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Publications by Year - 2017

147 M.P. Conte, K.H.A. Lau and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-assembly Using Reversible and Irreversible Enzyme Immobilization , ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,, 2017, in press.


146 M.P. Conte, N. Singh, I.R. Sasselli, B. Escuder and R.V. Ulijn, Metastable Hydrogels from Aromatic Dipeptides, Chem Commun., 2016, 52, 13889-13892.

145 C.G. Pappas, R. Shafi, I.R. Sasselli, H. Siccardi, T. Wang, V. Narang, R. Abzalimov, N. Wijerathne and R.V. Ulijn, Dynamic Peptide Libraries for the Discovery of Supramolecular Nanomaterials, Nat. Nanotechnol., 2016, 11, 960.

144 I. Ramos Sasselli, C.G. Pappas, E. Matthews, T. Wang, N. Hunt, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, Using Experimental and Computational Energy Equilibration to Understand Hierarchical Self-assembly of Fmoc-dipeptide Amphiphiles, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 8307.

143 R.V. Ulijn and E. Riedo, Learning to 'Think Systems', Nat. Nanotechnol., 2016, 11, 824.

142 N. Singh, M. Kumar, J.F. Miravet, R.V. Ulijn and B. Escuder, Peptide-Based Molecular Hydrogels as Supramolecular Protein Mimics, Chem. Eur. J., 2016, in press.

141 E.V. Alakpa, V. Jayawarna, A. Lampel, K.V. Burgess, C.C. West, S.C.J. Bakker, S. Roy, N. Javid, S. Fleming, D.A. Lamprou, J. Yang, A. Miller, A.J. Urquhart, P.W.J.M. Frederix, N.T. Hunt, B.Péault, R.V. Ulijn and M.J. Dalby, Tunable Supramolecular Hydrogels for Selection of Lineage-Guiding Metabolites in Stem Cell Cultures, Chem, 2016, 1, 298-319.

140 J.N. Roberts, J.K. Sahoo, L.E. McNamara, K.V. Burgess, J. Yang, E.V. Alakpa, H.J. Anderson, J. Hay, L.-A. Turner, S.J. Yarwood, M. Zelzer, R.O.C. Oreffo, R.V. Ulijn and M.J. Dalby, Dynamic Surfaces for the Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Growth through Adhesion Regulation, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 6667-6679.

139 H.J. Anderson, J.K. Sahoo, R.V. Ulijn and M.J. Dalby, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate: Applying Biomaterials for Control of Stem Cell Behavior, Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 2016, 4, a38.

138 D. Kalafatovic, M. Nobis, J. Son, K.I. Anderson and R.V. Ulijn, MMP-9 Triggered Self-assembly of Doxorubicin Nanofiber Depots Halts Tumor Growth, Biomaterials, 2016, 98, 192-202.

137 J.K. Sahoo, N.M.S. Sirimuthu, A. Canning, M. Zelzer, D. Graham and R.V. Ulijn, Analysis of Enzyme-responsive Peptide Surfaces by Raman Spectroscopy, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4698-4701.

136 I. Ramos Sasselli, P.J. Halling, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, Supramolecular Fibers in Gels Can be at Thermodynamic Equilibrium: A Simple Packing Model Reveals Preferential Fibril Formation Versus Crystallization, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 2661-2668.

135 I. Pimentel Moreira, I. Ramos Sasselli, D. Cannon, M. Hughes, D.A. Lamprou, T. Tuttle and R.V. Ulijn, Enzymatically Activated Emulsions Stabilised by Interfacial Nanofibre Networks, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 2623-2631.

134 I. Ramos Sasselli, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, CHARMM Force Field Parameterization Protocol for Self-assembling Peptide Amphiphiles: The Fmoc Moiety, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 4659-4667.

133 G.G. Scott, P.J. McKnight, T. Tuttle and R.V. Ulijn, Tripeptide Emulsifiers, Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 1381-1386.


132 C. Berdugo, S.K.M. Nalluri, N. Javid, B. Escuder, J.F. Miravet and R.V. Ulijn, Dynamic Peptide Library for the Discovery of Charge Transfer Hydrogels, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 25946-25954.

131 Y.M. Abul-Haija and R.V. Ulijn, Sequence Adaptive Peptide-Polysaccharide Nanostructures by Biocatalytic Self-Assembly, Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3473-3479.

