contrast high-resolution label-free microscopy
    Nanophotonics 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ann Mari Holsæter, Kristina Wizgird, Iselin Karlsen, Jeanette Frimand Hemmingsen, Martin Brandl, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    How docetaxel entrapment, vesicle size, zeta potential and stability change with liposome composition–A formulation screening study
    European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • May Wenche Jøraholmen, Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Ganesh Acharya, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Toxicity Assessment of Resveratrol Liposomes-in-Hydrogel Delivery System by EpiVaginal™ Tissue Model
    Pharmaceutics 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jennifer Cauzzo, Nikhil Jayakumar, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Azeem Ahmad, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Characterization of Liposomes Using Quantitative Phase Microscopy (QPM)
    Pharmaceutics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Barbara Giordani, Ann Kristin Pettersen, Beatrice Vitali, Purusotam Basnet, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Liposomes-in-chitosan hydrogel boosts potential of chlorhexidine in biofilm eradication in vitro
    Carbohydrate Polymers 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Kjersti Julin, Luquman Mian Ahsan, Purusotam Basnet, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Chitosomes-in-chitosan hydrogel for acute skin injuries: Prevention and infection control
    Marine Drugs 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zeljka Vanic, May Wenche Jøraholmen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Nanomedicines for the topical treatment of vulvovaginal infections: Addressing the challenges of antimicrobial resistance
    Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Anjanah Murugaiah, Bhupender Singh, Mona Johannessen, Rolf Einar Engstad, Natasa Skalko-Basnet m.fl.:
    Multifunctional Nanofibrous Dressing with Antimicrobial and Anti-Inflammatory Properties Prepared by Needle-Free Electrospinning
    Pharmaceutics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jostein Grip, Erik Steene, Rolf Einar Engstad, Jeff Hart, Andrea Bell, Ingrid Skjæveland m.fl.:
    Development of a novel beta-glucan supplemented hydrogel spray formulation and wound healing efficacy in a db/db diabetic mouse model
    European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • May Wenche Jøraholmen, Selenia Ternullo, Ann Mari Holsæter, Gøril Eide Flaten, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Advanced Drug Delivery Systems for Biologics
    John Wiley & Sons 2021
  • Marek Soltys, David Zuza, Tereza Boleslavska, Sarah Machac Akhlasova, Martin Balouch, Pavel Kovacik m.fl.:
    Drug loading to mesoporous silica carriers by solvent evaporation: A comparative study of amorphization capacity and release kinetics
    International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gøril Eide Flaten, Zeljka Vanic, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    The Role of In Vitro Skin Models in Optimization of Dermal Drug Delivery
    CRC Press 2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Biofilm Responsive Zwitterionic Antimicrobial Nanoparticles to Treat Cutaneous Infection
    Biomacromolecules 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, May Wenche Jøraholmen :
    The Expanded Role of Chitosan in Localized Antimicrobial Therapy
    Marine Drugs 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ivo Laidmae, Andres Meos, Irja Alainezhad Kjærvik, Sveinung Gaarden Ingebrigtsen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Kalle Kirsimäe m.fl.:
    Electrospun Amphiphilic Nanofibers as Templates for In Situ Preparation of Chloramphenicol-Loaded Liposomes
    Pharmaceutics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Selenia Ternullo, Laura Schulte Werning, Ann Mari Holsæter, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Curcumin-In-Deformable Liposomes-In-ChitosanHydrogel as a Novel Wound Dressing
    Pharmaceutics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Barbara Giordani, Purusotam Basnet, Ekaterina Mishchenko, Barbara Luppi, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Utilizing liposomal quercetin and gallic acid in localized treatment of vaginal Candida infections
    Pharmaceutics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • May Wenche Jøraholmen, Mona Johannessen, Kirsten Midttun Gravningen, Mirja Puolakkainen, Ganesh Acharya, Purusotam Basnet m.fl.:
    Liposomes-in-hydrogel delivery system enhances the potential of resveratrol in combating vaginal chlamydia infection
    Pharmaceutics 11. desember 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Falavigna, Martina Pattacini, Richard Wibel, Fabio Sonvico, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Gøril Eide Flaten :
    The Vaginal-PVPA: A Vaginal Mucosa-Mimicking In Vitro Permeation Tool for Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Formulations
    Pharmaceutics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Kjersti Julin, Elizabeth G. Aarag Fredheim, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Liposomal delivery of antibiotic loaded nucleic acid nanogels with enhanced drug loading and synergistic anti-inflammatory activity against S. aureus intracellular infections
    Journal of Controlled Release 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • May Wenche Jøraholmen, Abhilasha Bhargava, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    The Antimicrobial Properties of Chitosan Can be  Tailored by Formulation
