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Marton, H.L., Styles, K.M., Kilbride, P., Sagona, A.P, Gibson, M.I.,, Biomacromolecules, 2021, Polymer-Mediated Cryopreservation of Bacteriophages, Accepted Link


Baker,A.N., Muguruza, A.R., Richards, S.-J., Georgiou, P.G., Goetz, S., Walker, M., Dedola, S., Field R.A., Gibson, M.I., Advanced Healthcare Materials 2021,Lateral Flow Glyco-Assays for the Rapid and Low-Cost Detection of Lectins - Polymeric Linkers and Particle Engineering are Essential for Selectivity and Performance" Accepted link


Baker, A.N., Congdon, T.R, Richards, S.-J., Georgiou, P., Walker, M; Dedola, S., Field, R.A., Gibson, M.I., PolymersAu, 2021, "End-Functionalized Poly(Vinyl Pyrrolidone) for Ligand Display in Lateral Flow Device Test Lines", Accepted. link


Velimirovic M., Pancaro, A., Mildner, R., Georgiou, PG., Tirez, K., Nelissen I., Johann, C, Gibson, M.I., Vanhaecke, F. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 2720 “Characterization of Gold Nanorods Conjugated with Synthetic Glycopolymers Using an Analytical Approach Based on spICP-SFMS and EAF4-MALS” link


Baker, A.N., Richards, S.J., Pandey, S., Guy, C.S., Ahmad, A., Hasan, M., Biggs, C.I., Georgiou, P.G., Zwetsloot, A.J., Straube, A., Dedola, A., Field, R.A., Anderson, N.R., Walker, M., Grammatopoulos, D., Gibson, M.I., ACS Sensors, 2021, 6, 10, 3696–3705, "A Glycan-based Flow-Through Device for the Detection of SARS-COV-2," Accepted link

Press Release


Richards, S.J., Gibson, M.I., JACS Au, 2021, 'Towards glycomaterials with selectivity as well as affinity'. Accepted. link


Tan, A., Liu, Q., Septiadi, D., Chu, S., Liu, T., Richards, S.-J., Rothen‐Rutishauser, B., Petri‐Fink,A., Gibson, M.I., Boyd, B.J., Journal of Materials Chemistry B., 2021, 9, 5365-5373, Understanding Selectivity of Metabolic Labelling and Click-Targeting in Multicellular Environments as a Route to Tissue Selective Drug Delivery. Link


Pancaro, A., Szymonik, M., Georgiou, P.G., Baker, AN, Walker, M., Adriaensens, P., Hendrix, J., Gibson, M.I., and Nelissen, I., Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 10837 - 10848, The Polymeric Glyco-Linker Controls the Signal Outputs for Plasmonic Gold Nanorods Biosensors due to Biocorona Formation, link<em></em>


Murray, A., Congdon, TR., Tomás, R.M.F., Kilbride, P., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2021., Red Blood Cell Cryopreservation with Minimal Post-Thaw Lysis Enabled by a Synergistic Combination of a Cryoprotecting Polyampholyte with DMSO/Trehalose, Accepted link


Bailey, T.L., Hernandez-Fernaud, J.R., Gibson, M.I., RSC Medicinal Chemistry, 2021, 12, 982 - 993, Proline pre-conditioning of cell monolayers increases post-thaw recovery and viability by distinct mechanisms to other osmolytes, Accepted. link


Georgiou, P., Marton, H.L., ; Baker, AN., Congdon, TR., Whale, T., Gibson, M.I., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021. 143, 7449 - 7461, Polymer Self-Assembly Induced Enhancement of Ice Recrystallization Inhibition  link


Wright, R.J., Bosch, R., Langille, M.G.I., Gibson, M.I., Christie-Oleza, J.A.,, Microbiome, 2021, 141, A multi-OMIC characterisation of biodegradation and microbial community succession within the PET plastisphere, Link

Featured in the Guardian Newspaper "Welcome to the plastisphere..."


Stevens, C.A., Bachtiger, F., Kong, X-D., Abriata, L.A., Sosso, G.C., Gibson, M.I., Klok, H.-A., Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 2675, A Minimalistic Cyclic Ice-Binding Peptide from Phage Display, Link

Press Release


Corsaro, M., Casillo, A., Fabozzi, A., Russo, I.K., Parrilli, E., Biggs, C.I, Gibson, M.I., Lanzetta, R., Appavou, M.S., Radulescu, A., Tutino, M., Paduano, L., Biomacromolecules, 2021 22, 4, 1445-1457,A physico-chemical approach to understanding the structure, the conformation, and the activity of mannan polysaccharides., Accepted Link


Tomas, RMF., Gibson, M.I.,Chemical Science, 2021, 12, 4557-4569, Covalent Cell Surface recruitment of Chemotherapeutic Polymers Enhances Selectivity and Activity, link


Bachtiger, F., Congdon, TR., Stubbs, C., Gibson, M.I., Sosso, G.C, Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 1323 The atomisic details of the ice recrystallisation inhibition activity of PVA, link

Press release <em>Featured as Editor's highlight</em>.