130 K.L. Duncan and R.V. Ulijn, Short Peptides in Minimalistic Biocatalyst Design, Biocatalysis, 2015, 1.

129 N.S, Singh, M.P. Conte, R.V. Ulijn, J.F. Miravet and B. Escuder, Insight into the Esterase-like Activity Demonstrated by an Imidazole Appended to a Self-Assembling Hydrogelator, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 13213-13216.

128 C.G. Pappas, I.R, Sasselli and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Pathway Selection in Transient Tripeptide Nanostructure, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 8119-8123.

127 C.G. Pappas, P.W.J.M. Frederix, T. Mutasa, S. Fleming, Y.M. Abul-Haija, S. Kelly, A. Gachagan, D. Kalafatovic, J. Trevino, R.V. Ulijn and S. Bai, Alignment of Nanostructured Tripeptide Gels by Directional Ultrasonication, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8465-8468.

126 R.V. Ulijn, Molecular Self-assembly: Best of Both Worlds, Nat. Nanotech., 2015, 10, 295-296.

125 R.A. Pires, Y.M. Abul-Haija, D.S. Costa, R. Novoa-Carballal, R.L. Reis, R.V. Ulijn and I. Pashkuleva, Controlling Cancer Cell Fate using Localized Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of an Aromatic Carbohydrate Amphiphile, J. Am Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 576-579.

124 P.W.J.M. Frederix, G.G. Scott, Y.M. Abul-Haija, D. Kalafatovic, C.G. Pappas, N. Javid, N.T. Hunt, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, Exploring the Sequence Space for (Tri-)peptide Self-Assembly to Design and Discover New Hydrogels, Nat. Chem., 2015, 7, 30-37.

123 C.G. Pappas, T. Mutasa, P.W.J.M. Frederix, S. Fleming, S. Bai, S. Debnath, S. Kelly, A. Gachagan and R.V. Ulijn, Transient Supramolecular Reconfiguration of Peptide Nanostructures using Ultrasound, Mater. Horiz., 2015, 2, 198-202.

122 D. Kalafatovic, M. Nobis, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix, K.I. Anderson, B.R. Saunders and R.V. Ulijn, MMP-9 Triggered Micelle-to-Fibre Transitions for Slow Release of Doxorubicin, Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 246-249.


121 Y. Maeda, N. Javid, K. Duncan, L.S. Birchall, K.F. Gibson, D. Cannon, Y. Kanetsuki, C. Knapp, T. Tuttle, R.V. Ulijn and H. Matsui, Discovery of Catalytic Phages by Biocatalytic Self-assembly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 15893-15896.

120 P.W.J.M. Frederix, K. Adamczyk, J.A. Wright, T. Tuttle, R.V. Ulijn, C.J. Pickett and N.T. Hunt, Investigation of the Ultrafast Dynamics Occurring during Unsensitized Photocatalytic H2 Evolution by an [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Subsite Analogue, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 5888-5896.

119 S.K.M. Nalluri, N. Shivarova, A.L. Kanibolotsky, M. Zelzer, S. Gupta, P.W.J.M. Frederix, P.J. Skabara, H. Gleskova and R.V. Ulijn, Conducting Nanofibers and Organogels Derived from the Self-Assembly of Tetrathiafulvalene-Appended Dipeptides, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 12429-12437.

118 S. Fleming and R.V. Ulijn, Design of Nanostructures Based on Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 8150-8177.

117 J.S. Leckie, A. Hope, M. Hughes, S. Debnath, S. Fleming, A.W. Wark, R.V. Ulijn and M.D. Haw, Nanopropulsion by Biocatalytic Self-Assembly, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 9580-9589.

116 C.G. Pappas and Y.M. Abul-Haija, A. Flack, P.W.J.M. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn, Tuneable Fmoc-Phe-(4-X)-Phe-NH2 Nanostructures by Variable Electronic Substitution, Chem Commun, 2014, 50, 10630-10633.

115 S. Bai, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, S. Fleming. C.G. Pappas and R.V. Ulijn, Differential Self-Assembly and Tunable Emission of Aromatic Peptide Bola-Amphiphiles Containing Perylene Bisimide in Polar Solvents Including Water, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 7576-7584.

114 S. Bai, C.G. Pappas, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J. Leckie, S. Fleming and R.V. Ulijn, Stable Emulsions Formed by Self-Assembly of Interfacial Networks of Dipeptide Derivatives, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 7005-7013.

