Themed collection Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners

17 items
Minireview

Engineering DNA scaffolds for delivery of anticancer therapeutics

DNA scaffolds with programmability in size, shape and surface chemistry have been engineered for the delivery of various anticancer therapeutics.

Graphical abstract: Engineering DNA scaffolds for delivery of anticancer therapeutics
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Open Access Minireview

Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease

Hydrogels offer controllable and well-defined in vitro platforms to study the role of the fibroblast in wound healing and fibrosis.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Recent progress in the development of near-infrared organic photothermal and photodynamic nanotherapeutics

Phototherapies including photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have gained considerable attention due to their high tumor ablation efficiency, excellent spatial resolution and minimal side effects on normal tissue.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the development of near-infrared organic photothermal and photodynamic nanotherapeutics
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Communication

Hierarchically structured hydrogels utilizing multifunctional assembling peptides for 3D cell culture

Synthetic multifunctional assembling peptides were designed to mimic the structure of collagen and allow independent control of hydrogel mechanical and biochemical properties through covalent crosslinking, enabling long-term in vitro 3D cell culture.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchically structured hydrogels utilizing multifunctional assembling peptides for 3D cell culture
Communication

MMP9-sensitive polymers mediate environmentally-responsive bivalirudin release and thrombin inhibition

Enzymatically-responsive bivalirudin polymers loaded in thermoresponsive hydrogels mediate localized therapeutic peptide delivery in spinal cord injuries. These materials respond to upregulated remodelling enzymes to release therapeutic peptide into injured tissue.

Graphical abstract: MMP9-sensitive polymers mediate environmentally-responsive bivalirudin release and thrombin inhibition
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Ciprofloxacin-loaded bioadhesive hydrogels for ocular applications

Micelles loaded in a photocrosslinkable gelatin based hydrogel as a non-invasive suture-free approach for corneal tissue regeneration after injury with infection.

Graphical abstract: Ciprofloxacin-loaded bioadhesive hydrogels for ocular applications
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Biomimetic proteoglycan nanoparticles for growth factor immobilization and delivery

Growth factor delivery is often challenging due to their short half-life, low stability, and rapid deactivation. Here, we engineered novel biomimetic proteoglycan nanocarriers for the immobilization and controlled release of growth factors.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic proteoglycan nanoparticles for growth factor immobilization and delivery
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Interpenetrating network gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) and pectin-g-PCL hydrogels with tunable properties for tissue engineering

The design of new hydrogel-based biomaterials with tunable physical and biological properties is essential for the advancement of applications related to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Graphical abstract: Interpenetrating network gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) and pectin-g-PCL hydrogels with tunable properties for tissue engineering
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Designing well-defined photopolymerized synthetic matrices for three-dimensional culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells

In this work, we establish an approach for the three-dimensional (3D) culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) within well-defined synthetic matrices using light-based chemistries of relevance for the study of both disease and regeneration.

Graphical abstract: Designing well-defined photopolymerized synthetic matrices for three-dimensional culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

In vitro and in vivo analysis of visible light crosslinkable gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) hydrogels

Engineering visible light crosslinked GelMA hydrogels with tunable physical properties.

Graphical abstract: In vitro and in vivo analysis of visible light crosslinkable gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) hydrogels
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Iodine-131-labeled, transferrin-capped polypyrrole nanoparticles for tumor-targeted synergistic photothermal-radioisotope therapy

Tumor-targeting nanoparticles based on transferrin-capped polypyrrole are fabricated by a one-step approach for combination cancer therapy with a remarkable synergistic therapeutic effect.

Graphical abstract: Iodine-131-labeled, transferrin-capped polypyrrole nanoparticles for tumor-targeted synergistic photothermal-radioisotope therapy
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Effects of the poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel crosslinking mechanism on protein release

Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel crosslinking mechanism has a differential effect on controlling protein release.

Graphical abstract: Effects of the poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel crosslinking mechanism on protein release
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Reducible, dibromomaleimide-linked polymers for gene delivery

Reducible, dibromomaleimide-linked polycations exhibit reduced cytotoxicity compared to their non-degradable analogs and can be site-specifically functionalized.

Graphical abstract: Reducible, dibromomaleimide-linked polymers for gene delivery
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Open Access Paper

Design of thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels using facile techniques for cell culture applications

Thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels with tunable biomechanical and biochemical properties for biological applications, including controlled cell culture, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Design of thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels using facile techniques for cell culture applications
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Controllably degradable β-sheet nanofibers and gels from self-assembling depsipeptides

Inserting an ester bond into self-assembling peptides generated controllably degradable nanofibers and hydrogels for 3D cell culture.

Graphical abstract: Controllably degradable β-sheet nanofibers and gels from self-assembling depsipeptides
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Comparative study of guanidine-based and lysine-based brush copolymers for plasmid delivery

Guanidinylated HPMA-co-oligolysine copolymers exhibit higher transfection efficiency to cultured cells than analogous lysine-based polymers for nucleic acid delivery.

Graphical abstract: Comparative study of guanidine-based and lysine-based brush copolymers for plasmid delivery
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
Paper

Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons

Presented is an engineered PEG hydrogel capable of supporting the viability and subsequent axon extension of encapsulated mouse embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons in 3D.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons
From the themed collection: Biomaterials Science Lectureship Winners
17 items

About this collection

This collection highlights winners of the Biomaterials Science Lectureship. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.
The 2021 Biomaterials Science Lectureship was awarded to Nasim Annabi (UCLA).
Nasim Annabi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney (Australia). From 2011-2014, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Before joining UCLA in 2018, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. Dr. Annabi’s group has expertise in the design and engineering of advanced biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine. In addition, her research team has devised innovative strategies for the development of advanced bioadhesives and surgical sealants with high clinical translation for surgical applications.
This collection features articles published in Biomaterials Science from Nasim Annabi as well as the seven previous lectureship winners:
2020 – Kanyi Pu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 - April Kloxin, University of Delaware, USA
2018 - Zhen Gu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & North Carolina State University, USA
2017 - Zhuang Liu, Foochow University, China
2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA
2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA
2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Spotlight

Advertisements