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PhD Pharmacy Showcase 2019

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Alzheimer’s association funded PhD position

An exciting position has become availbel in the group of Dr Mark Dallas here at the Reading School of Pharmacy. Fully funded for three years by the US Alzheimer’s Association, the PhD fellowship will focus on carbon monoxide as a potential protective factor against Alzheimer’s pathology. For more details, contact Mark Dallas at, or …

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Novel antimicrobial hydrogel for wound dressing

Prof Khutoryanskiy’s team has developed a new type of hydrogel wound dressings by simple autoclaving mixtures of two polymers in water. The hydrogels developed in their work, recently published in RSC Advances (open access), have a unique combination of properties such as excellent swelling ability, good mechanical strength, adhesiveness to skin, as well as intrinsic antimicrobial activity.

New paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy continues his research on adhesion and retention of various polymeric materials on biological surfaces. His team recently published a new paper in collaboration with Syngenta Ltd, reporting the retention of dry polymer deposits on leaf surfaces: (open access). This paper discusses rainfastness, defined as the ability of agrochemical deposits to resist wash-off by …

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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia paper in Brain

Out today in Brain is a study on hereditary spastic paraplegia, led by Henry Houlden at the UCL Institute of Neurology in collaboration with Dr Patrick Lewis here at the Reading School of Pharmacy. This is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the genetics and symptoms of the HSPs, and Dr Lewis and Claudia Manzoni in his lab contributed …

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EPSRC undergraduate student project

See below for details of an EPSRC funding project for undergraduates in Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy’s laboratory here in the school of pharmacy: Students are invited to apply for 10 weeks undergraduate EPSRC-funded project entitled ” Designing polymer-functionalised gold nanoparticles for penetration of biological tissues ” available at Reading School of Pharmacy. This summer project will …

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Wellcome Trust funded post doctoral position

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualitative researcher with a high level of commitment to improving patient care, ageing research and with an interest in dementia to be involved in a Wellcome Trust funded research project. The aim of the project is to explore and explain medication non-adherence experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s …

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New publication from Darius Widera

Dr Darius Widera from the Pharmacy research division has a publication in press at Clinical Science. Read more about this and another paper that the Widera group has accepted in the journal Photonics on the Widera lab website.

PhD showcase

Last Thursday we held the annual School of Pharmacy PhD showcase event at Henley Business School here on the Whiteknights campus. An excellent day, with some fascinating research talks and a truly inspiring range of research projects from understanding chocolate to developing new drugs for human diseases.

Self healing plastic research from Reading

A new paper, just out online in Chemical Science, reports on research into “self healing” plastics. The team, led by Professor Wayne Hayes in the department of chemistry here at Reading and including Dr Fran Greco from the School of Pharmacy, also talk about their research in this YouTube video. Read more about this on …

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