Ruirui Qiao1, Mingyuan Gao2, Thomas Davis1


1ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia;
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China
Email: Ruirui.qiao@,,

Magnetic nanoparticles have received great attention owing to their potential applications as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)1-2. The current talk focuses on the synthesis, characterization and molecular imaging applications of both superparamagnetic (Fe3O4)3-4 and paramagnetic nanoparticles (NaGdF4)5-8. In vivo imaging applications in MRI, optical, and dual-modality imaging using nanoprobes which can act as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for a variety of morbidities (e.g. tumour, cardiovascular disease) will be intensively discussed.


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8.             Qiao, R.; Qiao, H.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Chi, C.; Tian, J.; Zhang, L.; Cao, F.; Gao, M., ACS Nano 2017, 11 (2), 1816-1825.


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