About us

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.

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Congratulation to Jon Dawson for obtaining a 

“Highly Commended” award to the Most Supportive PI 2020

30.09.2020

Welcome Jerin Johnson (UG project) and Jamie McGuire (PhD) to the nanoclay group 

30.09.2020

Congratulations to Roxanna Ramnarine 

for obtaining a place in the Wellcome Trust Broadening Horizons Mentoring Programme

18.09.2020

Congratulations to Mohamed Mousa for submitting your PhD thesis 

18.09.2020

Congratulations to Juan Aviles for submitting your PhD thesis!

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16.09.2020

Congratulations Yanghee Kim for your recent publications in 

10.09.2020

Postdoctoral Career Track Award Fellow’

Congratulations to Yanghee Kim for obtaining a

04.09.2020

Congratulations to Jon Dawson, Richard Oreffo and Yanghee Kim for obtaining a MRC - AMED grant

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Congratulations to

RENOVOS®  

for obtaining an 

Innovate UK smart award 

11.08.2020

Dr. Dawson is  a finalist for the  

Vice - Chancellor's Awards 

14.07.2020

Dr. Dawson is USoton nominee for the 

14.07.2020

Virtual seminar series 9th July 

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Jonathan Dawson (Keynote) 

"Nano clay gels for the delivery of regenerative microenvironments" 

The nanoclay group supports  Prof Oreffo's new initiative to help disadvantaged Black British students  

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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.

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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.

Congratulations

Cidonio G., Glinka M., Kim YH., Dawson J.I., Oreffo R.O.C

for your book chapter publication in Methods in Molecular Biology

08.10.2020

Congratulations 

09.10.2020

Juan Aviles Milan for passing your PhD viva with minor corrections

15.10.2020

Congratulations 

 Mohamed Mousa for passing your PhD viva with minor corrections

Congratulations

Mohamed for your  publication 

12.03.2021

Biomaterials 

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