RSC Advances has recently published a themed collection: Cellular and Tissue Imaging – Luminescent Tags and Probes.
Cellular and tissue imaging provide critical tools for scientists to understand cellular functions, combat disease and develop better medicines. There are a broad range of molecules and compounds that are effective in this function, including fluorescent organic dyes, phosphorescent metal complexes, luminescent lanthanide compounds and nanoparticles.
The themed collection features articles showcasing the very latest research from this emerging field and is Guest Edited by Professor Suning Wang (Queen’s University, Canada) and Professor J. Gareth Williams (University of Durham, UK).
Highlights in the collection include comprehensive reviews on fluorescent indicators for imaging biological Zn ions (Professor Lei Zhu, Florida State University, USA) and carbon-based quantum dots for fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues (Professors Sheng-Tao Yang, Southwest University for Nationalities, China and Ya-Ping Sun, Clemson University, USA).
Some articles in the collection feature supplementary videos, including this video of a pollen root stained with an emissive europium complex from a paper by Professor David Parker (Durham University):
Links to all the articles can be found on the themed collection landing page