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Research interests

I am interested in the development of biomaterials for wound healing and tissue regeneration, especially in a microbiological context. In my recent projects I have been developing wound dressings for the management of malodours and controlling infections. I also have an interest in photodynamic and phage therapies in the context of wound healing.

Supervisory Interests

My primary area of expertise is in microbiology and I have a particular interest in supervising projects investigating the development of antimicrobial materials for wound care and other elements of clinical practice. Such materials could include: those coated with bacteriophage to tackle wound infections; those infused with photosensitive dyes towards the development of light-activated antimicrobial dressings; materials containing novel antimicrobial actives; or conventional actives presented in a novel way for optimal delivery to the target site.

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Research Output

  • 14 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Other

Activated carbon-plasticised agarose composite films for the adsorption of thiol as a model of wound malodour

Illsley, M., Akhmetova, A., Bowyer, C., Nurgozhin, T., Mikhalovsky, S., Farrer, J., Dubruel, P. & Allan, I., 1 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 28, 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • An in vitro evaluation of fibrinogen and gelatin containing cryogels as dermal regeneration scaffolds

    Allan, I., Tolhurst, B., Shevchenko, R., Dainiak, M., Illsley, M., Ivanov, A. E., Jungvid, H., Galaev, I. Y., James, S., James, S. E. & Mikhalovsky, S., 3 May 2016, In : Biomaterials Science. 4, 6, p. 1007-1014 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Constructing tissue regeneration scaffolds using marine biomolecules

    Illsley, M., Bowyer, C., Colliec-Jouault, S., Dubruel, P., Dragusin, D-M., Thollas, B. & Allan, I., 25 Sep 2014, p. 0-0. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Open Access
  • Does flax Linum usitatissimum positively impact populations of declining farmland birds?

    Tolhurst, B., Allan, I., Glass, D., Atkins, P. J., Morvan, C., Duriatti, D. & Mikhalovsky, S., 2 Jan 2014, In : Bird Study. 61, 1, p. 42-47 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Metal chelation by a plant lignan, secoisolariciresinol diglucoside

    Fucassi, F., Heikal, A., Mikhalovska, L., Standen, G., Allan, I., Mikhalovsky, S. & Cragg, P., 31 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry. 80, 3-4, p. 345-351 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle