Dr Yousef Abul-Haija

  • Research Associate (Chemistry)

Biography

Yousef is a postdoctoral research associate in the Cronin research group at the University of Glasgow, currently working on exploring the emergence of peptide assemblies without biological constraints to investigate how alternative biologies might be created. He earned his PhD (2015) in soft supramolecular materials in Prof. Rein Ulijn research group at the University of Strathclyde which was followed by a one year postdoctoral position in the same group. He also worked in the industry (Hikma pharmaceuticals-Jordan) for two years. Yousef completed his BSc (2006) and MSc (2009) in Applied Chemistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology where he worked on developing polymer-based materials through means of copolymerization and crosslinking. He is interested in the design of supramolecular materials, complex chemical systems, peptide nanotechnology, and structural and functional control of chemical networks.


Research interests

Yousef is interested in the design of supramolecular materials, complex chemical systems, peptide nanotechnology, and structural and functional control of chemical networks.


Additional information

Professional Membership

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society
  • European Peptide Society
  • American Peptide Society
  • Materials Research Society

Find Dr. Abul-Haija on the Cronin Group website and full list of publications on Google Scholar.


Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2019

Cronin, L. , Doran, D. and Abul-Haija, Y. (2019) Emergence of function and selection from recursively programmed polymerisation reactions in mineral environments. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (doi:10.1002/anie.201902287) (Early Online Publication)

Debnath, S. et al. (2019) Tunable supramolecular gels by varying thermal history. Chemistry: A European Journal, 25(33), pp. 7881-7887. (doi:10.1002/chem.201806281) (PMID:30945773)

Surman, A. J. , Rodriguez Garcia, M., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Cooper, G. J.T. , Gromski, P. S., Turk-MacLeod, R., Mullin, M., Mathis, C., Walker, S. I. and Cronin, L. (2019) Environmental control programs the emergence of distinct functional ensembles from unconstrained chemical reactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(12), pp. 5387-5392. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1813987116) (PMID:30842280) (PMCID:PMC6431231)

Suárez-Marina, I., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Turk-MacLeod, R., Gromski, P. S., Cooper, G. J.T. , Olivé Olivé, A., Colón-Santos, S. and Cronin, L. (2019) Integrated synthesis of nucleotide and nucleosides influenced by amino acids. Communications Chemistry, 2, 28. (doi:10.1038/s42004-019-0130-7)

Brito, A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Soares da Costa, D., Novoa-Carballal, R., Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R., Pires, R. A. and Pashkuleva, I. (2019) Minimalistic supramolecular proteoglycan mimics by co-assembly of aromatic peptide and carbohydrate amphiphiles. Chemical Science, 10, pp. 2385-2390. (doi:10.1039/C8SC04361B) (PMID:30881666) (PMCID:PMC6385665)

2018

Yoshida, M. , Hinkley, T., Tsuda, S., Abul-Haija, Y. , Mcburney, R. T., Kulikov, V., Mathieson, J., Galinanes Reyes, S., Castro Spencer, M. D. and Cronin, L. (2018) Using evolutionary algorithms and machine learning to explore sequence space for the discovery of antimicrobial peptides. Chem, 4(3), pp. 533-543. (doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2018.01.005)

Szymański, J. K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Cronin, L. (2018) Exploring strategies to bias sequence in natural and synthetic oligomers and polymers. Accounts of Chemical Research, 51(3), pp. 649-658. (doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00495) (PMID:29493212)

Pires, R. A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R. V. and Pashkuleva, I. (2018) Hydrogel nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In: Raghu, T., Singh, R., Laverty, G. and Donnelly, R. (eds.) Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis and Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine. CRC Press, pp. 170-183. ISBN 9781498748612

Conte, M. P., Sahoo, J. K. K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Lau, K. H. A. and Ulijn, R. V. (2018) Biocatalytic self-assembly on magnetic nanoparticles. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(3), pp. 3069-3075. (doi:10.1021/acsami.7b15456) (PMID:29282971)

2017

Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Scott, G. G., Sahoo, J. K., Tuttle, T. and Ulijn, R. (2017) Cooperative, ion-sensitive co-assembly of tripeptide hydrogels. Chemical Communications, 53(69), pp. 9562-9565. (doi:10.1039/C7CC04796G) (PMID:28805225)

Surman, A. J. , Rodriguez-Garcia, M., Abul-Haija, Y. , Cooper, G. J.T. , Donkers, K., Planchat i Barbarà, J. M., Kube, J., Mullin, M., Hezwani, M. and Cronin, L. (2017) Can a Reaction's Environment Program its Outcome, and Does it Matter? In: XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life (LPI Contribution No. 1967), San Diego, CA, USA, 16-21 Jul 2017, p. 4006.

