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Special Issue "Quantum Dots in Medical and Biology Science"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kevin Critchley

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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Phone: +44 113 343 3873
Fax: +44 113 343 3900
Interests: quantum dots; nanoparticles; nanowires; self-assembly; self-assembled monolayers; nanorods; nanotubes; photoacoustic imaging; biosensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Quantum dots (QDs) are a group of semiconducting nanocrystals with unique optical and electronic properties. Depending on their sizes, QDs emit different wavelengths of light over a broad range of the spectrum, from visible to infrared. QDs are typically extensively used for optical applications due to their high extinction coefficient and resistance to photobleaching. This Special Issue aims to collect and disseminate some of the most significant and recent contributions in the interdisciplinary area of the application of QDs in medical and biology research, especially in cell targeting, delivery, diagnostics, cancer therapy, and imaging for cancer research.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Kevin Critchley
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • quantum dots
  • biomedical applications
  • in-vivo imaging
  • in-vitro assay
  • targeted drug delivery
  • cell targeting
  • cancer therapy
  • diagnostics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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