Publications

Where copyright agreements allow a link to the published PDF may be found. Otherwise for PDF copies of any of the articles below please contact me and I will provide them where possible.

* denotes SGS as corresponding author; open access logo denotes article published open access

Peer-reviewed Journals

  1. Edyta Niezabitowska, Adam R. Town, Bassem Sabagh, Marissa D. Morales Moctezuma, Victoria R. Kearns, Sebastian G. Spain Steve P. Rannard and Tom O. McDonald; "Insights into the internal structures of nanogels using a versatile asymmetric-flow field-flow fractionation method", Nanoscale Advances, 2020, Advance Article. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  2. Jasmine Lord, Hugh Britton, Sebastian G. Spain and Andrew L. Lewis; "Advancements in the Development on New Liquid Embolic Agents for Use in Therapeutic Embolisation", J. Mater. Chem. B., 2020, Advance Article. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  3. Jake G. Edmans, Katharina H. Clitherow, Craig Murdoch, Paul V. Hatton, Sebastian G. Spain and Helen E. Colley; "Mucoadhesive Electrospun Fibre‐Based Technologies for Oral Medicine", Pharmaceutics, 2020, 12, 504. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  4. Katharina H. Clitherow, Tahani M Binaljadm, Jens Hansen, Sebastian G. Spain*, Paul V. Hatton and Craig Murdoch; "Medium-chain fatty acids released from polymeric electrospun patches inhibit Candida albicans growth and reduce biofilm viability", ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2020, 6, 4087-4095. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  5. Jake G. Edmans, Craig Murdoch, Martin E. Santocildes-Romero, Paul V. Hatton, Helen E. Colley and Sebastian G. Spain; "Incorporation of Lysozyme into a Mucoadhesive Electrospun Patch for Rapid Protein Delivery to the Oral Mucosa", Mat. Sci. Eng. C., 2020, 112, 110917. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  6. Katharina H. Clitherow, Craig Murdoch, Sebastian G. Spain, Anne Mette Handler, Helen E. Colley, Mai Bay Stie, Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Christian Janfelt, Paul V. Hatton and Jette Jacobsen; "Mucoadhesive electrospun patch delivery of lidocaine to the oral mucosa and investigation of spatial distribution in tissue using MALDI mass spectrometry imaging", Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2019, 16, 3948-3956. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  7. Nora Francini, Daniel Cochrane, Sam Illingworth, Laura Purdie, Giuseppe Mantovani, Kerry Fisher, Leonard W. Seymour, Sebastian G. Spain* and Cameron Alexander; "Polyvalent diazonium polymers provide efficient protection of oncolytic adenovirus Enadenotucirev from neutralising antibodies while maintaining biological activity in vitro and in vivo", Bioconjugate Chem., 2019, 30, 1244–1257. [DOI] [Summary]

  8. Thomas J. Neal, Deborah L. Beattie, Sarah J. Byard, Gregory N. Smith, Martin W. Murray, Neal S. J. Williams, Simon N. Emmett, Steven P. Armes, Sebastian G. Spain* and Oleksandr O. Mykhaylyk; "Self-assembly of amphiphilic statistical copolymers and their aqueous rheological properties", Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 1474-1487. [DOI] [Summary]

  9. Laura Purdie, Cameron Alexander, Sebastian G. Spain* and Johannes P. Magnusson; "Alkyl-modified oligonucleotides as intercalating vehicles for doxorubicin uptake via albumin binding", Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15, 437-446. [DOI] [Summary]

  10. Ruggero Foralosso, Lee Moir, Francesca Mastrotto, Luana Sasso, Aleksandra Tchoryk, Amjad Selo, Anna Grabowska, Marianne B. Ashford, Jonathan Aylott, Paul R. Gellert, Sebastian G. Spain and Cameron Alexander; "Control of aggregation temperatures in mixed and blended cytocompatible thermoresponsive block co-polymer nanoparticles", Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 7441-7452. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  11. Laura Shallcross, Kevin Roche, Caroline J. Wilcock, Kenneth J. Stanton, Thomas Swift, Stephen Rimmer, Paul V. Hatton and Sebastian G. Spain*; "The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite.", J. Mater. Chem. B., 2017, 5, 6027-6033. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  12. Laura Purdie, Cameron Alexander, Sebastian G. Spain* and Johannes P. Magnusson; "Influence of polymer size on uptake and cytotoxicity of doxorubicin-loaded DNA–PEG conjugates", Bioconjugate Chem., 2016, 27, 1244-1252. [DOI] [Summary]

  13. Andrea D. Goncalves, Cameron Alexander, Clive J. Roberts, Sebastian G. Spain, Shahid Uddin and Stephanie Allen; "The effect of protein concentration on the viscosity of a recombinant albumin solution formulation", RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 15143-15154. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  14. Giovanna Sicilia, Adrienne L. Davis, Sebastian G. Spain, Johannes P. Magnusson, Nathan Boase, Kristofer J. Thurecht and Cameron Alexander; "Synthesis of 19F Nucleic Acid–Polymer Conjugates as Real-Time MRI Probes of Biorecognition.", Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2180-2191. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  15. Vanessa Loczenski Rose, Saif Shubber, S. Sajeesh, Sebastian G. Spain, Sanyogitta Puri, Stephanie Allen, Dong-Ki Lee, G. Sebastiaan Winkler and Giuseppe Mantovani; "Phosphonium polymethacrylates for siRNA delivery - effect of polymer and RNA structural parameters on polyplex assembly and gene knockdown.", Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3480-3490. [DOI] [Summary]

