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Dr Victoria Kearns BEng(Hons), PhD, CSci, MIPEM, MIMMM

Senior Lecturer in Ocular Biomaterials Eye & Vision Sciences

Publications

2021

Towards More Predictive, Physiological and Animal-free In Vitro Models: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2020 Conference Proceedings. (Journal article)

Singh, B., Abdelgawad, M. E., Ali, Z., Bailey, J., Budyn, E., Civita, P., . . . Wilkinson, J. M. (2021). Towards More Predictive, Physiological and Animal-free In Vitro Models: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2020 Conference Proceedings. ATLA-ALTERNATIVES TO LABORATORY ANIMALS, 49(3), 93-110. doi:10.1177/02611929211025006

DOI: 10.1177/02611929211025006

Biomechanical properties of retina and choroid: a comprehensive review of techniques and translational relevance (Journal article)

Ferrara, M., Lugano, G., Sandinha, M. T., Kearns, V. R., Geraghty, B., & Steel, D. H. W. (2021). Biomechanical properties of retina and choroid: a comprehensive review of techniques and translational relevance. EYE, 35(7), 1818-1832. doi:10.1038/s41433-021-01437-w

DOI: 10.1038/s41433-021-01437-w

Plasma polymer surface modified expanded polytetrafluoroethylene promotes epithelial monolayer formation in vitro and can be transplanted into the dystrophic rat subretinal space (Journal article)

Nian, S., Kearns, V. R., Wong, D. S. H., Bachhuka, A., Vasilev, K., Williams, R. L., . . . Sheridan, C. M. (2021). Plasma polymer surface modified expanded polytetrafluoroethylene promotes epithelial monolayer formation in vitro and can be transplanted into the dystrophic rat subretinal space. JOURNAL OF TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, 15(1), 49-62. doi:10.1002/term.3154

DOI: 10.1002/term.3154

2020

Insights into the internal structures of nanogels using a versatile asymmetric-flow field-flow fractionation method (Journal article)

Niezabitowska, E., Town, A. R., Sabagh, B., Moctezuma, M. D. M., Kearns, V. R., Spain, S. G., . . . McDonald, T. O. (2020). Insights into the internal structures of nanogels using a versatile asymmetric-flow field-flow fractionation method. NANOSCALE ADVANCES, 2(10), 4713-4721. doi:10.1039/d0na00314j

DOI: 10.1039/d0na00314j

Silicone oil in vitreoretinal surgery: indications, complications, new developments and alternative long-term tamponade agents (Journal article)

Chen, Y., Kearns, V. R., Zhou, L., Sandinha, T., Lam, W. C., Steel, D. H., & Chan, Y. K. (2021). Silicone oil in vitreoretinal surgery: indications, complications, new developments and alternative long-term tamponade agents. ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA, 99(3), 240-250. doi:10.1111/aos.14604

DOI: 10.1111/aos.14604

In vitro and computational modelling of drug delivery across the outer blood-retinal barrier (Journal article)

Davies, A. E., Williams, R. L., Lugano, G., Pop, S. R., & Kearns, V. R. (2020). In vitro and computational modelling of drug delivery across the outer blood-retinal barrier. INTERFACE FOCUS, 10(2). doi:10.1098/rsfs.2019.0132

DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2019.0132

2019

Thrombospondin-2 is up-regulated by TGF beta 2 and increases fibronectin expression in human trabecular meshwork cells (Journal article)

Kennedy, S. M., Sheridan, C., Kearns, V. R., Bilir, E. K., Fan, X., Grierson, I., & Choudhary, A. (2019). Thrombospondin-2 is up-regulated by TGF beta 2 and increases fibronectin expression in human trabecular meshwork cells. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 189. doi:10.1016/j.exer.2019.107820

DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107820

Understanding the Phase and Morphological Behavior of Dispersions of Synergistic Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Nanogels (Journal article)

