For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

Prof. Hong Zhang of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is one of the five editors of the new book 'Photodynamic Therapy: Methods and Protocols' that has just been published by Humana Press, an imprint of Springer. It provides a comprehensive update on the research progress of the past decade in the field of photodynamic therapy, from a new generation of photosensitive materials to targeting strategies and molecular research tools. The book is part of the highly successful 'Methods in Molecular Biology' series.

Hong Zhang contributed with his expertise in inorganic photosensitizers which have made rapid and important progress over the years thanks to the advances in materials nanotechnology. His participation in the editing of the book underpins the relevance of the research on bio-functional nanomaterials at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, which is highly recognized by the international medical and biomedical fields. Zhang also contributed with a chapter on 'New Generation of Photosensitizers Based on Inorganic Nanomaterials'.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is rapidly becoming an important clinical technique for non-invasive treatment of diseases such as cancer. Its elements include photosensitizers, oxygen, and light of wavelengths matching the photosensitizers. The scope of PDT treatment is greatly expanding due to international research efforts. The rapid and exciting progress in developing new generations of photosensitizers in the past decade, in particular owing to the advancement of nanotechnology, has induced significant progress in PDT from treating superficial lesions to deep tissue lesions. The book explores state-of-the-art methods and protocols for research on PDT and its use in a wide range of medical applications. Beginning with an extensive section on in vitro and in vivo models, the volume continues with chapters on oxygen-independent photosensitizers, next-generation photosensitization strategies, contemporary insights into the immunomodulatory effects of PDT, antimicrobial effects of PDT, as well as a variety of general biochemical and molecular biological techniques.

See also

More information on the book:

Research highlights of Hong Zhang: