Photoactivatable metal complexes: exciting potential in biotechnology and medicine?
Satellite meeting organised by Professor Peter J Sadler FRS, Professor Akhil R Chakravarty and Dr Nicola J Farrer.
Photoactivatable metal complexes present relatively unexplored potential for novel applications in biotechnology and medicine, ranging from functional imaging agents, diagnostic agents and biosensors, to target-selective photochemotherapeutic agents with low side-effects. But how can this potential be realised? This meeting will bring together photochemists, photophysicists, biotechnologists, medics and industrialists who will critically assess the prospects for rapid advances in this highly interdisciplinary and emerging new field.
This meeting was preceded by a related discussion meeting Photoactivatable metal complexes: from theory to therapy 18 - 19 June 2012.
Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below. Audio recordings are freely available and the programme can be downloaded here.
Session 1: Photorelease of small molecules
Session 2: DNA and targeting
Session 4: Cellular probes, imaging and commercial development