Nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Objective

The project works towards the synthesis of nanoparticles, their characterization and interaction with surfaces and cells.

Topics

Detection of nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Paulo Freitas
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius

AFM/MFM on superparamagnetic nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius

Imaging of magnetic nanoparticles in cells
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius
Prof. Dr. Holger Rabe
Prof. Dr. Karl-Herbert Schäfer

Synthesis of nanoparticles (functionalized/encapsulated)
Prof. Dr. Anitha Ethirajan
Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers

Dynamics of nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Werner Steffen

X-ray diffraction of magnetic nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius

Vibrating sample magnetometer study of magnetic nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius

Expected results

  • Development of functionalized/encapsulated nanoparticles
  • Insight into interaction of superparamagnetic nanoparticles with surfaces and cells
  • Optimization of MFM-imaging of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Knowledge of transport processes of nanoparticles into cells
  • Information on intracellular distribution of nanoparticles in cells and on intercellular redistribution in neighboring cells
  • Insight into dynamics of nanoparticles

Partners

University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Möbius
Prof. Dr. Karl-Herbert Schäfer
Prof. Dr. Holger Rabe

Hasselt University
Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers
Prof. Dr. Anitha Ethirajan

Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer-Research (MPI-P)
Prof. Dr. Werner Steffen

University of Lisbon, INESC-MN
Prof. Dr. Paulo Freitas

Contact Project Manager
hildegard.moebius@hs-kl.de

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