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 case study below:
Any queries do feel free to contact us by email (email@example.com).
As always we are open to collaborations that would help to understand the fundamental properties of our gels or to translate these peptide materials for use in healthcare and/or other areas:
Our peptide hydrogel research wins Controlled Release Society’s 2020 People’s Choice Award
We are excited to hear our research on the use of peptide hydrogels for HIV/AIDs drug delivery won the overall CRS People’s Choice Award at the recent CRS virtual meeting. The presentation, as well as our other work, is available to conference participants by clicking the relevant title below. Poster: Poster number 63. Peptide-like […]
Latest hydrogel work published in Chemical Communications
Our latest collaborative work on entitled “Tuning the antimicrobial activity of low molecular weight hydrogels using dopamine autoxidation,” has been accepted within Chemical Communications. This work was led by Emily Cross and represents a collaboration with Prof Dave Adams’ Group at the School of Chemistry University of Glasgow and is freely available here. Thanks again […]
Latest publication: Pharmaceutical formulation and characterization of dipeptide nanotubes for drug delivery applications
Our latest paper has been published in the journal Macromolecular Bioscience focusing on formulating peptide nanotubes using mild techniques to improve potential for pharmaceutical upscale. Paper can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.1002/mabi.202000115 Abstract Peptide nanotubes are promising materials for a variety of biomedical applications with ultrashort (≤7 amino acids) forms providing particular promise for clinical translation. […]
Group receive major funding from EPSRC to develop peptide-like hydrogels for combined HIV-contraceptive therapy
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 […]
Our book, Hydrogels: Design, synthesis & application in drug delivery & regenerative medicine, available now!
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.
Exciting new lab facilities
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.
Get your tickets for the NI Science Festival: Gel Jabs: How Pioneering Hydrogels Fight Infection and Disease
We will be presenting a talk on how we are researching our peptide hydrogels as future medicines at the NI Science Saturday on 25th February 2023 (11 – 12pm) in Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Biology Centre (Queen’s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL). Click here to get your tickets All are welcome to this […]
PhD positions available within our group: 7th January 2019 deadline
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 […]