Town, A., Niezabitowska, E., Kavanagh, J. L., Barrow, M., Kearns, V. R., García-Tuñón, E., & McDonald, T. O. (2019). Understanding the Phase and Morphological Behavior of Dispersions of Synergistic Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Nanogels. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 123(29), 6303-6313. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b04051

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b04051

In vitro and Computational Modelling of the Eye for Evaluating the Delivery of Therapeutics in the Treatment of Retinal Pathologies (Conference Paper)

Davies, A., Pop, S., Williams, R., & Kearns, V. R. (2019). In vitro and Computational Modelling of the Eye for Evaluating the Delivery of Therapeutics in the Treatment of Retinal Pathologies. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 60. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Measurement of drug release from silicone oil in a range of in vitro and ex vivo models (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V. R., Davies, A., Cauldbeck, H., Rannard, S., Williams, R., Chan, Y. K., & Shum, H. C. (2019). Measurement of drug release from silicone oil in a range of in vitro and ex vivo models. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 60. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Nanotopography of substrates directs the deposition of fibrillar collagen by corneal stromal cells and deposition is accelerated by macromolecular crowding (Conference Paper)

O'Loughlin, D. A., Kearns, V. R., Levis, H. J., Sheridan, C., & Canty-Laird, E. G. (2019). Nanotopography of substrates directs the deposition of fibrillar collagen by corneal stromal cells and deposition is accelerated by macromolecular crowding. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 60. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Biomaterials in Ophthalmology (Chapter)

Williams, R. L., Levis, H. J., Lace, R., Doherty, K. G., Kennedy, S. M., & Kearns, V. R. (2019). Biomaterials in Ophthalmology. In Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (pp. 289-300). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-801238-3.11034-7

DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-801238-3.11034-7

2018

Nanotopography of substrates directs the deposition of organised fibrillar collagen by corneal stromal cells (Conference Paper)

O'Loughlin, D. A., Levis, H. J., Kearns, V. R., Sheridan, C., & Canty-Laird, E. G. (2018). Nanotopography of substrates directs the deposition of organised fibrillar collagen by corneal stromal cells. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 99 (pp. A6). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Modulated release from implantable ocular silicone oil tamponade drug reservoirs (Journal article)

Cauldbeck, H., Le Hellaye, M., McDonald, T., Long, M., Williams, R., Rannard, S. P., & Kearns, V. R. (2018). Modulated release from implantable ocular silicone oil tamponade drug reservoirs. Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry, 56(8), 938-946. doi:10.1002/pola.28973

DOI: 10.1002/pola.28973

2017

The formation of a functional retinal pigment epithelium occurs on porous polytetrafluoroethylene substrates independently of the surface chemistry (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., Tasker, J., Zhuola., Akhtar, R., Bachhuka, A., Vasilev, K., . . . Williams, R. (2017). The formation of a functional retinal pigment epithelium occurs on porous polytetrafluoroethylene substrates independently of the surface chemistry. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 28. doi:10.1007/s10856-017-5926-3

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-017-5926-3

2016

Controlling drug release from non-aqueous environments: Moderating delivery from ocular silicone oil drug reservoirs to combat proliferative vitreoretinopathy (Journal article)

Cauldbeck, H., Le Hellaye, M., Long, M., Kennedy, S. M., Williams, R. L., Kearns, V. R., & Rannard, S. P. (2016). Controlling drug release from non-aqueous environments: Moderating delivery from ocular silicone oil drug reservoirs to combat proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Journal of Controlled Release, 244(Part A), 41-51. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.11.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.11.010

2015

Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem for Use in Bacterial Keratitis (Journal article)

Sueke, H., Kaye, S., Wilkinson, M. C., Kennedy, S., Kearns, V., Zheng, Y., . . . Neal, T. (2015). Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem for Use in Bacterial Keratitis. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 56(10), 5731-5738. doi:10.1167/iovs.15-17077

DOI: 10.1167/iovs.15-17077

Development of emulsification resistant heavier-than-water tamponades using high molecular weight silicone oil polymers (Journal article)

