Group Overview

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Dr Wenxin Wang’s research group is in the Charles Insititue of Dermatology at University College Dublin. Dr Wenxin Wang has been awarded significant funding from different sources, e.g. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health Research Board (HRB), Irish Research Council (IRC), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and the European Union (EU-FP7) to support his research programs. Recently, a major funding accomplishment is the Science Foundation Ireland Investigator 2013 Award with the title: In situ formed Skin Substitute in Combination with Gene Therapy for Wound Healing.

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Research

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Our research areas include: Controlled/living polymerisations (ATRP, RAFT, ROP, anionic polymerisation); thermo-, pH- and ion-responsive polymers, biodegradable materials; functional nanomaterials like knot and/ or dendritic polymers as multifunctional carriers for targeted therapeutic drugs (proteins and peptides) and DNA/RNA delivery; development of new DNA plasmid vectors for skin gene therapy; bio-inspired responsive polymers as dressings or tissue adhesive for wound healing (traumatic lacerations, incisions and sternal closures); 3D bioprinting and injectable ECM biopolymer hybrid hydrogels for stem cell encapsulation and delivery.

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Members

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Principal Investigator: Dr Wenxin Wang, BSc, MSc, Ph.D., MRSC, Senior Lecturer and Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator in Biomedical Engineering (Functional Biomaterials). Currently, Dr Wenxin Wang supervises 4 Postdoctoral researchers, 11 Ph.D students and 1 visiting student.

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Facilities and Equipments

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Dr Wang’s research group is part of the Charles Institute of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin (UCD) that provides state of the art research facilities to support interdisciplinary research activities. Examples of the facilities and equipments available in UCD include: GPC, NMR, DSC, TEM, SEM, AFM, FTIR, RAMAN, MALDI-TOF, EDX, EDAX, Confocal microscopy,Fluorescent Microscopy,Real Time PCR,Zeta potential,Nanodrop and plate reader.

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