The research of the group is mainly focused on the design, synthesis, and in vitro/in vivo characterization of contrast agents for diagnostic and theranostic applications at preclinical level. Besides the use of small-sized paramagnetic Gd(III) complexes, new nanosystems aimed at the MRI visualization of specific biomarker, or drug release have been prepared. Another research line deals with the development of procedures for cellular imaging.
- New journal article on MRI visualization of neuroinflammation published in Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine
- New book chapter in CEST imaging: "Saturating Compartmentalized Water Protons: Liposome- and Cell-Based CEST Agents" In: Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging: Advances and Applications.