113 S.K.M. Nalluri, C. Berdugo, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5882-5887.

112 Y.M. Abul-Haija and R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Responsive Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications; in Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014.

111 J.K. Sahoo, S.K.M. Nalluri, N. Javid, H. Webb and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Amide Condensation and Gelation Controlled by Light, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5462-5464.

110 Y.M. Abul-Haija, S. Roy, P.W.J.M. Frederix, N. Javid, V. Jayawarna and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytically Triggered Co-Assembly of Two-Component Core/Shell Nanofibers, Small, 2014, 10, 973-979.

109 S. Bai, S. Debnath, K. Gibson, B. Schlicht, L. Bayne, M. Zagnoni, R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Peptide Microparticles using Droplet Microfluidics, Small, 2014, 10, 285-293.

108 S. Fleming, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, N.T. Hunt and R.V. Ulijn, Insights Into the Co-assembly of Hydrogelators and Surfactants Based on Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles, Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15, 1171-1184.


107 N. Javid, S. Roy, M. Zelzer, Z. Yang, J. Sefcik and R.V. Ulijn, Cooperative Self-Assembly of Peptide Gelators and Proteins, Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 4368-4376.

106 S. Debnath and R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Responsive Molecular Gels; in Functional Molecular Gels published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013.

105 S. Debnath, S. Roy and R.V. Ulijn, Peptide Nanofibers with Dynamic Instability through Non-Equilibrium Biocatalytic Assembly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 16789-16792.

104 G. Scott, S. Roy, Y.M. Abul-Haija, S. Fleming, S. Bai and R.V. Ulijn, Pickering Stabilized Peptide Gel Particles as Tunable Microenvironments for Biocatalysis, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 14321-14327.

103 J. McCann, S. Thaiboonrod, R.V. Ulijn and B.R. Saunders, Effects of Crosslinker on the Morphology and Properties of Microgels Containing N-Vinylformamide, Glycidylmethacrylate and Vinylamine, J. Coll. Int. Sci., 2013, 415, 151-158.

102 C. Tang, R.V. Ulijn and A. Saiani, Self-Assembly and Gelation Properties of Glycine/Leucine Fmoc-Dipeptides, Eur. Phys. J. E, 2013, 36, 111.

101 S. Fleming, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, T. Tuttle and R.V. Ulijn, Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles: Significance of the Fmoc Moiety, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10587-10589.

100 L. Bayne, R.V. Ulijn and P.J. Halling, Effect of Pore Size on the Performance of Immobilised Enzymes, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 9000-9010.

99 P.-F. Caponi and R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Responsive Drug-Delivery Systems; in Smart Materials for Drug Delivery published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013.

098 K. Thornton, Y.M. Abul-Haija, N. Hodson and R.V. Ulijn, Mechanistic Insights into Phosphatase Triggered Self-Assembly Including Enhancement of Biocatalytic Conversion Rate, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 9430-9439.

097 M. Hughes, S. Debnath, C.W. Knapp and R.V. Ulijn, Antimicrobial Properties of Enzymatically Triggered Self-Assembling Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles, Biomaterials Science, 2013, 1, 1138-1142.

096 S.K.M. Nalluri, R.V. Ulijn, Discovery of Energy Transfer Nanostructures Using Gelation-Driven Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries, Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 3699-3705.

095 S. Fleming, P.W.J.M. Frederix, I. Ramos-Sasselli, N. Hunt, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, Assessing the Utility of Infrared Spectroscopy as a Structural Diagnostic Tool for β-sheets in Self-Assembling Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles Langmuir, 2013, 29, 9510-9515.

094 S. Thaibonrod, C. Berkland, A.H. Milani, R.V. Ulijn and B.R. Saunders, Poly(vinylamine) Microgels: pH-responsive Particles with High Primary Amine Contents Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 3920-3930. See front cover - right.

093 I.-H. Lin, L.S. Birchall, N. Hodson, R.V. Ulijn and S.J. Webb, Interfacing biodegradable molecular hydrogels with liquid crystals Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 1188-1193.

092 M. Zelzer, S.J. Todd, A.R. Hirst, T.O. McDonald and R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme Responsive Materials: Design Strategies and Future Developments, Biomaterials Science, 2013, 1, 11-39.


091 S. Roy, N. Javid, J. Sefcik, P.J. Halling and R.V. Ulijn, Salt-Induced Control of Supramolecular Order in Biocatalytic Hydrogelation Langmuir, 2012, 28, 16664-16670.

090 M. Hughes, L.S. Birchall, K. Zuberi, L.A. Aitkin, S. Debnath, N. Javid and R.V. Ulijn, Differential Supramolecular Organisation of Fmoc-dipeptides with Hydrophilic Terminal Amino Acid Residues by Biocatalytic Self-assembly, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11565-11574.

089 S. Roy, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix, D.A. Lamprou, A.J. Urquhart, N.T. Hunt, P.J. Halling and R.V. Ulijn, Dramatic Specific-Ion Effect in Supramolecular Hydrogels, Chemistry A European Journal, 2012, 18, 11723-11731.

088 P.-F. Caponi and R.V. Ulijn, A Systematic Study on the Self-Assembly Behaviour of Multi Component Fmoc-amino acid-poly(oxazoline) Systems, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2012, 4, 1399-1346.

087 M. Zelzer, L.E. McNamara, D.J. Scurr, M. Alexander, M.J. Dalby and R.V. Ulijn, Phosphatase Responsive Peptide Surfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 12229-12237.

086 P.W.J.M. Frederix, R. Kania, J.A. Wright, D.A. Lamprou, R.V. Ulijn, C.J. Pickett and N.T. Hunt, Encapsulating [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Model Compounds in Peptide Hydrogels Dramatically Modifies Stability and Photochemistry, Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 12993-13220.

085 Y. Liu, J.L. Terrell, C.-Y. Tsao, H.-C. Wu, V. Javvaji, E. Kim, Y. Cheng, Y. Wang, R.V. Ulijn, S. R. Raghavan, G.W. Rubloff, W.E. Bentley and G.F. Payne, Biofabricating Multifunctional Soft Matter with Enzymes and Stimuli-Responsive Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 3004-3012.

084 P.-F. Caponi, F.M. Winnik and R.V. Ulijn, Charge Complementary Enzymatic Reconfigurable Polymeric Nanostructures, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5127-5130.

083 M. Hughes, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J. Raeburn. L.S. Birchall, J. Sadownik, F.C. Coomer, I-H. Lin, E.J. Cussen, N.T. Hunt, T. Tuttle, S.J. Webb, D.J. Adams and R.V. Ulijn, Sequence/structure Relationships in Aromatic Dipeptide Hydrogels Formed Under Thermodynamic Control by Enzyme-assisted Self-assembly, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5595-5602.

082 R. Kania, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J.A. Wright, R.V. Ulijn, C.J. Pickett and N.T. Hunt, Solution-phase Photochemistry of a [FeFe]Hydrogenase Model Compound: Evidence of Photoinduced Isomerisation, J. Chem. Phys., 2012, 136, 044521.

081 S. Thaiboonrod, F. Cellesi, R.V. Ulijn and B.R. Saunders, One-step Preparation of Uniform Cane-ball Shaped Water-swellable Microgels Containing Poly(N-Vinyl Formamide), Langmuir, 2012, 28, 5227-5236. (Front Cover - right).

080 M. Zlezer, D.J. Scurr, M.R. Alexander and R.V. Ulijn, Development and Validation of a Fluorescence Method to Follow the Build-up of Short Peptide Sequences on Solid 2D Surfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4, 53-58.


079 C. Tang, R.V. Ulijn and A. Saiani, Effect of Glycine Substitution on Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self-Assembly and Gelation Properties, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14438-14449.

078 M. Hughes, H. Xu, P.W.J.M. Frederix, A.M. Smith, N.T. Hunt, T. Tuttle, I.A. Kinloch and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-assembly of 2D Peptide-based Nanostructures, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 10032-10038.

077 P.W.J.M. Frederix, R.V. Ulijn, N.T. Hunt, and T. Tuttle, Virtual Screening for Dipeptide Aggregation: Toward Predictive Tools for Peptide Self-Assembly, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2011, 2, 2380-2384.

076 Y. Liu, Y. Cheng, H.-C. Wu, E. Kim, R.V. Ulijn, G.W. Rubloff, W.E. Bentley and G.F. Payne, Electroaddressing Agarose Using Fmoc-Phenylalanine as a Temporary Scaffold, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 7380-7834.

075 N. Javid, K. Vogtt, S. Roy, A.R. Hirst, A. Hoell, I.W. Hamley, R.V. Ulijn and J. Sefcik, Supramolecular Structures of Enzyme Clusters, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2011, 2, 1395-1399.

