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Quantum dot nanoparticles for live cell imaging and intracellular targeting.

This project is aimed at enabling fluorescent labeling of organelles in living cells by quantum dots. At the one hand, silica encapped quantum dots will be targeted to the cytosol by making use of a membrane-disruptive liposomal carrier. At the other hand, a new concept will be tested using thermoresponsive nanoparticles to enable endosomal escape to the cytosol.

Date:1 Oct 2010  →  30 Sep 2016
Keywords:cell labeling, fluorescence microscopy, quantum dots
Disciplines:Inorganic chemistry, Biological system engineering, Multimedia processing, Environmental engineering and biotechnology, Biomechanical engineering, Signal processing, Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering, Biomaterials engineering, Applied mathematics in specific fields, Other (bio)medical engineering, Industrial biotechnology, Materials science and engineering