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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

[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. 2021, submitted.

[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.

[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.


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Check out our latest communication, Stabilizing self-assembled nano-objects using light-driven tetrazole chemistry led by Christopher Barner-Kowollik @BarnerKowollik and Eva Blasco @EvaBlascoPo, http://ow.ly/tUne50E6ifx