    Marine Drugs 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Nucleic acid hybrids as advanced antibacterial nanocarriers
    Pharmaceutics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jan Fredrik Frantzen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Gøril Eide Flaten :
    Kvinnelig rekrutteringssuksess med egen professor-filosofi
    08. mars 2022
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    Needle-free electrospinning of nanofibers with chloramphenicol-liposomes using the NanospiderTM
    2022
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Barbara Giordani, Ann Kristin Pettersen, Beatrice Vitali, Purusotam Basnet, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Synergy in action: Chitosan as anti-biofilm booster
    2022
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Addressing skin wound biofilms in an era of antimicrobial resistance: the potential of membrane-active antimicrobials
    2022
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Gøril Eide Flaten, Morten B. Strøm, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Membrane-active antimicrobials – in synergy with nature – the role of chitosan
    2022
  • Kjersti Julin, Annette Bayer, Morten Bøhmer Strøm, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi :
    DNA Nanocarriers for improved biofilm penetration
    2022
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Anjanah Murugaiah, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    Electrospinning of chloramphenicol-containing nanofibrous dressings for treatment of chronic wounds
    2021 ARKIV
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Anjanah Murugaiah, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    Successful entrapment of chloramphenicol in electrospun nanofiber dressings
    2021
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Ann Kristin Pettersen, Purusotam Basnet, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    The antimicrobial pipeline - Low solubility, instability and cytotoxicity – pharmaceutical nanotechnology as a solution
    2021
  • Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Barriers to Vaginal Drug Delivery
    2021
  • Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Nanomedicine for localized therapy of genital infections: overcoming antimicrobial resistance
    2021
  • Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Barriers to Dermal Delivery
    2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Zwitterionic hybrid nanoparticles for the treatment of biofilm wound infections
    2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Multi-responsive and Zwitterionic Nanohybrids for the Treatment of Biofilm Wound Infections
    2021
  • Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Advantages of lipid-based nanoformulations
    2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    ZWITTERIONIC NUCLEIC ACID HYBRIDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BIOFILM INFECTIONS
    2021
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Anjanah Murugaiah, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    In vitro testing of biocompatibility and anti-inflammatory activity of chloramphenicol loaded multifunctional nanofibers
    2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Multi-responsive and Zwitterionic Nanohybrids for the Treatment of Biofilm Wound Infections
    2021
  • Nikhil Jayakumar, Firehun Tsige Dullo, Vishesh Kumar Dubey, Azeem Ahmad, Jennifer Cauzzo, Eduarda Mazagao Guerreiro m.fl.:
    Label-free imaging on waveguide platform with enhanced resolution and contrast
    2021
  • Eirik André Lindeløff Rustad, May Wenche Jøraholmen, Rune Sundset, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    pH-Responsive Liposomes Targeting Glioblastoma
    2021
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Anna Ngoc Phung, Kjersti Julin, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Zwitterionic Nanohybrids for the Treatment of Wound Biofilms
    2021
  • Laura Schulte Werning, Julie Wik Olaussen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    Electrospinning chitosan-nanofibers using the needle-free Nanospider™ technology; Optimization of the polymer solution
    2020
  • May Wenche Jøraholmen, Abhilasha Bhargava, Kjersti Julin, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Liposomes in chitosan-based drug delivery system for vaginal therapy
    2020
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Kjersti Julin, Elizabeth G. Aarag Fredheim, Pål Jarle Johnsen, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Liposomal delivery of antibiotic loaded DNA nanogels against intracellular infections
    2020
  • Jeanette Frimand Hemmingsen, Martin Brandl, Natasa Skalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter :
    Design, preparation, characterization and stability of docetaxel-containing liposomes
    2020
  • Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Kjersti Julin, Elizabeth G. Aarag Fredheim, Mona Johannessen, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Liposomal delivery of Nucleic Acid Nanogels to Enhance Entrapment Efficiency and Sustain Release of Antibiotics against Staphylococcal intracellular infections
    2020
  • Lisa Myrseth Hemmingsen, Ann Kristin Pettersen, Morten B. Strøm, Natasa Skalko-Basnet :
    Nano-antimicrobials in biofilm eradication - Optimization of stability and toxicity profile
    2020