074 L.S. Birchall, S. Roy, V. Jayawarna, M. Hughes, E. Irvine, G.T. Okorogheye, N. Saudi, E. De Santis, T. Tuttle, A.A. Edwards and R.V. Ulijn, Exploiting CH-Π Interactions in Supramolecular Hydrogels of Aromatic Carbohydrate Amphiphiles, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1349-1355. (Front Cover - right).

073 Y. Liu, E. Kim, R.V. Ulijn W.E. Bentley and G.F Payne, Reversible Electroaddressing of Self-assembling Amino-Acid Conjugates, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2011, 21, 1575-1580.

072 W. Helen, P. de Leonardis, R.V. Ulijn J. Gough and N. Tirelli, Mechanosensitive Peptide Gelation: Mode of Agitation Controls Mechanical properties and Nano-scale Morphology, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 1732-1740.

071 R.F. Ambury, C.L.R. Merry and R.V. Ulijn, Sugar-functionalised PEGA Surfaces Support Metabolically Active Hepatocytes, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2901-2908.

070 P.-F. Caponi, X.-P. Qiu, F. Vilela, F.M. Winnik and R.V. Ulijn, Phosphatase/Temperature Responsive Poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline), Polymer Chemistry, 2011, 2, 306-308.

069 J.W. Sadownik, J. Leckie and R.V. Ulijn, Micelle to Fibre Biocatalytic Supramolecular Transformation of an Aromatic Peptide Amphiphile, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 728-730.


068 S. Roy and R.V. Ulijn, Exploiting Biocatalysis in the Synthesis of Supramolecular Polymers, Enzymatic Polymerisations, Advances in Polymer Science, 2010, 237, 127-143.

067 A.R Hirst, S. Roy, M. Arora, A.K. Das, N. Hodson, P. Murray, N. Javid, J. Sefcik, J. Boekhoven, J.H. van Esch, S. Santabarbara, N.T. Hunt and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Induction of Supramolecular Order, Nature Chemistry, 2010, 2, 1089-1094.

066 M. Zelzer and R.V. Ulijn, Next-generation Peptide Nanomaterials: Molecular Networks, Interfaces and Supramolecular Functionality, Chemical Society Reviews, 2010, 39, 3351-3357.

065 R.V. Ulijn and D.N. Woolfson, Peptide and Protein Based Matarials in 2010: From Design and Structure to Function and Application, Chemical Society Reviews, 2010, 39, 3349-3350.

064 D.M. Kalaskar, R.V. Ulijn, J.E. Gough, M.R. Alexander, D.J. Scurr, W.W. Sampson and S.J. Eichhorn, Characterisation of Amino Acid Modified Cellulose Surfaces using ToF-SIMS and XPS, Cellulose, 2010, 17, 747-756.

063 A.G. Patrick and R.V. Ulijn, Hydrogels for the Detection and Management of Protease Levels, Macromolecular Bioscience, 2010, 10, 1184-1193.

062 J.W. Sadownik and R.V. Ulijn, Dynamic covalent chemistry in aid of peptide self-assembly, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2010, 21, 401-411.

061 R.V. Ulijn and P.-F. Caponi, Bioinspired chemistry: Rewiring nanostructures, Nature Chemistry, 2010, 1, 521-523.

060 J.-B. Guilbaud, E. Vey, S. Boothroyd, A.M. Smith, R.V. Ulijn, A. Saiani and A.F. Miller, Enzymatic catalysed synthesis and triggered gelation of ionic peptides, Langmuir, 2010, 26, 11297-11303.

059 H. Xu, A.K. Das, M. Horie, M.S. Shaik, A.M. Smith, Y. Luo, X. Lu, R. Collins, S.Y. Liem, S. Song, P.L.A. Popelier, M.L. Turner, P. Xiao, I.A. Kinloch, R.V. Ulijn, An investigation of the conductivity of peptide nanotube networks prepares by enzyme-triggered self-assembly, Nanoscale,2010, 2, 960-966.

058 J.W. Sadownik, R.V. Ulijn, Locking an oxidation-sensitive dynamic peptide system in the gel state, Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 3481-3483.

057 R.J. Williams, R.J. Mart, R.V. Ulijn, Exploiting biocatalysis in peptide self-assembly, Biopolymers, 2010, 94, 107-117.


056 A.M. Smith, R.J. Collins, R.V. Ulijn, E. Blanch, Raman Optical Activity of an achiral element in a chiral environment, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2009, 40, 1093-1095.

