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Research interests

The overall theme of my research is developing materials for diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infection. In particular point of care diagnostics, antimicrobial delivery systems and new therapeutic moieties (phage, lysins, plasma etc.).

We work closely with clinicians, especially the burns team at the Royal Bristol Hospital for Children, with whom we are developing an infection detecting wound dressing. We are also interested in other acute wounds, chronic wounds, skin and urinary tract infections.

In the research group we have material scientists, engineers, chemists and microbiologists. We are focused on trying to solve real clinical problems.

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Boronic Acids Chemical Compounds
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Lipid bilayers Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2005 2020

Innovate UK PVOH development

Jenkins, A. & Thet, N.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

IAA - Smartwound - Development

Jenkins, A.


Project: Research council


Jenkins, A. & Thet, N.


Project: Research council

Research Nurse Funding

Jenkins, A.


Project: UK charity

Research Output 2001 2018

4 Citations (Scopus)

An ESIPT Probe for the Ratiometric Imaging of Peroxynitrite Facilitated by Binding to Aβ-Aggregates

Sedgwick, A. C., Dou, W. T., Jiao, J. B., Wu, L., Williams, G. T., Jenkins, A. T. A., Bull, S. D., Sessler, J. L., He, X. P. & James, T. D., 31 Oct 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 43, p. 14267-14271 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)

Bacteria-responsive intelligent wound dressing: Simultaneous In situ detection and inhibition of bacterial infection for accelerated wound healing

Zhou, J., Yao, D., Qian, Z., Hou, S., Li, L., Jenkins, A. T. A. & Fan, Y., 1 Apr 2018, In : Biomaterials. 161, p. 11-23 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Infections
Wound Healing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a high-throughput ex-vivo burn wound model using porcine skin, and its application to evaluate new approaches to control wound infection

Alves, D. R., Booth, S. P., Scavone, P., Schellenberger, P., Salvage, J., Dedi, C., Thet, N. T., Jenkins, A. T. A., Waters, R., Ng, K. W., Overall, A. D. J., Metcalfe, A. D., Nzakizwanayo, J. & Jones, B. V., 15 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 8, JUN, 196.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wound Infection
Wounds and Injuries
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Virulence Factors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of an Infection-Responsive Fluorescent Sensor for the Early Detection of Urinary Catheter Blockage

Milo, S., Acosta, F. B., Hathaway, H. J., Wallace, L. A., Thet, N. T. & Jenkins, A., 23 Mar 2018, In : ACS Sensors. 3, 3, p. 612-617

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
infectious diseases


Dataset for 'An in-situ infection detection sensor coating for urinary catheters'

Milo, S. (Creator), Thet, N. (Creator), Liu, D. (Creator), Nzakizwanayo, J. (Creator), Jones, B. V. (Creator), Jenkins, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017


Dataset for 'Development of an Infection-Responsive Fluorescent Sensor for the Early Detection of Urinary Catheter Blockage'

Milo, S. (Creator), Acosta, F. B. (Creator), Hathaway, H. (Creator), Wallace, L. A. (Creator), Thet, N. (Creator), Jenkins, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 2018


Dataset for 'Prevention of Encrustation and Blockage of Urinary Catheters by Proteus mirabilis via pH-Triggered Release of Bacteriophage'

Milo, S. (Creator), Hathaway, H. (Creator), Nzakizwanayo, J. (Creator), Alves, D. R. (Creator), Pérez Esteban, P. (Creator), Jones, B. V. (Creator), Jenkins, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017


Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-allylamine) (PNIPAM-co-ALA) 5 nanospheres for the thermally triggered release of Bacteriophage K

Hathaway, H. (Creator), Jenkins, A. (Creator), Ouadi, K. (Creator), Pérez Esteban, P. (Creator), Alves, D. (Creator), Sutton, M. (Creator), Bean, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017



Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches for the Control of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Author: Milo, S., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Bull, S. (Supervisor) & Jenkins, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD