Laboratory for Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals and Applications
Welcome to Kanaras group!
Expression of interest for PhD positions for the academic year 2013-2014 please click
here. You can also contact Dr. Antonios Kanaras directly if you have an idea for a specific project or you are self-funded.
(contact Dr. Antonios Kanaras - A.Kanaras(at)soton.ac.uk)
For postdoctoral opportunities please click
Inorganic Nanoparticles exhibit unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties which make them ideal
candidates for applications in several fields of Science. Our research is multidisciplinary
and our interests are focused on the interactions of chemically-engineered inorganic nanoparticles with biomedical systems
(i.e. cells and and larger structures) and devices (i.e. photovoltaics and liquid crystals).
Currently, our group consists of students with background in biology, neuroscience, physics, biochemistry and polymer chemistry.
Highlights of 2013
11/2013 Antonios will give an invited talk at the Insitute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz University Hannover
11/2013 An editorial article was published for our work in Therapeutic Delivery. The title is "Nanoparticulate drugs for the manipulation of angiogenesis"
10/2013 Ms. Amelie Heuer-Jungemann will attend the 2nd NanoFar Autumn School 2013 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
10/2013 The group welcomes the visiting students Ms. Erika Conca and Ms. Mireia Guardingo
9/2013 The group welcomes the new PhD students Mr. Patrick Vilela and Ms. Johanna Midelet
8/2013 Our paper "Gold Nanoparticles and Fluorescently-Labelled DNA as a Platform for Biological Sensing" was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
7/2013 Our paper "Copper-free Click Chemistry as an Emerging Tool for the Programmed Ligation of DNA-functionalised Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Nanoscale
7/2013 Mr. Pascal Harimech (1st year PhD student) and Antonios will visit the Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser to engage in collaborations
6/2013 Undergraduate students Mr. Liam Kiessling and Ms. Rebecca French joint the lab for summer projects
6/2013 Our paper "Manipulation of In Vitro Angiogenesis Using Peptide-Coated Gold Nanoparticles" was published in ACS Nano
5/2013 Antonios gave an invited talk at the e-mrs spring 2013 in Strasbourg
5/2013 Our recently accepted article in Chemical communications was published in the themed issue "Emerging investigators 2013". Please see here
4/2013 Ms. Rute Fernandes is giving a talk and attends the training school at the namabio (From nano to macro materials) meeting in Ancona
4/2013 Ms. Amelie Heuer Jugemann is giving a talk at the meeting "Bioinspired technologies" in Bratislava
4/2013 Mr. Pascal Harimech is attending a training school with theme "Characterization methods for hybrid interfaces"
4/2013 Antonios is visiting Bordeaux to participate at the "hybrid interfaces" COST action
3/2013 The paper "Porosity-moderated ultrafast electron transport in Au nanowire networks" was accepted for publication in Applied Physics A
2/2013 The paper "Colloidal Branched Semiconductor Nanocrystals: State of the Art and Perspectives" was published in Accounts of Chemical Research
1/2013 Antonios gave a talk at the cost action CM1101 in Malta
Highlights of 2012
12/2012 Antonios joins the management committee for the COST action MP1202-Rational design of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces: the next step towards advanced functional materials
12/2012 The paper entitled "Directed organization of gold nanoparticles in polymer coatings through infrared-assisted evaporative lithography " was accepted in Chemical Communications.
11/2012 The paper entitled "Hyperspectral darkfield microscopy of single hollow gold nanoparticles for biomedical applications" was accepted in PhysChemChemPhys.
10/2012 A new PhD student, Pascal Harimech joins the group.
7/2012 The paper entitled "Spatial Modulation Microscopy for Real-Time Imaging of Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Cells" was published in Optics Letters.
7/2012 The paper "Exocytosis of peptide functionalized gold nanoparticles in endothelial cells" was published in Nanoscale.
6/2012 The paper "High Optical Nonlinearity of Nematic Liquid Crystals Doped with Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
1/2012 The paper "Interactions of Human Endothelial Cells with Gold Nanoparticles of Different Morphologies"
was published in Small
For more 2012 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here
Highlights of 2011
11/2011 Our paper "Preparation of peptide functionalized gold nanoparticles using one pot EDC/Sulfo NHS coupling" was ranked at the 10 most read articles for quarter 3
9/2011 Amelie Heuer Jungemann joins our group for her postgraduate studies.
7/2011 Our recent paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11599E) was highlighted as a 'hot' article
3/2011 Nanoletters published our article entitled "Laser-Induced Damage and Recovery of Plasmonically Targeted Human Endothelial Cells"
1/2011 Small published our article entitled "Receptor-Mediated Interactions between Colloidal Gold
Nanoparticles and Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells"
For more 2011 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here
Highlights of 2010
11/2010 Dorota Bartczak, a group member, received her PhD degree
9/03/2010 The group wins the Mendel medal in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the SET for BRITAIN 2010 event.
05/2010 Antonios Kanaras was appointed visiting professor at the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) in Greece
For more 2010 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here
Highlights of older posts
06/2009 Antonios Kanaras was appointed visiting professor at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova (IIT)
Antonios will visit the nanobiotechnology faciliies at the Italian Institute and engage in research and establishment of new collaborations
06/2009 Antonios won the Sir Eric Rideal award to visit the Nantional Nanotechnology Labs in Lecce (Italy).