This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956146.

Dorota Sarwinska

The best thing about the AGePOP project is that 11 ESRs, young scientists, work together on one big issue – medications for the older population. I feel honoured to be part of the AGePOP working group and to have a chance to gain new information about drug absorption and conditions in the gastrointestinal track of this specific population.

ESR 6: The real-life dosing conditions of geriatric patients

Host institution: University of Greifswald, Germany
Supervisors: W.Weitschies (UG), A. Seidlitz (UG), J. Mann (AZ)

Research project in AGePOP

The goal of the study is to learn how elderly patients take their medications with respect to food, drink, and possible drug-form manipulations. Data obtained in this study will be used to enrich the age-appropriate biorelevant in vitro tools and in the future, to develop new age-appropriate medications.  

Scientific background

Dorota Sarwinska studied Pharmacy at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. During her studies, she developed in the pharmaceutical field by doing internships e.g. in an analytical laboratory in the pharmaceutical company Polpharma (Starogard Gdanski, Poland) and in the Bulgarian Scientific Pharmaceutical Laboratory in Sofia, Bulgaria (laboratory of drug compounding). During her internships, Dorota Sarwinska learned more about analytical methods, drug quality control and drug compounding, especially for children. 

Dorota Sarwinska prepared her Master thesis in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology within an Erasmus+ project in the Center of Drug Absorption and Transport at Greifswald Universität. In her research, she used Hot Melt Extrusion and FDM 3D printing method in order to receive minitablets for pediatric use.  

In May 2021 Dorota Sarwinska received her Master of Pharmacy degree, which allowed her in July 2021 to start PhD studies in Germany and develop further in the scientific field. 

About Dorota Sarwinska

Dorota Sarwinska was born and studied in Gdansk, a city in Northern Poland. Science and learning were always important for her. She knew that she wanted to work in a scientific field. Pharmacy was the perfect opportunity because it binds two crucial aspects. Not only can pharmacists work in pharmacies and advice patients, but they can also do scientific work in laboratories and be involved in research. The possibility of taking part in research, which may lead to inventions that can help people, is one of the reasons why Dorota Sarwisnka chose pharmacy as her educational path.


  • Krause, J., Müller, L., Sarwinska, D., Seidlitz, A., Sznitowska, M., Weitschies, W. (2021) 3D Printing of Mini Tablets for Pediatric Use. Pharmaceuticals, 14, pp. 143. DOI: 10.3390/ph14020143 
  • Sarwinska, D. (2021) Ekstruzja na goraco – wiele możliwosci dla przemysłu farmaceutycznego. Świat Przemysłu Farmaceutycznego, 2/2021, pp. 28-31.