Biological Interactions of Ultrasmall Nanoparticles: What About the Corona?

Luca Boselli

University College of Dublin

Dr. Luca Boselli is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI-UCD). He studied chemistry the University of Bologna where he obtained his M.Sc. in Photochemistry and Material Chemistry in 2011. In December 2014, he obtained his PhD at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS) in Toulouse with a thesis on N-heterocyclic carbene gold (I) complexes for the development of new organometallic drugs. At the CBNI his research is focused on synthesis and characterization of gold complex nanostructures and biomimetic nanoconstructs for biological applications.


Despite their potential for biological applications, the demonstrated tendency of nanoparticles (NPs) to accumulate in specific organs, as liver or spleen, in an uncontrolled fashion, still causes a considerable... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Luca Boselli (University College of Dublin)
  2. Ester Polo (University College of Dublin)
  3. Valentina Castagnola (University College of Dublin)
  4. Hender Lopez Silva (University College of Dublin)
  5. Francesco Muraca (University College of Dublin)
  6. Kenneth A. Dawson (University College of Dublin)

Topic Areas

Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers , Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy , Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems


OS3b-A » Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy (16:50 - Wednesday, 27th September, Auditorium)

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