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Dr Angus Johnston is an ARC Future Fellow who's work focuses on developing better ways to deliver drugs, making them more therapeutically active and limiting side effects. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in nanomaterials assembly, material characterisation, cellular interactions and advanced imaging techniques.

His group is interested in understanding how nanoengineered materials interact with biological systems. This work involves developing molecular sensors to determine the internalisation, trafficking and local environment that nanoparticles are exposed to in living cells. With a better understudying of how these material interact with cells, we can engineer smarter materials for improved drug and vaccine delivery.

For more information, visit the NanoMaterials for Biology group website - www.nanomb.org

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Research interests

-Targeted Vaccine Therapy
-Sensors for Cellular Imaging
-Understanding Cellular Processing of Nanoparticles
-Self assembling peptides as drug carriers
-Toxicology of Nanomaterials

Research area keywords

  • nanomaterials assembly
  • material characterisation
  • cellular interactions
  • advanced imaging

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ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology

Davis, T., Boyd, B., Bunnett, N., Caruso, F., Corrie, S. R., Crampin, E., Gooding, J., Johnston, A., Kavallaris, M., Kearnes, M., Kent, S. J., McGhee, J., Nann, T., Parton, R., Porter, C., Thordarson, P., Thurecht, K., Voelcker, N. H., Whittaker, A., Abbott, N., Alexander, C., Dawson, K., Greguric, I., Haddleton, D., Hawker, C., Lee, D. S., Lewis, J., McLean, K., Stevens, M., Jones-Jayasinghe, N., Thierry, B. & Prestidge, C. A.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Nottingham (UK), University College Dublin, University of California , University of Warwick, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SungKyunKwan University, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , University of South Australia, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation , CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), Imperial College London


Project: Research

Nano-Bioscience Imaging Facility

Caruso, F., Davis, T., Kent, S. J., Porter, C., Johnston, A., Qiao, G., Sexton, P., Crampin, E. J., Boyd, B., Cavalieri, F. & Hodgkin, P. D.

Project: Other

Research Output

Engineering the Orientation, Density, and Flexibility of Single-Domain Antibodies on Nanoparticles to Improve Cell Targeting

Yong, K. W., Yuen, D., Chen, M. Z. & Johnston, A. P. R., 5 Feb 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 12, 5, p. 5593-5600 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Carboxylated Cy5-Labeled Comb Polymers Passively Diffuse the Cell Membrane and Target Mitochondria

Mahmoud, A. M., De Jongh, P. A. J. M., Briere, S., Chen, M., Nowell, C. J., Johnston, A. P. R., Davis, T. P., Haddleton, D. M. & Kempe, K., 28 Aug 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 34, p. 31302-31310 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling endosomal escape using nanoparticle composition: Current progress and future perspectives

Cupic, K., Rennick, J., Johnston, A. P. R. & Such, G. K., Jan 2019, In : Nanomedicine. 14, 2, p. 215-223 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

pH-Responsive Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Deirram, N., Zhang, C., Kermaniyan, S. S., Johnston, A. P. R. & Such, G. K., 1 May 2019, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40, 10, 23 p., 1800917.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Pointing in the right direction: Controlling the orientation of proteins on nanoparticles improves targeting efficiency

Yong, K. W., Yuen, D., Chen, M. Z., Porter, C. J. H. & Johnston, A. P. R., 13 Mar 2019, In : Nano Letters. 19, 3, p. 1827−1831 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)