Special Issue "Polymers for Bioimaging"


A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162366, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Website: http://chemistry.cos.ucf.edu/people/belfield-kevin/
E-Mail: belfield@ucf.edu
Phone: +1 407 823 1028
Fax: +1 407 823 2252
Interests: multiphoton absorbing materials; two-photon photochemistry; in vivo and ex vivo two-photon fluorescence bioimaging; magnetic polymeric and sol-gel nanocomposites; site-specific fluorophore labeling; fluorescent-based sensors and bioimaging probes; photodynamic therapy agents; nanostructured functional organic and polymeric materials; two-photon based 3D high density optical data storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioimaging is playing an ever-increasing role in disease diagnosis and progression as well as for image guided surgery and monitoring the efficacy of various therapies. The requirements of probes for bioimaging include high target selectivity, high stability, low cytotoxicity, biocompatibility, and high contrast. This often require new materials and approaches. Among the most promising materials for bioimaging are polymer-based probes as the polymer architecture affords the possibility of tuning solubility, incorporating numerous probes and probe types, and, significantly, multivalency of targeting moieties that often enhances selectivity. This special issue focuses on Polymers for Bioimaging, representing both a timely and very important contribution to the science and technology of bioimaging. Contributions that represent different polymer classifications and macromolecular strategies are welcome as are studies of polymer-based material employed in bioimaging ranging from optical, X-ray, and photoacoustic methods to magnetic resonance imaging and electron microscopy.

Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
Guest Editor


  • bioimaging
  • polymer probes
  • block copolymers
  • microscopy imaging
  • fluorescence imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , ,  and
Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1211-1225; doi:10.3390/polym4021211
Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 26 April 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 31 May 2012
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by , , , , , , , , ,  and
Polymers 2012, 4(1), 656-673; doi:10.3390/polym4010656
Received: 23 December 2011; in revised form: 14 January 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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