Nanoscale science expert to speak about medical applications of gold nanoparticles

Posted by de57 at Feb 20, 2013 01:11 PM |
Guest lecture to be held by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science on how extremely stable gold nanoparticles can be used in medicine.

Professor Mathias Brust, of the University of Liverpool, will give his lecture: Monolayer Protected Clusters of Gold: Building Blocks, Functional Materials, Macromolecules, Biomedical Tools and more at the University of Leicester on Thursday, February 21.

The event is the latest in the Interdisciplinary Science Guest Research Lecture series for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, which aims to provide lectures accessible to non-experts from researchers of various scientific backgrounds.

Professor Mathias Brust will explain the main research findings to date on Monolayer Protected Clusters (MPCs). These are metal nanoparticles, usually gold, of unprecedented stability owing to a protective coating formed by organic thiol ligands. He will also explain how they can be used in biomedical applications, including therapy of Cancer.

The lecture will be held in Room E, Physics and Astronomy building, University of Leicester, on Thursday, February 21 from 5pm to 6.30pm.

The lecture is free, but anyone interested will need to book a place.

To book a place, please contact Alex Mack on 0116 252 3575 or at: iscience@le.ac.uk