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    CV

    CURRICULUM VITAE

     Name:                                      Natasa SKALKO-BASNET

    Date of birth:                            27. 11. 1963.

    Sex:                                          female

    Nationality:                               Croatian

    Marital status:                           married, one child

    Language ability:                       Croatian, English, German, basic Norwegian

     

                            Education and Professional Qualification

    1986 B. Pharm at Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, CROATIA

                Thesis: The influence of the shampoo properties on the condition of the hair,           supervisor Prof. Dr. M. Cajkovac

     1987    State examination for registered pharmacist

     1990 M Sc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, CROATIA

    Thesis: Liposomes with clindamycin hydrochloride: characterization and application in medical cosmetology, supervisor Prof. Dr. I. Jalsenjak

     1995 PhD at The School of Pharmacy, University of London, U.K

    PhD Thesis: The effect of microfluidization on liposomal surface protein: characterization and immunological studies, supervisor Prof. Dr. G. Gregoriadis

     1999 University "Habilitation" as required for Professorship at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, CROATIA

                Subject: Novel drug delivery systems

     

                            Professional Experience

    1986-1987       1 year training in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and Center for Drug Registration, Zagreb, Croatia; as required for registration for pharmacists

    1987-1990       Master student and teaching associate at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia,

    1990-1995       University assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    1995-1998       University assistant (lecturer) at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    1998-1999       Higher university assistant (senior lecturer) at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    1999                Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    2001-2008       Professor at The School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Pokhara University, Nepal; 2004-2008 also Program Director

    April 2008-present, Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromso, Norway

    November 2008-July 2009, Head of Section for Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromsø, Norway

    August 2009-present, Head of Drug Transport and Delivery Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromsø, Norway

     

                            International research experience

    United Kingdom

    1990-1991 6 months as a visiting researcher at Centre for Drug Delivery Research, The School of Pharmacy, University of London

                The research subject: Liposomes with covalently coupled ligands                               supervisor Prof. Dr. G. Gregoriadis; financed by Croatian Ministry of Science

    1991-1994 PhD student at The School of Pharmacy, University of London; PhD scholarship awarded by Overseas Research Scheme Program and University of London

     

    Germany

    1992 1 month as a visiting researcher at LS Pharmazeutische Technologie, Pharmazeutishes Institut, University of Freiburg

                The research subject: Characterization of liposomal size by electron microscopy,                             supervisor Dr. M. Brandl; financed by German/English Exchange Program

    1996 2 months as a visiting researcher at LS Pharmazeutische Technologie, Pharmazeutisches Institut, University of Freiburg

    The research subject: The application of surface-conjugated protein in oligonucleotides therapy,

    supervisor Prof. Dr. R. Schubert, financed by Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst

    1997-1998 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow at LS Pharmazeutische Technologie, Pharmazeutisches Institut, University of Freiburg

    The research subject: Liposomes in gene delivery, supervisor Prof. Dr. R. Schubert

     

    The Netherlands

    1993 6 months as a visiting researcher at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, University f Leiden

    The research subject: Characterization of liposomes with surface linked proteins by freeze-fracture-, cryo-electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering techniques,

    supervisor Prof. Dr. J. Bouwstra, The research was part of PhD and financed by British Council

    1994 1 month as a visiting researcher at the same laboratory, completing the experiments

     

    Japan

    1999-2000 Science Promotion Officer (Visiting Scientist), Pharmacology Department, Institute of Natural Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University

                The research subject: Liposomes in gene delivery to the brain

     

    Nepal

    2001-2008 Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Pokhara University

    2004–2008Program Director at the School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Pokhara University

     

                            Positions of responsibility held

    1984-1986       Member of Undergraduate Student Union Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    1991-1992       Treasurer of Postgraduate Society, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, U.K

    1994-1999       Member of the Board for Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Society of Croatia

    1996    Member of the Organizing Committee-Scientific Affairs for 2nd Croatian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting, Brijuni, Croatia

    2003-2008       Subject Committee member, field Pharmacy, Pokhara University, Nepal

    2004-2008       Program Director, The School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Pokhara University, Nepal

    2008-2009, Head of Section for Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromsø, Norway

    2009-present, Head of Drug Transport and Delivery Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromsø, Norway

     

                            Awards and Citations for Achievements

    National Education Award 2060 (2003), HGM Nepal, The Ministry of Education, Nepal

    Ambassador for Peace, Universal Peace Federation, 2007

     

                            Awards and Bibliographical Citations for Achievements

    National Education Award 2003, HGM Nepal, The Ministry of Education, Nepal

    Who is Who in Croatian Medicine, 1st Edition, Croatia

    Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering, 4th Edition, USA

    Marquis Who is Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2nd Edition, USA

    Marquis Who is Who in the world, 16th Edition, USA

    2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century, Cambridge, UK

     

