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Dr Simon Webb - publications

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  • Jones, J., Diemer, V., Adam, C., Raftery, J., Ruscoe, R., Sengel, J., ... Webb, S. (2016). Length-dependent formation of transmembrane pores by 3-10 helical Aib foldamers. American Chemical Society. Journal. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12057. Publication link: 7f0a8b47-d207-45c4-898e-9c8bde03f114
  • De Poli, M., Zawodny, W., Quinonero, O., Lorch, M., Webb, S., & Clayden, J. (2016). Conformational photoswitching of a synthetic peptide foldamer bound within a phospholipid bilayer. Science, 352(6285), 575-580. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8352 . Publication link: 5d93613b-07e3-4e27-b1fe-5f2de5c842a5
  • King, P. J. S., Lizio, M. G., Booth, A., Collins, R., Gough, J., Miller, A., & Webb, S. (2016). A modular self-assembly approach to functionalised β-sheet peptide hydrogel biomaterials. Soft Matter, 12(6), 1915-1923. DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02039E. Publication link: bb60b7aa-8696-4c06-a79b-12eee6f7646a


  • Pike, S. J., Boddaert, T., Raftery, J., Webb, S. J., & Clayden, J. (2015). Participation of Non-Aminoisobutyric Acid (Aib) Residues in the 310 Helical Conformation of Aib-Rich Foldamers: A Solid State Study.New Journal of Chemistry, 39, 3288-3294. DOI: 10.1039/c4nj01547a. Publication link: 3f9aa90f-a44d-4102-b90c-19f429d093df
  • Brioche, J., Pike, S. J., Tshepelevitsh, S., Leito, I., Morris, G. A., Webb, S. J., & Clayden, J. (2015). Conformational switching of a foldamer in a multi-component system by pH-filtered selection between competing non-covalent interactions. American Chemical Society. Journal, 137(20), 6680-6691. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03284. Publication link: 0aa8bef6-8aad-4156-a90c-7836f4d3dcd3
  • Booth, A., Pintre, I. C., Y. Lin, Y., Gough, J., & Webb, S. J. (2015). Release of proteins and enzymes from vesicular compartments by alternating magnetic fields. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 15579-15588. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05872K. Publication link: 01547ace-80b5-4fd3-bceb-31ecfb31d18d
  • Coxon, T. P., Fallows, T. W., Gough, J. E., & Webb, S. (2015). A versatile approach towards multivalent saccharide displays on magnetic nanoparticles and phospholipid vesicles. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 13(43), 10751-10761. DOI: 10.1039/c5ob01591j. Publication link: 28aa4f00-2c18-49e0-8fa7-92ec50f2c18f
  • Pike, S. J., Jones, J. E., Raftery, J., Clayden, J., & Webb, S. J. (2015). Helical peptaibol mimics are better ionophores when racemic than when enantiopure. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 13(37), 9580-9584. DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01652E. Publication link: 76a9230d-8dd5-46ff-af15-ce6be86fa9cd


