Prof. David Nisbet

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  • Potas, J, Haque, F, Maclean, F et al 2015, 'Interleukin-10 conjugated electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibre scaffolds for promoting alternatively activated (M2) macrophages around the peripheral nerve in vivo', Journal of Immunological Methods, vol. 420, pp. 38-49.
  • Li, R, Horgan, C, Long, B et al 2015, 'Tuning the mechanical and morphological properties of self-assembled peptide hydrogels via control over the gelation mechanism through regulation of ionic strength and the rate of pH change', RSC Advances, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 301-307.
  • Chen, X, Nisbet, D, Li, R et al 2014, 'Controlling initial biodegradation of magnesium by a biocompatible strontium phosphate conversion coating', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1463-1474.
  • Rodda, A, Meagher, L, Nisbet, D et al 2014, 'Specific control of cell-material interactions: Targeting cell receptors using ligand-functionalized polymer substrates', Progress in Polymer Science (Oxford), vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 1312-1347.
  • Li, R, Kirkland, N, Truong, J et al 2014, 'The influence of biodegradable magnesium alloys on the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A, vol. 102, no. 12, pp. 4346-4357.
  • Lau, C, Kovacevic, M, Tingleff, T et al 2014, '3D Electrospun scaffolds promote a cytotrophic phenotype of cultured primary astrocytes', Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 130, no. 2, pp. 215-226.
  • Rodriguez, A, Wang, T, Bruggeman, K et al 2014, 'In vivo assessment of grafted cortical neural progenitor cells and host response to functionalized self-assembling peptide hydrogels and the implications for tissue repair', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 2, no. 44, pp. 7771-7778.
  • Kelly, R, Rodda, A, Dickinson, A et al 2013, 'Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes define gene expression patterns in pluripotent and differentiating embryonic stem cells', Stem Cells, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 703-716.
  • Rodriguez, A, Parish, C, Nisbet, D et al 2013, 'Tuning the amino acid sequence of minimalist peptides to present biological signals via charge neutralised self assembly', Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 9, no. 15, pp. 3915-3919.
  • Wang, T, Forsythe, J, Nisbet, D et al 2012, 'Promoting engraftment of transplanted neural stem cells/progenitors using biofunctionalised electrospun scaffolds', Biomaterials, vol. 33, no. 36, pp. 9188-9197.

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