Quantum Dots: Applications in Biology

  • Adriana Fontes
  • Beate Saegesser Santos

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1199)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Quantum Dots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlos L. Cesar
      Pages 3-9
  3. Quantum Dots’ Preparative Processes and Characterizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Karel Klepárník, Vladimíra Datinská, Ivona Voráčová, Marcela Lišková
      Pages 33-54
    3. Kristina Brazhnik, Igor Nabiev, Alyona Sukhanova
      Pages 55-66
    4. Daniel Alistair East, Michael Todd, Ian James Bruce
      Pages 67-83
    5. André A. de Thomaz, Diogo B. Almeida, Carlos L. Cesar
      Pages 85-91
    6. Carlos Estupiñán-López, Christian Tolentino Dominguez, Paulo E. Cabral Filho, Adriana Fontes, Renato E. de Araujo
      Pages 93-101
    7. Aluízio G. Brasil Jr., Kilmara H. G. Carvalho, Elisa S. Leite, Adriana Fontes, Beate Saegesser Santos
      Pages 103-110
  4. Quantum Dots for Live Cells and Tissues Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Kristina Brazhnik, Igor Nabiev, Alyona Sukhanova
      Pages 129-140
    3. Maria C. Collins, Philip R. Gunst, Barbara J. Muller-Borer
      Pages 141-154
    4. Ryan S. McMahan, Vivian Lee, William C. Parks, Terrance J. Kavanagh, David L. Eaton
      Pages 155-163
  5. QDs for Small Animals Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. David K. Scoville, Christopher M. Schaupp, François Baneyx, Terrance J. Kavanagh
      Pages 179-190
    3. Angela O. Choi, Kevin D. Neibert, Dusica Maysinger
      Pages 191-206
    4. Lan Ma-Hock, Thomas Hofmann, Robert Landsiedel, Bennard van Ravenzwaay
      Pages 207-212
  6. Quantum Dots for FRET Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Anthony J. Tavares, M. Omair Noor, Uvaraj Uddayasankar, Ulrich J. Krull, Charles H. Vannoy
      Pages 241-255
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About this book


In Quantum Dots: Applications in Biology, Second Edition, expert researchers in the field detail consolidated approaches as well as new trends in the field. Organized into five parts, the first part comprises an introduction on Quantum Dots(QDs) as fluorescent probes in Life Sciences. While the second section covers important features about QDs´ preparative processes and characterizations for their successful application as fluorophores. The third part presents main aspects related to QDs methods applied to live cells and tissues. The fourth section focuses on QDs experiments in small animals, and the fifth part demonstrates the versatility of QDs in a set of FRET applications. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

  Thorough and intuitive, In Quantum Dots: Applications in Biology, Second Edition aids scientists in continuing to study QDs by providing information about methods and protocols helping to expand their research.


FRET applications QDs characterizations fluorescent probes fluorophores live cells preparative processes tissues

Editors and affiliations

  • Adriana Fontes
    • 1
  • Beate Saegesser Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group on Biomedical Nanotechnology Biophysics and Radiobiology DepartmentFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Research Group on Biomedical Nanotechnology Pharmaceutical Sciences DepartmentFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1279-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1280-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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