QIQB Seminar (Thu) 29 Nov. 2018: Dr. Huan-Cheng Chang "Promise and Potential of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds for Biomedical Applications"

When: 16:00-17:15, (The) 29 Nov. 2018

Where: 1F Lecture Hall, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University

Speaker: Dr. Huan-Cheng Chang, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Topics: Promise and Potential of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds for Biomedical Applications

Abstract: Over the past few decades, fluorescent nanoparticles have played an important role in fueling new discoveries in all fields of science from physics, chemistry to biology. However, there has been a lack of biocompatible and photostable markers for biomedical applications. Invented in 2005, fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) are carbon-based nanoparticles containing a high-density ensemble of point defects (such as the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy center, NV–) as the light emitters. They have drawn a great deal of attention since the invention and their development potential and applications in the life sciences are proving to be manifold and vast. I will present in this lecture the recent advances of the FND-based technologies in our lab, including specific cell labeling, long-term cell tracking, in vivo imaging, and drug evaluation.

Fluorescent Nanodiamonds
Huan-Cheng Chang, Wesley Wei-Wen Hsiao, Meng-Chih Su
ISBN: 978-1-119-47708-2

Host: Prof. Yoshie HARADA (ext. 8627)