Our forthcoming CNBP Research Fellow, Xue Bai, has been awarded a prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowship. The Fellowship, one of Europe’s most competitive awards, is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research and international collaboration.
Bai’s project, entitled ‘Real-time Up-conversion Luminescence Thermometry Based on Lanthanide Doped Nanodiamonds in a Living Cell’, will see the development of a novel thermometer to be used for intracellular temperature sensing. This project will be carried out at CNBP’s Macquarie University node, as well as at Aston University in the UK, and includes two key partners, the Humboldt University (Germany) and Medtronic Inc (USA).
Xue Bai has more than 10 years research experience in the construction and optical investigation of lanthanide based nanophosphors. At CNBP, she will bring her extensive knowledge and expertise of luminescence to the ‘Illuminate’ theme. She will be responsible for the development of new generation biological imaging nanoparticles, for use in super-sensitive and high-resolution biological sensing systems.