Focussing on developing visible-light-responsive polymers to improve clinical microendoscopy for in vivo applications such as imaging, detecting or drug delivery
Started by finding suitable donor-acceptor Stenhouse adducts.
Making, characterising and analysing different in vivo compounds for polymerisation and applications.
Making monomers and different kinds of polymers for the compound and using high throughput chemistry to test them.
I’m learning a lot from the people that I work with. I get ideas from them about different directions I can explore. I’ve developed new skills in organic chemistry experiments by working with other people in the group. I’ve also learned to use new analysis instruments. I would like to look at further applications for my final compound and work with other people to test the compound in different ways, especially using microendoscopy.