Special Issue "Lumino and Fluorophores—Illuminating Science and Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: quantum dots; bionanotechnology; two-photon fluorescence imaging; cellular imaging; fluorescence microscopy; cancer; cell signaling; oxidative stress; lipids and biomembranes; lipid peroxidation; antioxidants; renal pathobiology; extracellular vesicles; Super-resolution microscopy
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Interests: multiphoton microscopy; intravital microscopy; confocal and super-resolution microscopy; fluorescent probes; Leukocyte Trafficking; atherosclerosis; inflammation; hematopoiesis and cytoskeleton proteins
Ever since the invention of lenses, man has, not only looked into the skies, but also into the realm of the invisible microscopic world of tissues, cells, and micro-organisms. The use of fluorescent labels and the development of various forms of optical microscopy, in particular confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), have significantly advanced our knowledge about the basic mechanisms underpinning biology and the pathophysiological processes that lead to disease. Furthermore, fluorescence-based assays have largely replaced radioactive assays in the lab. In addition, luminescent compounds and particles have enriched various technologies, including display technology, optoelectronics, solar devices, and optical storage.
It is intended that this Special Issue will consider fundamental physicochemical properties, synthesis and modification, biomedical, imaging and assay applications of luminescent compounds and fluorophores, from organic dyes to fluorescent nanoparticles and fluorescent proteins. In this respect, it should be stressed that the luminescent/fluorescent compound always takes centre stage. Previously unpublished experimental, theoretical, prospective, historical, and review papers are solicited on the related topics.
Dr. Gregor Drummen
Dr. Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold
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- Synthesis and modification of fluorophores
- Physico-chemical and fluorescent properties
- Biocompatibility and cytotoxicity
- Live-cell tracking and imaging
- Whole animal imaging
- FRET, FLIM, FRAP, FLIP et al
- Applications in cell biology and (bio)medicine
- Fluorescence-based assays and biosensors
- Solar devices