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The main focus of our research group is the use of nanosized materials and their application in life science, including but not limited to cancer therapy or contrast agents for non-invasive imaging. More detailed information concerning our research can be found on the page Research.

These non-invasive imaging techniques make use of fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging in small animal models, or image-based flow cytometry for detection of rare samples (e.g. circulating cancer cells, exosomes). For more information, go to Research Tools.

May 2021: New Publication

New publication with the group of Claire Wilhelm on intracellular remodeling of CuS nanomaterials in ACS Nano

January 2021: New Website

Launch of our new website! Welcome to our new website. We hope this will increase our visibility in science!

January 2021: New Publication

The Use of Alternative Strategies for Enhanced NP Delivery to Solid Tumors in Chemical Reviews

December 2020: Happy New Year

Our group is wishing every one a merry Christmas and happy New Year! Cheers to 2021!

August 2020: New Publication

Biomedical nanomaterials for immunological applications: ongoing research and clinical trials in Nanoscale Advances

July 2020: New Publication

Role of inorganic nanoparticle degradation in cancer therapy in Nanoscale Advances


We are always happy to collaborate on any projects where our expertise would be beneficial. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information or project ideas:

Optical imaging

Dr. Bella Manshian:

Nanomedicine, collaborative project ideas

Dr. Stefaan Soenen:

NanoHealth and Optical Imaging Group

KU Leuven Department of Imaging and Pathology

Herestraat 49, O&N 1, bus 505

B3000 Leuven