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Public Engagement

Ramaswamy S (2015) (Invited Presentation) Tools to translate bioengineering strategies from in vitro to in vivo and clinical domains. University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK, the 9th Dec 2015

Gu Z (2015) (Invited Presentation) Advanced bio-inspired and bioimetic multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery systems, International Conference on Small Science, Hongkong, China, the 8th Dec 2015

Gu Z (2015) (Invited Presentation) Bioinspired design of dynamic macromolecular for gene delivery, The 27th European Conference on Biomaterials, Krakow, Poland, the 30th Aug 2015

Tang JZ (2015) Invited Presentation (120 minutes) on controlled drug delivery systems for cancer treatment at Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, China, Monday 27th July 2015

Gu Z (2015) (Invited Presentation) Stimuli responsive drug/gene delivery systems based on bioinspired molecular engineering, The 5th China-Europe Symposium on Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine, Hangzhou, China, the 7th April 2015

Gu Z (2014) (Invited Presentation) Advance bio-inspired and biomimetic multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery, systems, The 3rd International Symposium of Materials on Regenerative Medicine, Taiwan, China, the 27th Aug 2014

“All of the European Consulates in Miami are extremely interested in spreading information regarding EU funds to their science counsellors. In addition, the seminar held at the Miami Innovation Center during September 2013 generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest among the scientific and academic communities. Dr Alexandra Quittner (Professor of Psychology, Paediatrics and Otolaryngology at the University of Miami) and Dr Sharan Ramaswamy (assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University) have already applied and obtained FP7 funding.” provided Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy by from 160 ★ ISSUE ONE ★ HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS: PORTAL www.horizon2020projects.com

http://horizon2020projects.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/4_H1-C-Caly-Sanchez-1021-Atl.pdf

“Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor of FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering informed the audience of his own experience in finding collaborative partners that would lead to financial assistance. Dr. Ramaswamy’s collaborative research involved partners as far away as China, demonstrating that distance is no barrier to innovative and meaningful research. With the major amount of funds being allocated by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, the dedicated researchers and innovators of Miami, the United States, and Europe only need to find each other. ”provided Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy by from FIU Newsletter 2013

https://miamieuc.fiu.edu/newsletter/2013/november-december-2013/decnewsletterdraft.pdf

Gu Z (2013) (Invited Presentation) Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Multifunctional Nanovehicles for Drug/Gene, The Annual Fall Meeting of the Polymer Society of Korea, Kwangju, Korea, the 10th Oct 2013

Tang JZ (2013) Invited Lecture (30minutes) on micro- and nano-fabrication for targeted delivery in the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, at Pamplona, Spain, on the 9th-11th September 2013

He B (2013) (Invited Presentation) Nanoparticles Generated by the Self-assembly of Polymeric Amphiphiles for Anti-tumor Drug Delivery, The 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, Pamplona, Spain on the 9th Sept 2013

He B (2013) (Invited Presentation) Polymeric Micelles with π-π Conjugated Small Molecules as Liphphilic Moieties for Anticancer Drug Delivery, PharmSci 2013, Edinburgh, UK, the 4th Sept 2013

Gu Z (2013) (Invited Presentation) Bio-Inspired Self-Assembly of Peptide Dendrimers into Nanovehicles for Drug and Gene Delivery, The 4th Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC4), Hongkong, China, the 26th June 2013

Gu Z (2013) (Invited Presentation) Bio-Inspired Self-Assembly of Peptide Dendrimers into Nanovehicles for Drug/Gene Delivery, International Conference on Nanoscience & Technology, Beijing, China, the 7th May 2013

Tang JZ (2012) Invited Lecture (60minutes) on Targeted delivery systems: Design and preparation at Peking University, Beijing, China on the 11th July 2012

Gu Z (2012) (Invited Presentation) Bio-inspired Nanomaterials based on Dendric Polypeptide for Cancer Therapy, Advanced Drug Delivery Symposium, Taiwan, China, the 24th April 2012

PhD Projects and Theses

Navarra, Spain

Dr. Judit Huarte. Poly(anhydride) nanoparticles for the oral administration of camtothecin. University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Viva: 27/06/2014

Mr. David Lucio. Nanoparticles for the oral delivery of antidiabetic drugs. University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Viva (expected in 2016)

Sichuan, China

Dr. Linyu PU. Design and functional research of amphiphilic peptide dendrimers for in situ gene delivery. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Viva: 28/11/2015

Mr. Dong YUE. Gene/drug co-delivery system for treating multiple drug resistance. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Viva (expected in 2017)

