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Dr Benjamin Long

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Science

Section/Portfolio:

Science

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Biography

Dr Benjamin Long is an environmental and supramolecular chemist.

Dr Long’s key research foci are emerging organic environmental contaminants (e.g. pharmaceuticals and personal care products), plant bioactive compounds, especially those from Indigenous Australian traditional medicine (e.g. Federation University’s Bush Medicine Project) and the use and application of supramolecular interactions (e.g. analyte/contaminant detection and hydrogels).

The Long Lab has unique capacity for testing organic materials using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, as well as for measuring environmental monitoring parameters both on and off field sites. The Long Lab also has capability to synthesise and analyse peptide hydrogels for biomedical applications and supramolecular sensing and experience in small angle scattering (X-Ray and Neutron).

Benjamin attained his PhD from Deakin University in 2014, and after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Sydney and Deakin University, he joined Federation University Australia in 2017.

Shining a light on the hidden structure of gelatin methacryloyl bioinks using small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

Temperature characteristics for a deep water supply reservoir: A case study for lake Bellfield

  • Conference Proceedings

Tissue Programmed Hydrogels Functionalized with GDNF Improve Human Neural Grafts in Parkinson's Disease

Tuneable Hybrid Hydrogels via Complementary Self-Assembly of a Bioactive Peptide with a Robust Polysaccharide

Synthetic materials designed for improved biomimicry of the extracellular matrix must contain...

Rapid Cross-Linking of Epoxy Thermosets Induced by Solvate Ionic Liquids

The high-volume manufacture of fiber-reinforced composites faces a huge challenge because long...

Colour tuning and enhancement of gel-based electrochemiluminescence devices utilising Ru(ii) and Ir(iii) complexes

Combining luminophores in ratios that compensate for energy transfer provides a readily...

Development of self-assembling peptide inspired bioinks for neural tissue engineering applications

In this paper, a purely displacement-based formulation is presented within the framework of the...

  • Conference Proceedings

Environmental factors affecting the germination and seedling emergence of two populations of an emerging agricultural weed: Wild lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

Wild lettuce (Lactuca serriola L.) is a significant emerging agricultural and environmental weed...

Influence of soil moisture regimes on growth, photosynthetic capacity, leaf biochemistry and reproductive capabilities of the invasive agronomic weed; Lactuca serriola

Global temperatures are predicted to increase by 1.5–5.9C during this century, and this change...

Scaffolds formed via the non-equilibrium supramolecular assembly of the synergistic ECM peptides RGD and PHSRN demonstrate improved cell attachment in 3D

Self-assembling peptides (SAPs) are a relatively new class of low molecular weight gelators which...

Secondary Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Nanotubes into Tubisomes and Their Activity on Cells

The properties and structures of viruses are directly related to the three-dimensional structure...

Colorimetric semi-quantitative measurement of pyrophosphate by functionalised SPPS resin in biological media

Inorganic pyrophosphate is a molecule of significant biological importance, which has roles in...

Facile Control over the Supramolecular Ordering of Self-assembled Peptide Scaffolds by Simultaneous Assembly with a Polysacharride

Enabling control over macromolecular ordering and the spatial distribution of structures formed...

Coassembled nanostructured bioscaffold reduces the expression of proinflammatory cytokines to induce apoptosis in epithelial cancer cells

A promising class of materials for such applications is the nanostructured scaffolds formed by...

Norbornene-based anion receptors as D -alanine binders

Vancomycin is currently used as last-line therapy against many Gram-positive bacterial pathogens....

On the use of shortcuts in the method of continuous variation (Job's method)

The use of modified Job plot methodology provides a quick and easy means for evaluating...

Selective sensing of pyrophosphate in physiological media using zinc(ii)dipicolylamino-functionalised peptides

A series of linear peptide based anion receptors, in which the distance between the...

Tuning the mechanical and morphological properties of self-assembled peptide hydrogels via control over the gelation mechanism through regulation of ionic strength and the rate of pH change

Hydrogels formed by the self-assembly of peptides are promising biomaterials. The bioactive and...

The influence of the framework: An anion-binding study using fused [n]polynorbornanes

series of bis-thiourea-functionalized [n]polynorbornane hosts (1-6) with increasing size were...

Conformationally preorganised hosts for anions using norbornane and fused [n]polynorbornane frameworks

Norbornane and fused [n]polynorbornane frameworks are readily synthesised, can be tailored to a...

Examples of regioselective anion recognition among a family of two-, three-, and four-"armed" bis-, tris-, and tetrakis(thioureido) [n]polynorbornane hosts

A family of conformationally preorganized, [n]polynorbornane-based anion hosts 1a,b-6a,b have...

Rapid formation of diphenylmethyl ethers and thioethers using microwave irradiation and protic ionic liquids

Using microwave irradiation and protic ionic liquids (pIL) as co-solvent and catalyst for the...

The use of cyclodextrins nanoparticles for oral delivery

This review aims to highlight many of the difficulties encountered in trying to achieve the task...