                            Research interests

    Liposomes as novel drug delivery system in topical application

    Biohydrogels

    Topical formulations containing natural origin substances

     

                            Research Grants

    1998-2000       Young scientist supporting research grant awarded by Croatian Ministry of Science, Subject: Liposomes for drug targeting

    2003                Pokhara University Grant, Subject: Formulation of the herbal cream and its evaluation in the cure of baby napkin rashes

    2004                Pokhara University Grant, Subject: Standardization of capsicum tincture for the use in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

    2005                Pokhara University Grant, Subject: Liposomes containing capsaicin: Formulation and in vitro evaluation

    2009                Phospholipid Research Center, Heidelberg: Liposomal delivery of curcumin and Curcuma extract as the anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents intended for vaginal therapy

     

                           

    Membership

    EUFEPS (Individual Member)

    Phospholipid Research Center

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Book:

    Mariko Mizobe and Natasa Skalko Basnet (2006) Comparative Study on the Role of Pharmacist in Nepal and Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nepal

     

    Refereed papers

    1. M. Cajkovac, L. Oremovic and N. Skalko (1987) Untersuchung der Shampoowirkung auf das Haar, Parfumerie und Kosmetik, 68, 704-712

     

    2. N. Skalko and M. Cajkovac (1989) Collagen in cosmetic products, Farmaceutski Glasnik, 45, 1-5 (in Croatian)

    3. N. Skalko, M. Cajkovac and I. Jalsenjak (1992) Liposomes with clindamycin hydrochloride in the therapy of Acne vulgaris, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 85, 97-101

     

    4. C. A. W. Bate, J. Taverne, H. J. Bootsma, R. C. St H. Mason, N. Skalko, G. Gregoriadis and J. H. L. Playfair (1992) Antibodies against phosphatidylinositol and inositol monophosphate specifically inhibit tumour necrosis factor induction by malaria exoantigens, Immunology, 76, 35-41

     

    5. T. Yoshioka, N. Skalko, M. Gursel, G. Gregoriadis and A. T. Florence (1995) A non-ionic surfactant vesicle-in-water-in-oil (v/w/o) system: potential uses in drug and vaccine delivery, Journal of Drug Targeting, 2, 533-539

     

    6. N. Skalko, J. Bouwstra, F. Spies and G. Gregoriadis (1996) The effect of microfluidization of protein-coated liposomes on protein distribution on the surface of generated vesicles, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1301, 249-254

     

    7. N. Skalko, J. Filipovic-Grcic, M. Becirevic-Lacan and I.Jalsenjak (1996) Nifedipine and nifedipine-cyclodextrin complexes in liposomes and microspheres, Acta Pharmaceutica, 46, 159-168

     

    8. J. Filipovic-Grcic, M. Becirevic-Lacan, N. Skalko and I. Jalsenjak (1996) Chitosan microspheres of nifedipine and nifedipine-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 135, 183-190

     

    9. N. Skalko, M. Brandl, M. Becirevic-Lacan, J. Filipovic-Grcic and I. Jalsenjak (1996) Liposomes with nifedipine and nifedipine-cyclodextrin complex: calorimetrical and plasma stability comparison, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4, 359-366

     

    10. M. Becirevic-Lacan, J. Filipovic-Grcic, N. Skalko and I. Jalsenjak (1996) Dissolution characteristics of nifedipine by complexation with b-cyclodextrins, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 22, 1231-1236

     

    11. M. Cajkovac, B. Cvetkovska and N. Skalko (1997) The effect of protein shampoo on the condition of hair, Acta Pharmaceutica, 47, 125-132

     

    12. M. Becirevic-Lacan and N. Skalko (1997) Hydrocortisone-g-cyclodextrin complex: the complexation methods and complex incorporation in liposomes, STP Pharma Sciencies, 7, 343-347

     

    13. N. Skalko, J. Bouwstra, F. Spies, M. Stuart, P. M. Frederik and G. Gregoriadis (1998) Morphological observations on liposomes bearing covalently bound protein: Studies with freeze-fracture and cryo-electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering techniques, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1370, 151-160

     

    14. N. Skalko, M. Cajkovac and I. Jalsenjak (1998) Liposomes with metronidazole for topical use: the choice of preparation method and vehicle, Journal of Liposome Research, 8, 283-293

     

    15. N. Skalko, R. Peschka, A. Lung, D. Moradpour, U. Altenschmidt, W-B. Offensperger, Blum, H. and R. Schubert (1998) pH-sensitive liposomes bearing ligands for receptor-mediated targeting, 17th Pharmaceutical Technology Conference Book, Volume 2, pp 53-59

