Highly Fluorescent Semiconducting Polymer Dots for Biology and Medicine

Event Date: March 22, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Chiu
Speaker Affiliation: University of Washington
Time: 3:00-4:15 pm
Location: FRNY G140
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School or Program: Chemical Engineering
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Abstract:  Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of their outstanding characteristics as fluorescent probes. These nanoparticles, which primarily consist of conjugated polymers and are called polymer dots (Pdots) when they exhibit small particle size and high brightness, have demonstrated utility in a wide range of applications such as fluorescence imaging and biosensing. In this presentation, I will highlight work in my lab in the development of Pdots for biological detection, imaging, and sensing.

Bio: Daniel T. Chiu is currently the A. Bruce Montgomery Professor Chemistry, Endowed Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.  He is also a member of the University of Washington’s Institute for Molecular Engineering as well as the Cancer Consortium of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Chiu obtained a B.A. in neurobiology and a B.S. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University in 1998. He completed postdoctoral research at Harvard University before joining the University of Washington in 2000.