Original Research Publications

McCloskey,A.P., Lee,M., Megaw,J., McElroy,J., Gilmore,S.M., Pentlavalli,S., Laverty,G.* (2019). Investigating the in vivo antimicrobial activity of a self-assembling peptide hydrogel using a Galleria mellonella infection model. ACS Omega 2019, 4, 2, 2584-2589

Porter,S.P., Coulter,S.M., Pentlavalli,S., Thompson,T.P., Laverty,G.* (2018). Self-assembling diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes selectively eradicate bacterial biofilm infection. Acta Biomaterialia. 77: 96-105

Laverty,G.,* Belaid,L., Coulter,C., Porter,S.L. (2018). Development of a teaching model to advance skills in industrial pharmaceutical formulation and regulatory aspects. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 10 (10): 1419-1428.

Albadr,A., Gilmore,S.M., Porter,S., Thakur,R., Laverty,G.* (2018). Ultrashort self-assembling peptide hydrogel for the treatment of fungal infections. Gels. 4(2), 48.

Laverty,G. (2018) Peptide nanomaterials as future antimicrobial technologies. Future Microbiology. 13(1), 5-7.

Brady,A.J., Laverty,G., Gilpin,D.F., Kearney,P., Tunney,M. (2017) Antibiotic Susceptibility of Planktonic and Biofilm Grown Staphylococci Isolated from Implant Associated Infections: Should MBEC and Nature of Biofilm Formation Replace MIC? Journal of Medical Microbiology. 66, 461–469

McCloskey,A.P., Draper,E.R., Gilmore, B.F., Laverty,G.* (2017). Ultrashort self-assembling Fmoc-peptide gelators for anti-infective biomaterial applications.Journal of Peptide Science. 23, 2, 131–140.

McCloskey,A.P., Gilmore,S.M., Zhou,J., Draper,E.R., Porter,S., Gilmore, B.F., Xu,B., Laverty,G.* (2016) Self-assembling Ultrashort NSAID-Peptide Nanosponges: Multifunctional Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Materials. RSC Advances. 6, 114738-114749.

Flynn,P., Bussetti,A., Wielognorska,E., Chevallier,O., Elliot,C., Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Graham,W., *Gilmore,B.F (2016). Non-thermal Plasma Exposure Rapidly Attenuates Bacterial AHL-Dependent Quorum Sensing and Virulence. Nature Scientific Reports. 6, 26320​.

*Laverty,G., McCloskey,A.P., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore,B.F (2015). Antibiofilm activity of ultrashort cinnamic acid peptide derivatives against medical device related pathogens. Journal of Peptide Science. DOI: 10.1002/psc.2805. 21(10): 770-778

Chatta,D., Cottrell,L., Burnett,B., Laverty,G., *McConville,C (2015). The use of water soluble mucoadhesive gels for the intravesical delivery of epirubicin to the bladder for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. DOI: 10.1111/jphp.12441. 67(10):1355-62

Laverty,G., Hanna,L.A., Haughey,S. and Hughes,C. (2015). Developing Entrepreneurial skills in Pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. Volume 79, Issue 7, 2015: Article 106.

*Laverty,G., Gilmore,B.F., Jones,D.S., Coyle,L., Folan,M., Breathnach,R (2015) Antimicrobial Efficacy of an Innovative Emulsion of Medium Chain Triglycerides against Canine and Feline Periodontopathogens. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 56 (4): 253-263.

*Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore,B.F (2015). Biofilm Eradication Kinetics of the Ultrashort Lipopeptide C12-OOWW-NH2 Utilizing a Modified MBEC assay™. Chemical Biology and Drug Design. 85 (5): 645–652.

*Laverty,G., McCloskey,A.P., Gilmore,B.F., Jones,D.S., Zhou,J., Xu,B (2014). Ultrashort Cationic Naphthalene derived Self-assembled Peptides as Antimicrobial Nanomaterials. Biomacromolecules 15; 3429-3439.

Laverty,G., Alkawareek,M., *Gilmore,B.F (2014). The In Vitro Susceptibility of Biofilm Forming Medical Device Related Pathogens to Conventional Antibiotics. Dataset Papers in Science. vol. 2014, Article ID 250694 doi:10.1155/2014/250694.

*Laverty,G., Gilmore,B.F (2014). Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide Cytotoxicity. SOJ Microbiology& Infectious Diseases 2(1): 1-8.

*Hanna,L.A., Barry,J., Donnelly,R., Hughes,F., Jones,D.S., Laverty,G., Parsons,C., Ryan,C. (2014). Utilization of debate as a pedagogical tool for pharmacy students to learn about ethical issues. Am J Pharm Educ. 78 (3): 57.

