School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Colette Whitfield

Research Associate


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


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I am currently working in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) at Newcastle University on an EPSRC funded project with Dr Thomas Howard (SNES, Newcastle University), Dr David Fulton (SNES, 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.