• Hanay SB., O'Dwyer J., Kimmins SD., Oliveira FCS., Haugh M., O'Brien FJ., Cryan SA., Heise A. Facile approach to covalent copolypeptide hydrogels and hybrid organohydrogels. ACS MacroLetters 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00431

  • Murphy RD., Walsh DP., Hamilton C., Cryan SA., Panhuis M., Heise A. Degradable 3D printed hydrogels based on star-shaped co-polypeptides. Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19(7), 2691-2699. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00299.

  • Walsh DP., Murphy RD., Panarella A., Raftery RM., Cavanagh B., Simspon JC., O'Briend FJ., Heise A., Cryan SA. Bioinspired star-shaped poly(L-lysine) polypeptides; efficient polymeric nanocarriers for the delivery of DNA to mesenchymal stem cells. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15(5), 1878-1981. DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.8b00044.


  • Walsh DP., Heise A., O'Brien FJ., Cryan SA. An efficient, non-viral dendritic vector for gene delivery in tissue engineering.  Gene Therapy, 2017, 24, 681-691. DOI: 10.1038/gt.2017.58.


  • C Payne, E B Dolan, J O’Sullivan, S A Cryan, H M Kelly. A methylcellulose and collagen based temperature responsive hydrogel promotes encapsulated stem cell viability and proliferation in vitro. 2016. Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2017) 7: 132. DOI:10.1007/s13346-016-0347-2.


  • Murphy R., Borase T., Payne C., O’Dwyer J., Cryan S-A., Heise A. Hydrogels from Amphiphilic Star Block Copolypeptides. RSC Adv., 2016,6, 23370-23376. DOI: 10.1039/c6ra01190j.

  • O'Neill HS, Gallagher LB, O'Sullivan J, Whyte W, Curley C, Dolan E, Hameed A, O'Dwyer J, Payne C, O'Reilly D, Ruiz-Hernandez E, Roche ET, O'Brien FJ, Cryan SA, Kelly H, Murphy B, Duffy GP, Biomaterial-Enhanced Cell and Drug Delivery: Lessons Learned in the Cardiac Field and Future Perspectives. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 5648–5661. DOI:10.1002/adma.201505349.

  • Borase T, Heise A, Hybrid Nanomaterials by Surface Grafting of Synthetic Polypeptides Using N-Carboxyanhydride (NCA) Polymerization. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 5725–5731. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504474.

  • Raftery RM, Walsh DP, Castaño IM, Heise A, Duffy GP, Cryan SA, O’Brien FJ. Delivering Nucleic-Acid Based Nanomedicines on Biomaterial Scaffolds for Orthopedic Tissue Repair: Challenges, Progress and Future Perspectives. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 5447–5469. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505088.


  • Byrne M.,  Murphy R., Kapetanakis A., Ramsey J., Cryan SA., Heise A. Star-shaped polypeptides: synthesis and opportunities for delivery of therapeutics. Macromol. Rap. Comms, 2015, 36 (21). DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500300.


  • Byrne M., Victory D., Hibbitts A., Lanigan M., Heise A., Cryan SA. Molecular weight and architectural dependence of well-defined star-shaped poly(L-lysine) as a gene delivery vector. Biomaterials Sci. 2013, 1(12), 1223-1234. DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60123D


  • Byrne M., Thornton PD., Cryan SA., Heise A. Star polypeptides by NCA polymerisation from dendritic initiators: synthesis and enzyme controlled payload release. Polymer Chemistry, 2012: 3(10) 2825-2831. DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20327H

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