Single Particle Tracking

01 January 2007 → 31 December 2009
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biophysics
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Biophysics
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
    • Biophysics
    • Molecular and cell biology
drug delivery gene therapy microscopy
Project description

Therapeutic macromolecules are often enclosed into nanoparticles for protection against enzymatic degradation. To come to an optimal transfection efficiency of the therapeutic molecules, a better understanding is required of their intracellular processing. Single particle tracking is a recently developed microscopy technique with which the intracellular dynamics of individual nanoparticles can be visualised in living cells.