Dr Colette Whitfield
- Telephone: 0191 2084840
- Address: School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Research Associate - Newcastle University
Scientific Visitor - Hokkaido University
PhD Chemistry - Newcastle University
Research Intern - Helmholtz Zentrum Munich
MRes Biosciences - Newcastle University
BSc Chemistry (with industrial training) - Newcastle University
I am currently working in the School of Biology at Newcastle University on an EPSRC funded project with Dr Thomas Howard (School of Biology, Newcastle University), Dr David Fulton (School of Chemistry, Newcastle University), Dr Jonathan Fieldsend (Computer Science, University of Exeter) and Professor John Love (Biosciences, University of Exeter). Together with Dr Alice Banks, we aim to develop a cell free protein expression system embedded in a stimuli responsive hydrogel for use as a sensitive detection device.
During my PhD I worked under the supervision of Dr Andrew Pike, Prof. Bernard Connolly and Dr Eimer Tuite, developing a method to synthesise designer DNA and implementing the DNA as a nanomaterial.
- Whitfield CJ, Turley AT, Tuite EM, Connolly BA, Pike AR. Enzymatic Method for the Synthesis of Long DNA Sequences with Multiple Repeat Units. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54(31), 8971-8974.
- Lunn S, Hribesh S, Whitfield C, Hall M, Houlton A, Brownowska A, Tuite EM, Pike AR. Duplex Healing of Selectively Thiolated Guanosine Mismatches through a Cd2+ Chemical Stimulus. ChemBioChem 2018, 19(11), 1115-1118.