New Discovery from the Gibson’s group on Anionic Polymers to prevent phage infection in bacterial cultures

The NanoCarb ESR Ashfaq Ahmad (University of Warwick, Gibson group) has co-authored a new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).  Biological and biomedical research involving growing bacteria can often become contaminated with bacteriophages, which causes significant down-time in research and industrial processes. This new research has found that a polymer can prevent these phage infections.  … Read more

NanoCarb at the Nanomed Europe conference

On 19-22 June 2023, NanoCarb was represented at the Nanomed Europe conference which took place in Liverpool, UK. The NanoCarb coordinator Marco Monopoli (RCSI) gave an overview of the scientific achievements of the NanoCarb project. Our ESR Alessia Pancaro (VITO) presented her work on lectin detection assays in a poster. The Nanomed Europe conference was … Read more

New collaborative work addressing GNPs’ toxicity after long-term exposure to the material

NanoCarb ESRs Jennifer (Mario Negri Institute), Tanja (CIC biomaGUNE), Eva and Marko (RCSI) co-authored a new paper on Nanoscale titled “Long-term retention of gold nanoparticles in the liver is not affected by their physicochemical characteristics“, available open access. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) show promise for healthcare applications, but their long-term toxicity remains uncertain. This collaborative effort … Read more

New publication from the Heise and Gibson groups on the potential of polyproline

The NanoCarb ESRs Nicola Judge (RCSI, Heise group), Panagiotis Georgiou and Ashfaq Ahmad (University of Warwick, Gibson group) co-authored a new paper in Biomolecules showing that polyproline is a potent ice growth inhibitor at higher molecular weights and that it can bind and shape ice crystals. The paper can be found in Open Access on … Read more

New paper on the microfluidics production of glycan-functionalized gold nanoparticles

Milan-based ESRs Patricia Perez Schmidt (CNR-SCITEC) and Ruth Mateu Ferrando (University of Milan) co-authored a paper in Angewandte Chemistry proposing a robust, fast and green synthetic route to produce ultrasmall glyco gold nanoparticles by an innovative photo-induced microfluidic approach. The publication is available Open Access on the journal’s website.

New NanoCarb publication highlights the role of glycans in the biocorona of glycosylated nanoparticles

Our ESRs Ashfaq Ahmad and Panagiotis G. Georgiou, from the Gibson group at the University of Warwick have co-authored a paper published in RSC Nanoscale, on the biomolecular corona of glycosylated gold nanoparticles, in collaboration with ESR Alessia Pancaro from VITO. Upon exposure to biological fluids, the fouling of nanomaterial surfaces results in the non-specific capture of … Read more

New publication reviews the potential of using glycans on nanoparticles in lateral flow diagnostics

In a collaborative effort with the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and the company Iceni Glycosciences Ltd., the Gibson group from the University of Warwick, including our ESR Panagiotis G. Georgiou, just published their latest work in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Chemical Society Reviews. Titled “Glycosylated gold nanoparticles in point of care diagnostics: from … Read more

Three new publications from NanoCarb ESRs

NanoCarb early-stage researchers (ESRs) continue to disseminate their work through publications in peer-reviewed chemistry journals. In the journal Polymer Chemistry, Nicola Judge (ESR 2) from the Heise group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland studied the influence of the block copolypeptide surfactant structure on the size of polypeptide nanoparticles obtained by mini emulsion … Read more

New publication from Gizem on novel surface plasmon resonance assay for new human mannose binding lectin inhibitors

Gizem Erol (ESR 13) from the Gobbi Group at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, in Italy has co-authored a new publication titled “New nanostructures inhibiting human mannose binding lectin identified by a novel surface plasmon resonance assay” and published in Elsevier’s Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. This paper results from an international collaboration involving three … Read more

New publication from the Gibson group

Our ESRs Panagiotis G. Georgiou (ESR 3), and Ashfaq Ahmad (ESR 8) from the Gibson group at the University of Warwick co-authored a paper published in ACS Macro Letters on the detection of SARS-CoV‑2 spike protein with polymer-stabilized glycosylated gold nanorods. In collaboration with the R&D unit of the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the authors show … Read more