055 Y. Li, B.G. Cousins, R.V. Ulijn, I.A. Kinloch, A study of the dynamic interaction of surfactants with graphite and carbon nanotubes using Fmoc-amino acids as a model system, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 11760-11767.

054 K. Thornton, A.M. Smith, C.L.R. Merry, R.V. Ulijn, Controlling stiffness in nanostructured hydrogels produced by enzymatic dephosphorylation, Biochemical Society Transactions, 2009, 37, 660-664.

053 C. Tang, A.M. Smith, R.F. Collins, R.V. Ulijn, A. Saiani, Fmoc-Diphenylalanine self-assembly mechanism induces apparent pKa shifts, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 9447-9453.

052 T.O. McDonald, A. Patrick, R. Williams, B.G. Cousins, R.V. Ulijn; Carpi & Smela, Eds., Biomedical Applications of Electractive Polymer Actuators, 2008, Wiley.

051 A.K. Das, A. Hirst, R.V. Ulijn, Evolving nanomaterials using enzyme-driven dynamic peptide libraries (eDPL), Faraday Discussions, 2009, 143, 293-303.

050 S.J. Todd, D.J. Scurr, J.E. Gough, M.R. Alexander, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-activated RGD ligands on functionalized PEG monolayers: surface analysis and cellular response, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 7533-7539.

047 V. Jayawarna, S.M. Richardson, A. Hirst, N.W. Hodson, A. Saiani, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn, Introducing Chemical Functionality in Fmoc-Peptide Gels for Cell Culture, Acta Biomaterialia, 2009, 5, 934-943.

046 M. Zhou, A.M. Smith, A.K. Das, N.W. Hodson, R.F. Collins, R.V. Ulijn, J.E. Gough, Self-assembled peptide-based hydrogels as scaffolds for anchorage dependent cells, Biomaterials, 2009, 30, 2523-2530.

045 T.O. McDonald, H. Qu, B.R. Saunders, R.V. Ulijn, Branched Peptide Actuators for Enzyme Responsive Hydrogel Particles, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 1728-1734.

044 B.G. Cousins, A.K. Das, R. Sharma, Y. Li, J.P. McNamara, I.H. Hillier, I.A. Kinloch, R.V. Ulijn, Enzymatically Activated Peptide-based Surfactants for Dispersing Carbon Nanotubes, Small, 2009, 5, 587-590.

043 R.J. Williams, A.M. Smith, R. Collins, N. Hodson, A.K. Das, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme Assisted Self-Assembly under Thermodynamic Control, Nature Nanotechnology, 2009, 4, 19-24.


042 D.M Kalaskar, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn, W.W. Sampson, D.J. Scurr , F.J. Rutten, M.R. Alexander, C.L.R. Merry, S.J. Eichhorn, Controlling cell morphology on amino acid modified cellulose, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 1059-1065.

041 L.S. Birchall, R.V. Ulijn, S.J. Webb, A Combined SPS-LCD Sensor for Screening Protease Activity, Chem. Commun., 2008, 2861-2863.

040 A.M. Smith, R.J. Williams, C. Tang, P. Coppo, R.F. Collins, M.L. Turner, A. Saiani, R.V. Ulijn, Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self Assembles to a Hydrogel via a Novel Architecture Based on Pi-Pi Interlocked Beta-Sheets, Adv. Mater., 2008, 20, 37-41.

039 A.K. Das, R. Collins, R.V. Ulijn, Exploiting Enzymatic (Reversed) Hydrolysis in Directed Self-Assembly of Peptide Nanostructures, Small, 2008, 4, 279-287.

038 P.D. Thornton, R.J. Mart, S. Webb, R.V.Ulijn, Enzyme-Responsive Hydrogel Particles for the Controlled Release of Proteins: Designing Peptide Actuators to Match Payload, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 821-827.

037 A.M. Smith, R.V. Ulijn, Designing Peptide Based Nanomaterials, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 664-675.


036 A. Bahi, J.T. Jones, C.M. Carr, R.V. Ulijn, and J. Shao, Surface Characterization of Chemically Modified Wool, Textile Res. J. 2007, 77, 937-945.

035 R.E. Rawsterne, S.J. Todd, J.E. Gough, D. Farrer, F. Rutten, M.R. Alexander, R.V. Ulijn, Cell Spreading Correlates with Log P of Surface Tethered Amino Acids, Acta Biomater., 2007, 3, 715-721.