     

    16. N. Skalko, R. Peschka, U. Altenschmidt, A. Lung and R. Schubert (1998) pH-sensitive liposomes for receptor-mediated delivery to chicken hepatoma (LMH) cells, FEBS Letters, 434, 351-356

     

    17. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Development of liposomes for vaginal delivery, 18th Pharmaceutical Conference Book, Volume 3, pp 3-13

     

    18. J. Filipovic-Grcic, N. Skalko-Basnet, Z. Pavelic, I. Cepelak and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Mucoadhesive chitosan-coated liposomes: The influence of chitosan type on liposomal characteristics, 18th Pharmaceutical Conference Book, Volume 1, pp 290-297

     

    19. N. Skalko-Basnet (1999) Novel drug delivery systems, Medika, 11, 15-17 (in Croatian)

     

    20. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Liposomes containing drugs for treatment of vaginal infections, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8, 345-351

     

    21. R. Peschka-Suss and N. Skalko-Basnet (2000) The association of plain and ligand-bearing neutral and pH-sensitive liposomes with various cells, Journal of Liposome Research, 10, 43-59

     

    22. N. Skalko-Basnet, Z. Pavelic and M. Becirevic-Lacan (2000) Liposomes containing drug and cyclodextrin prepared by the one-step spray-drying method, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 26, 1279-1284

     

    23. N. Skalko-Basnet, M. Tohda and H. Watanabe (2000) Delivery of antisense oligonucleotides to neuroblastoma cells, NeuroReport, 11, 3117-3121

     

    24. J. Filipovic-Grcic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (2001) Chitosan coated liposomes: characteristic and stability, Journal of Microencapsulation, 18, 3-12

     

    25. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and R. Schubert (2001) Liposomal gels for vaginal delivery, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 219, 139-149

     

    26. N. Skalko-Basnet, M. Tohda and H. Watanabe (2002) Uptake of liposomally entrapped fluorescent antisense oligonucleotides in NG108-15 cells: Conventional versus pH-sensitive liposomes, Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 25, 1583-1587

     

    27. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet, R. Schubert and I. Jalsenjak (2004) Liposomal gels for vaginal drug delivery, Methods in Enzymology, 387, 287-299

     

    28. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (2004) Liposomal gel with chloramphenicol: Characterization and in vitro release, Acta Pharmaceutica 54, 319-330

     

    29. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (2005) Characterization and in vitro evaluation of bioadhesive liposome gels for local therapy of vaginitis, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 301, 140-148

     

    30. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet, J. Filipovic Grcic, A. Martinac and I. Jalsenjak (2005) Development and in vitro evaluation of a liposomal vaginal delivery system for acyclovir, Journal of Controlled Release, 106, 34-43

     

    31. A. Adhikari, H. P. Devkota, A. Takano, K. Masuda, T. Nakane, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Natural whitening agents: screening of Nepalese crude drugs traditionally used to treat hyperpigmentation, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 30, 353-360

     

    32. S. Aryal and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Stability of amlodipine besylate and atenolol in multi-component tablets of mono-layer and bi-layer types, Acta Pharmaceutica, 58, 299-308

     

    33. K. R. Rijal, N. Pahari, B. K. Shrestha, A. K. Nepal, B. Paudel, P. Mahato and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Prevelence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in school children of Pokhara, Nepal Medical College Journal, 10, 192-195

     

    34. S. Gurung and N. Skalko-Basnet (2009) Wound healing properties of Carica papaya latex: in vivo evaluation in mice burn model, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 121, 338-341

     

    35. B. Thapa, N. Skalko-Basnet, A. Takano, K. Masuda and P. Basnet (2009) HPLC analysis of capsaicin content in sixteen Capsicum fruits from Nepal, Journal of Medicinal Food, 12, 908-913

     

    36. J. P. Chalise, K. Acharya, N. Gurung, R Gurung; R. P. Bhusal, N. Skalko-Basnet, and P. Basnet, (2010) Antioxidant activity and polyphenol content in edible wild fruits from Nepal, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 61, 425-432

     

    37. P. R. Karn, Z. Vanić, I. Pepić and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Mucoadhesive liposomal delivery systems: the choice of coating material, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, accepted

     

     

     

    ABSTRACTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

    1. N. Skalko and M. Cajkovac (1988) Collagen in cosmetics, 10th Yugoslav Pharmaceutical Congress, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, September 1988, lecture (in Croatian)
    2. N. Skalko and G. Gregoriadis (1992) The effect of microfluidization of multilamellar liposomes on the surface exposure of a protein covalently linked to the bilayer, 1st Annual UKAPS Conference, York, UK, April 1992, short communication
    3. N. Skalko and G. Gregoriadis (1992) Protein exposure on the liposomal surface after vesicle size reduction, 2nd Liposome Research Days, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 1992, short communication; published in Journal of Liposome Research (1993) 3, 157-158
    4. N. Skalko and G. Gregoriadis (1993) The effect of microfluidization of liposomes on the localization of surface linked ligands, 8th Liposome Workshop, Oberjoch, Germany, short communication  
    5. N. Skalko, G. Gregoriadis, J. A. Bouwstra and F. Spies (1993) Localization of protein on liposomal surface: the effect of microfluidization, Liposome in Drug Delivery: The nineties and beyond, London, UK, December 1993, poster
    6. T. Florence, G. Gregoriadis, N. Skalko, T. Yoshioka and M. Gursel (1993) Vesicle (niosome)-in-water-in-oil dispersions: their potential use in drug and vaccine delivery, Liposome in Drug Delivery: The nineties and beyond, London, UK, December 1993, lecture
    7. N. Skalko, M. Cajkovac (1995) Liposomes in cosmetology: Today and Tomorrow, Proceedings of the Forum of Croatian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Stubicke Toplice, Croatia, May 1995, 157-161 short communication (in Croatian)
    8. N. Skalko, J. Bouwstra and G. Gregoriadis (1995) Microfluidized liposomes with surface-linked protein: Characterization and immunological studies, Fourth Liposome Research Days Conference: Liposomes- State of the Art, Freiburg, Germany, September 1995, poster, published in Journal of Liposome Research, 6 (1996) 254
    9. N. Skalko, J. Filipovic-Grcic, M. Becirevic-Lacan and I. Jalsenjak (1995) Inclusion of nifedipine and nifedipine-cyclodextrin complexes into microspheres and liposomes, First Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology, Bled, Slovenia, October 1995, short communication, published in Farmaceutski Vestnik, 46, 201-202
    10. M. Brandl, D. Bachman, N. Skalko, T. Schneider, K. H. Bauer and A. Blume (1995) Homogeneity of binary (phospho-)lipid membranes and their interaction with drug substances as followed by DSC, Second Symposium and Workshop on Pharmacy and Thermal Analysis, Geneve, Switzerland, October 1995, invited lecture
    11. N. Skalko (1996) Coupling of proteins to liposomes- an overview, 11th Liposome Worhshop, Oberjoch, Germany, March 1996, lecture
    12. N. Skalko (1996) Liposomal carriers of drug substances, 1st Croatian Congress on Pharmacy, Zagreb, Croatia, June 1996, invited communication
    13. M. Cajkovac, B. Cvetkovska and N. Skalko (1996) The effect of protein shampoo on the condition of the hair, 1st Croatian Congress on Pharmacy, Zagreb, Croatia, June 1996, poster
    14. N. Skalko and M. Cajkovac (1996) The choice of vehicle for dermatotherapeutics containing liposomes, Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Croatian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Brijuni, Croatia, September 1996, 60-62, short communication
    15. M. Cajkovac, L. Oremovic, N. Mihovilovic, H. Sharma, N. Skalko and A. Fiser (1996) Development of a new shampoo formulation 2-in-1 and determination of its efficiency, Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Croatian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Brijuni, Croatia, September 1996, 63-71, short communication
    16. N. Skalko, R. Peschka and R. Schubert (1997) Oberfloechenmodifizierte Liposomen in der Gen-Therapie, Lehrstuhl-Seminar Oberjoch, April 1997, short communication
    17. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko and I. Jalsenjak (1997) Stability of liposomes prepared by the polyol dilution method, 2nd Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology, Portoroz, Slovenia, September 1997, poster
    18. N. Skalko, M. Brandl, M. Becirevic-Lacan, J. Filipovic-Grcic and I. Jalsenjak (1997) Liposomes with nifedipine and nifedipine-cyclodextrin complex: calorimetrical comparison, 3rd Symposium/Workshops on Pharmacy and Thermal Analysis, Ascona, Switzerland, October 1997, short communication
    19. N. Skalko, R. Peschka, A. Lung and R. Schubert (1998) pH-sensitive liposomes in receptor-mediated delivery, 12th Liposome Workshop, Oberjoch, Germany, March 1998, short communication.
    20. N. Skalko, R. Peschka, A. Lung, D. Moradpour, U. Altenschmidt, W-B. Offensperger, Blum, H. and R. Schubert (1998) pH-sensitive liposomes bearing ligands for receptor-mediated targeting, 17th Pharmaceutical Technology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, March 1998, short communication
    21. R. Peschka, N. Skalko and R. Schubert (1998) The uptake of liposome preparations by different cells, 2nd World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Paris, France, May 1998, poster
    22. N. Skalko, R. Peschka, A. Lung and R. Schubert (1998) pH-sensitive liposomes in receptor-mediated delivery, The Sixth Liposome Research Days Conference, Var, France, May 1998, poster
    23. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko and I. Jalsenjak (1998) Liposomes for vaginal drug delivery, The Sixth Liposome Research Days Conference, Var, France, May 1998, poster
    24. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Development of liposomes for vaginal delivery, 18 Pharmaceutical Technology Conference, Utrecht, The Nertherlands, April 1999, short communication
    25. J. Filipovic-Grcic, N. Skalko-Basnet, Z. Pavelic, I. Cepelak and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Mucoadhesive chitosan-coated liposomes: the influence of chitosan type on liposomal characteristics, 18th Pharmaceutical Technology Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 1999, poster (the best poster award)
    26. J. Filipovic-Grcic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (1999) Mucoadhesive chitosan-coated liposomes: characteristics and stability, 12th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, London, U.K., September 1999, poster
    27. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet, I. Jalsenjak and R. Schubert (1999) Liposomes for vaginal delivery: choice of preparation method, Liposome Advances: Progress in drug and Vaccine Delivery, London, U. K., December 1999, poster
    28. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (2001) Liposomes containing antimicrobial drugs, 2nd Croatian Pharmaceutical Congress, Cavtat, Croatia, June 2001, poster
