May 30, 2016

The 3rd Cyclon Hit Summer School "Photoactivable antibacterials: from basic concepts to practical applications" organised by CycloN Hit partners Dr. I. Manet (CNR, Bologna, Italy) and Prof. S. Sortino (U. Catania, Italy) will be held in CNR Bologna, Italy, September 26-28, 2016. Please click for the Flyer, the 1st Circular with details and the Preliminary program. Registration has no expiry date, but is requested before July 15.

May 6, 2016

The 3rd Cyclon Hit Workshop "From Cyclodextrins to Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications" was successfully concluded at the University of Almeria, Spain on April 21st, 2016, organized by Prof. A. Vargas-Berenguel and his group. It comprised interesting topics on cyclodextrin chemistry and bio-applications. Additionally, a complementary skills lecture, "Scientific Writing", by prof. R. Thompson, U. Almeria, was much appreciated by both junior and senior researchers.

April 11, 2016

The 3rd Workshop (see program above) and the next Project Meeting will be held at the University of Almeria, Spain. Both events will be organized by Prof. A. Vargas-Berenguel.

March 20, 2016

Science Festival in Uppsala (Sweden)

Dr. Sabrina Valetti (ER, Nanologica SA) and Hanna Thomsen, (ESR, UGOT) participated in outreach activities, the SciFest, March 2-5, 2016

The activity Welcome to the MICRO and NANOworld: the body and the medicines. Are you curious to see how the body tissues appear under the microscope? Have you already heard about the new generation of medicines, the nanoparticles?was displayed with microscope to visualize particles, videos and powerpoint about nanoparticles and resistant infections. Many primary and high school children visited the two-day event.

 March 20, 2016

The 18th International Cyclodextrin Symposium will be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, May 18-21, 2016. Visit the web site for further details.

March 20, 2016

 The 3rd International Summer School on Cyclodextrins is organized by the Italian Association of Chemistry and Technology of Cyclodextrins during  June 29-July 1, 2016 in Asti, Italy.

January 15, 2016

Presentation of CycloN Hit and its activities at the University of Paris-Saclay and CNRS: Fighting antibiotic resistance through nanodrugs: Success of the European project CYCLON HIT at Université Paris-Saclay and at CNRS

December 22, 2015

The last issue of Cyclodextrin News in this year is available.
A novel application field was discovered by the group of Prof. Arima (including also the Szejtli-Prize winner Prof. K. Motoyama): HPBCD was found effective in inhibition of leukemic cell proliferation at various leukemic cell lines. Read the editorial  on "HPBCD as Anticancer Drug (Resumé of PlosOne 10(11):e0141946)”.

November 10, 2015

Post Doctoral position is available at NCSR "Demokritos", Athens, Greece. STARTING DATE: January 11, 2016 or according to agreement; DURATION: 12 months; a recent ( 5 years research experience, after the MSc degree, at the time of hiring) PhD (doctorate) degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences is required. Click here for details.   POSITION CLOSED


October 30, 2015

Summary Report on European Cyclodextrin Symposium (EuroCD), Lille, France, October 6-9, 2015: Dr. Eva Fenyvesi (CycloLab SA) has prepared a summary of interesting presentations on cyclodextrins for delivery of antibiotics


October 22, 2015

The International symposium "Advances in nanoparticulate carriers: applications in diseases and infections" that took place at the Institute Pasteur has just been concluded. It was a truly exciting 3-day symposium with intriguing lectures and discussions on the latest and greatest science on nanoparticles and their possible nanomedical applications. The symposium was also the forum for presentation of over 60 posters and a collection of scientific instruments comprising a small but interesting exhibition. The event additionally presented an opportunity of networking and exchanging views with scientists from other EU funded projects. The participation of numerous (> 280) scientists, especially young researchers and students, made the symposium a big success.

October 21, 2015

The e-version of the elegant Cyclon Hit Newsletter has been published. In the newsletter one can have a short overview of the threatening issue of bacterial infections, mini introductions on nanocarriers for antibacterial agents, selected research highlights and early results as well as all network activities and output since the begining of the project.


October 9 &11, 2015

Science Day, Orsay, France

More than 150 people including young students from schools and colleges participated in the event. The students learned to prepare « green» nanoparticles and participated in numerous discussions about nanomedicine and resistant bacteria.
CyclonHit poster was presented by MC Fellows E. Pancani and G. Salazano.


October 5, 2015

NEW e-LECTURE in the E-class collection:  Lecture 1-Cyclodextrins: History and Chemistry, prepared by Drs. Eva Fenyvesi and István Puskás of patner Cyclolab SA, Budapest. Click and enjoy!

In the E-classes tab (left pane) five extremely interesting lectures can now be found. Watching all five videos significantly deepens our knowledge on cyclodextrins and their pharmaceutical applications.


September 14, 2015

REMINDER- The next International event of Cyclon Hit, the 2nd Summer School and Workshop,  Advances in Nanoparticulate carriers: Applications in diseases and infections is approaching. Click to see the scientific program and to register!

September 14, 2015

The issues of Cyclodextrin news prepared by the CycloLab SA scientists, are regularly updated in this site and can be found in the Journals tab, on the left. Now the August issue is published.

