Latest paper from group: Investigating the In Vivo Antimicrobial Activity of a Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel Using a Galleria mellonella Infection Model
Our latest research paper is now freely available via the journal ACS Omega, whereby we use an innovative waxworm (Galleria mellonella) model as an alternative to mammalian/vertebrate testing. The following assay can be very simply performed without any specific ethical approval or animal licenses. We successfully employed the methods outlined to study the antimicrobial efficacy and toxicity of our (naphthalene-2-ly)-acetyl-diphenylalanine-dilysine-OH (NapFFKK-OH) peptide hydrogel.
Always of major interest in our conference presentations, we hope we now are able to provide a validated method to study new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
We’d like to thank all those who contributed!!
Advanced Science News Coverage and Advanced Healthcare Materials paper
Our recent research into using peptide hydrogels as long-acting injectable implants for HIV/AIDS drug delivery has be covered by Advanced Science News. This provides an oversight of our most recent publication within Advanced Healthcare Materials. A link to both can be found below: Advanced Science News Advanced Healthcare Materials
Our EPSRC research selected as case study
Our research into long-acting peptide hydrogel drug delivery implants has been selected as a case study by the EPSRC for their Developing New Therapies Grand Challenge. Thanks to all of those involved in this multidisciplinary project and it’s great to see our work moving forward towards future use in patients. Please find a link to the […]
New website launch!!
Welcome to our new and improved website! We hope this provides an accessible means to which we can communicate our research to a wider audience. Please check back regularly for important updates from our group. We’d like to thank Artisan Web Design Belfast for their help in constructing the site and the Royal Society for providing […]
Researcher Live! Podcast
We will be presenting our hydrogel and nanotube drug delivery work on 10am (Ireland/UK time) Thursday June 23rd! via the Researcher Live! podcast. Our talk forms part of their month-long series of talks on Peptide Therapeutics: disease screening and drug design. Anyone that is interested can register for free using the link below: https://researcher-app.com/paper/11299010 […]
Summer Studentships 2019
There are two positions for an 8 week undergraduate summer studentship in our lab this year. The positions are dependent on successful funding from either the Wellcome Trust and/or Society for Applied Microbiology. The deadline for application to both these funders is the 14th February, so if you are interested email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting me […]