Alkawareek,M., Algwari,Q.T., Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Graham,W.P., O’Connell,D., *Gilmore,B.F (2012). Eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms by Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasma. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44289. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044289

Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., *Gilmore,B.F (2012). The Adherence of Staphylococcus epidermidis to Antimicrobial Peptide Incorporated poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Hydrogels. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 100A; 1803–1814.

Laverty,G., McLaughlin,M., Shaw,C., Gorman,S.P., *Gilmore,B.F (2010). Antimicrobial Activity of Short, Synthetic Cationic Lipopeptides. Chemical Biology and Drug Design 75 (6); 563-569.

Busetti,A., Crawford,D.E., Earle,M.J., Gilea,M.A., Gilmore,B.F., Gorman,S.P., Laverty,G., Lowry,A.F., McLaughlin,M., Seddon, K.R. (2010) Antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of 1-alkylquinolinium bromide ionic liquids. Green Chemistry 12; 420 - 425.

Review Papers/Book Chapters

Hydrogels: Design, synthesis & application in drug delivery & regenerative medicine (2018) Eds. Thakur, R, Laverty, G and Donnelly, R. CRC Press.

Stimuli-responsive biomolecular hydrogels for medical applications (2018). *Laverty,G. Book title: Hydrogels: Design, synthesis & application in drug delivery & regenerative medicine. Eds. Thakur, R, Laverty, G and Donnelly, R. CRC Press.

Antimicrobial peptides as hydrogels for tissue regeneration and repair (2017). *Laverty,G. Book title: Peptides and proteins as biomaterials for tissue regeneration and repair. Eds. Barbosa, M. A and Martins, C. Elsevier.

Rafferty,J., Nagaraj, H., McCloskey,A., Albadr, A., Huwaitat,R., Porter,S., *Laverty,G (2016) Peptide therapeutics and the pharmaceutical industry: barriers encountered translating from the laboratory to patients. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 23(37): 4231-4259

Huwaitat,R., McCloskey,A., Gilmore,B.F., *Laverty,G (2016). Potential strategies for the eradication of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections. Future Microbiology. 11(7); 955-972. DOI 10.2217/fmb-2016-0035.

McCloskey,A., Gilmore,B.F., *Laverty,G (2014). Evolution of Antimicrobial Peptides to Self-assembled Peptides for Biomaterial Applications. Pathogens. 3(4); 791-821

*Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore,B.F (2014). Biomolecular Mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli Biofilm Formation. Pathogens. 3(3); 596-632

Biofilms and Implant-Associated Infections (2014). *Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore, B.F. Book title: Biomaterials and Medical Device Associated Infections. Woodhead Publishing Ltd.

*Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore,B.F. (2013) Biomolecular mechanisms of Staphylococcal Biofilm Formation. Future Microbiology. 8(4); 509-24.

Characteristics and Treatment of Medical Device Associated Infections (2012). *Laverty,G,. Gilmore,B.F. Book title: Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 51.Nova Science Publishers.

*Laverty,G., Gorman,S.P., Gilmore,B.F (2011). Antimicrobial Peptides as Biocides. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12 (10); 6566-6596.


Most recent conference presentations/invited talks

Optimising phenylalanine-phenylalanine peptide nanotubes to demonstrate selective antibiofilm activity. 8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides. Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. September 2018.


Modifying short phenylalanine-phenylalanine peptide sequences to create multifunctional nanomaterials with biomaterial and drug delivery applications. European Peptide Symposium 2018 (EPS 2018). Dublin City University, Ireland, September 2018.


Multifunctional peptide nanomaterials: The future of drug delivery. China Medical University, Shenyang, China. September 2017.


Multifunctional ultrashort antimicrobial peptide nanomaterials for biomedical applications. 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13). ACC Liverpool, UK, July 2017.


Ultrashort Self-assembled Peptides for Biomaterial Applications. PepMat 2016. Oral presentation. Universitat Politècnica Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona March 2016.


Ultrashort self-assembling peptidomimetic nanomaterials target resistant pathogenic infections. Oral presentation. Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 5th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides September 2015.


Eradication of Resistant Biofilm Forming Medical Device Related Pathogens by Ultrashort Self-assembled Peptide Nanomaterials. Nanopeptide 2015. Oral presentation. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 3rd March 2015.


Ultrashort Cationic Self-assembled Peptide Nanomaterials: A Solution to the Biofilm Crisis? The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences GB, UK PharmSci. Oral presentation. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 8th September 2014.


Ultrashort Cationic Self-assembled Peptides/Peptidomimetic Nanomaterials. Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society Symposium. Oral presentation. Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, May 2014.


Ultrashort Cationic Self-assembled Peptides for the Prevention of Medical Device Related Infection. Poster presentation. All-Ireland Schools of Pharmacy Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, April 2014.


Antibiofilm Activities of Ultrashort Antimicrobial Lipopeptides and Self-assembled Ultrashort Peptide Gels. Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 3rd International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides September 2013.


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