Colette Whitfield

Colette Whitfield

Department of Synthesis of Macromolecules
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
+49 6131 379-315

Main Focus

Research Interests

DNA Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Functional Materials 


Whitfield CJ, Banks AM, Dura G, Love J, Fieldsend JE, Goodchild SA, Fulton DA, Howard TP, Chemcomm2020 doi: 10.1039/D0CC02582H

Lückerath T, Koynov K, Loescher S, Whitfield CJ, Nuhn L, Walther A, Barner-Kowollik C, Y.W. Ng DYW, Weil T, Angewandte Chemie International Edition2020, doi: 10.1002/ange.201916177

Whitfield CJ, Little RC, Khan K, Ijiro K, Connolly BA, Tuite EM, Pike AR, Chemistry - A European Journal2018, 24, 15267-15274. doi: 10.1002/chem.201801976

Little RC, Whitfield CJ, Tuite EM, Pike AR, In: DNA Nanotechnology. Humana Press Inc.2018, 11-21. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8582-1_2

Lunn S, Hribesh S, Whitfield C, Hall M, Houlton A, Brownowska A, Tuite EM, Pike AR, ChemBioChem2018, 19, 1115-1118. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201800100

Whitfield CJ, Turley AT, Tuite EM, Connolly BA, Pike AR, Angewandte Chemie International Edition2015, 54, 8971-8974. doi: 10.1002/anie.201502971

Curriculum Vitae

Colette completed her PhD in the Pike group at the Newcastle University (U.K.) establishing protocols for the synthesis of chemically modified long DNA. She then conducted a research visit at Hokkaido University where she continued her interest in DNA nanotechnology, focusing in 3D DNA patterning with Professor Ijiro. On returning to the U.K., Colette joined the Howard group at Newcastle University and established Cell-free protein synthesis in hydrogels to develop stimuli responsive materials. She recently joined the Weil group where she will be utilising DNA origami to afford specific attachment chemistry for cellular targeting and function.

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