Richards, S-J.,Keenan, T., Vendeveille,J-B., Wheatley, D.E., Chidwick, H., Budhadev, D., Council, C.E., Webster, C.S, Ledru, H., Baker, A.N., Walker, M., Galan, MC., Linclau, B., Fascione, MA., Gibson, M.I., Chemical Science, 2021, 12, 905 - 910, Introducing affinity and selectivity into galectin-targeting nanoparticles with fluorinated glycan ligands. link

Featured as a 'Hot' Article




Alobaid M.A, Richards, S.J., Alexander, M.R., Gibson, M.I., Ghaemmaghami A.M. Materials Today Bio, 2020, 8, 100080 Developing immune-regulatory materials using immobilized monosaccharides with immune-instructive properties. link


Fayter, AER., Hasan, M., Congdon,TR., Kontopoulou, I., Gibson, M.I., European Polymer Journal, 2020, 140, 5, 110036, Ice Recrystallisation Inhibiting Polymers Prevent Irreversible Protein Aggregation During Solvent-Free Cryopreservation as Additives and as Covalent Polymer-Protein Conjugates. link


Baker, A.N., Richards, S.J., Guy, C.S., Congdon, T.R., Hasan, M., Zwetsloot, A.J., Gallo, A., Lewandowski, J.R, Stansfeld, P.J., Anne Straube, A., Walker, M., Chessa, S., Pergolizzi, G., Dedola, S., Field, R.A. and Gibson, M.I., ACS Central Science, 2020, 6, 11, 2046 - 2052. The SARS-COV-2 spike protein binds sialic acids, and enables rapid detection in a lateral flow point of care diagnostic device. Accepted. link

Press release. BBC news feature and Interview Coventry Telegraph. NewsMedical Businessline ERC News

Featured in most accessed list at journal for past 12 months


Laezza, A., Georgiou, P.G, Richards, S-J., Baker, A.N., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2020, 31, 2392–2403 Protecting Group Free Synthesis of Glyco-Nanoparticles using Amino-oxy Terminated Polymer Ligands. link

Featured in most accessed list at journal in Sept/Oct 2020

Highlgihted on front cover


Murray, K.A., Tomas, RMF., Gibson, M.I., ACS Applied BioMaterials, 2020, 3, 5627-5632, Low DMSO Cryopreservation of Stem Cells Enabled by Macromolecular Cryoprotectants. link

Featured in most accessed list at journal in Sept/Oct 2020


Tomas, RMF., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters, 2020, 9, 991-1003, Re-engineering Cellular Interfaces with Synthetic Macromolecules using Metabolic Glycan Labelling. link

Invited Viewpoint for 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science

Chosen as ACS Editors Choice. Featured in most-read in 2020 at the journal.

Featured on the front cover


Murray, K.A., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2020, 21, 2864 - 2873, Post-thaw Culture and Measurement of Total Cell Recovery is Crucial in the Evaluation of New Macromolecular Cryoprotectants, link

Featured in most accessed list at journal in July/August/September 2020


Georgiou, P.G., Kontopoulou, I., Congdon, T., Gibson, M.I., Materials Horizons, 2020, 7, 1883-1887, Ice Recrystallisation Inhibiting Polymer Nano-Objects via Saline-Tolerant Polymerisation-Induced Self-Assembly. link


Richards, SJ., Baker, A.N., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules 2020, 21, 1604-1612, Polymer-Stabilized Sialylated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Optimization, and Differential Binding to Influenza Hemagglutinins, link


Zadjelovic, V., Chhun, A., Quareshy, M., Silvano, E., Hernandez‐Fernaud, J.R., Aguilo‐Ferretjans, M.M., Bosch, R., Dorador, C., Gibson, M.I., Christie‐Oleza, JA., Environmental Microbiology, 2020, 22, 1356-1369. Beyond oil degradation: Enzymatic potential of Alcanivorax to degrade natural and synthetic polyesters. link


Fayter, E.R, Hubband, S., Gibson, M.I., Analyst, 2020, 145, 3666-3677, X-ray Diffraction to Probe the Kinetics of Ice Recrystallization Inhibition. link


Stubbs, C., Murray, K.A., Ishibe,T., Mathers, R.T., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters, 2020, 9, 290-294 Combinatorial Biomaterials Discovery Strategy to Identify New Macromolecular Cryoprotectants. link



Wright, R., Bosch, R., Gibson, M.I., Christie-Oleza, J., Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 54, 2244-2256 Plasticizer degradation by marine bacterial isolates: a proteogenomic and metabolomic characterization. Accepted. link

Featured on the front cover


Georgiou, PG., Baker, Alex, N., Richards, SJ., Laezza, A., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Journal of Materials Chemistry B., 2020, 8, 136 - 145 Tuning Aggregative versus Non-Aggregative Lectin Binding with Glycosylated Nanoparticles by the Nature of the Polymer Ligand, link


Stubbs C., Bailey, T., Murray, K., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2020, 21, 7-17. Polyampholytes as Emerging Macromolecular Cryoprotectants. link


Erni-Cassola, G., Wright, R.J, Gibson, M.I., Christie-Oleza, J., Microbial Ecology, 2020,79, 517-526 Early Colonisation of Weathered Polyethylene by Distinct Bacteria in Marine Coastal Seawater, Link



Graham, B., Fayter, A.E.R., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20, 4611-4621, Synthesis of Anthracene Conjugates of Truncated Antifreeze Protein Sequences. Effect of End-Group and Photo-Controlled Dimerization on Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity, Accepted. Link


Guy, C., Murray, K., Gibson, M.I., Fullam, E.C, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2019, 17, 9524-9528, Dimeric Benzoboroxoles for Targetted Activity Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Accepted. Link


Stubbs, C., Congdon, TR., Davis, J., Lester, D., Richards, SJ., Gibson, M.I., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 7603-7612, High-throughput Tertiary Amine De-oxygenated Photopolymerizations for Synthesizing Polymer Libraries, Link


Tomas, R.M.F., Bailey, T.L., Hasan, M., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20, 3864 - 3872, Extracellular Antifreeze Protein Significantly Enhances the Cryopreservation of Cell Monolayers, Link


Ishibie T., Congdon, TR., Stubbs C., Hasan, M., Sosso, G., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters, 2019, 8, 1063 - 1067, Enhancement of Macromolecular Ice Recrystallisation Inhibition Activity by Exploiting Depletion Forces. Link


Bailey, T., Stubbs, C., Murray, K., Tomas, R.M.F., Otten., L., Gibson, MI., Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20, 3104 - 3114 A synthetically scalable poly(ampholyte) which dramatically Enhances Cellular Cryopreservation, Link

Press release.

