Invited by Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. LIU Zhuang from Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University visited TIPC on Mar. 5 and gave an academic report entitled Nano-theranostics for imaging-guided cancer therapy.
In the report, Dr. LIU Zhuang introduced the development of various functional nanomaterials for in vivo multi-modal imaging-guided cancer treatment.
Nanomaterials especially functional inorganic nanomaterials exhibit a range of unique inherent physical and chemical properties useful in biomedicine. Starting from 2009, Dr. LIU Zhuang and his research group have been working on the development of functional nanomaterials including sp2 carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphene), rare earth up-conversion nanoparticles (UCNPs), organic nanoparticles, and multifunctional composite nanostructures for applications in multimodal biomedical imaging, drug and gene delivery, as well as novel photo-therapies of cancer. In the mean time, they have also devoted considerable efforts to investigate the biological effects and toxicology of various nanomaterials at both cellular and animal levels.