Our current publications in international peer reviewed journals.

    Rmaidi, A.; Zelzer, M.; Sindji, L.; Dima, R.; Boury, F.; Delorme, N.; Montero-Menei, C.N.; Impact of the physico-chemical properties of polymeric microspheres functionalized with cell adhesion molecules on the behavior of mesenchymal stromal cells. Materials Science & Engineering, C, 2021, accepted.

    Ugur, D.; Sottile, V.; Montero-Menei, C.N.; Boury, F.; Zelzer, M.; Relating polymeric microparticle formulation to prevalence or distribution of fibronectin and poly-D-lysine to support mesenchymal stem cell growth. Biointerphases, 2020, 15, 041008.

    Melo Rodriguez, G.; Bowen, J.; Zelzer, M.; Stamboulis, A., Selective modification of Ti6Al4V surfaces for biomedical applications. RSC Advances, 2020, 10, 17642-17652.

    Angelerou, M. G. F.; Markus, R.; Paraskevopoulou, V.; Foralosso, R.; Clarke, P.; Alvarez, C. V.; Chenlo, M.; Johnson, L.; Rutland, C.; Allen, S.; Brasnett, C.; Seddon, A.; Zelzer, M.; Marlow, M., Mechanistic investigations into the encapsulation and release of small molecules and proteins from a supramolecular nucleoside gel in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Controlled Release 2020, 317, 118-129.

    Johnson, L.; Angelerou, M. G. F.; Surikutchi, B. T.; Allen, S.; Zelzer, M.; Marlow, M., Low Molecular Weight Nucleoside Gelators: A Platform for Protein Aggregation Inhibition. Molecular Pharmaceutics 2019, 16, 1, 462-467.

    Angelerou, M. G. F.; Yang, B.; Arnold, T.; Rawle, J.; Marlow, M.; Zelzer, M., Hydrophobicity of surface-immobilised molecules influences architectures formed via interfacial self-assembly of nucleoside-based gelators. Soft Matter 2018, 14, 9851-9855.

    Yang, B.; Adams, D. J.; Marlow, M.; Zelzer, M., Surface-Mediated Supramolecular Self-assembly of Protein, Peptide and Nucleoside Derivatives: From Surface Design to Underlying Mechanism and Tailored Functions. Langmuir 2018, 34 (50), 15109-15125. Invited review. Front cover.

    Angelerou, M. G. F.; Frederix, P. W. J. M.; Wallace, M.; Yang, B.; Rodger, A.; Adams, D. J.; Marlow, M.; Zelzer, M., Supramolecular Nucleoside-Based Gel: Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Characterization of Its Nanoarchitecture and Self-Assembly Mechanism. Langmuir 2018, 34 (23), 6912-6921.

    Roberts, J. N.; Sahoo, J. K.; McNamara, L. E.; Burgess, K. V.; Yang, J.; Alakpa, E. V.; Anderson, H. J.; Hay, J.; Turner, L.-A.; Yarwood, S. J.; Zelzer, M.; Oreffo, R. O. C.; Ulijn, R. V.; Dalby, M. J., Dynamic Surfaces for the Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Growth through Adhesion Regulation. ACS Nano 2016, 10 (7), 6667-6679.

    Canning, A.; Pasquazi A.; Fijten M.; Rajput, S.; Buttery, L.; Aylott, J. W.; Zelzer, M., Tuning the conformation of synthetic co-polypeptides of serine and glutamic acid through control over polymer composition. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2016, 54 (15), 2331-2336.

    Sahoo, J. K.;   Sirimuthu, N. M. S.; Canning, A.; Zelzer, M.; Graham, D.; Ulijn, R.V., Analysis of enzyme-responsive peptide surfaces by Raman spectroscopy. Chemical Communications 2016, 52 (25), 4698-4701.

    Angelerou, M. G. F.; Sabri, A.; Creasey, R.; Angelerou, P.; Marlow, M.; Zelzer, M., Surface directed modulation of supramolecular gel properties. Chemical Communications 2016, 52 (23), 4298-4300.

    van Nuffel, S.; Parmeter, C.; Scurr, D.; Russell, N. A.; Zelzer, M., Multivariate analysis of 3D ToF-SIMS images: method validation and application to cultured neuronal networks. Analyst 2016, 141, 90.

    Taylor, M., Scurr, D., Lutolf, M., Buttery, L., Zelzer, M., Alexander, M., 3D chemical characterization of frozen hydrated hydrogels using ToF-SIMS with argon cluster sputter depth profiling. Biointerphases 2016, 11, 02A301. Most read in January and February 2016.

    Dhowre, H. S., Rajput, S., Russell, N. A., Zelzer, M., Responsive cell-material interfaces. Nanomedicine 2015, 10(5), 849-871. Invited review.

    Piggott, M. and Zelzer, M., Interface and surface analysis for pharmaceutical applications: Challenges and recent advances. Chemistry Today 2014, 32(5), 53-59. Invited review.

    Nalluri, S. K. M.; Shivarova, N.; Kanibolotsky, A. L.; Zelzer, M.; Gupta, S.; Frederix, P. W. J. M.; Skabara, P. J.; Gleskova, H.; Ulijn, R. V., Conducting Nanofibers and Organogels Derived from the Self-Assembly of Tetrathiafulvalene-Appended Dipeptides. Langmuir 2014, 30, 41, 12429-12437.

