Mission

We work on the interface between radiological sciences, optical techniques and nanomaterials

 

Here at the Radio-Opto-Nano working group, the central theme of our research is to combine penetrative ionizing radiation and radio-reactive nanomaterials to introduce precisely controlled physical, chemical and biological effects in deep tissue, and through which to allow targeted therapeutic delivery and noninvasive manipulation of cellular, molecular and neural functions in living organisms.

Scientific Objectives

To study the use of penetrative ionizing radiation...

as a tool to perturb complex organisms, such as cells, molecules and nanomaterials artificially introduced in deep tissue, and to develop experimental and theoretical approaches for understanding of the cascade of physical, chemical and biological interactions, and how these lead to imaging contrast and therapeutic effects

To develop and characterize radio-reactive nanomaterials...

that could be used as imaging contrast, therapeutic agent, or as deeply-embedded internal light sources that can be turned on and off at precisely controlled temporal and spatial patterns

To establish radiation-induced and nanoparticle-mediated approaches...

for therapeutic delivery, controlled drug release and noninvasive intervention of cellular, molecular and neural functions in deep tissue

To advance radiological and optical imaging techniques ...

for studying the interactions of ionizing radiation with nanomaterials and for monitoring the therapeutic delivery processes

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