SEEING BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE 'EYES' OF CHEMISTRY
Fluorescent probes for imaging macrophages. Illustration by Lola Blasco.
Adapted from Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 1182-1196. Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Optical imaging has revolutionised our understanding of how biological systems behave at a molecular level. In our group we develop Dynamic Activatable Fluorophores (DYNAFLUORS) as chemical probes to image molecular events associated to infection, inflammation and cancer. With DYNAFLUORS, we aim to interrogate fundamental biology in real time as well as provide better tools to diagnose and treat disease in the clinic.