Universitry of Wolverhampton, UK

Miss Aisha Roshan Mohamed-Wali. Targeted drug/gene delivery using bioresponsive arginine dendrons. University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK. Viva (expected in 2017)

Publications

2016

Huarte J, Espuelas S, Lai Y, He B, Tang JZ, Irache JM (2016) Oral delivery of camptothecin using cyclodextrin/poly(anhydride) nanoparticles, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Ms. Ref. No.: IJP-D-16-00476R1 accepted on 2016-04-16 13:53 GMT+02:00 (IF: 3.65)

Pu L, Geng Y, Wang J, Chai Q, Irache JM, Tang JZ, Wang G, Gu Z. (2016) LPL Enhances Gene Transfection through Facilitating the Dissociation of PEI and Plasmid DNA. (In preparation)

2015

Pu L, Wang J, Li N, Chai Q, Irache JM, Tang JZ, Wang G, Gu Z. Synthesis of Electroneutralized Amphiphilic Copolymers with Peptide Dendrons for Intramuscular Gene Delivery. ACS Applied Materials & Interface IF:6.723. (submission date 10-Oct-2015 manuscript No.am-2015-09638w, Revised date 23-Nov-2015)

Yang Y, Li N, Nie Y, Sheng M, Yue D, Wang G,Tang JZ, Gu Z. (2015). Folate-Modified Poly (malic acid) Graft Polymeric Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin: Synthesis, Characterization and Folate Receptor Expressed Cell Specificity.Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology,11(9), 1628-1639.DOI: 10.1166/jbn.2015.2132.

Mohamed Wali AR, Tang JZ, Wang Z, He Y, Gu Z (2015), Analysis Of Nanotechnology For Intracellular Drug/Gene Delivery In Cancer Therapy, in the twenty-third annual international conference on composites/NANO engineering (ICCE-23), at California Garden Hotel, Chengdu, China on the 12-18 July 2015, oral presentation.

Ma S, Zhou J, Mohamed Wali AR, He Y, Xu X, Tang JZ,Gu Z (2015).Self-assembly of pH-sensitive fluorinated peptide dendron functionalized dextran nanoparticles for on-demand intracellular drug delivery, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (2015) 26:219, DOI: 10.1007/s10856-015-5550-z.

Xie L, Jiang Q, He Y, Nie Y, Yue D, Gu Z (2015). Insight into the efficient transfection activity of a designed low aggregated magnetic polyethyleneimine/DNA complex in serum-containing medium and the application in vivo. Biomaterials Science 3(3),446-456. DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00317A.

Yang L, Li J, Jin Y, Li M, Gu Z (2015). In vitro enzymatic degradation of the cross-linked poly (ε-caprolactone) implants. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 112, 10-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.10.072.

Tang JZ (2015) Invited Presentation (120 minutes) on controlled drug delivery systems for cancer treatment at Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, China, Monday 27th July 2015

2014

Zheng H, Li S, Pu Y, Lai Y, He B, Gu Z (2014). Nanoparticles generated by PEG-Chrysin conjugates for efficient anticancer drug delivery. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 87(3), 454-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2014.03.011.

Yang L, Li J, Jin Y, Zhang J, Li M, Gu Z (2014). Highly efficient cross-linking of poly (trimethylene carbonate) via bis (trimethylene carbonate) or bis (ε-caprolactone). Polymer, 55(26), 6686-6695. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.10.072.

Pu Y, Zhang L, Zheng H, He B, Gu Z (2014) Synthesis and drug release of star-shaped poly(benzyl L-aspartate)-block-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers with POSS cores. Macromol Biosci. 14(2):289-97. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201300270. Epub 2013 Aug 14

Pu Y, Zhang L, Zheng H, He B, Gu Z (2014) Drug release of pH-sensitive poly(L-aspartate)- b-poly(ethylene glycol) micelles with POSS cores. Polym. Chem. 5, 463-470 DOI: 10.1039/c3py00965c.

Jiang W, Lai K, Liu K, Xia R, Gao F, Wu Y, Gu Z (2014) "Green" functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles via tea polyphenol for magnetic resonance/fluorescent dual-imaging. Nanoscale. 6(3):1305-10. DOI: 10.1039/c3nr05003c.

Jiang W, Lai K, Wu Y, Gu Z (2014) Protein corona on magnetite nanoparticles and internalization of nanoparticle-protein complexes into healthy and cancer cells. Arch Pharm Res. 37(1):129-41. DOI: 10.1007/s12272-013-0292-2. Epub 2013 Dec 6

Yang L, Li J, Meng S, Jin Y, Zhang J, Li M, Guo J, Gu Z (2014) The in vitro and in vivo degradation behavior of poly (trimethylene carbonate-co-e-caprolactone) implants. Polymer 55: 5111-5124 DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.08.027.