    Zelzer, M.; Heise, A., Terpolymerisation kinetics of amino acid N-carboxy anhydrides. Journal of Polymer Science A – Polymer Chemistry 2014, 52, 9, 1228-1236.

    Javid, N.; Roy, S.; Zelzer, M.; Yang, Z.; Sefcik, J.; Ulijn, R. V., Cooperative Self-Assembly of Peptide Gelators and Proteins. Biomacromolecules 2013, 14, 4368-4376.

    Zelzer, M.; Heise A., Determination of copolymerisation characteristics in the N-carboxy anhydride polymerisation of two amino acids. Polymer Chemistry 2013, 4, 3896-3904.

    Zelzer, M.; Todd, S. J.; Hirst, A. R.; McDonald, T. O.; Ulijn, R. V., Enzyme responsive materials: Design strategies and future developments. Biomaterials Science 2013, 1, 11-39. Invited review. Front cover. Top 10 most accessed/downloaded articles of the journal in 2013 and in Apr-Jun 2014.

    Zelzer, M.; McNamara, L. E.; Scurr, D. J.; Alexander, M. R.; Dalby, M. J.; Ulijn, R. V., Phosphatase responsive peptide surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 12229-12237.

    Zelzer, M.; Scurr, D. J.; Alexander, M. R.; Ulijn, R. V., Development and Validation of a Fluorescence Method to Follow the Build-up of Short Peptide Sequences on Solid 2D Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012, 4, 53-58. 

    Zelzer, M.; Albutt, D., Alexander, M. R., Russell, N. A., The role of albumin and fibronectin in the adhesion of fibroblasts to plasma polymer surfaces. Plasma Processes and Polymers 2011, 9, 149-156.

    Zelzer, M.; Alexander, M. R.; Russell, N. A., Hippocampal cell response to substrates with surface chemistry gradients. Acta Biomaterialia 2011, 7, 4120-4130.

    Zelzer, M.; Ulijn, R. V., Next-generation peptide nanomaterials: molecular networks, interfaces and supramolecular functionality. Chemical Society Reviews 2010, 39, (9), 3351-3357. Top 10 most accessed articles of the journal in August 2010.

    Majani, R.; Zelzer, M.; Gadegaard, N.; Rose, F. R. A. J.; Alexander, M. R., Preparation of Caco-2 cell sheets using plasma polymerised acrylic acid as a weak boundary layer. Biomaterials 2010, 31, 6764-6771.

    Benniston, A.C.; Harriman, A.; Whittle, V. L.; Zelzer, M.; Harrington, R. W.; Clegg, W., Exciplex-like emission from a closely-spaced, orthogonally-sited anthracenyl-boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) molecular dyad.  Photochemical &Photobiological Sciences 2010, 9, 1009-1017.

    Benniston, A. C.; Harriman, A.; Whittle, V. L.; Zelzer, M., Molecular rotors based on the boron dipyrromethenefluorophore. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 3, 523-530.

    Zelzer, M.; Alexander, M. R., Nanopores in single and double layer plasma polymers used for cell guidance in water and protein containing buffer solutions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2010, 114, (1), 569-576.

    Zelzer, M.; Scurr, D.; Badr, A.; Urquhart, A. J.; Gadegaard, N.; Bradley, J. W.; Alexander, M. R., Influence of the plasma sheath on plasma polymer deposition in advance of a mask and deposition down pores. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2009, 113, (25), 8487-8494.

    Zelzer, M.; Majani, R.; Bradley, J. W.; Rose, F. R. A. J.; Davies, M. C.; Alexander, M. R., Investigation of cell-surface interactions using chemical gradients formed from plasma polymers. Biomaterials 2008, 29, (2), 172-184.

    Voronin, S. A.; Bradley, J. W.; Fotea, C.; Zelzer, M.; Alexander, M. R., Characterization of thin-film deposition in a pulsed acrylic acid polymerizing discharge. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A. 2007, 25, (4), 1093-1097.

    Taylor, M.; Urquhart, A. J.; Zelzer, M.; Davies, M. C.; Alexander, M. R., Picoliter water contact angle measurement on polymers. Langmuir 2007, 23, (13), 6875-6878.

    Voronin, S. A.; Zelzer, M.; Fotea, C.; Alexander, M. R.; Bradley, J. W., Pulsed and continuous wave acrylic acid radio frequency plasma deposits: Plasma and surface chemistry. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2007, 111, (13), 3419-3429.

    .Zelzer, M.; Kappaun, S.; Zojer, E.; Slugovc, C., Synthesis and photo physical properties of 9,10-bis(hydroxyphenyl)anthracene derivatives. Monatshefte für Chemie 2007, 138, (5), 453-464.

    Kappaun, S.; Zelzer, M.; Bartl, K.; Saf, R.; Stelzer, F.; Slugovc, C., Preparation of poly(fluorene)s using trans bis(dicyclohexylamine)palladium diacetate as a catalyst: Scope and Limitations. Journal of Polymer Science Part A - Polymer Chemistry 2006, 44, (6), 2130-2138.