Science Daily * Med India * News(wise) * * Select Science * Under Technology * Health News Digest * Infosalus * IOM3


Tomas, R.M.F., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20, 2726-2736 Optimization and Stability of Cell-Polymer Hybrids Obtained by ‘Clicking’ Synthetic Polymers to Metabolically-Labeled Cell Surface Glycans, Accepted Link

ACS Editors' Choice Article. Top Most Accessed Paper June 2019

Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News


Wright, R., Gibson, M.I., Christie-Oleza, J.A., Microbiome, 2019, 7, 85, Understanding microbial community dynamics to improve optimal microbiome selection, Link


Zadjelovic, V., Gibson, M.I., Dorador, C., Christie-Oleza, J.A., Marine Genomics, 2019, Genome of Alcanivorax sp. 24: A hydrocarbon degrading bacterium isolated from marine plastic debris, Link


Guy, C., Gibson, M.I., Fullam E.C., Chemical Science, 2019, 10, 5935-5942,Targeting extracellular glycans: tuning multimeric boronic acids for pathogen-selective killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Link

Featured in Chemical Science Most Popular Chemical Biology articles, 2019-2020


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Biggs CI., Stubbs.C., Graham, B., Fayter, AER., Hasan, M., Gibson, M.I. Macromolecular Bioscience, 2019, 19, 1900082, Mimicking the Ice Recystallization Activity of Biological Macromolecules. When is a New Polymer 'Active'? Accepted. Link



Erni-Cassola, G., Zadjelovic, V., Gibson M.I., Christie-Olezam J.A., Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019, 369, 691 - 698, Distribution of plastic polymer types in the marine environment; A meta-analysis. Link



Wilkins, L.E., Hasan, M., Fayter, A.E.R., Biggs, CI., Huband, S., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 2986-2990, Site-Specific Conjugation of Antifreeze Proteins onto Polymer-Stabilized Nanoparticles, Link
Special Issue. Pioneering Investigators.



Wilkins,L.E., Badhi, N., du Prez, F., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters, 2018, 7, 1498 Double-Modified Glycopolymers from Thiolactones to Modulate Lectin Selectivity and Affinity, link
Most accessed list Dec/Jan



Mitchell, DE., Deller, RC., Fayter, A.E.R., Hasan, M., Gutierrez-Marcos, J., Gibson, M.I., Materials Horizons, 2019, 6, 364 - 368. Ice-Recrystallization Inhibiting Polymers Protect Proteins Against Freeze-Stress and Enable Glycerol-Free Cryostorage Link.



Stubbs, C., Congdon, TR, Gibson, M.I., European Polymer Journal, 2019, 110, 330-336 Photo-Polymerisation and Study of the Ice Recrystallisation Inhibition of Hydrophobically Modified Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) Co-polymers. Link



Martyn, B., Biggs, C.I., Gibson, M.I., Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2019, 57, 40 - 47 Comparison of Systematically-Functionalized Heterogeneous and Homogenous Glycopolymers as Toxin Inhibitors. Link.




Tomás, R.M.F., Martyn, B., Bailey, TL, Gibson, M.I., ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 7, 1289–1294 Engineering Cell Surfaces by Covalent Grafting of Synthetic Polymers to Metabolically-Labeled Glycans Link 

Featured in most access Nov/Dec 2018



Stubbs, C., Wilkins, LE., Fayter, A.E.R., Walker, M.,Gibson, M.I., Langmuir, 2018, Multivalent Presentation of Ice Recrystallization Inhibiting Polymers on Nanoparticles Retains Activity, Link



Fayter, A.E.R., Gibson, M.I., Draper, E.,, Journal of Materials Chemistry B., 2018,6, 7274-7279 Sub-Zero Temperature Mechanically Stable Low Molecular Weight Hydrogels Link



Varlas, S., Blackman, LD., Findlay, HE., Booth, PJ., Gibson, M.I., O'Reilly, RK., Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 6190 – 6201 Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly in the Presence of Surfactants Enables Membrane Protein Incorporation into Polymersomes, Link



Richards, S.J., Jones, A., Tomás, R.M.F., Gibson M.I., Chemistry: A European Journal., 2018, 24, 13758-13761. Photochemical 'In-Air' Combinatorial Discovery of Antimicrobial Copolymers Link

Press release  * Highlighted a 'hot' paper *



Hasan,M., Fayter, A.E.R., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2018,19,3371–3376, Ice Recrystallization Inhibiting Polymers Enable Glycerol-Free Cryopreservation of Micro-organisms. Link .

Top 5 most access July/August/September 2018

Press Release * Daily Mirror report * Futurity News Reports * And many more here

Top scoring Altmetric Publication in Journal.


Blackman, LD., Varlas, S., Arno, M.C., Houston, Z., Fletcher, N., Thurecht, K, Hasan, M., Gibson M.I., and O’Reilly, R.K. ACS Central Science, 2018, 4, 718-723 'Confinement of therapeutic enzymes in selectively permeable polymer vesicles by polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) reduces antibody binding and proteolytic susceptibility' Link.

