Join us at 10am BST / 9am GMT on the 15th July for the second episode in our two-part series on 'Peptide Therapeutics: Disease screening and Drug Design'. Sign up here to receive email updates about the series. In this collection of expert-led sessions, we will learn about advancements in peptide-based drugs - medicines which have become a promising alternative to antibiotics, showing to be safer to use and cheaper to make. Click here to follow this Researcher profile for upcoming series on this topic (Hint: there will be another one coming up in the autumn!)
This second episode will feature Dr Garry Laverty, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast. 
Episode summary:

This talk will focus on our research into peptide hydrogels and nanotubes as future drug delivery and biomaterial platforms. This includes:


  • The development of a novel long-acting injectable peptide hydrogel implant for the delivery of HIV/AIDS and contraceptive drugs;


  • The use of peptide hydrogels as anti-infective coatings for medical devices and in wound healing;


  • Study of peptide nanotubes as drug delivery platform to cross biological barriers and as anti-biofilm agents against infection.


To speak at a Researcher Live session, please email kristine.lennie@researcher-app.com 


Series programme:


  • 18th May, 10am BST - Dr Miguel Fernández de Ullivarri, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at APC Microbiome Institute:  ‘A Killer solution for vaginal candidiasis: New generation of antifungal peptides’


  • 15th July, 10am BST - Dr Garry Laverty , Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast:  ‘Peptide Hydrogel and Nanotubes for Drug Delivery and Biomaterial Applications’
Date and Time
Friday, July 15, 2022
10:00 am BST / 9:00 am GMT
Speakers Avatar Dr Garry Laverty, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast

Dr Garry Laverty PhD is an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on using peptide nanomaterials, primarily self-assembled hydrogels and nanotubes, for drug delivery and biomaterial applications with support as Principal Investigator from several sources including the EPSRC (EP/S031561/1), MRC (MC_PC_18060), Wellcome Trust (07618/Z/17/Z), Innovate UK (32-08/520268133), Invest NI ( 2111/130282815) and Royal Society (RG150171, IE1609880). He has authored 45 publications relating to peptides and their use within the drug delivery and biomaterial fields. Dr Laverty was previously a Visiting Researcher at Bing Xu’s lab (Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry, Waltham, MA, USA), a world-leading group researching the use of peptide nanomaterials in biomedicine.

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