Block copolymer micelles in nuclear medicine

Block copolymer micelles are typically used in drug delivery. To date, however, studies that account for the use of micelles in nuclear medicine are strikingly low. In this project we investigate the best possible morphology of block copolymer micelles for application in nuclear medicine. The studies include, the preparation, characterization and radiolabelling of different types of micelles and subsequent in vitro studies.

Students will be trained to work safely with radiation and are expected to complete a very short Radiation Safety course given at R3 for which they will receive an officially recognized certificate.

This project is meant for students with chemical and/or physical background.

Contact: Antonia Denkova,, tel. 015-2784471 for further information.

Confocal image of worm-like micelles