Professor Neil R. Cameron

Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, South Road, Durham, U.K., DH1 3LE

Tel. +44 191 3342008

Fax. +44 191 3844737


Keywords: polymers; porous materials; PolyHIPE; emulsions; controlled radical polymerisation; glycopolymers; bioactive polymers




Macro Group UK Medal Winners' Meeting - a one-day meeting at the SCI in London on 16th December 2014 to honour the most recent Macro Group medal winners. Register on-line here.

21/07/14: Paper from Caitlin's MSc project on thiol-ene functionalisation of polyHIPE materials published in Polym. Chem.

16/07/2014: Congratulations to Adam Hayward on passing his PhD viva!

14/07/2014: Fanny Joubert's review on grafting polymers form cellulosics using homogeneous ATRP published in Chem. Soc. Rev.

08/07/2014: Congratulations to Caitlin Langford on passing her MSc!

03/03/2014: Sarah Hehir's review on drug delivery using polypeptide materials from NCA polymerisation avaialble in Polym. Int.

15/01/2014: Paper on galactose-functionalised polyHIPEs for 3D hepatocyte culture (collaboration with Stefan Przyborski) now published in Biomacromolecules.

09/01/2014: Congratulations to Caitlin Langford on receiving a 2nd place poster prize at the RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting in Manchester on 7th & 8th January.

06/01/2014: Welcome to Anica Dose - new post-doc.

14/11/2013: Paper on acrylic acid functionalised polyHIPEs for 3D cell culture (collaboration with Stefan Przyborski) out in Macromol. Rapid Commun. Congratulations Adam!

14/11/2013: Jingyi Zong's poster was awarded 2nd prize at the 'Protein and Peptide Science Group (PPSG) Early Stage Researcher Meeting' in Durham on 11th November 2013. Well done Jingyi!

01/11/2013: Adam & Ahmed's paper on galactose-functionalised scaffolds for 3D hepatocyte culture is published in Biomacromolecules.

31/10/2013: Welcome to Benjamin Lipp - Masters student from Johannes Gutenburg University Mainz.

16/10/2013: Ahmed and Artur have had their work on polymersome-forming glycosylated polymers published in J. Polym. Sci. Part A. An image from the article has been used as inside cover art. Well done!

01/10/2013: Welcome to the new MChem students: Matt Harris and Greta Linden.

18/09/2013: Paper from Scott Kimmins' PhD on protease immobilised on polyHIPE for biocatalysis is available in Polymer.

01/08/2013: Welcome to Maria Caballo Gonzalez, visiting PhD student from Complutense University Madrid.

17/06/2013: Paper on glyconanoparticles as cancer vaccines, from work mainly conducted by Alison Parry (former post-doc), is now available in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

24/05/2013: Congratulations to Mike Smith on passing his PhD viva!

23/04/2013: A collaboration with the group of Fred Claeyssens at the University of Sheffield on emulsion-templated porous polymers by microstereolithography has produced a publication in Advanced Materials. David Johnson and Matt Didsbury from our group were involved.

07/03/2013: Congratulations to Lauren Cowie on passing her PhD viva!

18/02/2013: Linda Kircher's paper on pentafluorophenyl-functionalised polyHIPEs published in Polymer. Well done Linda!

03/01/2013: Read Paul Thornton's paper on elastase degradable polypeptide hydrogels in Macromol. Rapid Commun. Well done.

Recent publications

C.R. Langford, D.W. Johnson, N.R. Cameron, "Chemical Functionalization of Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers by Thiol-Ene "Click" Chemistry", Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00713A.

F. Joubert, O.M. Musa, D.R.W. Hodgson, N.R. Cameron, "The Preparation of Graft Copolymers of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives Using ATRP Under Homogeneous Reaction Conditions", Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00053F.

S. Hehir, N.R. Cameron, "Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Systems based on Polypeptides Prepared from N-Carboxyanhydrides", Polym. Int., 63, 943-954 (2014).

N.R. Cameron, O. Lagrille, P.A. Lovell, B. Thongnuanchan, "Solution Homopolymerizations of n-Butyl Acrylate and Styrene Mediated using 2,2,5-Trimethyl-4-tert-butyl-3-azahexane-3-oxyl (TITNO)", Polymer, 55, 772-781 (2014).

S.D. Kimmins, P. Wyman, N.R. Cameron, "Amine-functionalization of Glycidyl Methacrylate- containing Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers and Immobilisation of Proteinase K for Biocatalysis", Polymer, 55, 415-426 (2014).

A.S. Hayward, A.M. Eissa, D.J. Maltman, S.A. Przyborski, N.R. Cameron, "Galactose-functionalised PolyHIPE Scaffolds for Use in Routine Three Dimensional Culture of Mammalian Hepatocytes", Biomacromolecules, 14, 4271-4277 (2013).

A.S. Hayward, S.A. Przyborski, N.R. Cameron, "Acrylic Acid Functionalized PolyHIPE Scaffolds for Use in Three-dimensional Cell Culture", Macromol. Rapid Commun., 34, 1844-1849 (2013)

A.M. Eissa, M. Smith, A. Kubilis, J.A. Mosely, N.R. Cameron, "Polymersome-forming Amphiphilic Glycosylated Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization", J. Polym. Sci. Pt. A: Polym. Chem., 51, 5184-5193 (2013). Cover art here.

P. Godoy et al. (93 authors), "Recent advances in 2D and 3D in vitro systems using primary hepatocytes, alternative hepatocyte sources and non-parenchymal liver cells and their use in investigating mechanisms of hepatotoxicity, cell signaling and ADME", Arch. Toxicol., 87, 1315-1530 (2013).

A.L. Parry, N.A. Clemson, J. Ellis, S.S.R. Bernhard, B.G. Davis, N.R. Cameron, "'Multicopy Multivalent' Glycopolymer-stabilised Gold Nanoparticles as Potential Synthetic Cancer Vaccines", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 9362-9365 (2013).

D.W. Johnson, C. Sherborne, M.P. Didsbury, C. Pateman, N.R. Cameron, F. Claeyssens, "Macrostructuring of Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers by 3D Laser Patterning", Adv. Mater., 25, 3178-3181 (2013). Frontispiece article.

L. Kircher, P. Theato, N.R. Cameron, "Reactive Thiol-ene Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers Incorporating Pentafluorophenyl Acrylate", Polymer, 54, 1755-1761 (2013).

A.M. Eissa, N.R. Cameron, "Glycopolymer Conjugates", Adv. Polym. Sci., 253, 71-114 (2013).

P.D. Thornton, S.M.R. Billah, N.R. Cameron, "Enzyme-Degradable Self-Assembled Hydrogels from Polyalanine-Modified Poly(ethylene glycol) Star Polymers", Macromol. Rapid Commun., 34, 257-262 (2013).


















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