Nick Aldred

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The adhesive strategies of cyprids and development of barnacle-resistant marine coatings
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Biofouling 24:351-63. 2008
  2. pmc Mussel (Mytilus edulis) byssus deposition in response to variations in surface wettability
    N Aldred
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    J R Soc Interface 3:37-43. 2006
  3. pmc Tensile and dynamic mechanical analysis of the distal portion of mussel (Mytilus edulis) byssal threads
    N Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J R Soc Interface 4:1159-67. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase, on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 24:97-107. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Real-time quantification of microscale bioadhesion events in situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 3:2085-91. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Modulation of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite Darwin) cyprid settlement behavior by sulfobetaine and carboxybetaine methacrylate polymer coatings
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Biofouling 26:673-83. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of a fully automated method to measure the critical removal stress of adult barnacles
    Sheelagh L Conlan
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Biofouling 24:471-81. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Attachment strength is a key factor in the selection of surfaces by barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite) during settlement
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 26:287-99. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Confocal microscopy-based goniometry of barnacle cyprid permanent adhesive
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    J Exp Biol 216:1969-72. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory effects of mediterranean sponge extracts and metabolites on larval settlement of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Claire Hellio
    Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, U K
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 7:297-305. 2005

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint The adhesive strategies of cyprids and development of barnacle-resistant marine coatings
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Biofouling 24:351-63. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Mussel (Mytilus edulis) byssus deposition in response to variations in surface wettability
    N Aldred
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    J R Soc Interface 3:37-43. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc Tensile and dynamic mechanical analysis of the distal portion of mussel (Mytilus edulis) byssal threads
    N Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J R Soc Interface 4:1159-67. 2007
    ..These discoveries are related to the ecological function of byssal threads and to the emerging field of biomimetics...
  4. doi request reprint The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase, on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 24:97-107. 2008
    ..It is concluded that Alcalase has antifouling potential on the basis of its effects on cyprid footprints, un-cured permanent cement and its non-toxic mode of action, providing that it can be successfully incorporated into a coating...
  5. doi request reprint Real-time quantification of microscale bioadhesion events in situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 3:2085-91. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Modulation of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite Darwin) cyprid settlement behavior by sulfobetaine and carboxybetaine methacrylate polymer coatings
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Biofouling 26:673-83. 2010
    ..In neither case was toxicity observed. It is concluded that a zwitterionic approach to fouling-resistant surface development has considerable potential in marine applications...
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of a fully automated method to measure the critical removal stress of adult barnacles
    Sheelagh L Conlan
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Biofouling 24:471-81. 2008
    ..The variability in measurements was lower than previously reported, suggesting an improved ability to compare the results obtained by different researchers...
  8. doi request reprint Attachment strength is a key factor in the selection of surfaces by barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite) during settlement
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 26:287-99. 2010
    ..The identification of a link between settlement preference and likelihood of removal will assist practically in the development of fouling-resistant marine coatings...
  9. doi request reprint Confocal microscopy-based goniometry of barnacle cyprid permanent adhesive
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    J Exp Biol 216:1969-72. 2013
    ..Improved understanding will have significant implications for the production of barnacle-resistant coatings as well as development of bio-inspired glues for niche applications...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory effects of mediterranean sponge extracts and metabolites on larval settlement of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Claire Hellio
    Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, U K
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 7:297-305. 2005
    ..The most promising activity was exhibited by the metabolites 2-[24-acetoxy]-octaprenyl-1-4-hydroquinone (8a), dihydrofurospongin II (10), and the alcoholic extract of Dysidea sp...
  11. pmc Analysis of the behaviours mediating barnacle cyprid reversible adhesion
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e68085. 2013
    ..These observations will allow future work to focus more specifically on the cyprid temporary adhesive proteins, which appear to be fundamental to adhesion, inherently sticky and exquisitely adapted for reversible adhesion underwater. ..
  12. doi request reprint Improvement of phylum- and class-specific primers for real-time PCR quantification of bacterial taxa
    Tristano Bacchetti De Gregoris
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, England, UK
    J Microbiol Methods 86:351-6. 2011
    ..The possible contribution of the proposed technique in revealing ecological dynamics affecting higher bacterial taxa is discussed...
  13. pmc Towards a nanomechanical basis for temporary adhesion in barnacle cyprids (Semibalanus balanoides)
    In Yee Phang
    Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 5:397-401. 2008
    ..High-resolution images of cyprid footprints are presented that correlate well with the known morphology of the attachment structures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Species-specific engineered antifouling topographies: correlations between the settlement of algal zoospores and barnacle cyprids
    James F Schumacher
    J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 6400, USA
    Biofouling 23:307-17. 2007
    ..The results for spore settlement on first-generation hierarchical surfaces provide insight for the efficacious design of such structures when targeting multiple settling species...
  15. ncbi request reprint An in situ study of the nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid cement using atomic force microscopy (AFM)
    In Yee Phang
    Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Biofouling 22:245-50. 2006
    ..This study provides the first direct experimental evidence in support of a putative 'tanning' mechanism in barnacle cyprid cement...