A new paper showcasing our collaborative work with Dr Shepherd in the University of Sheffield has just been published in ChemComm. This work, writing by Joey Shepherd, Tom Swift, Chien-Yi Chang, James R Boyne, Stephen Rimmer and William Martin showcases how HB-PNIPAM-HL can act as a quorum sensing antagonist and modulate how bacterial organisms communicate with one another.Continue reading Paper: Highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalized with an inducer molecule suppresses quorum sensing in Chromobacterium violaceum
Today a paper from our collaborators at the University of Newcastle has just been released for viewing online. This is written by Priscila Melo from the Dalgarno research group, and features the contributions of Dr Thomas Swift to characterise the materials.Continue reading Paper: Short phosphate glass fiber – PLLA composite to promote bone mineralization
We are delighted to announce a new publication released today is our latest work in the area of bacterial diagnostics. We have attached Nile Red as a pendant dye to our highly branched PNIPAM polymers to create a diagnostic infection sensor, and our latest results are published in Acta Biomateriala.Continue reading Paper: Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalised with pendant Nile red and chain end vancomycin for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria
A new paper has been published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry purchased Journal of Materials Chemistry B. This paper is the second following the visit from Sovan Banerjee from IIT Kharagpur to Bradford in 2016 and we are delighted that our collaboration with Prof Singha’s group is continuing to bear fruit.
Read the full paper at the J Mat Chem B website here.Continue reading Paper: A muscle mimetic polyelectrolyte–nanoclay organic–inorganic hybrid hydrogel: its self-healing, shape-memory and actuation properties
The Royal Society of Chemistry has just published our latest work; a collaboration between University of Bradford, University of Sheffield and Domino UK ltd. This paper, written by Dr Sarah Canning, with Professors Rimmer and Geoghen, shows the use of block poly butyl-methacrylate-co-acrylic acid to create uniform, onion forming micelles at the nanoscale.Continue reading Paper: Highly-ordered onion micelles made from amphiphilic highly-branched copolymers
Dr Tom Swift is presenting at EuCheMS 2018 with two talks and a poster covering recent research within our group. This international conference is being held in Liverpool 26th – 30th August.
Research Technician (2018 – 2019)
Dr Rees joined our group for 9 months in summer 2018 to bring his considerable industrial experience (Akzonobel, PPG) and assist us fulfilling commercial contracts.
He was responsible for upgrading our GPC systems and oversaw several laboratory renovations. He departed in March 2019 to pursue a career in the civil service.
Life Science Technical Services
Chemistry support as life science technician at the University of Bradford [2016-2017]
Today online a new advanced access article is online at Biomaterials Science, launched following our recent collaboration with the team at the University of Sheffield. This paper shows the efficacy of our recent highly branched polymer materials to disturb or prevent the formation of bacterial biofilms.
Published online as early access today, a brand new communication has been published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications, by Dr Swift and collaborator Dr Hickey. This article shows a first examination of the interaction between gold nanoparticles and linear PNIPAM polymer chains and can be read at the MRC website here.