Multi-functional Organic Dyes for Biological Imaging

Image of a nerve cell.

The development of advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques and fluorescent agents has greatly increased the information obtained from imaging biological samples. Cleverly designed and carefully chosen organic fluorophores can target specific cells, organelles, membrane receptors and/or protein active sites.

Through our research programs on light emitting devices and light harvesting, we have developed expertise in the synthesis and characterisation of highly photoluminescent materials. We are now applying this knowledge in the biological imaging area.

Currently, we are collaborating with Dr Yuning Hong at La Trobe University in this research area.