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Dr Babatunde Okesola

Babatunde Okesola

PDRA

School of Engineering and Materials Science , Institute of Bioen
Queen Mary University of London

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Research

Multicomponent biomaterials, Self-assembing hydrogels, Bio-instructive materials, Tissue regeneration, Biomineralization, Oxygenating biomaterials

Interests

I’m interested in developing multicomponent synthetic extracellular niches for various in vitro models ranging from vascularised bone tissue-like constructs to sealing of the fetal membrane defects.

Publications

Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models

2021

Costa E, Okesola BO, Thrasivoulou C, Becker DL, Deprest JA, David AL and Chowdhury TT (2021). Cx43 mediates changes in myofibroblast contraction and collagen release in human amniotic membrane defects after trauma. Scientific Reports  vol. 11, (1) 10.1038/s41598-021-94767-4
Ajovalasit A, Redondo-Gómez C, Sabatino MA, Okesola BO, Braun K, Mata A and Dispenza C (2021). Carboxylated-xyloglucan and peptide amphiphile co-assembly in wound healing. Regen Biomater  vol. 8, (5) 10.1093/rb/rbab040
Okesola BO, Mendoza-Martinez AK, Cidonio G, Derkus B, Boccorh DK, Osuna De La Peña D, Elsharkawy S, Wu Y, Dawson JI, Wark AW, Knani D, Adams DJ, Oreffo ROC and Mata A (2021). De Novo Design of Functional Coassembling Organic-Inorganic Hydrogels for Hierarchical Mineralization and Neovascularization. Acs Nano  vol. 15, (7) 11202-11217. 10.1021/acsnano.0c09814
Wu Y, Fortunato GM, Okesola BO, Brocchetti FLPD, Suntornnond R, Connelly J, De Maria C, Rodriguez-Cabello JC, Vozzi G, Wang W and Mata A (2021). An interfacial self-assembling bioink for the manufacturing of capillary-like structures with tuneable and anisotropic permeability. Biofabrication  vol. 13, (3) 10.1088/1758-5090/abe4c3
Barrett DW, Okesola BO, Costa E, Thrasivoulou C, Becker DL, Mata A, Deprest JA, David AL and Chowdhury TT (2021). Potential sealing and repair of human FM defects after trauma with peptide amphiphiles and Cx43 antisense. Prenatal Diagnosis  vol. 41, (1) 89-99. 10.1002/pd.5826

2020

Derkus B, Okesola BO, BARRETT DW, D Este M, Chowdhury TT, Eglin D and Mata A (2020). Multicomponent hydrogels for the formation of vascularized bone-like constructs in vitro. Elsevier  Acta Biomaterialia  10.1016/j.actbio.2020.03.025
Okesola BO#37563#, Ni S, Derkus B, Galeano CC, Hasan A, Wu Y, Ramis J, Buttery L, Dawson JI, D'Este M, Oreffo ROC, Eglin D, Sun H and Mata A (2020). Growth-Factor Free Multicomponent Nanocomposite Hydrogels That Stimulate Bone Formation. Advanced Functional Materials  vol. 30, (14) 10.1002/adfm.201906205
Wu Y, Wang W, Mata A, Pugno N, Azevedo H, Karabasov S and Titirici M-M (2020). Disordered protein-graphene oxide co-assembly and supramolecular biofabrication of functional fluidic devices. Nature Research (Part of Springer Nature)  Nature Communications  10.1038/s41467-020-14716-z
Okesola BO, Lau HK, Derkus B, Boccorh DK, Wu Y, Wark AW, Kiick KL and Mata A (2020). Covalent co-assembly between resilin-like polypeptide and peptide amphiphile into hydrogels with controlled nanostructure and improved mechanical properties. Biomaterials Science  vol. 8, (3) 846-857. 10.1039/c9bm01796h

2019

Okesola BO, Wu Y, Derkus B, Gani S, Wu D, Knani D, Smith DK, Adams DJ and Mata A (2019). Supramolecular Self-Assembly To Control Structural and Biological Properties of Multicomponent Hydrogels., Editors: Nicolas J. American Chemical Society (Acs)  Chemistry of Materials  vol. 31, (19) 7883-7897. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01882

2018

MATA A (2018). Multicomponent self-assembly as a tool to harness new properties from peptides and proteins in materials design. Royal Society of Chemistry  Chemical Society Reviews  10.1039/C8CS00121A
Okesola BO, Redondo-Gómez C and Mata A (2018). Multicomponent self-assembly: Supramolecular design of complex hydrogels for biomedical applications. Self-Assembling Biomaterials: Molecular Design, Characterization and Application in Biology and Medicine  10.1016/B978-0-08-102015-9.00019-8
Okesola BO, Redondo-Gómez C and Mata A (2018). 18 Multicomponent self-assembly: Supramolecular design of complex hydrogels for biomedical applications. Self-Assembling Biomaterials  10.1016/b978-0-08-102015-9.00019-8

2016

Okesola BO and Smith DK (2016). Applying low-molecular weight supramolecular gelators in an environmental setting-self-assembled gels as smart materials for pollutant removal. Chemical Society Reviews  vol. 45, (15) 4226-4251. 10.1039/c6cs00124f
Okesola BO, Suravaram SK, Parkin A and Smith DK (2016). ChemInform Abstract: Selective Extraction and in situ Reduction of Precious Metal Salts from Model Waste to Generate Hybrid Gels with Embedded Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles. Cheminform  vol. 47, (11) no-no. 10.1002/chin.201611228
Okesola BO, Suravaram SK, Parkin A and Smith DK (2016). Selective Extraction and in Situ Reduction of Precious Metal Salts from Model Waste to Generate Hybrid Gels with Embedded Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition  vol. 55, (1) 183-187. 10.1002/anie.201507684

2015

Okesola BO, Suravaram SK, Parkin A and Smith DK (2015). Selective Extraction and In Situ Reduction of Precious Metal Salts from Model Waste To Generate Hybrid Gels with Embedded Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie  vol. 128, (1) 191-195. 10.1002/ange.201507684
Okesola BO, Vieira VMP, Cornwell DJ, Whitelaw NK and Smith DK (2015). 1,3:2,4-Dibenzylidene-d-sorbitol (DBS) and its derivatives-efficient, versatile and industrially-relevant low-molecular-weight gelators with over 100 years of history and a bright future. Soft Matter  vol. 11, (24) 4768-4787. 10.1039/c5sm00845j
Howe EJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2015). Self-assembled sorbitol-derived supramolecular hydrogels for the controlled encapsulation and release of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Chemical Communications  vol. 51, (35) 7451-7454. 10.1039/c5cc01868d

2014

Cornwell DJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2014). Multidomain hybrid hydrogels: Spatially resolved photopatterned synthetic nanomaterials combining polymer and low-molecular-weight gelators. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition  10.1002/anie.201405098
Cornwell DJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2014). Multidomain Hybrid Hydrogels: Spatially Resolved Photopatterned Synthetic Nanomaterials Combining Polymer and Low‐Molecular‐Weight Gelators. Angewandte Chemie  vol. 126, (46) 12669-12673. 10.1002/ange.201405098

2013

Okesola BO and Smith DK (2013). Versatile supramolecular pH-tolerant hydrogels which demonstrate pH-dependent selective adsorption of dyes from aqueous solution. Chemical Communications  vol. 49, (95) 11164-11166. 10.1039/c3cc45969a
Cornwell DJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2013). Hybrid polymer and low molecular weight gels-dynamic two-component soft materials with both responsive and robust nanoscale networks. Soft Matter  vol. 9, (36) 8730-8736. 10.1039/c3sm51967h