In Top 10 Most accessed May/June 2018



Graham, B., Fayter, A.E.R., Houston, J.E., Evans, R.C., Gibson M.I., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 5682-5685. Facially Amphipathic Glycopolymers Inhibit Ice Recrystallization, Link



Won, S., Hindmarsh, S., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters 2018, 7, 178-183, "Triggerable multivalent glyconanoparticles for probing carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions" Link



Richards, S.J., Isufi,K., Wilkins, LE., Lipecki, J., Fullam, EC.,* and Gibson, M.I.,* Biomacromolecules 2018, 19, 256-264, Multivalent Antimicrobial Polymer Nanoparticles Target Mycobacteria and Gram-Negative Bacteria by Distinct Mechanisms link




Stubbs, C, Hedir, G., Aston, P.R., Dove A.P., Gibson., M.I., ACS MacroLetters 2017, 6, 1404 - 1408, Synthesis of Degradable Poly(vinyl alcohol) by Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization and Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity. Link



‡95) Graham, B., Bailey, T.L., Healey, J.R., Marcellini, M., Deville, S., Gibson, M. I., Angewandte Chemie, 2017, 56, 15941–15944 ;Polyproline as a Minimal Antifreeze Protein Mimic That Enhances the Cryopreservation of Cell Monolayers'. Link

CNRS press release (in french) 



94) Erni Cassola, G., Gibson, M.I., Thompson, R., Christie-Oleza, J., Environmental Science and Technology, 2017, 51, 13641–13648 'Lost, but found with Nile red; a novel method to detect and quantify small microplastics (20 µm–1 mm) in environmental samples'. Link

In Most accessed list at journal in Dec 

Press Release * Major news stories including the Independant PhysOrg MyScience and more here  



Biggs, C.I., Bailey, T.L., Graham, B., Stubbs, C., Fayter, A.E.R., Gibson, M.I., Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1546., Polymer Mimics of Biomacromolecular Antifreezes. Link



Blackman, LD., Varlas, S., Arno, M.C., Fayter, A.E.R., Gibson, M.I., O’Reilly, Rk, ACS MacroLetters, 2017, 6, 1263–1267 Permeable Protein-Loaded Polymersome Cascade Nanoreactors by Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly. Link

Featured in Most Accessed list for Nov and Dec '17



Vail, N., Stubbs, C., Biggs, C.I., Gibson, M.I., ACS MacroLetters, 2017, 6, 1001-1004, 'Ultra-Low Dispersity Poly(vinyl alcohol) Reveals Significant Dispersity Effects on Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity' Link



Biggs, C.I., Packer, C., Hindmarsh, S., Marc Walker, M., Wilson, N., Rourke, J.P., Gibson, M.I., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19, 21929 - 21932 'Impact of Sequential Surface-Modification of Graphene Oxide on Ice Nucleation'. Link



Mitchell, D.E., Clarkson,G., Fox,D.J., Kaner, R.A.,Scott, P., Gibson, M.I., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 9835–9838 Antifreeze Protein Mimetic Metallohelices with Potent Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity. Link

Feature article in Scientific American * Highlighted at Chemviews * Press release * Physorg Science News line * Medical Newsnet * The Engineer * International Business Times and many more! 



Laezza, A., Casillo, A., Cosconati, S., Biggs, C.I., Fabozzi, A., Paduano, L., Iadonisi, A., Novellino, E., Gibson, M.I., Randazzo, A., Corsaro, M., Bedini, E., Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18, 2267–2276 "Decoration of Chondroitin Polysaccharide with Threonine: Synthesis, Conformational Study and Ice-Recrystallization Inhibition Activity." Accepted link



Doncom, K., Blackman, LD, Wright, D.B, Gibson, M.I., O’Reilly, R.K. Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46, 4119-4134. 'Dispersity Effects in Polymer Self-Assemblies: A Matter of Hierarchical Control' Accepted Link



Blackman, LD., Doncom, K., Gibson, M.I., O’Reilly, Rk, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 2860 'Comparison of photo- and thermally initiated polymerization-induced self-assembly: a lack of end group fidelity drives the formation of higher order morphologies' Link



Phillips, Daniel, J. Harrison, J.,Richards, S-J., Mitchell, D.E., Tichauer, E., Hubbard, A.T.M., Guy, C., Hands-Portman, I., Fullam, E., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2017,18, 1592–1599 Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of Cationic Polymers Against Mycobacteria: Towards Anti-Tubercular Macromolecules, Link



Guy, C.,Tichauer, E., Kay, G., Phillips, D.J., Bailey, T.L., Harrison J, Furze C.M., Millard, A., Gibson, M.I.,, Pallen, M.J., Fullam, E. British Journal of Pharmacology, 2017, Identification of the anti-mycobacterial functional properties of piperidinol derivatives Accepted. Link 



Freese, C., Anspach, L., Deller, R., Richards, S-J., Gibson, M.I., Kirkpatrick, C.J., Unger, R., Biomaterials Science, 2017 ,5, 707-717, Gold nanoparticle interactions with endothelial cells cultured under physiological conditions, Link



Congdon, T.R, Notman, R., Gibson, M.I., European Polymer Journal, 2017, 88, 320-327, Synthesis of Star-Branched Poly(vinyl alcohol) and Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity, Link



Corsaro M.M., Casillo., A. Ståhle. J., Parrilli E., Sannino F., Mitchell D.E., Pieretti G., Gibson M.I., Marino G., Lanzetta R., Parrilli M., Widmalm G., Tutino.L., Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2017, 110, 1377 - 1387 Structural characterization of an all-aminosugar-containing capsular polysaccharide from Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H. Link



Won, S., Richards, S-J., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Nanoscale Horizons, 2017, 2, 106-109, "Externally controllable glycan presentation on nanoparticle surfaces to modulate lectin recognition" accepted Link



Stubbs, C., Lipecki, J., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2017,8, 295–302 "Regio-Regular Alternating Polyampholytes have Enhanced Biomimetic Ice Recrystallization Activity Compared to Random Copolymers and the Role of Side Chain Verses Main Chain Hydrophobicity" Link



Leong, NS, Biggs, CI, Walker, M, Gibson, M.I., Journal of Polymer Science, Part A; 2017, 55, 1200 - 1208. "Comparison of RAFT derived Poly(vinylpyrolidone) verses Poly(oligoethyleneglycol methacrylate) for the Stabilization of Glycosylated Gold Nanoparticles" Link



Blackman, LD, Gibson, M.I., O’Reilly, Rk, Polymer Chemistry, 2017,8, 233-244 "Probing the Causes of Thermal Hysteresis Using Tunable Nagg Micelles with Linear and Brush-Like Thermoresponsive Coronas" Link

Featured on the front cover * Selected as 'paper of the month'



Casillo, A, Parrilli, E., Sannino, F., Mitchell, D.E., Gibson, M.I., Deming, J.W., Lanzetta, R., Cosconati, M.P.S., Novellino, E., Randazzo, A., Tutino, M.L., Corsaro, M.M., Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017,156, 364–371 Structure-activity relationship of the exopolysaccharide from a psychrophilic bacterium: a strategy for cryoprotection. Link




Gibson, M.I., ACS Central Science. 2016, 2, 682–684. First Reactions Commentary; Coating the Flu with Sticky Polymers to Look for New Drugs Link



Won, S., Phillips, DJ., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 5673 - 5682 'Co-operative Transitions of Responsive-Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles; Precision Tuning and Direct Evidence for Co- operative Aggregation' Link



Congdon, T.R, Notman, R., Gibson, M.I.,Biomacromolecules 2016 17,3033 – 3039 "Influence of Block Copolymerization on the Antifreeze Protein Mimetic Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity of Poly(vinyl Alcohol)" Link



Biggs, C.I., Walker, M., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 2626–2633, Grafting to’ of RAFTed Responsive Polymers to Glass Substrates by Thiol-Ene and Critical Comparison to Thiol-Gold Coupling. Link



Anspach,L,Unger, R.E. Gibson, M.I. Klok, H-A., Kirkpatrick, J.C., Freese, C., Nanotoxicology, 2016, 10, 1341-1350 Impact of polymer-modified gold nanoparticles on brain endothelial cells: exclusion of endoplasmic reticulum stress as a potential risk factor. Link



Otten, LC, Vlachou, D., Richards, SJ, Gibson, M.I., The Analyst, 2016, 141, 4305-4312 Glycan Heterogeneity On Gold Nanoparticles Increases Lectin Discrimination Capacity in Label-Free Multiplexed Bioassays, Link



Deller, RC, Mitchell, DA, Vatish, M, Pesin, J, Gibson, M.I., Biomaterials Science, 2016, 4, 1079 - 1084 Enhanced Cryopreservation of Immortalized and Primary Cells By Ice-Growth Inhibiting Polymers. Link

Featured on the Front Cover of the Journal



Congdon, TR, Phillips, DJ, Gibson, M.I., Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 1701 - 1704 Activation of Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity of Poly(vinyl alcohol) using a Supramolecular Trigger. Link



Mitchell DE., Lovett JR, Armes SP and Gibson M.I., Angewandte Chemie, 2016, 55, 2801 - 2804, "Biomimetic Block Copolymer Worms Combined with an Ice-Inhibiting Polymer Enable Solvent-Free Cryopreservation of Red Blood Cells". Link

Angew Press release * Highlighted as a 'hot paper' link * Chemistry views and stories



Otten, LC, Fullam, E, Gibson, M.I., Molecular Biosystems, 2016, 12, 341 - 344 'Discrimination between Bacterial Species by Ratiometric Analysis of their Carbohydrate Binding Profile'. Link

Highlighted as 'Hot paper' for 2016 link * Featured in RSC Chemistry World link * In most read articles Jan - April 2016



Richards, SJ, Otten, LC, Gibson, M.I., J. Mater. Chem. B., 2016, 4, 3046-3053 Glycosylated Gold Nanoparticle Libraries for Label-Free Multiplexed Lectin Biosensing, Accepted. Link

2016 Emerging Investigators Issue * Highlighted as one of the most cited articles of 2016 in the Journal




Blackman, LD, Wright, DB., Robin, MP., Gibson, M.I., O’Reilly, Rk., ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4 1210–1214 The Effect of Micellization on the Thermoresponsive Behavior of Polymeric Assemblies. Link 

Featured in Top 10 most accessed, November 2015



Thomas, HR., Phillips, DJ., Wilson, Neil R., Gibson, M.I., Rourke, JP. Polymer Chemistry, 2015,6, 8270 - 8274 "One-step grafting of polymers to graphene oxide" Accepted. Link



‡Mitchell, DE., Congdon, TR., Rodger, A., Gibson, M.I. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 15716, "Gold Nanoparticle Aggregation as a Probe of Antifreeze (Glyco) Protein-Inspired Ice Recrystallization Inhibition and Identification of New IRI Active Macromolecules" Link



Mitchell, DE., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2015,16, 3411–3416 "Latent Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity in Non-Antifreeze Proteins; Ca2+ Activated Plant Lectins and Cation-Activated Antimicrobial Peptides" Accepted Link



Phillips, DJ, Wilde, M., Greco, F., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2015,16, 3256 – 3264, Enzymatically-Triggered, Isothermally Responsive Polymers: Re-programming poly(oligoethylene glycols) to respond to Phosphatase. Accepted Link

