Marc Rodriguez

Phone:   0141 330 3435
I completed my graduate studies at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2012. Then, I joined the Cronin group in 2011 as an Erasmus Project Student, and started later my PhD in 2012. My research primarily focuses on the design and assembly of automated platforms for high-throughput chemistry (mainly the fabrication of microfluidic devices) in order to explore a prebiotic chemical space and its pathways to the formation of catalytic heteropolymers relevant to the origin of life.

Group Publications

4. Environmental control programs the emergence of distinct functional ensembles from unconstrained chemical reactions, A. J. Surman, M. Rodriguez, Y. M. Abul-Haija, G. J. T. Cooper, P. S. Gromski, R. Turk-MacLeod, M. Mullin, C. Mathis, S. I. Walker, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019, 116, 5387-5392
3. Approach to classify, separate, and enrich objects in groups using ensemble sorting, R. Turk-MacLeod, A. Henson, M. Rodriguez, G. M. Gibson, G. Aragon-Camarasa, D. Caramelli, M. J. Padgett, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2018, 115, 5681-5685
2. A recursive microfluidic platform to explore the emergence of chemical evoltuion, D. Doran, M. Rodriguez, R. Turk-MacLeod, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2017, 13, 1702-1709
1. Formation of oligopeptides in high yield under simple programmable conditions, M. Rodriguez, A. J. Surman, G. J. T. Cooper, I. Suarez Marina, Z. Hosni, M. P. Lee, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 8385