  16. Nora Francini, Laura Purdie, Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani and Sebastian G. Spain*; "Multifunctional poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide] copolymers via post-polymerization modification and sequential thiol–ene chemistry", Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 2857-2863. [DOI] [Summary]

  17. Daniel E. Mitchell, Mary Lilliman, Sebastian G. Spain and Matthew I. Gibson; "Quantitative study on the antifreeze protein mimetic ice growth inhibition properties of poly(ampholytes) derived from vinyl-based polymers", Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 1781-1795. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  18. E. Peter Magennis, Francisco Fernández-Trillo, Cheng Sui, Sebastian G. Spain, David J. Bradshaw, David Churchley, Giuseppe Mantovani, Klaus Winzer and Cameron Alexander; "Bacteria-instructed synthesis of polymers for self-selective microbial binding and labelling", Nature Mater., 2014, 13, 748-755. [DOI] [Summary]

  19. Johannes P. Magnusson, Francisco Fernández-Trillo, Giovanna Sicilia, Sebastian G. Spain* and Cameron Alexander; "Programmed assembly of polymer-DNA conjugate nanoparticles with optical readout and sequence-specific activation of biorecognition", Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 2368-2374. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  20. Giovanna Sicilia, Christine Grainger-Boultby, Nora Francini, Johannes P. Magnusson, Aram O. Saeed, Francisco Fernández-Trillo, Sebastian G. Spain* and Cameron Alexander; "Programmable polymer-DNA hydrogels with dual input and multiscale responses", Biomat. Sci., 2014, 2, 203-211. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  21. Teresa Matini, Nora Francini, Anna Battocchio, Sebastian G. Spain, Giuseppe Mantovani, Maria J. Vicent, Joaquin Sanchis, Elena Gallon, Francesca Mastrotto, Stefano Salmaso, Paolo Caliceti and Cameron Alexander; "Synthesis and characterization of variable conformation pH responsive block co-polymers for nucleic acid delivery and targeted cell entry", Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 1626-1636. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  22. Gokcen Yasayan, Johannes P. Magnusson, Giovanna Sicilia, Sebastian G. Spain, Stephanie Allen, Martyn C. Davies, and Cameron Alexander; "Multi-modal switching in responsive DNA block co-polymer conjugates", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 16263-16274. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  23. Samer R. Abulateefeh, Sebastian G. Spain, Kristofer J. Thurecht, Jonathan W. Aylott, Weng C. Chan, Martin C. Garnett and Cameron Alexander; "Enhanced uptake of nanoparticle drug carriers via a thermoresponsive shell enhances cytotoxicity in a cancer cell line", Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 434-442. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  24. Gokcen Yasayan, Martin Redhead, Johannes P. Magnusson, Sebastian G. Spain, Stephanie Allen, Martyn C. Davies, Cameron Alexander and Francisco Fernandez-Trillo; "Well-defined Polymeric Vesicles with High Stability and Modulation of Cell Uptake by a Simple Coating Protocol", Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 2596-2604. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF] open access logo

  25. Samer R. Abulateefeh, Sebastian G. Spain, Jonathan W. Aylott et al.; "Thermoresponsive colloids in cancer therapy", Macromol. Biosci., 2011, 11, 1722-1734. [DOI] [Summary]

  26. Sebastian G. Spain* and Neil R. Cameron; "The binding of polyvalent galactosides to the lectin Ricinus communis agglutinin 120 (RCA120) - an ITC and SPR study", Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1552-1560. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  27. Sebastian G. Spain and Neil R. Cameron; "A spoonful of sugar - the application of glycopolymers in therapeutics", Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 60-68. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  28. Matthew I. Gibson, Carl A. Barker, Sebastian G. Spain, Luca Albertin and Neil R. Cameron; "Inhibition of ice crystal growth by synthetic glycopolymers - implications for the rational design of antifreeze glycoprotein mimics", Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 328-333. [DOI] [Summary]

  29. Neil R. Cameron, Sebastian G. Spain, James A. Kingham, Stefan Weck, Luca Albertin, Carl A. Barker, Guiseppe Battaglia, Thomas Smart, and Adam Blanazs; "Synthesis of well-defined glycopolymers and some studies of their aqueous solution behaviour", Faraday Discuss., 2008, 139, 359-368. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

  30. Sebastian G. Spain, Matthew I. Gibson and Neil R. Cameron; "Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Well-defined Glycopolymers", J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem., 2007, 45, 2059-2072. [DOI] [Summary]

  31. Sebastian G. Spain, Luca Albertin and Neil R. Cameron; "Facile in Situ Preparation of Biologically Active Multivalent Glyconanoparticles", Chem. Commun., 2006, 4198-4200. [DOI] [Summary] [PDF]

Book Chapters

  1. Sebastian G. Spain, Gokcen Yasayan, Mahmoud Soliman, Felicity Heath, Aram O. Saeed and Cameron Alexander; "Nanoparticles of Nucleic Acid Delivery" in Comprehensive Biomaterials, 2011, vol. 4, 389-410.