Multitasking nanoparticles for intracellular imaging and biosensing Ghent University
The goal of this project is to develop novel functional nanoparticles as advanced tools for
intracellular imaging and biosensing. The design of these nanoparticles involves the use of
semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots (QDs), as bright and stable luminescent markers
encapsulated in a protective silica matrix. These QD@SiO2 nanoparticles are further functionalized with plasmonic nanocrystals, such as gold or silver ...