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John Santigie Conteh

PhD Student
Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Research center

Started my PhD in November 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Pellegrino in her Nanomaterials for Biomedical application group at IIT, Genoa. My thesis work is based on developing responsive polymer functionalized nanomaterials for cancer treatment. Before starting this research, I completed in 2017 a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Here, I synthesized a responsive polymer using  continuous reactor assembly. I hold a first class Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Sierra Leone in 2012.


Title: Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry
Institute: Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Location: Freetown
Country: Sierra Leone
From: 2007 To: 2011

Title: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Institute: University of Leeds
Location: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
From: 2016 To: 2017

Title: PhD in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials
Institute: University of Genova
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2018 To: null

All Publications
Fernandes S., Fernandez T., Metze S., Balakrishnan P.B., Mai B.T., Conteh J., De Mei C., Turdo A., Di Franco S., Stassi G., Todaro M., Pellegrino T.
Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Hyperthermia Mediates Drug Delivery and Impairs the Tumorigenic Capacity of Quiescent Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, (no. 14), pp. 15959-15972
Parkinson S., Hondow N.S., Conteh J.S., Bourne R.A., Warren N.J.
All-aqueous continuous-flow RAFT dispersion polymerisation for efficient preparation of diblock copolymer spheres, worms and vesicles
Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 4, (no. 5), pp. 852-861
Article Journal
Frazer-Williams R. A. D., and Conteh J.
Characterization of industrial wastewaters in Sierra Leone. A preliminary study
Pollution Research, vol. 32, (no. 1), pp. 183-188
Article Journal