Dr. Cristina Flors research group (IMDEA Nanoscience) is exploring the combination of complementary techniques to characterize materials at the nanoscale. This is a key step to the design and fabrication of new materials with improved properties and diverse functions. The combination of atomic force microscopy and super-resolution fluorescence imaging is investigated as a useful tool to characterize hybrid luminescent materials, specifically amyloid-like fibers functionalized with quantum dots.
This 28th of April the workshop on NanoBioSystems will be held at Imdea Nanociencia Institute. And they’ve used an image we did for Dr. Cristina Flors on her research on Hybrid nanoscopy of hybrid nanomaterials.
At Cristina Flors’s research group they have been able to study bacterial death in real time. Bacterial death is induced through the combination of light and photosensitizers. This way it is possible inspect the pathway of photodynamic damage at the single-cell level.
Their work has been awarded with the cover of February’s issue of the Journal of Biophotonics.