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Dr. Paula Antunes

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Leather Chemistry
  • Department: Institute for Creative Leather Technologies

General information

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • MSc Biochemistry - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Phd Biotechnology - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Administration: British Society for Matrix Biology

Teaching

  • Field leader in Leather Technology
  • MSc Course Leader
  • LEA1010: Materials Evaluation I
  • LEA2008: Materials Evaluation II
  • LEA4001: Project
  • LEAM002: Leather Science
  • LEAM009: Dissertation

Research

  • Collagen/gelatin utilisation as a component in biomaterials
  • Bioremediation

Publications

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2016

  1. Elnaggar, A., Fitzsimons, P., Lama, A., Fletcher, Y., Antunes, P. and Watkins, K. G. (2016) Feasibility of ultrafast picosecond laser cleaning of soiling on historical leather buckles. Heritage Science. 4(30) 2050-7445.
  2. Santos, L. M. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2016) Optimization of enzyme-assisted phenolic reactions applied to thermal stabilization of collagen using response surface methodology. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 111, pp. 53-61. 0002-9726.
  3. Poursamar, S. A., Hatami, J., Lehner, A. N., da Silva, C. L., Ferreira, F. C. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2016) Potential application of gelatin scaffolds prepared through in situ gas foaming in skin tissue engineering. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials. 65(6), pp. 315-322. 0091-4037.
  4. Pulley, S., Foster, I. D. L. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2016) The dynamics of sediment-associated contaminants over a transition from drought to multiple flood events in a lowland UK catchment. Hydrological Processes. 30(5), pp. 704-719. 0885-6087.
  5. Poursamar, S. A., Lehner, A. N., Azami, M., Ebrahimi-Barough, S., Samadikuchaksaraei, A. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2016) The effects of crosslinkers on physical, mechanical, and cytotoxic properties of gelatin sponge prepared via in-situ gas foaming method as a tissue engineering scaffold. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 63, pp. 1-9. 0928-4931.

2015

  1. Lama, A., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) A new formulation for the treatment of acid-deterioration (Red Rot) in historic leathers. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress November, 24th – 27th, 2015 Novo Hamburgo/Brazil. IULTCS.
  2. Siddique, M. A. R., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Maxwell, C. and Garwood, R. (2015) Effect of hyaluronic acid on the properties of chrome-tanned leather. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists. 99(2), pp. 58-69. 0144-0322.
  3. Melo dos Santos, L., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) Enzyme-assisted vegetable tanning using bovine hide powder. Invited Presentation presented to: 118th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK, 25 April 2015. (Unpublished)
  4. Poursamar, S. A., Hatami, J., Lehner, A. N., da Silva, C., Ferreira, F. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) Gelatin porous scaffolds fabricated using a modified gas foaming technique: Characterisation and cytotoxicity assessment. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 48, pp. 63-70. 0928-4931.
  5. Abbott, A. P., Antunes, A. P. M., Guthrie-Strachan, J., Mmapatsi, K. and Wise, W. R. (2015) Investigation of novel deep eutectic systems for the reduction of water usage in leather manufacture. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress November, 24th – 27th, 2015 Novo Hamburgo/Brazil. International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists.
  6. Abbott, A. P., Omaymah, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Douglas, A. C., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Wise, W. R. (2015) Processing of leather using deep eutectic solvents. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 3(6), pp. 1241-1247. 2168-0485.
  7. Pulley, S., Foster, I. D. L. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) The application of sediment fingerprinting to floodplain and lake sediment cores: assumptions and uncertainties evaluated through case studies in the Nene Basin, UK. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 15(10), pp. 2132-2154. 1439-0108.
  8. Abbott, A. P., Antunes, A. P. M., Wise, W. R. and Mmapatsi, K. (2015) The new ‘ion’ age – revolutionary new technology for leather manufacture? Invited Presentation presented to: 4th Freiberg Leather Days, Berlin, Germany, 18-19 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Pulley, S., Foster, I. D. L. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) The uncertainties associated with sediment fingerprinting suspended and recently deposited fluvial sediment in the Nene river basin. Geomorphology. 228, pp. 303-319. 0169-555X.
  10. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Fletcher, Y. (2015) Use of aluminium alkoxide and oxazolidine II to treat acid-deteriorated historic leather. Journal of the Institute of Conservation. 38(2), pp. 172-187. 1945-5224.

