Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet 
June 2019



Fan Yang

PhD student at the Energy Materials Telecommunications Centre
Institut national de la recherche scientifique


Award-winning publication: Multifunctional Self-Assembled Supernanoparticles for Deep-Tissue Bimodal Imaging and Amplified Dual-Mode Heating TreatmentMultifunctional Self-Assembled Supernanoparticles for Deep-Tissue Bimodal Imaging and Amplified Dual-Mode Heating Treatment

Published in: ACS Nano
 

Abstract

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for 30% of all deaths. Unfortunately, the traditional cancer diagnosis and therapy suffer from low sensitivity and efficiency. Emerging nanotechnologies have driven the development of multifunctional therapeutic and diagnostic nanoplatforms to address challenging issues associated with cancer. As part of his research project, Fan Yang developed multifunctional self-assembled supernanoparticles, which demonstrate the potential use for deep-tissue bimodal  in vivo imaging and dual-mode  heating therapy. His study is a significant contribution to the engineering of multifunctional theranostic nanoplatforms for biomedical applications.