Talks and Publications


Hunter, Jonathan E., Brandsma, Joost, Dymond, Marcus, Koster, Grielof, Moore, C. Mark, Postle, Anthony D., Mills, Rachel A. and Attard, George S. (2018) Lipidomics of Thalassiosira pseudonana under Phosphorus Stress Reveal Underlying Phospholipid Substitution Dynamics and Novel Diglycosylceramide Substitutes Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84 (6). ISSN 0099-2240

Burrell, J., Dymond, M.K., Gillams, R.J., Parker, D.J., Langley, G.J., Labrador, A.M., Nylander, T. and Attard, G.S., 2017. Using curvature power to map the domain of inverse micellar cubic phases: the case of aliphatic aldehydes in 1, 2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine. Langmuir, 2017, 33 (44), pp 12804–12813.

Dymond, M.K., Gillams, R.J., Parker, D.J., Burrell, J., Labrador, A., Nylander, T. and Attard, G.S., (2016). Lipid Spontaneous Curvatures Estimated from Temperature-Dependent Changes in Inverse Hexagonal Phase Lattice Parameters: Effects of Metal Cations. Langmuir, 32(39), pp.10083-10092.

Dymond, M.K., (2016). Mammalian phospholipid homeostasis: evidence that membrane curvature elastic stress drives homeoviscous adaptation in vivo. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 13(121), p.20160228.

Pisaruka, J. & Dymond, M.K. (2016) A low volume 3D-printed temperature-controllable cuvette for UV visible spectroscopy.  Analytical Biochemistry, 510, 52–55.

Dymond, M. K. Synthetic Biology: Culture and Bioethical Considerations. In Synthetic Biology Handbook; CRC Press, 2016; pp 3–34.

Dymond, M. K. Standardised Genetic Output Measurement. In Synthetic Biology Handbook; CRC Press, 2016; pp 67–98.

Dymond, Marcus K. (2015) Mammalian Phospholipid Homeostasis: Homeoviscous Adaptation Deconstructed by Lipidomic Data Driven Modelling.  Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 191, 136–146.

Richard J. Gillams, Tommy Nylander, Tomás S. Plivelic, Marcus K. Dymond, and George S. Attard (2014). Formation of Inverse Topology Lyotropic Phases in Dioleoylphosphatidylcholine/Oleic Acid and Dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine/Oleic Acid Binary Mixtures. Langmuir 2014, 30, 3337−3344.

Hague, C. V., Postle, A. D., Attard, G. S., & Dymond, M. K. (2013). Cell cycle dependent changes in membrane stored curvature elastic energy: evidence from lipidomic studies. Faraday Discussions, 161, 481. doi:10.1039/c2fd20078c

Dymond, M. K., Hague, C. V, Postle, A. D., & Attard, G. S. (2013). An in vivo ratio control mechanism for phospholipid homeostasis: evidence from lipidomic studies. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 10(80), 20120854. doi:10.1098/rsif.2012.0854

Tsaloglou, M.-N., Attard, G. S., & Dymond, M. K. (2011). The effect of lipids on the enzymatic activity of 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase from B. stearothermophilus. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 164(8), 713–21. doi:10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2011.08.003

Wilson, R. J., Tyas, S. R., Black, C. F., Dymond, M. K., & Attard, G. S. (2010). Partitioning of ssRNA Molecules between Preformed Monolithic H(II) Liquid Crystalline Phases of Lipids and Supernatant Isotropic Phases. Biomacromolecules, 3022–3027. doi:10.1021/bm1008469

Black, C. F., Wilson, R. J., Nylander, T., Dymond, M. K., & Attard, G. S. (2010). Linear dsDNA partitions spontaneously into the inverse hexagonal lyotropic liquid crystalline phases of phospholipids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(28), 9728–32. doi:10.1021/ja101550c

Dymond, M. K., & Attard, G. S. (2008). Cationic type I amphiphiles as modulators of membrane curvature elastic stress in vivo. Langmuir, 24(20), 11743–51. doi:10.1021/la8017612

Dymond, M., Attard, G., & Postle, A. D. (2008). Testing the hypothesis that amphiphilic antineoplastic lipid analogues act through reduction of membrane curvature elastic stress. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 5(28), 1371–1386. Retrieved from

Corsi, J., Dymond, M. K., Ces, O., Muck, J., Zink, D., & Attard, G. S. (2008). DNA that is dispersed in the liquid crystalline phases of phospholipids is actively transcribed. Chemical Communications, (20), 2307–9. doi:10.1039/b801199k


Feb 19th 2016,  ‘Lipid-protein interactions and phospholipid homeostasis’ RSC Prize winners meeting, University of Brighton

Nov 25th 2015, Synthetic Biology: Culture and Societal Responsibility, Governance and Mitigation’ University of Southampton.

Nov 19th 2015, Synthetic Biology: Ethical and Social Responsibility’ UCL London

Nov 13th 2014, ‘Synthetic Biology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues’ UCL London

Nov 11th and 18th 2014, ‘Synthetic Biology: Culture and Societal Responsibility, Governance and Mitigation’ University of Southampton.

July 3rd 2014, Ethics, in vitro synthetic biology and data driven modelling, NPRONET kick-off meeting 3rd-4th July 2014

Nov 14th 2013, ‘Synthetic Biology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues’ UCL London

Nov 12th and 19th 2013, ‘Synthetic Biology: Culture and Societal Responsibility, Governance and Mitigation’ Guest Lectures at University of Southampton.

Dec 10th 2012, ‘Lipids: From Membrane Biophysics to Systems and Synthetic Biology’, University of Brighton

Nov 22nd 2012, ‘Risk and Societal Responsibility in Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology’, UCL London

July 10th 2012, Frontiers in Synthetic Biology, (Technology Strategy Board), Bloomsbury, London. ‘Facing up to Risk Issues in Synthetic Biology’

Feb 6th to 10th 2012, Southampton University Multidisciplinary Research Week, ‘Bioethics in Synthetic Biology’

February 22nd 2008, Neonuclei mini-conference, Gothenberg, Sweden ‘Progress in correlating lipid synthesis with DNA synthesis in the whole cells and the nucleus’

August 7th 2007 Neonuclei mini-conference, Kullaberg, ‘Sweden DNA transcription in liquid crystal phases, further insights into the mechanism’.

February 7th to 9th 2007 Neonuclei mini-conference Southampton, England, ‘Neonuclei, Overview of years 1 and 2’.

October 9th 2006 Neonuclei mini-conference, Munich, Germany ‘Neonuclei; design concepts from nature’


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