I was born in Germany although I grew up and live in Canada. Its cold here, but our igloos are warm. I am doing my graduate program at the University of Alberta because of its excellent chemical facilities and friendly professors. My research involves solid-phase synthesis and cross catalysis. We are developing new techniques as well as studying conjugated polymers as potential molecular wires. When I'm away from the lab, I enjoy hitting the gym, grabbing a few beers, and eating sauerkraut.
I decided to join the University of Alberta as a Ph.D. student three years ago due to the great facilities and the high reputation of U of A. My research is on DNA chemical ligation where we are planning to make a self-replicating system using a chemical reaction instead of enzymes. Another part of my studies involves polymerase mediated lesion induced DNA amplification. When I'm not in the lab, I like to go swimming in my spare time and hang out with my friends.
I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. I came to the University of Alberta to do my graduate studies because I heard the university is well known for its research and I wanted to try living in the western part of Canada to be near the mountains. My research is focused on specific ion effects at silica/aqueous interface using second harmonic generation and sum frequency generation spectroscopy. I hope to learn about how different ions affect the acid-base chemistry of the silica interface and to better understand the adsorption and ordering behaviours of ions/molecules at silica surface under different environmental conditions i.e. pH. In my spare time, I surf the web, read random personal blogs or I walk around campus.
I was born in Daejeon, South Korea. I completed my undergraduate degree at Chungnam National University, South Korea after which I chose to come to the University of Alberta because I love Canada and the U of A has a good reputation, especially the Chemistry department! I decided to join the Gibbs-Davis group because the research area is multidisciplinary and also the combination of DNA and organic synthesis sounds like an attractive field. My research is on organic synthesis of modified DNA oligos and developing green chemistry methods for molecular electronics. When I have free time, I like watching movies, cooking and hanging out with my friends.
I grew up in Chongqing, situated in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in southwest China. I graduated from Wuhan University and I worked on multifunctional and integrated microfluidic platform for cell analysis. I chose the graduate program at U of A because of the great research environment and excellent professors. I moved to Edmonton in September 2016 and I do research on DNA amplification with Dr. Gibbs-Davis. In my free time I like to travel, read books, watch movies and exercise.