A nanoscience conference at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Behind the Banner Image
The image in the event banner comes from Molecular Foundry users from Vanderbilt University, Lucas Thal and Sandra Rosenthal, using ligand-conjugated CdSe/CdS quantum dots synthesized at the Foundry by Victor Mann and Bruce Cohen.
The image is of an acute mouse brain slice with red quantum dots and neurons stained blue. The quantum dots are attached to dopamine transporters via surface-conjugated ligands, and can track the motions of single transporters in live neurons with 20 nm localization precision at 10 Hz frame rates.
LB Thal, VR Mann, D Sprinzen, JR McBride, KR Reid, ID Tomlinson, DG McMahon, BE Cohen* & SJ Rosenthal*. Ligand-conjugated quantum dots for fast sub-diffraction protein tracking in acute brain slices.Biomaterials Science8, 837-845 (2020). DOI: 10.1039/C9BM01629E.