Caramoy, A., Kearns, V. R., Chan, Y. K., Hagedorn, N., Poole, R. J., Wong, D., . . . Williams, R. L. (2015). Development of emulsification resistant heavier-than-water tamponades using high molecular weight silicone oil polymers. JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS APPLICATIONS, 30(2), 212-220. doi:10.1177/0885328215575623

DOI: 10.1177/0885328215575623

2014

A Public Engagement Event by the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, UK ‘Meet the Scientists’ (Journal article)

Kearns, V., Ford, C., & Bryan, N. (2014). A Public Engagement Event by the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, UK ‘Meet the Scientists’. Biochemist, 36(1).

2013

Novel Heavy Tamponade for Vitreoretinal Surgery (Journal article)

Williams, R. L., Kearns, V. R., Lo, A. C., Day, M., Garvey, M. J., Krishna, Y., . . . Wong, D. (2013). Novel Heavy Tamponade for Vitreoretinal Surgery. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 54(12), 7284-7292. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-11876

DOI: 10.1167/iovs.13-11876

Guided gingival fibroblast attachment to titanium surfaces: an in vitro study (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., Williams, R. L., Mirvakily, F., Doherty, P. J., & Martin, N. (2013). Guided gingival fibroblast attachment to titanium surfaces: an in vitro study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY, 40(1), 99-108. doi:10.1111/jcpe.12025

DOI: 10.1111/jcpe.12025

2012

Plasma polymer coatings to aid retinal pigment epithelial growth for transplantation in the treatment of age related macular degeneration (Journal article)

Kearns, V., Mistry, A., Mason, S., Krishna, Y., Sheridan, C., Short, R., & Williams, R. L. (2012). Plasma polymer coatings to aid retinal pigment epithelial growth for transplantation in the treatment of age related macular degeneration. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 23(8), 2013-2021. doi:10.1007/s10856-012-4675-6

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-012-4675-6

Ophthalmic Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine (Chapter)

Kearns, V., Stewart, R., Mason, S., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. (2012). Ophthalmic Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine. In Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine (pp. 185-218). CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b12083-10

DOI: 10.1201/b12083-10

Characteristics Of Rat Iris Pigment Epithelial Cells Cultured On Modified Expanded-polytetrafluroethylene (ePTFE) Substrates (Conference Paper)

Nian, S., Sheridan, C. M., Kearns, V., Williams, R., Wong, D., Vasillev, K., . . . Lai, W. W. (2012). Characteristics Of Rat Iris Pigment Epithelial Cells Cultured On Modified Expanded-polytetrafluroethylene (ePTFE) Substrates. In ARVO 2012 Vol. 53 (pp. 5840). Fort Lauderdale: IOVS.

GROWTH OF PORCINE IRIS PIGMENTED EPITHELIAL CELLS ON SUBSTRATES FOR THE TREATMENT OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD) (Conference Paper)

Alias, E., Kearns, V., Harrison, I., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. (2012). GROWTH OF PORCINE IRIS PIGMENTED EPITHELIAL CELLS ON SUBSTRATES FOR THE TREATMENT OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD). In XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (pp. 261). Berlin: ISER. Retrieved from http://www.iser.org/files/2012_abstracts.pdf

QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL THICKNESS FOLLOWING IMPLANTATION OF ACELLULAR SURFACE-MODIFIED EXPANDED POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (EPTFE) IN A RABBIT MODEL USING SD-OCT AND HISTOLOGY (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V., Eter, N., Liu, Z., Brinken, R., Somboonthanakij, S., Wongsawag, W., . . . Stanzel, B. V. (2012). QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL THICKNESS FOLLOWING IMPLANTATION OF ACELLULAR SURFACE-MODIFIED EXPANDED POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (EPTFE) IN A RABBIT MODEL USING SD-OCT AND HISTOLOGY. In XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (pp. 287). Berlin: ISER. Retrieved from http://www.iser.org/files/2012_abstracts.pdf

QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL THICKNESS FOLLOWING IMPLANTATION OF ACELLULAR ULTRATHIN POLYESTER CELL CARRIERS IN A RABBIT MODEL USING SD-OCT AND HISTOLOGY (Conference Paper)

Stanzel, B., Kearns, V., Eter, N., Liu, Z., Brinken, R., Somboonthanakij, S., . . . Sheridan, C. (2012). QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL THICKNESS FOLLOWING IMPLANTATION OF ACELLULAR ULTRATHIN POLYESTER CELL CARRIERS IN A RABBIT MODEL USING SD-OCT AND HISTOLOGY. In XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (pp. 266). Berlin: ISER. Retrieved from http://www.iser.org/files/2012_abstracts.pdf

2011

Biomaterial surface topography to control cellular response: Technologies, cell behaviour and biomedical applications (Chapter)

Kearns, V. R., Mcmurray, R. J., & Dalby, M. J. (2011). Biomaterial surface topography to control cellular response: Technologies, cell behaviour and biomedical applications. In Surface Modification of Biomaterials: Methods Analysis and Applications (pp. 169-201). doi:10.1016/B978-1-84569-640-5.50007-5

DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-84569-640-5.50007-5

Progenitors for the Corneal Endothelium and Trabecular Meshwork: A Potential Source for Personalized Stem Cell Therapy in Corneal Endothelial Diseases and Glaucoma (Journal article)

Yu, W. Y., Sheridan, C., Grierson, I., Mason, S., Kearns, V., Lo, A. C. Y., & Wong, D. (2011). Progenitors for the Corneal Endothelium and Trabecular Meshwork: A Potential Source for Personalized Stem Cell Therapy in Corneal Endothelial Diseases and Glaucoma. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICINE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. doi:10.1155/2011/412743

DOI: 10.1155/2011/412743

The influence of surface chemistry and roughness on ECM production on bruch's membrane prostheses (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V., Vasilev, K., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. (2011). The influence of surface chemistry and roughness on ECM production on bruch's membrane prostheses. In 24th European Conference on Biomaterials - Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials.

Ocular epithelial transplantation: current uses and future potential (Journal article)

Mason, S. L., Stewart, R. M. K., Kearns, V. R., Williams, R. L., & Sheridan, C. M. (2011). Ocular epithelial transplantation: current uses and future potential. REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, 6(6), 767-782. doi:10.2217/RME.11.94

DOI: 10.2217/RME.11.94

The use of reflection anisotropy spectroscopy to assess the alignment of collagen (Journal article)

Schofield, A. L., Smith, C. I., Kearns, V. R., Martin, D. S., Farrell, T., Weightman, P., & Williams, R. L. (2011). The use of reflection anisotropy spectroscopy to assess the alignment of collagen. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 44(33). doi:10.1088/0022-3727/44/33/335302

DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/44/33/335302

Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene as a substrate for retinal pigment epithelial cell growth and transplantation in age-related macular degeneration (Journal article)

Krishna, Y., Sheridan, C., Kent, D., Kearns, V., Grierson, I., & Williams, R. (2011). Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene as a substrate for retinal pigment epithelial cell growth and transplantation in age-related macular degeneration. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 95(4), 569-573. doi:10.1136/bjo.2009.169953

DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2009.169953

Biomaterial surface topography to control cellular response: technologies, cell behaviour and biomedical applications (Chapter)

Kearns, V. R., Mcmurray, R. J., & Dalby, M. J. (2011). Biomaterial surface topography to control cellular response: technologies, cell behaviour and biomedical applications. In Surface Modification of Biomaterials (pp. 169-201). Elsevier. doi:10.1533/9780857090768.1.169

DOI: 10.1533/9780857090768.1.169

Comparison of Growth and Monolayer Formation of Primary Bovine Rpe and Ipe on Polyurethane (Pu) Membranes. (Conference Paper)

Alias, E., Kearns, V. R., Harrison, I. M., Sheridan, C. M., & Williams, R. L. (2011). Comparison of Growth and Monolayer Formation of Primary Bovine Rpe and Ipe on Polyurethane (Pu) Membranes.. In TERMIS-EU (pp. 342). .: TERMIS.

