Dr Peter Childs

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Chancellors Fellow within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. My research interests include the control of cell function/fate through applied mechanical stimulation and development of materials for tissue regeneration (cellular and acellular). Since 2012 I have been involved with a multidisciplinary collaboration using nano amplitude vibration to stimulate stem cell osteogenesis ('nanokicking'). This technology is now being translated towards clinic as an osteogenic cell therapy for orthopaedic repair. I have also been involved in the translation of implantable bioactive polymers for growth factor delivery ('HealiOst'). Previously I was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship and have a keen interest in the clinical/commercial translation of cell engineering technologies.


Plasma polymerised nanoscale coatings of controlled thickness for efficient solid-phase presentation of growth factors
Alba-Perez Andres, Jayawarna Vineetha, Childs Peter G, Dalby Matthew J, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel
Materials Science and Engineering C Vol 113 (2020)
Reduction of pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation through the application of nanoscale vibration
Robertson Shaun N, Childs Peter G, Akinbobola Ayorinde, Henriquez Fiona L, Ramage Gordon, Reid Stuart, Mackay William G, Williams Craig
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering Vol 129, pp. 379-386 (2020)
Design, construction and characterisation of a novel nanovibrational bioreactor and cultureware for osteogenesis
Campsie Paul, Childs Peter, Robertson Shaun N, Cameron Kenny, Hough James, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Tsimbouri Penelope M, Vichare Parag, Dalby Matthew J, Reid Stuart
Scientific Reports Vol 9 (2019)
Nanoscale coatings for ultralow dose BMP-2-driven regeneration of critical-sized bone defects
Cheng Zhe A, Alba-Perez Andres, Gonzalez-Garcia Cristina, Donnelly Hannah, Llopis-Hernandez Virginia, Jayawarna Vineetha, Childs Peter, Shields David W, Cantini Marco, Ruiz-Cantu Laura, Reid Andrew, Windmill James F C, Addison Elena S, Corr Sandra, Marshall William G, Dalby Matthew J, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel
Advanced Science (2018)
Control of cell behaviour through nanovibrational stimulation : nanokicking
Robertson Shaun N, Campsie Paul, Childs Peter, Madsen Fiona, Donnelly Hannah, Henriquez Fiona L, Mackay William G, Salmerón-Sánchez Manuel, Tsimbouri Monica P, Williams Craig, Dalby Matthew J, Reid Stuart
Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Vol 376 (2018)
Stimulation of 3D osteogenesis by mesenchymal stem cells using a nanovibrational bioreactor
Tsimbouri Penelope M, Childs Peter G, Pemberton Gabriel D, Yang Jingli, Jayawarna Vineetha, Orapiriyakul Wich, Burgess Karl, González-García Cristina, Blackburn Gavin, Thomas Dilip, Vallejo-Giraldo Catalina, Biggs Manus J P, Curtis Adam S G, Salmerón-Sánchez Manuel, Reid Stuart, Dalby Matthew J
Nature Biomedical Engineering Vol 1, pp. 758-770 (2017)

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