• Article  

      In vivo, site-specific, covalent conjugation of quantum dots to proteins via split-intein splicing 

      Charalambous, Anna; Andreou, Maria I.; Antoniades, Ioanna; Christodoulou, Neophytos; Skourides, Paris A. (2012)
      The ability to target proteins with nanostructures and/or nanodevices in vivo is important for understanding and controlling their biological function. Quantum dots (QDs) serve as an ideal model nanostructure due to their ...
    • Article  

      InAs quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs (211)B polar substrates 

      Zervos, Matthew; Xenogianni, C.; Deligeorgis, G.; Androulidaki, M.; Savvidis, P. G.; Hatzopoulos, Z.; Pelekanos, N. T. (2006)
      InAs nanostructures were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs (211)B at temperatures between 400-530 °C and growth rates that were varied between 0.1 to 0.02 mono-layers (ML) per second. For temperatures up to 500 °C ...
    • Article  

      Intein-mediated site-specific conjugation of Quantum Dots to proteins in vivo 

      Charalambous, Anna; Andreou, Maria I.; Skourides, Paris A. (2009)
      We describe an intein based method to site-specifically conjugate Quantum Dots (QDs) to target proteins in vivo. This approach allows the covalent conjugation of any nanostructure and/or nanodevice to any protein and thus ...
    • Article  

      Multistage nanoparticles for improved delivery into tumor tissue 

      Stylianopoulos, T.; Wong, C.; Bawendi, M. G.; Jain, R. K.; Fukumura, D. (2012)
      The enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect has been a key rationale for the development of nanoscale carriers to solid tumors. As a consequence of EPR, nanotherapeutics are expected to improve drug and detection ...
    • Conference Object  

      Oblique hanle measurements of InAs/GaAs quantum dot spin-light emitting diodes 

      Itskos, Grigorios; Harbord, E.; Clowes, S. K.; Clarke, E.; Van Dorpe, P.; Van Roy, W.; Cohen, L. F.; Murray, R. (2007)
      We report here electrical spin injection through an Fe contact into a quantum dot light emitting diode structure using the oblique Hanle geometry. The measured spin polarization in the ground state of the dots is estimated ...
    • Book Chapter  

      Single and multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization using quantum dots nanocrystals in Xenopus 

      Ioannou, Androulla; Eleftheriou, Iro; Charalambous, Anna; Skourides, Paris A. (Springer New York, 2015)
      The photostability and narrow emission spectra of quantum dots (QDs) make them ideal candidates for whole-mount fluorescent in situ hybridization. Here we describe a method for non-amplified, single and multiplexed whole-mount ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      A study of 40LoVe's role in xenopus development and the development of a novel intein based method for the in vivo conjugation of quantum dots to target proteins 

      Andreou, Maria S. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2014-05)
      Η πρωτεΐνη Samba ανήκει στην οικογένεια των ετερογενών πυρηνικών ριβονουκλεοπρωτεϊνών (hnRNPs). Προηγούμενες μελέτες έχουν δείξει ότι καταστέλλει την εξάπλωση των κυττάρων του ζωικού πόλου σε υπόστρωμα φιμπρονεκτίνης και ...