Fan H, Mohamed Wali AR, Noori F, Tang JZ (2014) The effect of surfactants on the dispersion of Iron Oxide nanoparticles, in PharmSci 2014, at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England on the 10th Sept 2014, poster presentation (Abstract No. 308).

Huarte J, Espuelas S, Lai Y, Martin-Arbella N, Penalva R, He B, Irache JM (2014) Polymeric nanoparticles as carriers for the oral delivery of camptothecin, in PharmSci 2014, at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England on the 9th Sept 2014, podium presentation.

2013

Pan S, Luo S, Li S, Lai Y, Geng Y, He B, Gu Z (2013). Ultrasound accelerated gelation of novel L-lysine based hydrogelators. Chem. Commun., 49(73), 8045-8047. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44767G.

Lei Y, Lai Y, Li Y, Li S, Cheng G, Li D, Li H, He B, Gu Z (2013) Anticancer drug delivery of PEG based micelles with small lipophilic moieties. Int J Pharm. 453(2):579-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2013.06.001. Epub 2013 Jun 10

Tawari P, Irache JM, Yoncheva K, Larraneta E, Wang W (2013) Encapsulation of disulfiram in pluronic micelles: increasing its efficacy as a potential anticancer agent. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

Li Y, Li S, Lai Y, He B, Gu Z (2013) Investigation of the relationship of the π - π interaction with properties of micelles. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

Huarte J, Espuelas S, Lai Y, He B, Irache JM (2013) Pegylated nanoparticles for oral delivery of camptothecin. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

Lai Y, Lei Y, Xu X, Li Y, He B, Gu Z (2013) Polymeric micelles with π - π conjugated lipophilic moieties for doxorubicin delivery. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

He B, Lai Y, Li Y, Deng X, Liang Y, Gu Z (2013) Polymeric micelles with small π - π conjugated molecules as lipophilic moieties for anticancer drug delivery. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

Chang J, Xu X, Li H, Jian Y, Wang G, He B, Gu Z (2013) Components stimulation of viral envelope via acids modified chitosans for efficient nucleic acids delivery. In the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, From the 9th to 11th September 2013 at Pamplona, Spain (Poster presentation)

Tang JZ (2013) Invited Lecture (30minutes) on micro- and nano-fabrication for targeted delivery in the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, at Pamplona, Spain, on the 9th-11th September 2013

2012

Liu R, He B, Li D, Lai Y, Tang JZ, Gu Z. (2012) Stabilization of pH-sensitive mPEG-PH-PLA nanoparticles by stereocomplexation between enantiomeric polylactides. Macromol Rapid Commun. 33(12):1061-1066 DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100854.

Lai K, Jiang W, Tang JZ, Wu Y, He B, Wang G, Gu Z (2012) Superparamagnetic nano-composite scaffolds for promoting bone cell proliferation and defect reparation without a magnetic field, RSC Adv. 2: 13007-13017 DOI: 10.1039/c2ra22376g.

Yu Z, He B, Long C, Liu R, Sheng M, Wang G, Tang JZ, Gu Z (2012) Synthesis, Characterization, and Drug Delivery of Amphiphilic Poly{(lactic acid)-co-[(glycolic acid)-alt-(L-glutamic acid)]}-g-Poly(ethylene glycol), Macromolecular Research 20 (3): 250-258 DOI: 10.1007/s13233-012-0055-9

Liu R, He B, Li D, Lai Y, Tang JZ, Gu Z (2012) Synthesis and characterisation of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(L-histidine)-b-poly(L-actide) pH sensitivity, polymer 53(7):1473-1482 DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.02.013

Liu R, He B, Li D, Lai Y, Chang J, Tang JZ, Gu Z (2012) Effects of pH-sensitive chain length on release of doxorubicin from mPEG-b-PH-b-PLLA nanoparticles. Int J Nanomedicine 7: 4433-4446 DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S32053

Liu R, He B, Li D, Lai Y, Tang JZ, Gu Z. (2012) Stabilization of pH-sensitive mPEG-PH-PLA nanoparticles by stereocomplexation between enantiomeric polylactides. Macromol Rapid Commun. 33(12): 1061-1066 DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100854

Tang JZ (2012) Invited Lecture (60minutes) on Targeted delivery systems: Design and preparation at Peking University, Beijing, China on the11th July 2012

Contact: Prof. James Tang, Professor in Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Falculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton (UoW), Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1902 322080 / Fax: +44 (0)1902 322714 / e-mail: j.z.tang@wlv.ac.uk