Sahoo, J. K., Pappas, C. G., Sasselli, I. R., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2017) Biocatalytic self-assembly cascades. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 56(24), pp. 6828-6832. (doi:10.1002/anie.201701870) (PMID:28488273)

2015

Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2015) Sequence adaptive peptide–polysaccharide nanostructures by biocatalytic self-assembly. Biomacromolecules, 16(11), pp. 3473-3479. (doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00893) (PMID:26418176)

Pires, R. A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Costa, D. S., Novoa-Carballal, R., Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R. V. and Pashkuleva, I. (2015) Controlling cancer cell fate using localized biocatalytic self-assembly of an aromatic carbohydrate amphiphile. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(2), pp. 576-579. (doi:10.1021/ja5111893) (PMID:25539667)

Frederix, P. W. J. M., Scott, G. G., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Kalafatovic, D., Pappas, C. G., Javid, N., Hunt, N. T., Ulijn, R. V. and Tuttle, T. (2015) Exploring the sequence space for (tri-)peptide self-assembly to design and discover new hydrogels. Nature Chemistry, 7(1), pp. 30-37. (doi:10.1038/nchem.2122) (PMID:25515887)

Pappas, C. G. et al. (2015) Alignment of nanostructured tripeptide gels by directional ultrasonication. Chemical Communications, 51(40), pp. 8465-8468. (doi:10.1039/c5cc02049b)

2014

Pappas, C. G., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Flack, A., Frederix, P. W. J. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Tuneable Fmoc–Phe–(4-X)–Phe–NH2 nanostructures by variable electronic substitution. Chemical Communications, 50(73), pp. 10630-10633. (doi:10.1039/C4CC04926H) (PMID:25074634)

Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Enzyme-responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications. In: Connon, C. J. and Hamley, I. W. (eds.) Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies. Series: RSC soft matter series. Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, pp. 112-134. ISBN 9781849737982 (doi:10.1039/9781782622055-00112)

Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Roy, S., Frederix, P. W. J. M., Javid, N., Jayawarna, V. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Biocatalytically triggered co-assembly of two-component core/shell nanofibers. Small, 10(5), pp. 973-979. (doi:10.1002/smll.201301668) (PMID:24027125)

2013

Scott, G., Roy, S., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Fleming, S., Bai, S. and Ulijn, R. V. (2013) Pickering stabilized peptide gel particles as tunable microenvironments for biocatalysis. Langmuir, 29(46), pp. 14321-14327. (doi:10.1021/la403448s) (PMID:24144273)

Thornton, K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Hodson, N. and Ulijn, R. V. (2013) Mechanistic insights into phosphatase triggered self-assembly including enhancement of biocatalytic conversion rate. Soft Matter, 9(39), pp. 9430-9439. (doi:10.1039/C3SM51177D)

2012

Abul-Haija, Y.M. , Roy, S., Frederix, P.W.J.M., Javid, N., Jayawama, V. and Ulijn, R.V. (2012) Peptide-amphiphiles Functionalization Via Co-assembly for Cell Culture. TERM STEM 2013 Nanotechnology as a Tool for Improving Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and POLARIS, Porto, Portugal, 07-12 Oct 2013.