035 A. Laromaine, L. Koh, M. Murugesan, R.V. Ulijn, M.M. Stevens, Enzyme-Triggered Dispersion of Nanoparticle Assemblies, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4156-4157.

034 P.D. Thornton, R.J. Mart, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Responsive Polymer Hydrogel Particles for Controlled Release,  Adv. Mater., 2007, 19, 1352-1256.

033 S.J. Todd, D. Farrar, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Triggered Cell Attachment to Hydrogel Surfaces., Soft Matter, 2007, 3, 547-550.

032 V. Jayawarna, A.M. Smith, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn, Three-dimensional cell culture of chondrocytes on modified di-phenylalanine scaffolds. Biochemical Society Transactions, 2007, 35, 535-537.

031 R.V. Ulijn, N. Bibi, V. Jayawarna, P.D. Thornton, S.J. Todd, R.J. Mart, A.M. Smith, J.E. Gough, Bioresponsive hydrogels, Materials Today, April 2007, 10, 40-48.


030 P.D. Thornton, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme-Triggered Collapse of PEG-based particles, Materials Research Society Proceedings, 2006, 945E, 0947-A02-06 (Electronic Only).

029 R.J. Mart, R.D. Osborne, M.M. Stevens, R.V. Ulijn, Peptide-Based Stimuli-Responsive Biomaterials. Soft Matter, 2, 822-835 (Inside Cover - right).

028 R.E. Rawsterne, J.E. Gough, F.J.M. Rutten, N.T. Pham, W.C.K. Poon, S.L. Flitsch, B. Maltman, M.R. Alexander, R.V. Ulijn Controlling Protein Retention on Enzyme Responsive Surfaces, Surf. Interf. Anal., 2006, 38, 1505-1511.

027 R.V. Ulijn. Enzyme responsive materials: a new class of smart biomaterials. J. Mat. Chem., 2006, 16, 2217-2225 (Front cover - right).

026 S. Toledano, R.J. Williams, V. Jayawarna, R.V. Ulijn. Enzyme triggered self-assembly of peptide hydrogels via reversed hydrolysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 1070-1071.

025 M. Zourob, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn. A micro-patterned hydrogel platform for chemical synthesis and biological analysis. Adv. Mater.,2006, 18, 655-659 (Front cover - right).

024 V. Jayawarna, M. Ali, T.A. Jowitt, A.F. Miller, A. Saiani, J.E. Gough, R.V. Ulijn, Nano-structured hydrogels for 3D cell culture through self-assembly of Fmoc-dipeptides. Adv. Mater., 2006, 18, 611-614.


023 P. Thornton, G. McConnell, R.V. Ulijn, Enzyme responsive polymer hydrogel beads, Chem. Commun., 2005, 47, 5913-5915.

022 P.J.Halling, R.V. Ulijn, S.L. Flitsch, Understanding enzyme action on immobilised substrates, Curr. Opin. Biotechnol., 2005, 16, 1-8.


021 R.V. Ulijn, P.J. Halling, Solid-to-Solid Synthesis: thermodynamic feasibility and energy efficiency, Green Chemistry 2004,6,488-496.

020 R.H.P. Doeze, B.A. Maltman, C.L. Egan, R.V. Ulijn, S.L. Flitsch. Profiling Primary Protease Specificity via Peptide Synthesis on Solid Support, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 3138-3141.

019 A. Basso, R.V. Ulijn, S.L. Flitsch, G. Margetts, I. Brazendale, C. Ebert, L. De Martin, P. Linda, S. Verdelli, L. Gardossi. Introduction of permanently charged groups into PEGA resins leads to improved biotransformations on solid support 2004, Tetrahedron, 60(3), 589-594.


018 C.E. Humphrey, N.J. Turner, M.A.M. Easson, S.L. Flitsch, R.V. Ulijn. Lipase catalysed kinetic resolution on solid-phase via a "capture and release" strategy: an unexpected reversal of selectivity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 13952-13953.

017 A.Basso, L. De Martin, C. Ebert, P. Linda, L. Gardossi, R.V. Ulijn, S.L. Flitsch, Organically modified xerogels as supports for solid-phase chemistry. 2003, Tet. Lett. 44, 6083-6085.

016 A.Y. Bosma, R.V. Ulijn, G. McConnell, J. Girkin, P.J. Halling, S.L.Flitsch 2003 Using two photon microscopy to quantify enzymatic reaction rates on polymer beads. Chem. Commun. 2003, 2790-2791.

