Publications

Selected Research Papers:

Morris, K. L., Chen, A., Rodger, Adams, D. J. and Serpell, L. C. (2015). Structural determinants in a library of low molecular weight gelators. Soft Matter 11, 1174.


Morris, K. L., Chen, L., Raeburn, J., Sellick, O. R., Cotanda, P., Paul, A., Griffiths, P. C., King, S. M., O’Reilly, R. K., Serpell, L. C. & Adams, D. J. (2013). Chemically programmed self-sorting of gelator networks. Nature Communications 4, 1480.


Morris, K. L., Rodger, A., Hicks, M. R., Debulpaep, M., Schymkowitz, J., Rousseau, F. & Serpell, L. C. (2013). Exploring the sequence-structure relationship for amyloid peptides. Biochemical Journal 450, 275-283. 

Morris, K. L., Zibaee, S., Chen, L., Goedert, M., Sikorski, P. & Serpell, L. C. (2013). The Structure of Cross-β Tapes and Tubes Formed by an Octapeptide, αSβ1. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52, 2279-2283.


Houton, K. A., Morris, K. L., Chen, L., Schmidtmann, M., Jones, J. T. A., Serpell, L. C., Lloyd, G. O. & Adams, D. J. (2012). On Crystal versus Fiber Formation in Dipeptide Hydrogelator Systems. Langmuir 28, 9797-806. 

Adams, D. J., Morris, K., Chen, L., Serpell, L. C., Bacsa, J. & Day, G. M. (2010). The delicate balance between gelation and crystallisation: structural and computational investigations. Soft Matter 6, 4144-56. 

Chen, L., Morris, K., Laybourn, A., Elias, D., Hicks, M. R., Rodger, A., Serpell, L. & Adams, D. J. (2010). Self-Assembly Mechanism for a Naphthalene-Dipeptide Leading to Hydrogelation. Langmuir 26, 5232-42. 


Collaborative Research Papers: 

Millard, C. J., N. Varma, A. Saleh, K. Morris, P. J. Watson, A. R. Bottrill, L. Fairall, C. J. Smith and J. W. R. Schwabe (2016). The structure of the core NuRD repression complex provides insights into its interaction with chromatin. eLife 5: e13941.


Draper, E. R., K. L. Morris, M. A. Little, J. Raeburn, C. Colquhoun, E. R. Cross, T. O. McDonald, L. C. Serpell and D. J. Adams (2015). Hydrogels formed from Fmoc amino acids. CrystEngComm 17(42): 8047-8057.


Langkilde, A. E., K. L. Morris, L. C. Serpell, D. I. Svergun and B. Vestergaard (2015). The architecture of amyloid-like peptide fibrils revealed by X-ray scattering, diffraction and electron microscopy. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 71(Pt 4): 882-895.

Colquhoun, C., Draper, E. R., Eden, E. G. B., Cattoz, B. N., Morris, K. L., Chen, L., McDonald, T. O., Terry, A. E., Griffiths, P. C., Serpell, L. C. and Adams, D. J. (2014). The effect of self-sorting and co-assembly on the mechanical properties of low molecular weight hydrogels. Nanoscale 6(22): 13719-13725.

Al-Hilaly, Y., Williams, T., Stewart-Parker, M., Ford, L., Skaria, E., Cole, M., Bucher, W., Morris, K., Sada, A., Thorpe, J. and Serpell, L. (2013). A central role for dityrosine crosslinking of Amyloid-beta in Alzheimer's disease. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 1(1): 83.

Xu, C., Liu, R., Mehta, A. K., Guerrero-Ferreira, R. C., Wright, E. R., Dunin-Horkawicz, S., Morris, K., Serpell, L. C., Zuo, X., Wall, J. S. and Conticello, V. P. (2013). Rational Design of Helical Nanotubes from Self-Assembly of Coiled-Coil Lock Washers. JACS 135(41): 15565-15578.

Pauwels, K., Williams, T. L., Morris, K. L., Jonckheere, W., Vandersteen, A., Kelly, G., Schymkowitz, J., Rousseau, F., Pastore, A., Serpell, L. C. & Broersen, K. (2012). Structural Basis for Increased Toxicity of Pathological Aß(42):Aß(40) Ratios in Alzheimer Disease. Journal of Biological Chemistry 287, 5650-60. 

Marshall, K. E., Morris, K. L., Charlton, D., O’Reilly, N., Lewis, L., Walden, H. & Serpell, L. C. (2011). Hydrophobic, aromatic, and electrostatic interactions play a central role in amyloid fibril formation and stability. Biochemistry 50, 2061-71. 

Chen, L., Pont, G., Morris, K., Lotze, G., Squires, A., Serpell, L. C. and Adams, D. J. (2011). Salt-induced hydrogelation of functionalised-dipeptides at high pH. ChemComm 47(44): 12071-12073.

Liu, B., Moloney, A., Meehan, S., Morris, K., Thomas, S. E., Serpell, L. C., Hider, R., Marciniak, S. J., Lomas, D. A. & Crowther, D. C. (2010). Iron promotes the toxicity of amyloid-ß peptide by impeding its ordered aggregation. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286, 4248-56. 

Chen, L., Revel, S., Morris, K., Spiller, D. G., Serpell, L. C., Adams, D. J. (2010). Low molecular weight gelator-dextran composites. Chemical Communications 46, 6738-40. 

Chen, L., Revel, S., Morris, K., Serpell, L. C., Adams, D. J. (2010). Effect of Molecular Structure on the Properties of Naphthalene-Dipeptide Hydrogelators. Langmuir 26, 13466-71. 

Chen, L., Revel, S., Morris, K., Adams, D. J. (2010). Energy Transfer in Self-Assembled Dipeptide Hydrogels. Chemical Communications 46, 4267-69. 

Maurer-Stroh, S., Debulpaep, M., Kuemmerer, N., de la Paz, M. L., Martins, I. C., Reumers, J., Morris, K. L., Copland, A., Serpell, L., Serrano, L., Schymkowitz, J. W. & Rousseau, F. (2010). Exploring the sequence determinants of amyloid structure using position-specific scoring matrices. Nature Methods 7, 237-42. 

Jahn, T. R., Makin, O. S., Morris, K. L., Marshall, K. E., Tian, P., Sikorski, P. & Serpell, L. C. (2009). The common architecture of cross-ß amyloid. Journal of Molecular Biology 395, 717-27. 


Reviews: 

Morris, K., Serpell, L. C. (2010). From natural to designer self-assembling biopolymers, the structural characterisation of fibrous proteins & peptides using fibre diffraction. Chem Soc Rev 39, 3445-53. 


Book chapters: 

Morris, K. L. & Serpell, L. (2013). From molecular to supramolecular amyloid structures: contributions from fiber diffraction and electron microscopy. In Amyloid Fibrils and Prefibrillar Aggregates. Molecular and Biological Properties (Otzen, D. E., ed.). Viley-VCH, Aarhus, Denmark. 

Morris, K. L. & Serpell, L. C. (2012). X-Ray Fibre Diffraction Studies of Amyloid Fibrils. In Amyloid Proteins: Methods and Protocols, Vol. 849, pp. 121-135.