Functional Magnetic Nanoparticles

Jinwoo Cheon
Jinwoo Cheon
Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Korea
December 6, 2012, 15:10 ~ 15:50

Abstract :

One of the important trends of next-generation nanomedicine is theranostics that is defined by the combination of therapeutics and diagnostics on a single platform. Magnetic nanoparticles are among one of the most essential platforms for targeted imaging, therapy, and simultaneous monitoring of therapeutic efficacy. In this talk, I will discuss magnetic nanoparticles as a core platform material for theranostics and add a variety of functionalities such as drug, targeting moiety, and gene to enhance their performance. Their unique utilization in highly accurate dual-modal MR imaging, therapeutic hyperthermia of cancer cells, controlled drug release, gene delivery, and molecular level cell signaling and cell fate control will be discussed.


Research Interests :

Inorganic Nanocrystals, Materials Chemistry, Nanomedicine


Awards :

  • Korean Chemical Society – Wiley Young Chemist Award (2001)
  • National Science Prize for Junior Faculty (2002)
  • Korean Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry (2004)
  • Song-Gok Science Award (2007)
  • Knowledge Creation Grand Prize (2010)
  • Inchon Prize (2010)
  • POSCO TJ Park Prize (2012)