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Unidirectional Neuronal Cell growth and Differentiation on Aligned Polyhydroxyalkanoate Blend Microfibres with Varying Diameters

Journal article

Lizarraga Valderrama, L., Taylor, C.S., Claeyssens, F., Haycock, J.W., Knowles, J.C. and Roy, I. 2019. Unidirectional Neuronal Cell growth and Differentiation on Aligned Polyhydroxyalkanoate Blend Microfibres with Varying Diameters. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1002/term.2911

A Sustainable Approach for the Downstream Processing of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates: State-of-the-art and latest developments

Journal article

Perez Rivero, C., López-Gómez, J. Pablo and Roy, I. 2019. A Sustainable Approach for the Downstream Processing of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates: State-of-the-art and latest developments. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 150, p. 107283. doi:10.1016/j.bej.2019.107283

Esterase Cleavable 2D Assemblies of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanocubes: Exploiting Enzymatic Polymer Disassembling to Improve Magnetic Hyperthermia Heat Losses

Journal article

Avugadda, S.K., Materia, M.E., Nigmatullin, R., Cabrera, D., Marotta, R., Cabada, T.F., Marcello, E., Nitti, S., Artés-Ibañez, E.J., Basnett, P., Wilhelm, C., Teran, F.J., Roy, I. and Pellegrino, T. 2019. Esterase Cleavable 2D Assemblies of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanocubes: Exploiting Enzymatic Polymer Disassembling to Improve Magnetic Hyperthermia Heat Losses. Chemistry of Materials. 31 (15), pp. 5450-5463. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00728

Energy harvesting from Microbial Fuel Cells – Wastewater to Electricity

Conference poster

Breheny, M., Bowman, K., Turgul, V., Keshavarz, T., Kale, I., Gomaa, O. and Kyazze, G. 2019. Energy harvesting from Microbial Fuel Cells – Wastewater to Electricity. 1st Annual EBNet Early Career Conference. Sheffield Hallam University 01 - 02 Jul 2019

Investigating microbial communication for enhanced production of biodegradable plastics

Conference paper

Aziz, Z., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2019. Investigating microbial communication for enhanced production of biodegradable plastics. Postgraduate Fair 2016. NCS, University of Westminster 28 Apr 2016

Enrichment of microbial biocathodes to replace platinum catalyst in microbial fuel cells

Conference poster

Bowman, K., Mani, P., Breheny, M., Gomaa, O., Keshavarz, T. and Kyazze, G. 2019. Enrichment of microbial biocathodes to replace platinum catalyst in microbial fuel cells. Electromicrobiology - from electrons to ecosystems. Aarhus, Denmark 21 - 22 Mar 2019

Cellulose-based hydrogels for wound healing

Book chapter

Orlando, I. and Roy, I. 2019. Cellulose-based hydrogels for wound healing. in: Mondal, Md. and Ibrahim H. (ed.) Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels Springer. pp. 1131-1148

Biosynthesis and characterization of a novel, biocompatible medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate by Pseudomonas mendocina CH50 using coconut oil as the carbon source

Journal article

Basnett, P., Marcello, E., Lukasiewicz, B., Panchal, B., Nigmatullin, R., Knowles, J.C. and Roy, I. 2018. Biosynthesis and characterization of a novel, biocompatible medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate by Pseudomonas mendocina CH50 using coconut oil as the carbon source. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 29, p. 179. doi:10.1007/s10856-018-6183-9

The Effects of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors on Multispecies Biofilms of the Oral Cavity

Conference paper

Garner, C., Anyogu, A., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2018. The Effects of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors on Multispecies Biofilms of the Oral Cavity . FST Doctoral Conference 2018. University of Westminster 19 Apr 2018

Plastics and Environment: Is There a Happy Medium?

Conference paper

Aziz, Z., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2018. Plastics and Environment: Is There a Happy Medium? FST Doctoral Conference 2018. University of Westminster 19 Apr 2018

Quorum Quenching Effect of Triclosan on Aspergillus fumigatus Conidia Adhesion to Surfaces, Aggregation and Biofilm Formation

Conference paper

Tamimi, R., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2018. Quorum Quenching Effect of Triclosan on Aspergillus fumigatus Conidia Adhesion to Surfaces, Aggregation and Biofilm Formation . FST Doctoral Conference 2018. University of Westminster 19 Apr 2018

Modification of bacterial cell membrane to accelerate decolorization of textile wastewater effluent using microbial fuel cells: role of gamma radiation, salinity and endogenous biosurfactant induction

Conference poster

Selim, N., Hamed, H., Fathy, R., Gamal, M., El Kareem, H.A., Breheny, M., Farahmand, N., Bowman, K., Kyazze, G., Keshavarz, T. and Gomaa, O.M. 2018. Modification of bacterial cell membrane to accelerate decolorization of textile wastewater effluent using microbial fuel cells: role of gamma radiation, salinity and endogenous biosurfactant induction. 4th European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne 12 - 14 Sep 2018

Design of a single chamber air cathode microbial fuel cell using a stainless steel spiral anode and 3D printing techniques for continuous flow dye decolourisation

Conference poster

Bowman, K., Breheny, M., Farahmand, N., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2018. Design of a single chamber air cathode microbial fuel cell using a stainless steel spiral anode and 3D printing techniques for continuous flow dye decolourisation. 4th European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne 12 - 14 Sep 2018

In Vivo Tracking and 1H/19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoate / Polycaprolactone Blend Scaffolds Seeded with Labeled Cardiac Stem Cells