2011

Fares, M. M., Tahboub, Y. R., Khatatbeh, S. T. and Abul-Haija, Y. M. (2011) Eco-friendly, vascular shape and interpenetrating poly (acrylic acid) grafted pectin hydrogels; biosorption and desorption investigations. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 19(2), pp. 431-439. (doi:10.1007/s10924-011-0296-2)

Assaf, S. M., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Fares, M. M. (2011) Versatile pectin grafted poly (N-isopropylacrylamide); modulated targeted drug release. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A, 48(6), pp. 493-502. (doi:10.1080/10601325.2011.573374)

2010

Fares, M. M., Assaf, S. M. and Abul-Haija, Y. M. (2010) Pectin grafted poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone): Optimization and in vitro controllable theophylline drug release. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 117(4), pp. 1945-1954. (doi:10.1002/app.32172)

This list was generated on Tue Jul 16 20:22:09 2019 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Cronin, L. , Doran, D. and Abul-Haija, Y. (2019) Emergence of function and selection from recursively programmed polymerisation reactions in mineral environments. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (doi:10.1002/anie.201902287) (Early Online Publication)

Debnath, S. et al. (2019) Tunable supramolecular gels by varying thermal history. Chemistry: A European Journal, 25(33), pp. 7881-7887. (doi:10.1002/chem.201806281) (PMID:30945773)

Surman, A. J. , Rodriguez Garcia, M., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Cooper, G. J.T. , Gromski, P. S., Turk-MacLeod, R., Mullin, M., Mathis, C., Walker, S. I. and Cronin, L. (2019) Environmental control programs the emergence of distinct functional ensembles from unconstrained chemical reactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(12), pp. 5387-5392. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1813987116) (PMID:30842280) (PMCID:PMC6431231)

Suárez-Marina, I., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Turk-MacLeod, R., Gromski, P. S., Cooper, G. J.T. , Olivé Olivé, A., Colón-Santos, S. and Cronin, L. (2019) Integrated synthesis of nucleotide and nucleosides influenced by amino acids. Communications Chemistry, 2, 28. (doi:10.1038/s42004-019-0130-7)

Brito, A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Soares da Costa, D., Novoa-Carballal, R., Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R., Pires, R. A. and Pashkuleva, I. (2019) Minimalistic supramolecular proteoglycan mimics by co-assembly of aromatic peptide and carbohydrate amphiphiles. Chemical Science, 10, pp. 2385-2390. (doi:10.1039/C8SC04361B) (PMID:30881666) (PMCID:PMC6385665)

Yoshida, M. , Hinkley, T., Tsuda, S., Abul-Haija, Y. , Mcburney, R. T., Kulikov, V., Mathieson, J., Galinanes Reyes, S., Castro Spencer, M. D. and Cronin, L. (2018) Using evolutionary algorithms and machine learning to explore sequence space for the discovery of antimicrobial peptides. Chem, 4(3), pp. 533-543. (doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2018.01.005)

Szymański, J. K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Cronin, L. (2018) Exploring strategies to bias sequence in natural and synthetic oligomers and polymers. Accounts of Chemical Research, 51(3), pp. 649-658. (doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00495) (PMID:29493212)

Conte, M. P., Sahoo, J. K. K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Lau, K. H. A. and Ulijn, R. V. (2018) Biocatalytic self-assembly on magnetic nanoparticles. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(3), pp. 3069-3075. (doi:10.1021/acsami.7b15456) (PMID:29282971)

Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Scott, G. G., Sahoo, J. K., Tuttle, T. and Ulijn, R. (2017) Cooperative, ion-sensitive co-assembly of tripeptide hydrogels. Chemical Communications, 53(69), pp. 9562-9565. (doi:10.1039/C7CC04796G) (PMID:28805225)

Sahoo, J. K., Pappas, C. G., Sasselli, I. R., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2017) Biocatalytic self-assembly cascades. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 56(24), pp. 6828-6832. (doi:10.1002/anie.201701870) (PMID:28488273)

Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2015) Sequence adaptive peptide–polysaccharide nanostructures by biocatalytic self-assembly. Biomacromolecules, 16(11), pp. 3473-3479. (doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00893) (PMID:26418176)

Pires, R. A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Costa, D. S., Novoa-Carballal, R., Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R. V. and Pashkuleva, I. (2015) Controlling cancer cell fate using localized biocatalytic self-assembly of an aromatic carbohydrate amphiphile. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(2), pp. 576-579. (doi:10.1021/ja5111893) (PMID:25539667)