  • Pike, S. J., Diemer, V., Raftery, J., Webb, S. J., & Clayden, J. (2014). Designing Foldamer-Foldamer Interactions in Solution: The Roles of Helix Length and Terminus Functionality in Promoting the Self-Association of Aminoisobutyric Acid Oligomers.Chemistry: A European Journal, 20, 15981-15990. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403626. Publication link: 98c7b43c-3c67-4ad2-983b-aa62771693ac
  • Booth, A., Coxon, T., Gough, J. E., & Webb, S. J. (2014). Targeting of a magnetic bionanomaterial to HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells using a galactose terminated lipid.Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1688, [mrss14-1688-y05-14]. DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.517. Publication link: 15fb7517-625b-4444-b029-79e5cf90e329
  • Noble, G. T., Craven, F. L., Segarra-Maset, M. D., Reyes Martínez, J. E., Šardzík, R., Flitsch, S. L., & Webb, S. J. (2014). Sialylation of lactosyl lipids in membrane microdomains by T. cruzi trans-sialidase. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 12, 9272-9278. . Publication link: 4ceb7a13-c576-4790-9847-a85343ca98f4
  • Pike, S. J., Raftery, J., Webb, S. J., & Clayden, J. (2014). Conformational analysis of helical aminoisobutyric acid (Aib) oligomers bearing C-terminal ester Schellman motifs. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12(24), 4124-4131. DOI: 10.1039/c4ob00268g. Publication link: f032b7d2-75c5-4268-b950-5597c7b7bd41 | PubMed:24831537
  • Brown, J. R. D., Pintre, I. C., & Webb, S. J. (2014). Fructose controlled ionophoric activity of a cholate-boronic acid. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12(16), 2576-2583. DOI: 10.1039/c4ob00165f. Publication link: b8e1452a-f77e-45ce-8f2f-128c6adef384
  • Coxon, T., Almond, A., Gough, J. E., & Webb, S. J. (2014). Catechol-hydrazone conjugates for the rapid functionalization of magnetite nanoparticles with cell targeting groups. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1688, [mrss14-1688-y08-13]. DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.433. Publication link: ce1d70a0-e73d-42be-9733-9c0a1608f297



  • Hughes, M., Frederix, P. W. J. M., Raeburn, J., Birchall, L. S., Sadownik, J., Coomer, F. C., ... Ulijn, R. V. (2012). Sequence/structure relationships in aromatic dipeptide hydrogels formed under thermodynamic control by enzyme-assisted self-assembly. Soft Matter, 8(20), 5595-5602. DOI: 10.1039/c2sm25224d. Publication link: 3f1dbb30-5107-425b-b5c1-4fe8160db846
  • Webb, S. J., Noble, G. T., Mart, R. J., Liem, K. P., Gale, P. A. (Ed.), & Steed, J. W. (Ed.) (2012). Supramolecular Chemistry of Membranes. In Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials: Supramolecular Catalysis, Reactivity and Chemical Biology. (Vol. 4, pp. 1730-1750). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons . . Publication link: fc8cdb28-7495-4bab-8b24-eabcd90c35f0
  • Noble, G. T., Craven, F. L., Voglmeir, J., Šardzík, R., Flitsch, S. L., & Webb, S. J. (2012). Accelerated enzymatic galactosylation of N -acetylglucosaminolipids in lipid microdomains. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(31), 13010-13017. DOI: 10.1021/ja302506t. Publication link: c4e0739a-45ae-4197-9b09-324e5d5ce551


  • De Cogan, F., Gough, J. E., & Webb, S. J. (2011). Adhesive interactions between cells and biotinylated phospholipid vesicles in alginate: Towards new responsive biomaterials. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 22(4), 1045-1051. DOI: 10.1007/s10856-011-4271-1. Publication link: 3bddc538-5654-4631-8987-8993ddaa49af
  • De Cogan, F., Booth, A., Gough, J. E., & Webb, S. J. (2011). Conversion of magnetic impulses into cellular responses by self-assembled nanoparticle-vesicle hydrogels. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 50(51), 12290-12293. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201103469. Publication link: 763bc106-e058-4ada-aa19-8cde9fa3c3c0
  • Devi, U., Brown, J. R. D., Almond, A., & Webb, S. J. (2011). Pd(II)-mediated assembly of porphyrin channels in bilayer membranes. Langmuir, 27(4), 1448-1456. DOI: 10.1021/la104152s. Publication link: 96dc8120-f112-4c38-9fbc-3c8abf3f23b4
  • Wilson, C. P., Boglio, C., Ma, L., Cockroft, S. L., & Webb, S. J. (2011). Palladium(II)-mediated assembly of biotinylated ion channels. Chemistry - A European Journal, 17(12), 3465-3473. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002031. Publication link: 9fae0d28-589c-4b34-8a58-b268d27742fc