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Biography

Dr Dominique Hoogland is a Research Associate with the Department of Chemistry in King's College London. She was introduced to the field of supramolecular chemistry and its uses in the biomedical sciences during her Biomedical Engineering studies (BSc & MSc) at Eindhoven University of Technology. She developed a passion for supramolecular chemistry as a means to control material properties, and pursued a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge in the Melville laboratories for polymer synthesis. Here she became an expert in rheological characterisation of supramolecular hydrogels, and investigated how their mechanical properties are determined by the dynamics of CB[8] host-guest interactions. Wanting to apply her synthetic skills in a more biologically relevant setting, Dominique took up her current position with Dr Ulmschneider at King's College London in January 2019. Her current research is focused around bio-conjugation of cell-targeting peptides and synthesis of fluorescent amino acids.

Research Interests

  • Cell targeting peptides
  • Unnatural amino acids
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Hydrogel materials
  • Rheological characterisation