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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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Projects 2008 2022

Research Output 2000 2018

1 Citations

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

Self assembly
2 Citations

Biocatalytic self-assembly of tripeptide gels and emulsions

Moreira, I. P., Piskorz, T. K., H. van Esch, J., Tuttle, T. & Ulijn, R. V. 2 May 2017 In : Langmuir. 33, 20, p. 4986-4995 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly
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)

Ulijn, R. (Chair)
Jun 2016

Activity: Membership of committee