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Quantum Dots

Applications in Biology

  • Adriana Fontes
  • Beate S. Santos

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tutorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Isabelle Moraes Amorim Viegas, Giovannia Araujo de Lima Pereira, Claudete Fernandes Pereira
      Pages 3-36
    3. Renato E. de Araujo, Christian T. Dominguez
      Pages 37-51
  3. Preparative, Processes, and Characterizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Oleg Kovtun, Lucas B. Thal, Travis Josephs, Sandra J. Rosenthal
      Pages 109-123
  4. Cell Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Kelly Rees, Melissa Massey, Michael V. Tran, W. Russ Algar
      Pages 143-168
    3. Lucas B. Thal, Oleg Kovtun, Sandra J. Rosenthal
      Pages 169-177
    4. Joseph L. Watson, Alessandra Stangherlin, Emmanuel Derivery
      Pages 179-197
    5. Galina Nifontova, Fernanda Ramos-Gomes, Frauke Alves, Igor Nabiev, Alyona Sukhanova
      Pages 199-212
    6. Maria Isabela A. Pereira, Camila Aparecida P. Monteiro, Weslley Felix de Oliveira, Beate S. Santos, Adriana Fontes, Paulo E. Cabral Filho
      Pages 213-221
  5. Bioanalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Tatiana Tsoy, Alexander Karaulov, Igor Nabiev, Alyona Sukhanova
      Pages 225-236
    3. Yi-Fan Ruan, Xiao-Mei Shi, Hai-Yan Wang, Wei-Wei Zhao, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
      Pages 237-247
    4. Zhaohui Li, Juanzu Liu, Lin Zhang, Jianjun Li
      Pages 249-257

About this book


This third edition provides revised and expanded protocols of consolidated approaches as well as new trends in the field. Chapters guide readers through new approaches to optimize Quantum Dots’ (QD) properties, to evaluate their quantum yields, important features about preparative processes and characterizations of QDs, methods related to QDs for live cell applications, and the versatility of QDs in the bioanalytical and biosensing field. 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 tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Nanoparticles Biosensors Bioanalysis Live cell applications Bioconjugation

Editors and affiliations

  • Adriana Fontes
    • 1
  • Beate S. Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Nanotechnology GroupFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Biomedical Nanotechnology GroupFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Dots
  • Book Subtitle Applications in Biology
  • Editors Adriana Fontes
    Beate S. Santos
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0462-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0465-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-0716-0463-2
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XI, 308
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biotechnology
    Nanotechnology and Microengineering
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