2014

  1. Antunes, A. P. M. (2014) Member of the Scientific Committee. International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists (IULTCS).
  2. Pulley, S., Foster, I. D. L. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2014) Fingerprinting fluvial sediments deposited over the last 100 years: a practical examination of the accuracy and uncertainty in the Nene basin, United Kingdom. Paper presented to: Triannual Conference of the International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 15-18 July 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Abbott, A. P., Antunes, A. P. M. and Wise, W. R. (2014) Ion age processing of leather. International Leather Maker Magazine. 31 Dec.
  4. Abbott, A. P., Burrows, L., Wise, W. R., Antunes, A. P. M. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2014) Ion-age leather processing – a step change in technology. Invited Presentation presented to: 117th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2014, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK, 26 April 2014. (Unpublished)
  5. Onyuka, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2014) Microbial keratinase and its potential application in the management of tannery hair waste. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 109, pp. 425-430. 0002-9726.
  6. Wertheim, D., Covington, A. D., Petford, N., Murray, T. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2014) Microscopic examination of skin structure. International Journal of Clinical & Medical Imaging. 1(1) 2376-0249.
  7. Pulley, S., Foster, I. D. L. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2014) The impacts of tracer selection and corrections for organic matter and particle size on the results of quantitative sediment fingerprinting. A case study from the Nene basin, UK. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union. 1607-7962.

2013

  1. Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Council Member. Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC), UK.
  2. Paul, H., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Evans, P. and Phillips, P. S. (2013) Bangladeshi leather industry: an overview of recent sustainable developments. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists. 97, pp. 25-32. 0144-0322.
  3. Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from skins and tannery effluents. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 108(2), pp. 48-62. 0002-9726.
  4. Poursamar, A., Lehner, A. N. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Optimized gas foaming procedure to prepare gelatin scaffolds for wound management. Poster presented to: XXXII Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Istanbul, Turkey, 29-31 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  5. Wang, L., Antunes, A. P. M., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2013) The influence of non-aqueous solvents on lime and pickle swelling of goat skin. Paper presented to: XXXII Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Istanbul, Turkey, 29-31 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  6. Duki, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2013) The stability of metal-tanned and semi-metal tanned collagen. Paper presented to: XXXII Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Istanbul, Turkey, 29-31 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  7. Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Petford, N., Murray, T. and Wertheim, D. (2013) Three-dimensional visualization of dermal skin structure using confocal laser scanning microscopy. Journal of Microscopy. 251(1), pp. 14-18. 1365-2818.
  8. Paul, H., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Evans, P. and Phillips, P. S. (2013) Towards zero solid waste: utilising tannery waste as a protein source for poultry feed. In: The 28th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. Philadelphia USA: The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. ISSN 1091-8043. Also presented at: XXXII Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Istanbul, Turkey, 29-31 May 2013

2012

  1. Poursamar, A., Lehner, A. N. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2012) Optimising gas foaming to obtain highly porous gelatin scaffolds. Poster presented to: 3rd Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERMIS) World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 05-08 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  2. Onyuka, A., Bates, M. P., Attenburrow, G. E., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2012) Parameters for composting tannery hair waste. Journal of The American Leather Chemists Association. 107(5), pp. 159-166. 0002-9726.
  3. Poursamar, A., Lehner, A. N. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2012) Porous gelatin scaffold mechanical behaviour under cyclic load as a function of water content. In: Fernandes, P., Folgado, J. and Silva, M. (eds.) Journal of Biomechanics Special Issue: Proceedings of ESB2012 - 18th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Volume 45, Supplement 1 (2012). Online: Elsevier. 0021-9290. S49. [Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 45, Supplement 1]
  4. Lama, A., Allen, S. C. H., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2012) Survival and growth of Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in extreme environments present during the early stages of a conventional leather making process. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 107(6), pp. 186-195. 0002-9726.

2011

  1. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2011) Investigation of acid-deterioration in leather leading towards finding a suitable product for treatment. In: XXXI IULTCS Congress: Valencia, Spain, September 27th-30th 2011. Valencia, Spain: IULTCS.
  2. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Vidler, K. (2011) Investigation of acid-deterioration in leather leading towards finding a suitable product for treatment. Invited Presentation presented to: 114th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2011, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK, 07 May 2011. (Unpublished)
  3. Lama, A., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2011) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from animal skins and tannery effluents. Paper presented to: XXXI International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Congress, Valencia, Spain, 27-30 September 2011. Also delivered as an Oral presentation at this conference (Unpublished)
  4. Lama, A., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2011) Microorganisms: growth in the tannery. Leather International. 213(4816), p. 48. 1473-6314.
  5. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Fletcher, Y. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2011) Red rot in historic leather. Leather International. 213(4814), pp. 34-38. 1473-6314.
  6. Thomson, R., Antunes, A. P. M., Stobart, J. and Covington, A. D. (2011) The role of leather science and technology in heritage conservation. In: XXXI IULTCS Congress: Valencia, Spain, September 27th-30th 2011. Valencia, Spain: IULTCS.

2010

  1. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Vidler, K. (2010) Analysis of acid deterioration of leather. In: Janssen, E., Paris, M., Sawicki, M., Seymour, K. and Thorn, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the Joint Interim Conference: Multidisciplinary Conservation: A Holistic View for Historic Interiors. ICOM-CC.
  2. Catalina, M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2010) Application of gelatin extracted from chrome shavings for the glazed finishing of leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 105(5), pp. 138-174. 0002-9726.
  3. Catalina, M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2010) Influence of crosslinkers and crosslinking method on the properties of gelatin films extracted from leather solid waste. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 119(4), pp. 2105-2111. 1097-4628.