Featured in Most Read articles Aug-Oct 2015 and top 10 downloads in past 12 months



Congdon, T., Dean, B.T., Kasperczak-Wright, J., Biggs, C.I., Notman, R., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 2820 – 2826 , Probing the Biomimetic Ice Nucleation Inhibition Activity of Poly(vinyl alcohol) and Comparison to Synthetic and Biological Polymers Link



Deller, RC, Vatish, M, Mitchel, D., Gibson, M.I., ACS Biomaterials Science and Enginneering 2015. 1 789–794, "Glycerol Free Cryopreservation of Red Blood Cells Enabled by Ice Recrystallization Inhibiting Polymers" Link

Featured in 'Most Read' articles for August to October 2015 and top 20 most downloaded in past 12 months



Mitchell, DE., Cameron, NR., Gibson, M.I., Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 12977-12980 Rational, yet simple, design and synthesis of an antifreeze-protein inspired polymer for cellular cryopreservation  Link

Highlighted in Chemistry World



Congdon, T., Shaw P., Gibson, M.I., 2015, 6, 4749 - 4757, Polymer Chemistry, 'Thermoresponsive, Well-defined, poly(vinyl alcohol) co- polymers' Accepted Link

Top 20 downloads of 2015 in Polymer Chemistry



Otten, L.C., Gibson, M.I., RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 53911 - 53914,. 'Discrimination between Lectins with Similar Specificities by Ratiometric Profiling of Binding to Glycosylated Surfaces; A Chemical ‘Tongue’ Approach' Accepted. Link



Raeburn, J., Chen, L., Awhida, S., Deller, RC., Vatish, M., Gibson, M.I., and Adams, DJ, Soft Matter, 2015. 11, 3706 - 3713, 'Using Molecular Rotors to Probe Gelation' Link

Listed on most accessed articles April 2015



Lowery, R., Gibson, M.I., Thompson, R., Fullam, E., Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 4838-4841. 'Deuterated Carbohydrate Probes as ‘Label-Free’ Substrates for Probing Nutrient Uptake in Mycobacteria by Nuclear Reaction Analysis' Link



Phillips, DJ, Gibson, M.I., Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 1033 - 1043 "Towards Being Genuinely Smart: ‘Iso-Thermally-Responsive’ Polymers as Versatile, Programmable, Scaffolds for Biologically-Adaptable Materials" Link

Featured in Top 10 most accessed articles Dec 2014 - March 2015

Top 20 downloads of 2015 in Polymer Chemistry



Phillips, DJ, Davies, G-L, Gibson, M.I., J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 270-275, 'Siderophore-Inspired Nanoparticle-based Biosensor for the Selective Detection of Fe3+' Link

Featured in Top 10 most access articles Nov, Dec 2014



Biggs, CI., Edmondson, S,,and Gibson, M.I., Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 175 - 181, "Thiol-ene Immobilisation of Carbohydrates onto Glass Slides as a Simple Alternative to Gold-Thiol Monolayers, Amines or Lipid Binding" Link

Featured in Top 10 most accessed articles October and November 2014.



Congdon, TR, Wilmet, C., Williams, R., Polt, J., Lilliman, M., Gibson, M.I., Eur. Polym. J., 2015, 62, 352 - 362, "Functionalised Carbohydrate-Centred Oligomers and Polymers. Thermoresponsivity, Lectin Binding and Degradability" Link

Special issue on Precision Polymer Materials



Wilkins, L. E., Phillips, D. J., Deller, R. C., Davies, G-L., Gibson, M.I., Carbohydr. Res. 2015, 405, 47 - 54 "Synthesis and Characterisation of Glucose-Functional Glycopolymers and Gold Nanoparticles: Study of their Potential Interactions with Ovine Red Blood Cells" Link

Special issue on Glyconanomaterials.





Phillips, D. J., Prokes, I., Davies, G-L., Gibson,M.I., ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 1225–1229, "Isothermally-Responsive Polymers Triggered by Selective Binding of Fe3+ to Siderophoric Catechol End-Groups" Link

Top 5 most accessed articles Nov - Jan 2014



Richards, S-J., Gibson, M.I., ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 1004 - 1008, "Optimization of the Polymer Coating for Glycosylated Gold Nanoparticle Biosensors to Ensure Stability and Rapid Optical Readouts" Link



Mitchell, D., Lilliman, M., Spain, SG,and Gibson, M.I., Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 1787-1795. "Quantitative Study on the Antifreeze Protein Mimetic Ice Growth Inhibition Properties of Poly(ampholytes) Derived from Vinyl-Based Polymers" Link

Featured on the Front cover



Gibson, M.I., Neres, J., Fullam E., Carbohydr. Res., 2014, 391, 61 - 65 "Selective detection of epimeric pentose saccharides at physiological pH using a fluorescent receptor" Link



Jones, M. W., Otten, L, Richards, S-J, Lowery, R., Phillips D. J., Haddleton D. M., Gibson M.I., Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1611 - 1616 "Glycopolymers with secondary binding motifs mimic glycan branching and display bacterial lectin selectivity in addition to affinity" Link



Richards, S-J., Fullam, E.C, Besra, G., Gibson, M.I., J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 1490 - 1498 , "Discrimination between Bacterial Phenotypes using Glyco-Nanoparticles and the Impact of Polymer Coating on Detection Readouts" Link



Deller, R.C., Vatish, M., Mitchell, D.A., Gibson, M.I., Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 3244, "Synthetic polymers enable non-vitreous cellular cryopreservation by reducing ice crystal growth during thawing" Link

Highlighted in Nature Chemistry; BBC news; Daily Mirror; Focus Magazine, Popular Science Magazine and much more!



