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Ian Hamley

Professor Ian Hamley

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Reading

Research summary

We are investigating new materials with therapeutic applications including molecules which are used as artificial vaccines and to treat immune system diseases. We have shown that these molecules organise into small particles (nano-particles). We are currently examining whether this influences the immune response with the potential to develop novel therapeutic materials. This includes a new collaboration with Medimmune (Cambridge) UK who have funded two new PhD studentships in my group in 2015. We also investigated the use of peptide-based molecules in tissue engineering and as supports for cell growth. In collaboration with a team from Brazil (including a one-year funded visit from a Brazilian scientist to my group) we investigated the remarkable nanometre-scale structures of novel designed peptide-based molecules. I have also launched a series of new international collaborations.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Peptide-Based Biomaterials: From Self-Assembly towards Applications

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Nov 2011 - Oct 2016

Value: £50,000

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