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superbright, photostabLe and mUlticolour novel fluoresCent mEtal quaNtum clusters for super-resoluTion imaging

Project description

Better fluorescent markers could offer higher-resolution nanoscale imaging

Super-resolution microscopy has revolutionised biology and nanomedicine, enabling researchers to visualise complex synthetic or biological structures with nanometre resolution. Super-resolution techniques rely on fluorescent markers endowed with specific properties, such as photoswitching, reversible binding and stimulated emission. Despite progress in the field, the development of fluorescent probes with high brightness and photostability as well as low toxicity is challenging. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the LUCENT project plans to combine nanochemical and surface-engineering strategies for producing multicolour atomic metal clusters for use in super-resolution microscopy. The project's work could lead to live, multicolour 3D images of an even higher resolution – down to the molecular level.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 175 572,48
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00