Fluorescence Imaging Group

The Fluorescence Imaging Group (FIG) was created in 2009 by Prof. J. García Solé (Faculty of Sciences UAM), D. Jaque (Faculty of Sciences, UAM) and M. C. Iglesias de la Cruz (School of Medicine, UAM). It is nowadays composed by a total number of 15 researchers belonging to the School of Medicine, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Materials Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The main objective of FIG is the application of luminescent nanomaterials as novel solutions for current problems in biomedicine. This objective implies the simultaneous development of different research lines including new materials research and characterization, implementation of new microscopy and imaging techniques, and the design and development of small animal models to test the potential application of both the materials and the techniques developed. FIG activities are not focused on the study of a single system, but they aim to cover from the study of biosystems to the basic characterization of inorganic materials. FIG is a multi-disciplinary group, also belonging to the ''Ramon y Cajal'' Institute for Biosanitary Researh (IRYCIS).

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