The Gobbo Group welcomes four new group members! Patrick is a PhD student with a scholarship funded by EPSRC; Izzie is a TECS-CDT PhD student who is joining our group for a short rotation project; India and Leeya are 4th year UG students joining us for their final year thesis project.
Patrick completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Lancaster University with a thesis on synthetic approaches to 1,2-Diazetidines. During his undergraduate studies he spent a year abroad at the University of Colorado Boulder, and in the summer 2019 he was awarded a bursary to work on the synthesis of ion pair-binding rotaxanes. In September 2020 he joined the Gobbo Group for his PhD. His PhD project is highly multidisciplinary and aims to create protocellular materials capable of information processing tasks using DNA technology. This work is in collaboration with the research group of Dr Thomas Gorochowski (School of Biological Sciences, www.biocomputelab.org), who is an expert in the design of gene and DNA-based computational circuitry.
Izzie completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Bristol with an MSc research project in the Gobbo Group, where she worked on polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA). During her undergraduate studies she was awarded a bursary to work in Prof. Charl Faul’s laboratory in the summer of 2018 and spend a year abroad at the University of Heidelberg (Germany).
In September 2020 she entered the Centre for Doctoral Training in Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis, and she has returned to the Gobbo Group to complete a short rotation project. She is currently learning about protein-polymer nanoconjugate synthesis and developing knowledge of PISA.
India is a 4th year undergraduate Chemistry student, who joined the Gobbo Group for her MSc research project. She is working on polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA) for the generation of new protocell models.
Leeya is a 3rd year undergraduate Chemistry student, who joined the Gobbo Group for her BSc research project. Her work aims to propose a way to categorise all protocell models.
Welcome Beautiful People!