July 21, 2015

The June-July issue of Cyclodextrin news is now available from Cyclolab SA.


May 27, 2015

Interesting to all! A collection of articles, reviews and books  on Antimicrobial Resistance are free to access from across the Royal Society of Chemistry journal portfolio until June 18.

May 14, 2015

Click to link into CycloLab's all Cyclodextrin News Issues

May 8, 2015

UPCOMING CycloN-HIT  EVENT- SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP: Advances in nanoparticulatecarriers: Applications in diseases and infections: Paris, France October 19-21, 2015.


April 29


Pharmaceutical Applications of Cyclodextrins

WATCH the E-class Videos uploaded. Excellent presentations have been prepared by Professor Thorsteinn Loftsson, University of Iceland, a world expert on the subject.

 April 27, 2015

 Post-Doctoral Position:  The Institute of Molecular Sciences, University Paris Sud, Orsay, is seeking a motivated fellow for a two-years Post-Doctoral Position in the frame of the Cyclon-Hit project.

Deadline for application: June 1st, 2015.Anticipated starting date: September 1st, 2015 or according to agreement. Click here for details.


April 20, 2015

Post-doctoral position:  The Intitut Pasteur de Lille CIIL - Center of Infection and Immunity of Lille, France is seeking a suitable candidate to fill a three-years Post-Doctoral Position for the CycloN-Hit project (and an ERC Grant INTRACELLTB).  Click here for details

April 7, 2015

Post-Doctoral Position:  The Laboartory of Structural and Supramolecular Chemistry, Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, NCSR "Demokritos", Athens, Greece, is seeking a suitable candidate to fill a one-year Post-Doctoral Position for the Cyclon-Hit project.Deadline: May 15, 2015.Anticipated starting date: June 15, 2015 or according to contract. Click here for details.


 March 12, 2015

Upcoming Cyclon Hit Budapest meeting and Workshop: click here for hotel booking and general directions


March 5, 2015

Pharmaceutical Applications of Cyclodextrins

Free E-class Videos are now uploaded. Excellent presentations have been prepared by Professor Thorsteinn Loftsson, a world expert on the subject. More e-classes will follow!


March 5, 2015

The next  European Cyclodextrin Conference, will be held in Lille, France, October 7 through October 9, 2015. 

Deadline for abstarct submission is May 4, 2015.


March 5, 2015

The next CycloN Hit meeting and Workshop will be held in Budapest May 7 & 8, 2015.

Follow this page for more details.


February 13, 2015

The January issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab with the latest scientific literature on cyclodextrins. Main article is about "Cyclodextrins in artificial fertilization of animal", by Dr. Eva Fenyvesi.

Also check out the latest news related to cyclodextrins, as compiled by Cyclolab


February 2, 2015

 The 1st CYCLON-HIT article in now published on-line in Scientific Reports

A "green" strategy to construct non-covalent, stable and bioactive coatings on porous MOF nanoparticles.

V. Agostoni, P. Hocajada, M. Noiray, M. Malanga, A. Aykac, L. Jicsinsky, A. Vargas-Berenguel, N. Semiramoth, S. Daoud-Mahammed, V. Nicolas, C. Martineau, F. Taulelle, J. Vigneron, A. Etcherberry, C. Serre, R. Gref.


January 8, 2015


The latest issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab with the latest scientific literature on cyclodextrins.


November 5, 2014

The October issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab. The editorial points out the notable increase in patents related to Cyclodextrins.


October 20, 2014

The 1st Summer School of CycloN Hit "Nanomaterials for Bioapplications: focus on antimicrobial research" was successully concluded on October 2nd, 2014. The numerous participants enjoyed lectures and labs both at NCSR "Demokritos" and the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. The school was followed by the CycloN Hit Scientifific meeting, held at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute on October 3, 2014.


October 1, 2014

The August-September issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab.


September 29, 2014

The 1st Summer School of Cyclon Hit starts tomorrow, September 30th. Click here for the DETAILED PROGRAM and the school POSTER.


September 8, 2014

The 1st Summer School of CycloN Hit will be held in Athens, Greece, September 30 - October 2, 2014 .

To see the program and register to attend the school click here.


August 21, 2014

The July issue of Cyclodextrin News is now available from CycloLab.


June 25, 2014

The 1st Summer School of CycloN Hit "Nanomaterials for bio-applications: focus on antimicrobial research" will be coorganized by NCSR "Demokritos" and the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, from September 30 to October 2, 2014 in Athens, Greece.


June 16,  2014

PhD Student (Early Stage Researcher) position is now open at the University of Catania, Department of Drug Sciences. Deadline is July 10, 2014.


June 16,  2014

PhD Student (Early Stage Researcher) position is now open at the Hellenic Paseur institute, Athens, Greece. Deadline is June 24, 2014. For more information link toy Euraxess.


 March  5, 2014

The Cyclon-Hit kickoff meeting was held on Monday, March 3rd at the CNRS campus, in Gif sur Yvette, Paris France. The CycloN Hit consortium is now in full operation.