Yogeshvar N. Kalia, PhD

Pantec Biosolutions Chief Scientific Advisor
Senior Lecturer, Section de Sciences Pharmaceutiques
Université de Genève (Switzerland)


After completing his PhD in Chemistry at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London), Yogeshvar took up a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on protein structure determination using NMR techniques. 

In 1994, he moved to the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco as a postdoctoral researcher where he began to work in the areas of transdermal drug delivery and skin biophysics.

In 1996, he moved to the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Geneva. 

His research has focused on the use of electrical techniques to characterise the skin and to facilitate molecular transport across the biological membrane as well as the development of mathematical models to provide a mechanistic understanding of these transport processes.  In 2001, he was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer in the Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Currently, his main research activity is centred on the transdermal administration of low molecular weight and peptide therapeutics across the skin. His research is funded by public grants and through industrial collaborations. He has published ~80 scientific papers, presented ~70 abstracts at international conferences and is a co-inventor on 4 patents.