Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (06/12/2012 02.37)

Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

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The research will be focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel magnetic (spinel ferrites) and magnetic-plasmonic (ferrite/gold core-shell and heterodimer) nanomaterials with both diagnostic and therapeutic functionality. The diagnostic action will be realized by NMR imaging or, for magnetic-plasmonic nano-heterodimers, via optical imaging; the therapeutic action will be pursued by exploiting the heat release capability of the magnetic component (hyperthermia) and in situ cytotoxic drug release. The main aim is the identification of the most promising materials for the proposed clinical applications. The realization of such a goal will require the synthesis by colloidal chemistry of numerous nanosystems whose structural, morphological and compositional parameters will be systematically varied and the deep characterization of their magnetic and hyperthermic properties, so as to establish the fundamental criteria for designing materials with the best performances.

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Research Fields

Chemistry - Inorganic chemistry

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22946
Frequency of calls12 mesi
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università di Firenze- Dipartimento di Chimica

Public research
Sesto Fiorentino - Italy