Frederix, P. W. J. M., Scott, G. G., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Kalafatovic, D., Pappas, C. G., Javid, N., Hunt, N. T., Ulijn, R. V. and Tuttle, T. (2015) Exploring the sequence space for (tri-)peptide self-assembly to design and discover new hydrogels. Nature Chemistry, 7(1), pp. 30-37. (doi:10.1038/nchem.2122) (PMID:25515887)

Pappas, C. G. et al. (2015) Alignment of nanostructured tripeptide gels by directional ultrasonication. Chemical Communications, 51(40), pp. 8465-8468. (doi:10.1039/c5cc02049b)

Pappas, C. G., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Flack, A., Frederix, P. W. J. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Tuneable Fmoc–Phe–(4-X)–Phe–NH2 nanostructures by variable electronic substitution. Chemical Communications, 50(73), pp. 10630-10633. (doi:10.1039/C4CC04926H) (PMID:25074634)

Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Roy, S., Frederix, P. W. J. M., Javid, N., Jayawarna, V. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Biocatalytically triggered co-assembly of two-component core/shell nanofibers. Small, 10(5), pp. 973-979. (doi:10.1002/smll.201301668) (PMID:24027125)

Scott, G., Roy, S., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Fleming, S., Bai, S. and Ulijn, R. V. (2013) Pickering stabilized peptide gel particles as tunable microenvironments for biocatalysis. Langmuir, 29(46), pp. 14321-14327. (doi:10.1021/la403448s) (PMID:24144273)

Thornton, K., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Hodson, N. and Ulijn, R. V. (2013) Mechanistic insights into phosphatase triggered self-assembly including enhancement of biocatalytic conversion rate. Soft Matter, 9(39), pp. 9430-9439. (doi:10.1039/C3SM51177D)

Fares, M. M., Tahboub, Y. R., Khatatbeh, S. T. and Abul-Haija, Y. M. (2011) Eco-friendly, vascular shape and interpenetrating poly (acrylic acid) grafted pectin hydrogels; biosorption and desorption investigations. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 19(2), pp. 431-439. (doi:10.1007/s10924-011-0296-2)

Assaf, S. M., Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Fares, M. M. (2011) Versatile pectin grafted poly (N-isopropylacrylamide); modulated targeted drug release. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A, 48(6), pp. 493-502. (doi:10.1080/10601325.2011.573374)

Fares, M. M., Assaf, S. M. and Abul-Haija, Y. M. (2010) Pectin grafted poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone): Optimization and in vitro controllable theophylline drug release. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 117(4), pp. 1945-1954. (doi:10.1002/app.32172)

Book Sections

Pires, R. A., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Reis, R. L., Ulijn, R. V. and Pashkuleva, I. (2018) Hydrogel nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In: Raghu, T., Singh, R., Laverty, G. and Donnelly, R. (eds.) Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis and Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine. CRC Press, pp. 170-183. ISBN 9781498748612

Abul-Haija, Y. M. and Ulijn, R. V. (2014) Enzyme-responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications. In: Connon, C. J. and Hamley, I. W. (eds.) Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies. Series: RSC soft matter series. Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, pp. 112-134. ISBN 9781849737982 (doi:10.1039/9781782622055-00112)

Conference or Workshop Item

Abul-Haija, Y.M. , Roy, S., Frederix, P.W.J.M., Javid, N., Jayawama, V. and Ulijn, R.V. (2012) Peptide-amphiphiles Functionalization Via Co-assembly for Cell Culture. TERM STEM 2013 Nanotechnology as a Tool for Improving Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and POLARIS, Porto, Portugal, 07-12 Oct 2013.

Conference Proceedings

Surman, A. J. , Rodriguez-Garcia, M., Abul-Haija, Y. , Cooper, G. J.T. , Donkers, K., Planchat i Barbarà, J. M., Kube, J., Mullin, M., Hezwani, M. and Cronin, L. (2017) Can a Reaction's Environment Program its Outcome, and Does it Matter? In: XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life (LPI Contribution No. 1967), San Diego, CA, USA, 16-21 Jul 2017, p. 4006.

This list was generated on Tue Jul 16 20:22:09 2019 BST.