Optimisation of primary cell culture conditions for retinal and iris pigment epithelial cell transplantation on artificial substrates (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V., Vasilev, K., Nian, S., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. L. (2011). Optimisation of primary cell culture conditions for retinal and iris pigment epithelial cell transplantation on artificial substrates. In TERMIS-EU (pp. .). Granada, Spain: TERMIS.

Surface modified expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) substrates for retinal pigment epithelial growth and implantation (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., Nian, S., Vasilev, K., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. L. (2011). Surface modified expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) substrates for retinal pigment epithelial growth and implantation. European Cells and Materials, 22(SUPPL.2), 54.

2010

Friction transfer of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to produce nanoscale features and influence cellular response in vitro (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., Doherty, P. J., Beamson, G., Martin, N., & Williams, R. L. (2010). Friction transfer of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to produce nanoscale features and influence cellular response in vitro. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 21(7), 2213-2226. doi:10.1007/s10856-010-4081-x

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-010-4081-x

MECHANICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TITANIUM SYNTACTIC FOAMS (Conference Paper)

Xue, X. B., Zhao, Y. Y., Kearns, V., Williams, R. L., & TMS. (2010). MECHANICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TITANIUM SYNTACTIC FOAMS. In TMS 2010 139TH ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION - SUPPLEMENTAL PROCEEDINGS, VOL 2: MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, COMPUTATION AND MODELING AND ENERGY (pp. 129-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Effect of VEGF and Anti-VEGF Compounds on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Permeability: An in vitro Study (Conference Paper)

Campa, C., Kearns, V., Sheridan, C., Williams, R., Grierson, I., & Harding, S. P. (2010). Effect of VEGF and Anti-VEGF Compounds on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Permeability: An in vitro Study. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 51. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

SD-OCT Complements Histology in Evaluation of Potential Bruch's Membrane Prosthetics (Conference Paper)

Stanzel, B. V., Clemens, C., Sanislo, S. R., Brinken, R., Kearns, V., Holz, F. G., . . . Eter, N. (2010). SD-OCT Complements Histology in Evaluation of Potential Bruch's Membrane Prosthetics. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 51. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Comparison of growth and monolayer formation of primary bovine RPE and IPE on polyurethane (PU) membranes (Conference Paper)

Alias, E., Kearns, V. R., Harrison, I. M., Dixon, S. A., Laws, F. A., Sheridan, C. M., & Williams, R. L. (2010). Comparison of growth and monolayer formation of primary bovine RPE and IPE on polyurethane (PU) membranes. In TERMIS-EU (pp. x). Galway, Ireland: TERMIS.

Evaluation of Basement Membrane Formation on Bruch's Membrane Implants (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V. R., Vasilev, K., Sheridan, C. M., & Williams, R. L. (2010). Evaluation of Basement Membrane Formation on Bruch's Membrane Implants. In TERMIS-EU (pp. x). Galway, Ireland: TERMIS.

Mechanical and biological properties of titanium syntactic foams (Conference Paper)

Xue, X. B., Zhao, Y. Y., Kearns, V., & Williams, R. L. (2010). Mechanical and biological properties of titanium syntactic foams. In TMS Annual Meeting (pp. 129-135). Seattle, WA: TMS.

Surface Modified Expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Substrates for Retinal Pigment Epithelial Growth and Implantation (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V. R., Nian, S., Vasilev, K., Sheridan, C. M., & Williams, R. L. (2010). Surface Modified Expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Substrates for Retinal Pigment Epithelial Growth and Implantation. In TCES (Tissue and Cell Engineering Society) 2010 (pp. x). Manchester, UK: TCES.

