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Gordon Morris is a Professor of Carbohydrate Chemist in the Department of Chemical Sciences. He is an analytical and biopolymer chemist and has active research interests in the areas of polysaccharide structure-function, mucoadhesion and peptide chemistry.

He studied for his first degree and MSc in chemistry at the University of Aberdeen before moving to the University of Nottingham in the group of Prof. Steve Harding to conduct BBSRC Industrial Case PhD with Unilever Research (Dr. Tim Foster) on “Hydrodynamic investigation of polysaccharides and their interactions with casein”. After leaving Nottingham he completed a postdoctoral position at Industrial Research Limited (IRL) in Lower Hutt, New Zealand where he worked on the physical and chemical characterisation of chemically and enzymatically modified polysaccharides. He continued this work with in a further postdoctoral position with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Nantes. This then took him back to Nottingham where he worked for 4.5 years as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Biosciences where his research interests included: stability of chitosan nanoparticles; stability of pectin solutions and gels and polysaccharide/ polysaccharide interactions. He joined the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in January 2011 and was made a professor in August 2017.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Polysaccharide interactions
  • Construction of stable polysaccharide drug delivery systems
  • Extraction and characterisation of therapeutic molecules
  • Effect of enzymatic or chemical modification on the properties of polysaccharides
  • Dilute solution conformation of polysaccharides

Research Expertise and Interests

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Polysaccharides
  • Pectins
  • Chitosan
  • Biopolymers
  • Peptides
  • Heparin
  • Mucoadhesion
  • Viscometry
  • Molecular weight determination
  • Hydrogels
  • Hydrocolloids

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Research Output

An Auristatin nanoconjugate targeting CXCR4+ leukemic cells blocks acute myeloid leukemia dissemination

Pallarès, V., Unzueta, U., Falgàs, A., Sánchez-Garciá, L., Serna, N., Gallardo, A., Morris, G. A., Alba-Castellón, L., Álamo, P., Sierra, J., Villaverde, A., Vázquez, E., Casanova, I. & Mangues, R., 15 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Hematology and Oncology. 13, 1, 19 p., 36.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Production and characterisation of a marine Halomonas surface-active exopolymer

    Gutierrez, T., Morris, G., Ellis, D., Mulloy, B. & Aitken, M. D., 1 Feb 2020, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 3, p. 1063-1076 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Rheo-dissolution: A new platform for the simultaneous measurement of rheology and drug release

    Senjoti, F., Ghori, M. U., Diryak, R., Conway, B., Morris, G. & Smith, A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 229, 8 p., 115541.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Caffeine release and absorption from caffeinated gums

    Morris, C., Viriot, S. M., Farooq Mirza, Q. U. A., Morris, G. & Lynn, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food and Function. 10, 4, p. 1792-1796 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Investigating potential wound healing properties of polysaccharides extracted from Grewia mollis Juss. and Hoheria populnea A. Cunn. (Malvaceae)

    Pearman, N., Moxon, S., Carnachan, S. M., Cooke, M. E., Nep, E. I., Sims, I. M., Morris, G. & Smith, A., Oct 2019, In : Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre. 20, 8 p., 100201.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    Molecules (Journal)

    Gordon Morris (Member of editorial board)
    8 Jun 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Hydrodynamic Analysis of High and Low Molecular Weight Therapeutic Glycans

    Gordon Morris (Examiner)
    7 Dec 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    Polysaccharides (Journal)

    Gordon Morris (Member of editorial board)
    12 Jul 2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Microstructural Engineering of Cakes

    Gordon Morris (Examiner)
    28 Apr 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    Controlling Texture in Processed Meat Production

    Gordon Morris (Examiner)
    13 Feb 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination