Prof Julien Gautrot


Research Group Members

Research Assistants

Dr Nadal
NADAL, Clémence
Dr Kanso
KANSO, Hassan

Current PhD Projects

Thesis Title
A Dynamic Model of Soft Tissue Integration to Dental Hard Tissue
Cardiomyocytes, Mechanobiology, Rigidity sensing, Micropatterning, Traction Force Measurement
CSC/Visiting student
Design of polymer brush vectors for controlled RNA delivery.
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisation
Development of a new High Throughput CRISPR platform for detection of microRNA
Development of a novel hybrid membrane-crystallisation based liquid phase synthesis of Tides
Engineered Recombinant Strategies to Organo-Hydrogel Design with Applications from Plant-Based Foods to Tissue Engineering
Engineering retinal vascularization on a chip to model pathological events in eye diseases and study the effect of modulator drugs
Extraction of lipids from algae suspensions for biofuel applications
Membrane enhanced peptide synthesis by one-pot nanostar sieving (updated 29/8/2023)
Membrane Separation in API Manufacture ? Scoping and Performance Prediction
Microdroplet-based microfluidics for direct reprogramming of human pluripotent stem cells
Nano-Microstructured Synthetic Cell Instructive Hydrogels for Organ-on-Chip Engineering
On-demand targeted RNA delivery nanotheranostics for glioblastoma treatment
Polymer brushes as a delivery tool to DNA vaccine
Self-assembled peptide droplet interfaces for simple screening of stem cell microenvironments and micromanipulation of colonies
Study of Liquid-liquid interfaces

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleYear
Biophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based Biotechnologies2024
Design of an organ-on-a-chip model of soft-hard tissue interfaces2023
Design of polymer brush vectors for RNA delivery2023
Models of Matrix Remodelling at Soft-Hard Tissue Interfaces2023
Protein nanosheet engineering, bioemulsion design and application in stem cell technologies2023
Study of ion responsive polymer brushes as smart coatings and physical gels models2023
Design of a microfluidics integrated microvascularised human skin-on-a-chip tissue model2022
Design of nanosheets and microdroplet technologies2022
Development of blood interactive co-assembling systems for regenerative medicine applications.2022
Development of Self-healing and Recyclable Elastomers2022
Novel Silicone Elastomers for extrusion based 3D printing for organ-on-a-chip applications2022
Culture of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Nanosheets Assembled at the Surface of Liquid Microcarriers2021
A Novel Role for microRNA-214 in Inflammatory Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation from Adventitia Stem/progenitor Cells and Arterial Remodelling2020
Design of Biomaterials for Soft Tissue Adhesion2020
Hyaluronic acid-based peptide-functionalised engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene coupling2020
Novel Glycopolymer Architectures for Biological Applications: A Supramolecular Approach2020
Biomaterials Design for Epicardial Placement of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cardiac Repair2019
Design and Characterisation of Soft Biomaterials and Interfaces for Bio-Adhesives and Cell Culture2019
Developing a novel organ-on-a-chip model to study ovarian cancer2019
Mircrofluidic-based Model of the Microvasculature to Study the Impact of Glycocalyx on Angiogenesis2019
Nanofabrication and Engineering of Gene Delivery Vectors2019
Cationic polymer brush coated nanoparticles for gene delivery2018
Generating modular synthetic proteins2018
Mechanoregulation of nucleus architecture and genome function in pluripotent stem cells2018
Silicone Cross-linking Chemistries: From Kinetics to Dynamics of Mechanical Properties for Biomedical Applications2018
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterials2017
Nano-scale regulation of mechano-transduction and stem cell fate decision2017
Nanoengineered electrospun fibre for drug release and cell culture2017
Nanoscale engineering of interfaces to control stem cell behaviour and mechano-transduction2017
Developing Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery2016