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Sebastien Perrier

Technical Summary

Professor Sébastien Perrier graduated from the Ecole National Supèrieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France, in 1998. He undertook his PhD at the University of Warwick, in polymer chemistry, and spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He started his academic career at Leeds in 2002 as a lecturer, then moved to the University of Sydney in 2007, as director of the Key Centre for Polymers & Colloids. In October 2013, Sébastien was appointed as the Monash-Warwick Chair in Polymer Chemistry, a joint appointment between WMS and Chemistry at Warwick, and the Faculty of Pharmacy at Monash University, Australia. This joint appointment enables Sébastien’s team to have labs and infrastructure in Warwick Chemistry, Warwick Medical School and Monash Pharmacy.


Our research focuses on nanomedicine, the use of nanomaterials for the diagnostic and treatment of diseases. We have developed a range of materials which structure is controlled at the nanoscale, that enable us to probe the bio-nano interface, to develop diagnostic and therapeutic materials. We have engineered a number of drug delivery nanomaterials, imaging and diagnostic agents, as well as novel antibacterial systems.


Sébastien has published nine book chapters and ca. 150 articles, which have received near 10,000 citations (h-index 49), and supervised to date 24 PhD students. His recent awards include the Macro Group UK Young Researcher Award (2006), the Rennie Memorial Medal (2009), the RACI Applied Research Award (2012), a Future Fellowship (2012), the Australian Academy of Science Le Fèvre Memorial Prize (2013), the Wolfson Merit Award (Royal Society, 2014), the Biomacromolecules / Macromolecules Young Investigator Award (ACS, 2014) and the IUPAC / Samsung Young Polymer Scientist Award (IUPAC, 2014).

Selected publications:

Poon, C.K.; Tang, O.; Chen, X.-C.; Pham, B.T.T.; Gody, G.; Pollock, C.A.; Hawkett, B.S.; Perrier, S., Preparation of Inert Polystyrene Latex Particles as MicroRNA Delivery Vectors by Surfactant-Free RAFT Emulsion Polymerization, Biomacromolecules 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01633


Cobo, I.; Li, M.; Sumerlin, B. S.; Perrier, S. Smart hybrid materials by conjugation of responsive polymers to biomacromolecules, Nature Mat. 2015, 14 (2), 143-159


Moraes, J.; Ohno, K.; Maschmeyer, T.; Perrier, S. Monodisperse, Charge-Stabilized, Core–Shell Particles via Silica-Supported Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization for Cell Imaging, Chem. Mater., 2013, 25 (17), 3522–3527


Danial, M.; My-Nhi Tran, C.; Young, P.G.; Perrier, S.; Jolliffe, K.A. Janus cyclic peptide–polymer nanotubes Nat. Commun., 2013, 4:2780 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3780

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