    29. Z. Pavelic, N. Skalko-Basnet and I. Jalsenjak (2002) Development and in vitro evaluation of a liposomal vaginal delivery system for acyclovir, Liposome Research Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 2002, poster
    30. J. Sherchan and N. Skalko-Basnet (2003) Development of herbal cream for the cure of baby nappy rash, Second Nepal-Japan Symposium on Conservation and Utilization of Himalyan Medicinal Resources, Pokhara, Nepal, August 2003, oral presentation
    31. J. Sherchan , S. K.C., B. Thapa and N. Skalko-Basnet (2004) Turmeric Ointment for the Treatment of Baby Rashes, Fourth National Conference on Science and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2004, poster
    32. N. Skalko-Basnet and Z. Pavelic (2005) A Challenge of 21st Century: Novel Drug Delivery Systems with Traditional Remedies, Third International Symposium on Medicinal Resources in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal, August 2005, invited lecture
    33. B. Thapa, Sunita K.C., A. Takano, K. Masuda, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2005) Capsaicin Content in Different Varieties of Capsicum Found in Nepal: An Attempt in Standardization, Third International Symposium on Medicinal Resources in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal, August 2005, poster, Best Poster Award
    34. B. P. Aryal, P. R. Karn, P. Ojha, P. Thapa, P. Tiwari and N. Skalko-Basnet (2005) Development of Oral Peptide Drug Delivery Systems, Third International Symposium on Medicinal Resources in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal, August 2005, poster
    35. B. Thapa, M. Gurung, R. Karki, S. Dhungana, Sunita K.C., Z. Pavelic and N. Skalko-Basnet (2005) Liposomes with Capsaicin, Chilli Extract and Chilli Powder: Characterization, Third International Symposium on Medicinal Resources in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal, August 2005, poster
    36. N. Skalko-Basnet (2007) Isolating and Active Ingredient from Plant: What is next? National Workshop on Basic Phytochemical Techniques, Kathmandu, Nepal, January 2007, invited lecture
    37. H. P. Devkota, A. Adhikari, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2007) Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Crude Drug extracts; Possible Protection from aging and Photoaging, National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources with special theme: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pokhara, Nepal, April 2007, poster
    38. A. Adhikari, H. P. Devkota, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2007) Screening of Nepalese Natural Medicines for Skin Whitening Activity, National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources with special theme: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pokhara, Nepal, April 2007, poster
    39. S. Gurung and N. Skalko-Basnet (2007) Carica Papaya Latex and Wound Healing: A Preclinical Study in Swiss Albino Mice, National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources with special theme: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pokhara, Nepal, April 2007, poster
    40. B. Thapa, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2007) Screening of Capsicum Fruits from Nepal for their Capsaicin Content, National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources with special theme: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pokhara, Nepal, April 2007, poster
    41. M. Gurung, J. Sherchan, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Curcumin, a wonder drug of 21st century: why we need delivery systems, Chemical Congress 2008, Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Kathmandu, May 2008, invited lecture
    42. P. R. Karn and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Preparation and characterization of mucoadhesive Polymer-coated liposomes, Chemical Congress 2008, Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Kathmandu, May 2008, short communication
    43. B. Thapa, M. Gurung, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Liposomal delivery systems for phytochemicals, The 2nd Midnight Sun Meeting on Drug Transport and Delivery, Tromso, June 2008, short communication
    44. S. Aryal and N. Skalko-Basnet (2008) Stability of amlodipine besylate and atenolol in multi-component tablets of mono-layer and bi-layer types, The 2nd Midnight Sun Meeting on Drug Transport and Delivery, Tromso, June 2008, poster
    45. N. Skalko-Basnet (2009) Drug delivery systems for phytochemicals: Challenge of 21st century, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Freiburg, May 2009, Freiburg, invited lecture by German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG)
    46. B. Thapa, Z. Vanic, I. Pepic, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2009) Phospholipid-based topical delivery system with capsaicin for treatment of arthritic pain, Phospholipid Symposium 2009 – Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research, Heidelberg, May 2009, poster
    47. B. Thapa, M. K. Gurung, S. Gurung, Ž. Vanić, P. Basnet and N. Skalko-Basnet (2009) Phospholipid-based delivery systems for phytochemicals, Phospholipid Symposium 2009 – Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research, Heidelberg, May 2009, oral presentation
    48. E. Zimmermann and N. Skalko-Basnet (2009) Ethosomes with clotrimazole: formulation development, "Nachmittag der Forschung", Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Braunschweig, October 2009, Germany, poster
    49. S. Pistone, I. Tho, A. Fini and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Vesicle-based mucoadhesive hydrogels for vaginal delivery of metronidazole, 7th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, March 2010, Malta, poster
    50. P. Basnet, I. Tho and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Curcumin, a wonder drug of 21st century: liposomal delivery system targeting vaginal inflammation, ICCMR 2010, 5th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, May 2010, Tromsø, Norway, oral presentation
    51. P. Basnet, I. Tho and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Curcumin: Liposomal delivery system enhances anti-inflammatory property, Drug Transport and Delivery Conference, June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, oral presentation
    52. M. di Cagno, J. Styskala, J. Hlavac, M. Brandl, A. Bauer-Brandl and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Liposomes as vehicle do increase water-solubility of new quinolones derivatives with promising anticancer activity, Drug Transport and Delivery Conference, June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, poster
    53. J. Hurler, A. Engesland, B. Poorahmary and N. Skalko-Basnet (2010) Improved wound therapy: characterization of hydrogel texture, Drug Transport and Delivery Conference, June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, oral presentation

