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Engineering Magnetic Nanoparticles for Molecular Imaging and siRNA Delivery

7 July 2022
1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
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Molecular imaging refers to non-invasive and quantitative visualisation of biological processes and pathological conditions in living subjects, allowing precise diagnosis of diseases at early stages, as well as monitoring disease progression in a real-time manner. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) with unparalleled magnetic properties enable their applications in various fields ranging from biomedical imaging to drug/gene delivery.

This seminar will cover the engineering of magnetic nanoparticles using biocompatible polymers toward molecular imaging and siRNA delivery applications.

Dr. Ruirui Qiao

Dr. Ruirui Qiao is a Group leader and NHMRC Emerging Leadership fellow at Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland. She received her BSc (2005) and MSc (2007) in pharmaceutical science in Peking University in China. From 2007 to 2016, she worked as a research assistant and associate in Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). In 2016, she was promoted to be an associated Professor in Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2017, she joined Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) as a research fellow within ARC Centre of Bio-Nano Science (CBNS) under the leadership and mentorship of Professor Tom Davis. In 2019, she relocated to AIBN as the co-project leader of CBNS. Her research focuses on the development of polymeric/inorganic nanohybrids and assemblies for disease diagnosis and therapy.

Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. Ruirui Qiao published more than 90 peer reviewed papers mainly on inorganic and organic nanomaterial synthesis and bioapplications.

She is currently serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Nanobiotechnology (BMC, Part of Spring Nature), and Guest Editors of Biosensors and Frontier in Pharmacology. She received the UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award in 2021.

This seminar is part of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN)'s Invited Seminar Series. For more information, please contact