O3.1 - Fluorescent Nanosensors for Monitoring Ions in Biosamples

Gerhard Mohr, T. Doussineau, A. Schulz, A. Moro, P. J. Cywinski, S. Koersten, S. Trupp, B. Bussemer & A. Lapresta-Fernandez
Fluorescent nanoparticles have recently found increasing interest in medical and biological research. Significant improvements have already been achieved for the detection of ions and biomolecules in living cells, tissues and microorganisms in comparison to conventional fluorescent probes. In a general point of view, dyes embedded in a polymeric matrix show a better photostability thanks to the spatial constraint of the dye molecule together with the limited access of dioxygen within the matrix. Additionally, the system...