Centre for Micro-Photonics

Nano-oncology

Particles which are scaled down to 100nm or less have special optical and physical properties which make them attractive as ‘magic bullets’ against cancer cells.

In this project, together with Associate Professor James Chon, we're designing growth-factor conjugated gold nanoparticles which can both probe and perturb receptors in cancer cells.

Funding for this project is from the ARC Discovery Projects Scheme in 2013: Plasmonic nanoparticles for probing and perturbing the spatial organisation of membrane proteins.