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For researchers across Japan and South East Asia

Join the DRPI-JSEA International Research Competition

August 2, 2023


Invitation for Abstract Submission

We warmly invite abstract submissions from researchers across Japan and South East Asia for the above event. Abstracts are welcome from young early level researchers (Undergraduate, Pharm.D., M.Sc.) to research professionals (PhD, Postdoc, Industry) across academia and industry in the areas of research related to:


  • Dissolution & Solubility Modulation

  • In-vitro Release Studies of Conventional & Novel Dosage Forms, including Herbals, Nutraceuticals & Cosmeceuticals

  • Pharmacokinetics & IVIVC Studies

  • Modified Dissolution Equipment & Methodologies, including Biorelevant Media & Automation

  • Computational Tools, PBPK Modelling

*Submission Deadline: June 9, 23:59 SGT

Why should you participate in DRPI-JSEA?

International Exposure

Put your hours of hard work in an international stage and let the world know about your research excellence 

Recognition and Networking

Gain profile recognition amongst acclaimed scientists and have excellent networking opportunities

Present to global audience

Winners of DRPI-JSEA qualify for DRPI-International and compete with other regional champions.

Grab attractive cash prize and certificates

Top 3 winners in each category of DRPI-JSEA will be awarded with cash prize and certificates.

Participation Guideline

To participate in the competition, it is essential to carefully read and follow the provided guidelines for preparing the abstract and a 10-minute oral video presentation that is uploaded (recording).

  • It is crucial to ensure that your research work presented in the abstract is original and has not been published or presented at any previous conference. Additionally, it is imperative to avoid plagiarism by making sure that the content of the abstract is not copied from any other source.  

  • Please note that only one abstract per presenting author will be accepted for the competition.

  • The abstract should be no more than 250 words summary of their research findings and up to two (2) images. The format should include Title, Author/s, Affiliation, Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Title, author/s and affiliation will not be counted towards 250 words. 

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Scientific Committee Members

The submitted abstract will be sent to our scientific committee for evaluation of the focus of research work to the theme of the conference, scientific content, as well as the accuracy of language and grammar. Later, our expert panel will evaluate the quality of the presented research including their visualization, presentation and the performance of the candidate during the Q&A session.

A/P Atsushi Kambayashi

Tokyo University of Science

A/P Matthias Wacker

National University of Singapore

A/P Celine Liew

Monash University Malaysia

A/P Paul Heng

National University of Singapore


DRPI, short for Dissolution Research Presentations International, is back with its fourth edition, and this time, it is a global competition between researchers from five different regions of the world. The regions include India, Japan & South East Asia (JSEA), the USA, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The competition will have regional competitions, followed by global semifinals and finals online in September. The Japan & Southeast Asia (JSEA) chapter of DRPI was established in 2023 and is chaired by Professor Matthias G. Wacker from the National University of Singapore. DRPI-JSEA caters to the dynamic research landscape in the region and invites submissions from countries all over Asia. The competition is co-organised by the Department of Pharmacy, NUS-AAPS Student Chapter in partnership with Pharma Test, Sotax, and Gaia Science.

Keynote Lectures

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Dressman

Fraunhofer Institute of Translation Medicine and Pharmacology

Professor Thomas Rades

University of Copenhagen

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