2009

  1. Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2009) Overview - collagen and tanning. World Leather. 22(2), pp. 34-43. 0894-3087.
  2. Onyuka, A., Bates, M. P., Attenburrow, G. E., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2009) Pilot-scale composting and biodegradability of bovine hair. Paper presented to: XXX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Beijing, China, 11-14 October 2009. Beijing, China: IULTCS. (Unpublished)
  3. Onyuka, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2009) Sustainable management of tannery hair waste through composting. Invited Presentation presented to: 112th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2009, Redwood Hotel, Bristol, 26 September 2009. (Unpublished)
  4. Lama, A., Allen, S. C. H., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2009) The impact of beamhouse processes on bacterial growth. In: XXX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies: Proceedings. Beijing, China: China Leather Industry Association. p. 332.

2008

  1. Catalina, M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2008) Application of gelatin extracted from chrome-tanned waste as a finishing agent for leather. Paper presented to: 4th Freiberg Collagen Symposium, Freiberg, Germany, 11-12 September 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. Antunes, A. P. M. (2008) Interview for: The East Midlands Nanotechnology Roadshow - Nanowhat? Totally Tiny Technology. Nottingham: EMDA - University of Nottingham. [Video]
  3. Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Attenburrow, G. E. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2008) The impact of leather manufacturing processes on bacterial growth in tannery effluent. Invited Presentation presented to: 111th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2008, Telford, Shropshire, U.K., 27 September 2008. (Unpublished)
  4. Antunes, A. P. M., Attenburrow, G. E., Covington, A. D. and Ding, J. (2008) Utilisation of oleuropein as crosslinking agent in collagenic films. Journal of Leather Science. 2(2), pp. 17-23. 1307-427X.

2007

  1. Antunes, A. P. M. (2007) Collagen as a substrate for biomaterials: Part 2. World Leather. 20, pp. 26-27. 0894-3087.
  2. Antunes, A. P. M. (2007) Collagen as a substrate for biomaterials: Part I. World Leather. 20, pp. 31-33. 0894-3087.
  3. Antunes, A. P. M. (2007) Crosslinking of solubilised collagen for biomaterials. Leather International. 209, pp. 44-48. 1473-6314.
  4. Catalina, M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2007) Mechanical and chemical properties of modified gelatin obtained through thermal hydrolysis of chrome shavings. Paper presented to: XXIX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, Washington, DC, USA, 20-24 June 2007. (Unpublished)
  5. Onyuka, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Bates, M. P. and Covington, A. D. (2007) Sustainable management of tannery hair waste through composting. Paper presented to: Waste and Resource Management Network (WARMNET): Tackling waste 2007, Nottingham, 4-5 July 2007. (Unpublished)
  6. Catalina, M., Antunes, A. P. M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Phillips, P. S. (2007) Sustainable management of waste - reduction of the chromium content of tannery solid waste as a step in the cleaner production of gelatin. Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. 33(1), pp. 43-50. 1088-1697.
  7. Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D. and Catalina, M. (2007) Uses of recovered collagen. Paper presented to: XXIX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, Washington DC, USA, 20-24 June 2007. (Unpublished)

2006

  1. Antunes, A. P. M. (2006) Crosslinking of reconstituted collagen for biomaterials. Invited Presentation presented to: Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference, Southport, 23 September 2006. (Unpublished)
  2. Catalina, M., Attenburrow, G. E., Cot, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2006) Isolation and characterisation of gelatine obtained from chrome-tanned shavings. Poster presented to: International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Eurocongress II, Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 May 2006. (Unpublished)
  3. Antunes, A. P. M., Attenburrow, G. E., Covington, A. D. and Ding, J. (2006) Utilisation of Oleuropein as a crosslinking agent in collagenic films. Paper presented to: International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Eurocongress II, Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 May 2006. (Unpublished)

2005

  1. Duan, Y., Antunes, A. P. M., Attenburrow, G. E. and Paul, G. (2005) The interaction between collagen hydrogels with fibroblast cells. In: International Journal of Experimental Pathology, Vol. 86 (6). UK: Blackwell Publishing. 1365-2613. A94.

2004

  1. Bhagat, M., Burgess, J. E., Antunes, A. P. M., Whiteley, C. G. and Duncan, J. R. (2004) Precipitation of mixed metal residues from wastewater utilising biogenic sulphide. Minerals Engineering. 17(7-8), pp. 925-932. 0892-6875.

2002

  1. Antunes, A. P. M., Duncan, J. R., Watkins, G. M. and Maclear, A. (2002) The removal of gold from solution by the viable microbial biomass Phomas sp. Resource and Environmental Biotechnology. 3(4), pp. 219-228. 1358-2283.

2001

  1. Antunes, A. P. M., Watkins, G. M. and Duncan, J. R. (2001) Batch studies on the removal of gold (III) from aqueous solution by Azolla filiculoides. Biotechnology Letters. 23(4), pp. 249-251. 1573-6776.
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