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Personal Statement

Rein Ulijn and his research group are developing minimalistic molecular materials and systems that are inspired by biology and have unique properties, such as adaptability, molecular recognition and programmability.  These properties open up exciting new applications in wide ranging areas ranging from biomedicine to nanotechnology.


  • bionanoscience
  • biocatalysis
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • biomaterials
  • self-assembly
  • gels
  • origin of life
  • systems chemistry
  • biomolecular science
  • bionano interface
  • stem cell research

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Self assembly Chemical Compounds
Peptides Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogels Chemical Compounds
Enzymes Chemical Compounds
Hydrogel Chemical Compounds
Amphiphiles Chemical Compounds
peptides Physics & Astronomy
Dipeptides Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2008 2022

Research Output 2000 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Minimalistic supramolecular proteoglycan mimics by co-assembly of aromatic peptide and carbohydrate amphiphiles

Brito, A., Abul-Haija, Y. M., Da Costa, D. S., Novoa-Carballal, R., Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R. V., Pires, R. A. & Pashkuleva, I., 28 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 8, p. 2385-2390 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Biocatalytic self-assembly on magnetic nanoparticles

Conte, M. P., Sahoo, J. K., Abul-Haija, Y. M., Lau, K. H. A. & Ulijn, R. V., 24 Jan 2018, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 10, 3, p. 3069-3075 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly


Development of a peptide hydrogel with tuneable stiffness to support culture of functional β-cells (MIN6 cells)

Author: Byrne, L., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Ulijn, R. (Supervisor) & Jamieson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Directing the self-assembly of short peptide derivatives

Author: Conte, M. P., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Ulijn, R. (Supervisor) & Lau, K. H. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Fellow of the Royal Society

ERC Starting Grant (£1.2M)

Rein Ulijn (Recipient), Jan 2008

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2008 2016

bio|nano|med (Event)

Rein Ulijn (Chair)
Jun 2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Organiser of workshops and mutual visits to set up strategic links between CUNY and Strathclyde University.

Rein Ulijn (Organiser)
Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia