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RSC/SCI Macro Group Young Researchers Meeting

logoThe Rimmer group will be represented at the RSC/SCI Macro Group Young Researchers Meeting (June 24-25, University of Nottingham) next week by three members, presenting two oral presentations and one poster.

On Monday 24th June Laura Platt will present ‘Batch Emulsion Polymerisation of n-Butyl Methacrylate using HB-PAMPS and Its Use as a Catalyst Binder for Electrochemical Cells’, followed on Tuesday by Thomas Swift presenting ‘The Molecular Weight Dependency of the Conformational Change of Smart Polymers‘.

Additionally Sarah Canning will be presenting a poster of her work.

Anyone attending the conference with an interest in the activities of our research beyond simple biomaterials is invited to attend and field questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Researchers Night, University of Sheffield – Water for Energy and Life

This Week Stephen Rimmer, Thomas Swift, Sarah Canning and Laura Platt are presenting at the University of Sheffield Researcher’s Night, a live to public event in which we explain the mechanics of flocculation via live demos and hourly uses of a large scale model.

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Article: Arginine functionalization of hydrogels for heparin binding—a supramolecular approach to developing a pro-angiogenic biomaterial

An article by Louisa Gilmore, Stephen Rimmer, Sally L. McArthur, Shweta Mittar, Dachau Sun and Sheila MacNeil has just been published in the journal Biotechnology Bioengineering.

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The Inaugural International Masterclass on Radical Chemistry – NUI Galway

galway-300x122Five members of the Rimmer Group (Thomas Swift, Richard Plenderleith, Laura Platt, Laura Kelly and Sarah Canning) attended the inaugural international masterclass on Radical Chemistry at NUI Galway.

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Highly Branched Polymers with Polymyxin End Groups Responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Prodip Sarker, Joanna Shepherd, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer have published a paper in the journal Bio-Macromolecules.

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Hyperbranched poly(NIPAM) polymers modified with antibiotics for the reduction of bacterial burden in infected human tissue engineered skin

Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Stephen Rimmer, Linda Swanson, Sheila MacNeil and Ian Douglas have just published a paper in the journal Biomaterials.

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Binding Bacteria to Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Modified with Vancomycin Induces the Coil-to-Globule Transition

A new communication by Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer has just been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurements in the study of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-based systems

Choong Kooi Chee, Steve Rimmer, Ramune Rutkaite, Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson have published a paper with the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry.

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Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for Use in Protein Purification

Steven Carter, Stephen Rimmer, Ramune Rutkaite, Linda Swanson, Patrick Fairclough, Alice Sturdy and Michelle Webb have published an article in the journal Bio-Macromolecules.

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Highly Branched Stimuli Responsive Poly[(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-co-(1,2-propandiol-3-methacrylate)]s with Protein Binding Functionality

A paper has been published in macromolecules bioscience which demonstrates the use of highly branched poly(N-isopropylacrlyamide) polymers for protein purification prcesses dependent on the LCST of the polymer.

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Surface Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Core–Shell Particles

Steven Carter and Stephen Rimmer have published a paper in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

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The enzymatic synthesis of some functional oligomers based on caprolactone or vinyl acetate repeat structures

S Carter, A Kavros and S Rimmer have published some of their latest research as they prepare functional oligomers that catalyse partial hydrolysis of bacterial lipases. The paper is available at Reactive and Functional Polymers.