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Dr Helena Azevedo
MEng, PhD


Research Group Members

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Dr Lyu
LYU, Yaqi

Current PhD Students

NameThesis Title
ALEXIS, CardeeStudy of Liquid-liquid interfaces
BALANGTAA, JacobSelf-assembled peptide droplet interfaces for simple screening of stem cell microenvironments and micromanipulation of colonies
CARTA, DavideStudentship: 2021 SEMS QMRS HA
GAO, HaidiLong-term Tracking and Targeted Therapy of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Labeled Nanoparticles
MAJKOWSKA, AnnaFunctionalisation of a protein-peptide self-assembled composite system: towards a more complex functional biomaterial
MARCIANO, DanieleDesign of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisation
MENDOZA MARTINEZ, Ana KarenBiofabrication of self-assembling fluidic devices for modelling ovarian cancer under fluid flow
MENDOZA MEINHARDT, ArturoSelf-Assembling peptide amphiphiles as a platform for the manipulation of protein conformation
MONACO, AlessandraSynthesis of Glycopolymers and their interactions with lectins
MUNOZ CASTRO, NataliaDeveloping Bone Secondary Microenvironments for Personalised Medicine
PANG, XinqingHyaluronan Immobilized via Peptide Self-Assembled Monolayers to Study the Behaviour of Endothelial Cells and Reveal Endovascular Therapies
SILVA BLANKENAGEL, KarenHydrogel Waveguides for Clinical Applications
YUAN, YichenEngineered self-assembling peptide-hyaluronan hydrogels for in vitro biomedical applications

PhD Graduates

NameThesis Title
BEYER, Valentin Peter ValentinComplex Polymer Architectures via Controlled Polymerisation Techniques (2020)
REDONDO, CarlosGenerating Molecularly-Controlled Biomaterials Using Host-Guest Guided Peptide Self-Assembly (2020)
WU, LinkeHyaluronic acid-based peptide-functionalised engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene coupling (2020)
AKSAKAL, SuzanSynthesis and polymerization of thioester containing compounds (2019)
COLLIS, DominicHyaluronan (HA) glycopolymers and self-assembling HA-binding peptides: a synthetic toolbox for probing HA-peptide/protein interactions and creating supramolecular HA biomaterials (2019)
DIBBLE, MatthewDeveloping a novel organ-on-a-chip model to study ovarian cancer (2019)
O'MALLEY, ClareSelf-assembled monolayers to create novel surfaces utilising peptides identified by phage display for in vitro study of cancer stem cells. (2019)
RADVAR, ElhamSupramolecular hybrid peptide/polymer biomaterials as tissue-mimetic environments (2019)
SHAHANE, GaneshMolecular Simulations of Complex Lipid Bilayers and their Interactions with Antimicrobial Lipopeptides. (2019)
HARTWEG, ManuelInvestigating poly(2-oxazoline)s and poly(2-oxazine)s as engine oil additives (2018)
SHI, YejiaoMolecular Design and Self-assembly of Multifunctional and Stimuli-responsive Peptide Nanostructures (2018)
INOSTROZA BRITO, KarlaDevelopment of a novel hydrogel system based on the combination of peptide amphiphiles and elastin-like polymers for cartilage and disc tissue engineering (2017)