     

     

    PhD project supervisions:

    Julia Hurler from September 2009 (University of Tromsø) supervisor

    Masimiliano di Cagno, University of Southern Denmark, Odensee, Denmark, co-supervisor

    Andre Engesland from August 2010, University of Tromsø, co-supervisor

     

    Master Theses supervised:

    1) Željka Pavelić (University of Zagreb; 1998): Liposomes for Vaginal Delivery

    2) Anjana Adhikari (Pokhara University; 2007): Natural Skin Whitening Agents: Screening and Formulation

    3) Bindu Thapa (Pokhara University; 2007): Vesicle-based Topical Delivery Systems for Capsaicin

    4) Sajjan Aryal (Pokhara University, 2007): Comparative stability of amlodipine besylate and atenolol in multi-component tablets of mono-layer (mixed matrix) and bi-layer (separate layer) types

    5) Shila Gurung (Pokhara University, 2007): Wound healing properties of Carica papaya latex: in vivo evaluation in mice burn model

    6) Mankumari Gurung (Pokhara University, 2007): Liposomal Delivery System with Curcumin for Vaginal Administration

    7) Pankaj Ranjan Karn (Pokhara University, 2007): Preparation and Characterization of Mucoadhesive Polymer- Coated Liposomes

    8) Sara Pistone (Erasmus students; Bologna University, 2010): Vesicle-based mucoadhesive hydrogels for vaginal delivery of metronidazole

    9) Andre Engesland (University of Tromsø, 2010): Hydrogels of natural origin in wound healing: Formulation development

    10) Bahador Poorahmary Kermany (University of Tromsø, 2010): Carbopol hydrogels for topical administration: treatment of wounds

    11) Haider Hussain (University of Tromsø, 2010): Development of liposomal curcumin for vaginal drug delivery; co-supervisor Ingunn Tho

     

     

    Bachelor Theses supervised: over 10

     

    ERASMUS students supervised: 6