Location: Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences Building

Jan 31 2020
The Impact of Nanoscale Design on MRI Contrast Agent Behaviour
Speaker: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, Department of Chemistry, University College London
Hosted by: Dr ConstantinaPapatriantafyllopoulou
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful non-invasive technique which becomes considerably more potent when contrast agents (CAs) are introduced. Current molecular and iron oxide based contrast agents are regularly used in the clinic, however, their usefulness is limited by their poor signal-to-noise and blood circulation half-life. Contrast agents based onnanomaterialshave thepotentialto overcome theseissues.Herein,the production of nanomaterials, including Gd-doped silica nanoparticles and stabilised ferrite composites, will be described and the vital importance of nanoconstruct design and its impact on resulting relaxation enhancement, andhencecontrastagentcapability,willbeexplored. 
12.00pm Friday 31st January 2020

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