Emma De Coster








Emma De Coster
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ghent University
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Tel: 0032 9 264 8047 (secretary)

E-mail: Emma.DeCoster@ugent.be


Emma De Coster started studying Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2017 and obtained in 2020 her Bachelor’s degree with greatest distinction. Subsequently, she started the Master of Science in Drug Development and graduated in 2022 with great distinction. She performed her master thesis titled: “In vivo evaluation of radiotracer 18F-AlF-PSMA-11 for targeted imaging of prostate cancer” at the Laboratory of Radiopharmacy at Ghent University. In October 2022, Emma started her PhD in the laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy under supervision of Prof. Dr. Katrien Remaut and Dr. Karen Peynshaert. She obtained a grant as a Ph.D. fellowship of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO).

Research interests

Ophthalmology, retinal drug delivery, ocular drug delivery barriers, retinal ganglion cells, photoporation, photobiomodulation

Summary of Research Project(s)

Let There Be Light: two biophotonic approaches to boost retinal ganglion cell transplantation as a cure for blindness

Educational tasks

Assistant Practical Exercises Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy (Ghent University, Belgium)