Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences

October 28, 2013 at 4.00 pm in AG-69

Title :Chemical approaches and nanoparticle technologies in biology: from live cell imaging to programming biology

Abstract :

Tailoring the properties of nanomaterials by employing chemical tools is crucial for their potential applications in various biomedical research. In this talk I will detail my research on integrating photochemical and synthetic supramolecular chemical tools with nanomaterials for developing state-of-the-art molecular imaging techniques and creatingnovel sensing and therapeutic approaches.Additionally, I will describe an in vivo translation of light regulated system for programming biology, where we havecreated an optochemogenetic switch to regulate temporal- and cell-specific gene expression in mice.