C04 – Fluorescent nanodiamonds as biocompatible markers and sensors for simultaneous peptide delivery and bioimaging (Fedor Jelezko, Tanja Weil)

Diamond nanocrystals are one of the most promising carbon nanomaterials for peptide delivery and imaging applications as they reveal stable and non-bleachable emissions and may be hyperpolarized for magnetic resonance imaging. Our project aims to employ fluorescent nanodiamond as a potential theranostic platform for peptide delivery allowing to monitor the delivery process as well as peptide-receptor interactions via high resolution florescence microscopy. Furthermore, the peptide-functionalised diamond transporters will allow monitoring local effects of bioactive peptides, such as temperature changes or cellular stress, in their respective environment with high resolution.


Principal Investigators

Jelezko, Fedor, Prof. Dr.

Institute of Quantum Optics
Ulm University
Albert Einstein Allee 11
89081 Ulm
0731 50 23750

Weil, Tanja, Prof. Dr.

Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10,
55128 Mainz
Tel: 06131-379130