Razmkhah,K., Chmel, NP, Gibson M.I., Rodger, A. Analyst 2014, 139, 1372 - 1382, "Oxidized polyethylene films for orienting polar molecules for linear dichroism spectroscopy", Link

Identified as a 'hot' article



Lu, J. Zhang, W, Richards, S-J., Gibson, M.I., Chen, G., Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 2326 - 2332,"Glycopolymer-coated Gold Nanorods Synthesised by a One Pot Copper(0) Catalyzed Tandem RAFT/Click Reaction" Link 



Phillips, DJ., Gibson, M.I., Antioxidant and Redox Signalling, 2014, 21, 786-803. "Redox-Sensitive Materials for Drug Delivery: Targeting the Correct Intracellular Environment, Tuning Release Rates and Appropriate Predictive Systems" Link 



Phillips, DJ., Patterson J., O'Reilly, RK., Gibson, M.I., Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 126 - 131, "Glutathione-Triggered Disassembly of Isothermally Responsive Polymer Nanoparticles obtained by Nanoprecipitation of Hydrophilic Polymers" Link

Featured in top 10 most read articles in Aug 2013





Freese, C, Unger, RE, Deller, RC, Gibson, M.I., Brochhausen, C., Klok, H-A, Kirkpatrick CJ, Biomater, Sci., 2013, 1, 824 , "Uptake of poly(2- hydroxypropyl methacrylamide)-coated gold nanoparticles in microvascular endothelial cells and transport across the blood-brain barrier" Link

In list of most accessed online during past 30 days (May 2013) Open Access



Otten, L., Richards,S-J., Fullam, E., Besra, G.S., Gibson, M,I., J.Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 2665 - 2672, "Gold Nanoparticle-Linked Analysis of Carbohydrate-Protein Interactions, and Polymeric Inhibitors, using Unlabelled Proteins; Easy Measurements Using a ‘Simple’ Digital Camera" Link

Special Issue 'Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science'



Congdon, TC, Notman, R., Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 1578 - 1586 "Antifreeze (Glyco)Protein Mimetic Behaviour of Poly(vinyl alcohol): Detailed Structure-Ice Recrystallisation Inhibition Activity Study" link 



Gibson, MI, O'Reilly, RK., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7204 - 7213. "To Aggregate, or to not Aggregate? Considerations in the Design and Application of Polymeric Thermally-Responsive Nanoparticle" Link

Highlighted as hot article in ChemSocRev Blog Most Read articles online in May



Deller, R.C., Congdon, T., Sahid, M., Morgan, M., Vatish, M., Mitchell, D.A., Notman, R., Gibson, M.I., Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 478 - 485 "Ice recrystallisation inhibition by polyols: comparison of molecular and macromolecular inhibitors and role of hydrophobic units" Link

Top 10 Most accessed Articles Jan and Feb 2013




Liu, M., Tirino, P., Radivojevic, M., Phillips, DJ., Gibson, M.I., Leroux, JC., Gauthier, MA., Adv. Funct. Mater., 2013, 16, 2007 - 2015 "Molecular sieving on the surface of a protein provides protection without loss of activity" Link 



Jones, MW., Richards, SJ, Haddleton, DM., Gibson M.I., Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 717 - 723, "Poly(Azlactone)s: Versatile Scaffolds for Tandem Post-Polymerisation Modification and Glycopolymer Synthesis" Link

3rd most accessed article October 2012



Summers, M. J., Phillips, D. J., Gibson, M.I., Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4223 - 4225, “Isothermal” LCST Transitions Triggered by Bioreduction of Single Polymer End-Groups", Link

Feature article in Chem. Commun. Emerging Investigator Issue





Phillips, DJ, Gibson, M.I., Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 3200 - 3208 "Biodegradable, poly(disulfide)s derived from RAFT polymerization. Monomer scope, glutathione degradation and tunable thermal responses" Link

Top 10 most accessed article in Sept/Oct



Pache, C, Bocchio, NL., Bouwens, A. , Villiger, M., Berclaz, C., Goulley, J., Gibson, M.I., Santschi, C., Lasser, T., Opt. Express, 2012, 20, 21385 - 21399., "Fast three-dimensional imaging of gold nanoparticles in living cells with photothermal optical lock-in Optical Coherence Microscopy" Link open access.

Highlighted in The Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics



Freese, C., Uboldi, C., Gibson, M.I., Unger, R.E., Weksler, B.B., Romero, I.A., Couraud, P.-O., Kirkpatrick, C.J., Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 2012, 9, 23 "Uptake and cytotoxicity of citrate-coated gold nanospheres: Comparative studies on human endothelial and epithelial cells" Link, Open Access,

Top 20 most accessed paper (July -Oct), Top 10 Most accessed paper (Nov-Dec), 4000+ reads in 9 Months, 10th most accessed in past 12 months. Highlighted as a most accessed paper.



Richards, S-J., Jones, MW, Hunaban, M., Haddleton, DM., Gibson, M.I., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 7812 - 7816. "Probing Bacterial Toxin Inhibition with Synthetic Glycopolymers Prepared by Tandem Post-Polymerization Modification: Role of Linker and Carbohydrate Density" link



Freese, C., Gibson, M.I., Klok, HA., Unger, RE, Kirkpatrick, CJ., Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 1533 - 1543. "Size- and coating-dependent uptake of polymer-coated gold nanoparticles in primary human dermal microvascular endothelial cells" link 



Gou, Y., Richards, S-J., Haddleton, DM., Gibson, M.I., Polym Chem., 2012, 3, 1634 - 1640. "Investigation of Glycopolymer-Lectin Interactions using QCM-d: Comparison of Surface Binding with Inhibitory Activity" link



Jones, M.W., Strickland, R. A., Schumacher, F.F., Caddick, S., Baker, J.A., Gibson, M.I., Haddleton, D.M., Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 4064 - 4066. "Highly reactive and efficient PEG-based disulfide bridging agents derived from radical-compatible maleimides for bioconjugation" link



Saaka, Y., Deller, R.C, Rodger, A., Gibson, M.I., Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2012, 33, 779 - 784 , "Exploiting Thermoresponsive Polymers to Modulate Lipophilicty: Interactions with Model Membranes" link

Invited article for special issue "Polymer Science the Next Generation" and featured in Materials Views Magazine.



