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Leona Rodrigues

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 05/19 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, A/Prof. Tim Dargaville and Dr. Anja. Goldmann, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
09/18 – 03/19 Master thesis in the group of Prof. Weil, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research Mainz (MPIP), Topic: Photoinduced Bioconjugation
11/17 – 02/18 Exchange Semester in the group of Prof. Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Topic: Reversible Photoligation
04/17 – 03/19 Master of Science in Biomedical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU)
09/16 – 12/16 Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU), Topic: Self-assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles
10/13 – 03/17 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU)

Research Interests
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions, λ-Orthogonal Photoswitches and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • PhotoATRP
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Stimuli-Responsive Star Polymers
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • Size Exclusion Chromatography with Multiple Detectors
  • High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) of Synthetic Polymers;
  • Self-Reporting Reaction Systems for Structural Readout
  • Ambient Temperature Ligation Methods

2022
[705] Orange Light-induced Photochemistry Gated by pH and Confined Environments

Kodura, D.; Rodrigues, L. L.; Goldmann, A. S.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2022, submitted. 

[703] Two Light Colour Activated Covalent Bond Formation

Walden, S. L.; Rodrigues, L. L.; Alves, J.; Blinco, J. P.; Truong, V. X.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2022, submitted. 

[699] Sequence-Independent Activation of Photoreactions Using Two Colors of Light

Kamm, P. W.; Rodrigues, L.L; Walden, S. L.; Blinco, J.P.; Unterreiner, A.-N; Barner-Kowollik, C.  Chem. Sci.  2022, 13, 531-535.

2021
[688] A Self-Catalyzed Visible Light Driven Thiol Ligation

Rodrigues, L. L; Micallef, A. S.; Pfrunder, M.; Truong, V.X.; McMurtrie, J. C.; Dargaville, T.R.; Goldmann, A. S.; Feist, F.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7292-7297.

2020
[633] Light Induced Ligation of o-Quinodimethanes with Gated Fluorescence Self-Reporting

Feist, F.; Rodrigues, L. L.; Walden, S. L.; Krappitz, T. W.; Dargaville, T. R.; Weil, T.; Goldmann, A. S.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 7744-7748.

2017
[01] Tuneable Transient Thermogels Mediated by a pH‐ and Redox‐Regulated Supramolecular Polymerization
Daniel Spitzer, Leona Lucas Rodrigues, David Straßburger, Markus Mezger, Pol Besenius, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 15461–15465.

Tweets

Join us in a workshop organized by @NatureComms and @Materials_MRS on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing https://www.mrs.org/workshop-on-advances-in-materials-and-manufacturing where Christopher explores 'Wavelength Orthogonal, Synergistic and Antagonistic Photochemical Materials Design' @QUT @QUTmaterials @Cluster3DMM2O

We turned our attention once more to dynamic photochemistry with hydrogels, this time exploring wavelength orthogonal stiffening with visible light, just out in @angew_chem https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.202113076 Brilliant work by @VinhXTruong and Julian @QUTmaterials @QUT @KITKarlsruhe

Australia's reputation on the international stage is once more at risk. No funding agency in a well-functioning democracy allows for ministerial interference on the expert selection of grant outcomes for political gain, personal belief or voter pleasing.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/eminent-researchers-condemn-government-s-political-and-short-sighted-funding-20220110-p59n2i.html