2009

Drug delivery systems for the eye (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., & Williams, R. L. (2009). Drug delivery systems for the eye. EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES, 6(3), 277-290. doi:10.1586/ERD.09.4

DOI: 10.1586/ERD.09.4

Drug-Device Combination Products for Ocular Applications (Chapter)

Williams, R. L., & Kearns, V. R. (2009). Drug-Device Combination Products for Ocular Applications. In A. Lewis (Ed.), Drug Device Combination Products (pp. In Press). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Drug–device combination products for ocular applications (Chapter)

WILLIAMS, R. L., & KEARNS, V. R. (2010). Drug–device combination products for ocular applications. In Drug-Device Combination Products (pp. 311-338). Elsevier. doi:10.1533/9781845697488.2.311

DOI: 10.1533/9781845697488.2.311

Surface Modification of ePTFE Substrates for Retinal Pigment Epithelial Growth and Function (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V. R., Vasilev, K., Sheridan, C., & Williams, R. L. (2009). Surface Modification of ePTFE Substrates for Retinal Pigment Epithelial Growth and Function. In European Society for Biomaterials annual conference. Lausanne, CH.

2008

Native and recombinant spider silk scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering (Conference Paper)

Hatton, P. V., MacIntosh, A. C., Kearns, V., & Crawford, A. (2008). Native and recombinant spider silk scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering. In 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008 Vol. 4 (pp. 1847).

The effect of surface chemistry and topography on the orientation of cells and collagen (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V. R., Doherty, P. J., Martin, N., & Williams, R. L. (2008). The effect of surface chemistry and topography on the orientation of cells and collagen. In 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008 Vol. 3 (pp. 1158).

Skeletal tissue engineering using silk biomaterials (Journal article)

MacIntosh, A. C., Kearns, V. R., Crawford, A., & Hatton, P. V. (2008). Skeletal tissue engineering using silk biomaterials. JOURNAL OF TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, 2(2-3), 71-80. doi:10.1002/term.68

DOI: 10.1002/term.68

Bone–cement fixation: glass–ionomer cements (Chapter)

HATTON, P. V., KEARNS, V. R., & BROOK, I. M. (2008). Bone–cement fixation: glass–ionomer cements. In Joint Replacement Technology (pp. 252-263). Elsevier. doi:10.1533/9781845694807.2.252

DOI: 10.1533/9781845694807.2.252

Cartilage tissue engineering using native and recombinant spider silk scaffolds (Conference Paper)

MacIntosh, A. C., Kearns, V. R., Crawford, A., & Hatton, P. V. (2008). Cartilage tissue engineering using native and recombinant spider silk scaffolds. In TERMIS-EU Vol. 14 (pp. 818). Porto: Tissue Engineering Part A.

Silk-based Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering (Chapter)

Kearns, V., MacIntosh, A. C., Crawford, A., & Hatton, P. V. (2008). Silk-based Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering. In N. Ashammakhi, R. Reis, & F. Chiellini (Eds.), Topics in Tissue Engineering (Vol. 4).

UK Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference: Abstracts 2008 (Book)

Williams, R. L., Kearns, V. R., & Nickson, C. M. (Eds.) (2008). UK Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference: Abstracts 2008. Liverpool, UK: UK Society for Biomaterials.

2007

Surface Engineering of Dental Implants using a Deposition of Nano-Features (Thesis / Dissertation)

Kearns, V. R. (2007). Surface Engineering of Dental Implants using a Deposition of Nano-Features. (PhD Thesis, University of Liverpool).

2006

The influence of nanofibre chemistry on cell orientation in vitro (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V., Doherty, P. J., Martin, N., & Williams, R. L. (2006). The influence of nanofibre chemistry on cell orientation in vitro. In 5th UKSB (pp. 20). Manchester: UKSB.

2005

Surface Engineering of Biomaterials by Deposition of Nano-Features to Modify Cellular Orientation (Conference Paper)

Kearns, V., Doherty, P., Martin, N., & Williams, R. (2005). Surface Engineering of Biomaterials by Deposition of Nano-Features to Modify Cellular Orientation. In European Society for Biomaterials annual conference. Sorrento, I.