Leong, N.S., Hassan, M., Phillips, D.J., Saaka, Y., O'Reilly R.K., Gibson, M.I., Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 794 - 799, "Polymers with Molecular-Weight Dependent LCSTs are Essential for Cooperative Behaviour" link 



Jones, M.W., Strickland, R. A., Schumacher, F.F., Baker, J.A., Gibson, M.I., Haddleton, D.M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 1847 - 1852, "Polymeric dibromomaleimides as extremely efficient disulfide bridging bioconjugation agents and pegylation agents" link



Phillips, D.J., Gibson, M.I., Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1054 - 1056 "Degradable Thermoresponsive Polymers which Display Redox-Responsive LCST Behaviour" link




Ieong, N.S., Bebis, K., Daniel, L. E., O'Reilly, R.K., Gibson, M.I., Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 11627 - 11629, "The critical importance of size on thermoresponsive nanoparticle transition temperatures: gold and micelle-based polymer nanoparticles". link 



Singha, N.K., Gibson, M.I., Koiry, B.P., Danial, M., Klok, H.-A., Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 2908 - 2913, "Side-Chain Peptide-Synthetic Polymer Conjugates via Tandem"Ester-amide/thiol-ene" Post-Polymerization Modification of Poly(pentafluorophenyl methacrylate) Obtained Using ATRP. link

"Top 10 Most read articles in throughout 2011"



Gibson, M.I., Danial, M., Klok, H.-A., ACS Comb. Sci., 2011, 13, 286-297, "Sequentially Modified, Polymer-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticle Libraries: Convergent Synthesis and Aggregation Behavior" link 



Bebis, K, Jones, M. W., Haddleton, D.M., Gibson, M.I., Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 975 - 982, "Thermoresponsive Behaviour of Poly[(oligo(ethyleneglycol methacrylate)]s and their Protein Conjugates. Importance of Concentration and Solvent System" link 



Jones, M. W., Gibson, M.I., Mantovani, G., Haddleton, D. M., Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 572 - 574, " Tunable thermo-responsive polymer-protein conjugates via a combination of nucleophilic thiol-ene “click” and SET-LRP" link



Vinson, N., Gou, Y., Bercer, C. R., Haddleton, D. M., Gibson, M.I., Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 107 - 113, "Optimised ‘Click’ Synthesis of Glycopolymers with mono/di and trisaccharides" link




Becer, C. R., Gibson, M.I., Ilyas, R., Geng, J., Wallis, R., Mitchel, D. A., Haddleton, D. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15130–15132,, "High Affinity Glycopolymer Binding to Human DC-SIGN and Disruption of DC-SIGN Interactions with HIV Envelope Glycoprotein" link



Gibson, M.I., Paripovic, D., Klok, H.-A., Adv. Mater., 2010, 22, 4721-4725, "Size Dependant LCST Transitions of Polymer-Coated Gold Nanoparticles: Co-operative Aggregation and Surface Assembly" link



‡ 9) Gibson, M.I., Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1141-1152, "Slowing the Growth of Ice with Synthetic Macromolecules: Beyond Antifreeze(glyco) Proteins" link

Featured on the front cover of the Journal




Gibson, M.I., Fröhlich, E., Klok, H.-A., J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2009, 47, 4332-4345, “Post-polymerization Functionalisation of Poly(pentafluorophenyl-methacrylate): Synthesis of a Diverse, Water Soluble Polymer Library.”



Gibson, M.I., Cameron, N. R., J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2009, 47, 2882-2891, “Experimentally Facile Controlled Polymerization of N-carboxyanhydrides, Including O-Benzyl-L-threonine NCA.”



Wang, J., Gibson, M.I., Barbey, R., Xiao, S.-J., Klok, H-A., Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2009, 30, 845-850, “Non-fouling polypeptide brushes via surface-initiated polymerization of Nε-oligo(ethyleneglycol)succinate-L-lysine N-carboxyanhydride.”



5) Gibson, M.I., Barker, C. A., Spain, S. G, Albertin, L., Cameron, N. R. Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 328-333, “Inhibition of Ice Crystal Growth by Glycopolymers; Implications for the Rational Design of Antifreeze Glycoprotein Mimics.”



Gauthier, M. A., Gibson, M.I., Klok, H.-A., Angew. Chem Int. Ed., 2009,48, 48 – 58, “Synthesis of Functional Polymers by Post-Polymerization Modification”.

Featured on the inside cover of this issue. Most Accessed article online in December 2008




Gibson, M.I., Cameron, N.R., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 5160-5162. “Organogelation of Sheet-Helix Block Copolypeptides."




Gibson, M.I., Hunt, G. J., Cameron, N. R., Org. Biomol. Chem., 2007, 5, 2756-2757. “Improved Synthesis of O-Linked, and First Synthesis of S- Linked, Carbohydrate Functionalised N-Carboxyanhydrides (GlycoNCAs).”



Spain, S. G., Gibson, M.I., Cameron, N. R., J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2007, 45, 2059-2072. “Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Well-Defined Glycopolymers”.

Featured on the front cover of this issue.