015 A.Basso, L.Gardossi, R.V. Ulijn, S.L.Flitsch, G.Margetts, I. Brazendale, Improved biotransformations on charged PEGA supports. Chem. Commun. 2003, 1296-1297.

014 R.V. Ulijn, N. Bisek, S.L. Flitsch, P.J.Halling. Understanding protease catalysed peptide synthesis on solid support. Org. Biomolec. Chem. 2003, 1, 1277-1281.

013 R.V. Ulijn, I. Brazendale, G. Margetts, S.L. Flitsch, G. McConnell, J. Girkin, P.J. Halling, Two photon Microscopy to Spatially Resolve and Quantify Fluorophores in Single-Bead Chemistry. J. Combi. Chem. 2003, 5, 215-217.

012 R.V.Ulijn, N. Bisek, S.L. Flitsch. Enzymatic optical resolution via acylation-hydrolysis on a solid support. Org. Biomolec. Chem. 2003, 1, 621-622.

011 S.L. Flitsch, R.V. Ulijn, Sugars tied to the spot. Nature 2003, 421, 219-220.

010 R.V. Ulijn, L. De Martin, L. Gardossi, P.J. Halling, Biocatalysis with mainly undissolved solid substrates. Curr. Org. Chem., 2003, 7, 1333-1346.

009 L. Marchal, R.V. Ulijn, C.D. De Gooijer, G.T. Franke, J. Tramper. Monte Carlo simulation of the a-amylolysis of amylopectin potato starch. 2. a-amylolysis of amylopectin. Bioproc. Biosys. Eng., 2003, 26(2), 123-132.


008 R.V. Ulijn, A.E.M. Janssen, B.D. Moore, P.J. Halling, S.M. Kelly, N.C.Price, Reversible acetonitrile-induced inactivation/activation of thermolysin. ChemBioChem, 2002, 3(11), 1112-1116.

007 R.V. Ulijn, B. Baragana, P.J. Halling, S.L. Flitsch Protease catalyzed peptide synthesis on solid support. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 10988-10989.

006 R.V. Ulijn, B.D. Moore, A.E.M. Janssen, P.J. Halling A single aqueous equilibrium constant for peptide synthesis/hydrolysis. J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. II, 2002, 5, 1024-1028.

005 R.V. Ulijn, L. De Martin, L. Gardossi, A.E.M. Janssen, B.D. Moore, P.J. Halling Solvent selection for solid to solid biocatalysis. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2002, 80, 509-515.

004 R.V. Ulijn, L. De Martin, A.E.M. Janssen, B.D. Moore, P.J. Halling Enzymatic synthesis of beta lactam antibiotics via direct condensation. J. Biotechnol. 2002, 99, 215-222.


003 R.V. Ulijn, A.E.M. Janssen, B.D. Moore, P.J. Halling Predicting when precipitation driven synthesis is feasible: application to biocatalysis. Chem. Eur. J., 2001, 7, 2089-2098.


002 R.V. Ulijn, M. Erbeldinger, P.J. Halling Comparison of methods for thermolysin catalysed peptide synthesis including a novel more active catalyst. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 2000, 69, 633-638.

001 G. Bell, P.J. Halling, L. May, B.D. Moore, D. Robb, R.V. Ulijn, R.H. Valivety E.N. Vulfson, P.J. Halling and H.L. Holland, Eds. Methods in Biotechnology: Enzymes in non-aqueous solvents, 2000, Humana Press.

Patent Applications

Stevens, Molly M.; Ulijn, Rein; Laromaine, Sague Anna; Koh, Liling. Particles. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 36pp.

Ulijn, Rein Vincent; Jayawarna, Vineetha; Smith, Andrew; Gough, Julie Elizabeth. Hydrogel compositions for cell culture. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2007), 24pp.

Ulijn, Rein Vincent; Toledano, Sophie. Method of preparing a hydrogel. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 62pp.

Ulijn, Rein Vincent; Thornton, Paul David; Mart, Robert John. Protease-responsive PEGA-based hydrogel particle for pharmaceutical and affinity chromatography use. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 84pp.

Flitsch, Sabine; Ulijn, Rein; Doeze, Ronnie Henricus Petrus. Profiling primary protease specificity by peptide synthesis on a solid support. PCT Int. Appl. (2005), 26pp.