Our research interests lie at the interface of nanomaterial science and regenerative medicine. In particular we are pursuing the surprisingly rich opportunities clay minerals present in this context. Our research vision is to employ the interactions of clay nanoparticles with biological molecules and polymers to create local environments at a site of injury or disease to stimulate and control stem-cell driven repair.
Congratulation to Jon Dawson for obtaining a
“Highly Commended” award to the Most Supportive PI 2020
Welcome Jerin Johnson (UG project) and Jamie McGuire (PhD) to the nanoclay group
Congratulations to Roxanna Ramnarine
for obtaining a place in the Wellcome Trust Broadening Horizons Mentoring Programme
Congratulations to Mohamed Mousa for submitting your PhD thesis
Congratulations to Juan Aviles for submitting your PhD thesis!
Postdoctoral Career Track Award Fellow’
Congratulations to Yanghee Kim for obtaining a
Congratulations to Jon Dawson, Richard Oreffo and Yanghee Kim for obtaining a MRC - AMED grant
for obtaining an
Innovate UK smart award
Dr. Dawson is a finalist for the
Vice - Chancellor's Awards
Virtual seminar series 9th July
Jonathan Dawson (Keynote)
"Nano clay gels for the delivery of regenerative microenvironments"
Recommenced lab work 17th June
Jon, Richard and Yanghee are delighted to announce a £740k MRC-AMED UK-Japan grant through the Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative. This will support a new collaboration between our group and Prof Tabata of Kyoto University, Japan. We will be working together to develop a new nanoclay gel based technology that targets the immune system to enhance tissue regeneration and repair.
Congratulations to Renovos and Richard Oreffo who have just been awarded an Innovate UK Smart Grant in collaboration with our group (Dawson Co-I). Smart grants fund ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy. The project: Renovite - pioneering use of synthetic nanoclays in regenerative medicine – will accelerate development of Renovite nanoclay to achieve regulatory approval for first in-human clinical trials.
Cidonio G., Glinka M., Kim YH., Dawson J.I., Oreffo R.O.C
for your book chapter publication in Methods in Molecular Biology
Juan Aviles Milan for passing your PhD viva with minor corrections