Article

Constantinides, C., Basnett, P., Lukasiewicz, B., Carnicer, R., Swider, E., Majid, Q.A., Srinivas, M., Carr, C.A. and Roy, I. 2018. In Vivo Tracking and 1H/19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoate / Polycaprolactone Blend Scaffolds Seeded with Labeled Cardiac Stem Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 10 (30), p. 25056–25068. doi:10.1021/acsami.8b06096

Aligned nanofibres made of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) grafted to hyaluronan for potential healthcare applications

Article

Huerta-Ángeles, G., Knotková,, K., Knotek, P., Židek, O., Brandejsová, M., Pokorný, M., Vagnerová, H., Roy, I. and Velebný, V. 2018. Aligned nanofibres made of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) grafted to hyaluronan for potential healthcare applications . Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine . 29 (32), pp. 2-8. doi:10.1007/s10856-018-6045-5

Poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate), a promising new material for cardiac tissue engineering

Article

Bagdadi, A., Safari, M., Dubey, P., Basnett, P., Sofokleous P., Humphrey E, Locke, I.C., Edirisinghe M., Terracciano C., Boccaccini, A.R., Knowles, J.C., Harding, S. and Roy, I. 2018. Poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate), a promising new material for cardiac tissue engineering. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 12 (1), pp. E495-E512. doi:10.1002/term.2318

Production of a novel medium chain length Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) using unprocessed biodiesel waste and its evaluation as a tissue engineering scaffold

Article

Basnett, P., Lukasiewicz, B., Marcello, E., Kaur, H., Knowles, J.C. and Roy, I. 2017. Production of a novel medium chain length Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) using unprocessed biodiesel waste and its evaluation as a tissue engineering scaffold. Microbial Biotechnology. 10 (6), pp. 1384-1399. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12782

Highly elastomeric poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate) based natural polymer composite for enhanced keratinocyte regeneration

Article

Rai, R., Roether, J.A., Knowles, J.C., Mordan, N., Salih, V., Locke, I.C., Gordge, M.P., McCormick, A., Mohn, D., Stark, W.J., Keshavarz, T., Boccaccini, A.R. and Roy, I. 2017. Highly elastomeric poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate) based natural polymer composite for enhanced keratinocyte regeneration. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials . 66 (7), pp. 326-335. doi:10.1080/00914037.2016.1217530

Overexpression of the Mtr pathway in Shewanella oneidensis for bioelectricity production

Conference poster

Fapetu, S.A., Keshavarz, T., Clements, M.O. and Kyazze, G. 2017. Overexpression of the Mtr pathway in Shewanella oneidensis for bioelectricity production. (Society for Applied Microbiology) 6th ECS Research Symposium. University of Westminster 19 Apr 2017 Society for Applied Microbiology.

The role of riboflavin in decolourisation of Congo red and bioelectricity production using Shewanella oneidensis-MR1 under MFC and non-MFC conditions

Article

Gomaa, O.M., Fapetu, S., Kyazze, G. and Keshavarz, T. 2017. The role of riboflavin in decolourisation of Congo red and bioelectricity production using Shewanella oneidensis-MR1 under MFC and non-MFC conditions. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology . 33, p. 56. doi:10.1007/s11274-017-2223-8

Enhancing electricity production from wastewater using microbial fuel cells

Conference paper

Fapetu, S., Keshavarz, T., Clements, M.O. and Kyazze, G. 2016. Enhancing electricity production from wastewater using microbial fuel cells. Postgraduate Fair 2016. NCS, University of Westminster 28 Apr 2016

Novel P(3HB) Composite Films Containing Bioactive Glass Nanoparticles for Wound Healing Applications

Article

Francis, L., Meng, D., Locke, I.C., Knowles, J.C., Mordan, N., Salih, V., Boccaccini, A.R. and Roy, I. 2016. Novel P(3HB) Composite Films Containing Bioactive Glass Nanoparticles for Wound Healing Applications. Polymer International. 65 (6), pp. 661-674. doi:10.1002/pi.5108

Enhancing electricity production in microbial fuel cells using defined co-cultures

Conference poster

Fapetu, S., Keshavarz, T., Clements, M.O. and Kyazze, G. 2015. Enhancing electricity production in microbial fuel cells using defined co-cultures. Postgraduate Fair. New Cavendish Street, London 30 Apr 2015

Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-ethyl cellulose based bio-composites with novel characteristics for infection free wound healing application

Article

Iqbal, H.M.N., Kyazze, G., Locke, I.C., Tron, T. and Keshavarz, T. 2015. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-ethyl cellulose based bio-composites with novel characteristics for infection free wound healing application. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 81, p. 552–559. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.08.040

Electrospun medicated shellac nanofibers for colon-targeted drug delivery

Article

Wang, X., Yu, D.G., Li, X.-Y., Bligh, S.W.A. and Williams, G.R. 2015. Electrospun medicated shellac nanofibers for colon-targeted drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 490 (1-2), pp. 384-390. doi:doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2015.05.077

Phenanthrene degradation and concomitant electricity generation using a bioelectrochemical process

Conference poster

Adelaja, O., Keshavarz, T. and Kyazze, G. 2012. Phenanthrene degradation and concomitant electricity generation using a bioelectrochemical process . Electrochem 2012 - Electrochemical Horizons. Dublin 02 - 04 Sep 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Harmer, Ian

Senior Lecturer


Keshavarz, Taj

Professor of Biotechnology


Percy, Linda

Senior Lecturer


Roy, Ipsita

Professor


Thompson, Stuart

Senior Lecturer