Dept of Chem & Bchm Guest Speaker - Dr. Frank van Veggel
Dept of Chem & Bchm Guest Speaker - Dr. Frank van Veggel

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Susan Hill
susan.hill@uleth.ca
Chemistry & Biochemistry
October 29, 2012

 
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Presents:

Frank C.J.M. van Veggel


Department of Chemistry
University of Victoria

Nanoparticles and quantum dots for optical and magnetic resonance bio-imaging: their synthesis, characterisation and application



Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
12:15 – 1:30pm
C640

University Hall

All are Welcome

Abstract:

In this talk I will describe our progress to optical and magnetic resonance bio-imaging based on Ln3+ based nanoparticles and lead-based quantum dots. The optical imaging is focused on the near-infrared with the aim of going deeper into tissue with retention of resolution. Some critical remarks will be placed with respect to the Ln3+ based nanoparticles for deep-tissue bio-imaging. Our MRI nanoparticles show promise for small animal MRI at
high magnetic fields (i.e. > 7 T).

Furthermore, I will describe what information can be obtained by using the most advanced electron microscopy and synchrotron based techniques. I will show, how little we actually know about the growth of these nanoparticles and how a shell, to form a core-shell structure, is being formed.

Application will be highlighted with cell and small animal studies. For instance, we have been able to target specifically prostate cancer cells with antibody labeled nanoparticles and we have been able to do some initial brain studies with sedated mice.

Dr. Frank C.J.M. van Veggel


University of Victory

Student Information Session

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
1:40pm
L1050

Library

All are Welcome

After Dr. van Veggel’s presentation of “Nanoparticles and quantum dots for optical and magnetic resonance bio-imaging: their synthesis, characterisation and application”, there will be an information session on the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria.

All interested students are invited to attend and enjoy pizza!

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