Group receive major funding from EPSRC to develop peptide-like hydrogels for combined HIV-contraceptive therapy
03 September, 2019
We are excited to announce support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop of peptide-like hydrogels for use as a long-acting injectable delivery platform for combined HIV-contraceptive drug delivery. Total support (£766,542) will allow further development of our peptide-mimetic platforms in a key healthcare area in collaboration with our co-investigators at […]
Group attend Royal Society Chemistry Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting 2020 Manchester January 8th -10th
13 January, 2020
The group attended the Royal Society Chemistry Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting 2020 recently in the University of Manchester presenting research into the use of our peptide materials as novel platforms for drug delivery and wound healing. It was a great opportunity to present our EPSRC and Wellcome Trust funded research and to catch up with some […]
Latest paper from group: Investigating the In Vivo Antimicrobial Activity of a Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel Using a Galleria mellonella Infection Model
07 February, 2019
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 […]
Summer Studentships 2019
18 January, 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 […]
PhD positions available within our group: 7th January 2019 deadline
07 December, 2018
A number of PhD positions are available within the group. Funding will be allocated to successful applicants rather, than project. Successful applicant will receive tuition fees(UK/EU) paid and a stipend (for UK residents only). Closing date for all applications is 7th January 2019 with interviews being scheduled for February 2019. Dr Garry Laverty (First […]
Publication of group’s educational paper on industrial pharmaceutical formulation
07 December, 2018
Our group’s educational paper “Development of a teaching model to advance skills in industrial pharmaceutical formulation and regulatory aspects,” has now been published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. A free link to the article is provided below, valid before January 26th 2019. Thanks to all those who contributed to the article, especially the BSc […]
Exciting new lab facilities
01 October, 2018
We are currently moving into our new lab facilities in the School of Pharmacy’s McClay Research Centre, including a new synthesis and microbiology lab.
Our book, Hydrogels: Design, synthesis & application in drug delivery & regenerative medicine, available now!
01 October, 2018
If you are interested in knowing more about the potential applications of our hydrogels, remember to check out our recent book “Hydrogels: Design, synthesis & application in drug delivery & regenerative medicine,” co-edited alongside Dr Raj Thakur and Prof Ryan Donnelly. Thanks to all those who contributed.
New website launch!!
24 September, 2018
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 […]