Multimodal Nanosized Agents Based on Nanoparticles Coated with Metal Probes to target Delivery in Cells

Project completed 2014.

Supervisors:
Professor Zoe Pikramenou, School of Chemistry
Dr Nik Hodges, School of Biosciences
Dr Iain Styles, School of Computer Science

Diagnostic imaging techniques increasingly are becoming more popular for the non-invasive detection of biomolecules. The recent technological developments of optical and microscopy techniques allow detection with good spatial resolution. Luminescence is the most popular technique for detection due to the low cost, widespread use and potential for multicolour and single molecule detection.

In this project we will examine imaging of nanoparticles in cells to examine their potential for probing biomolecular events.