Radiochemistry & Nuclear Imaging Lab Research groups

The activity of the Radiochemistry and Nuclear Imaging Group focuses on the development of innovative radiochemistry and the application of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tracers toward the investigation of biological, physiological and pathological processes in the fields of oncology, neurology, pneumology, infection and cardiovascular diseases. The main research lines are described below.

Main Research Lines:

  • Fundamental radiochemistry
    • Development of innovative labeling strategies using 11C, 13N and 18F
    • Investigation of reaction mechanisms using labeled species
  • Nanotechnology and nanomedicine
    • Development of nanomaterial-based drugs with application in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT)
    • Investigation of the biological fate of nanoparticles using in vivo imaging 
    • Evaluation of nanoparticles as drug carriers in infectious diseases
    • Development of nano-immunotherapeutic agents 
  • Translational applications
    • Longitudinal investigation of neurodegenerative diseases
    • Investigation of pathophysiological aspects of brain ischemia
    • Tumor metabolism 

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Science field

Life & Medical Sciences

RIS3 Priorities
  • Biosciences & Health
Main researcher
Jordi Llop
CIC biomaGUNE Parque tecnológico de Gipuzkoa Ed. Pº Miramón 182, 20014, San Sebastián
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