Dr. Holger Stephan
Group Leader Nanoscalic Systems
Radionuclide Theragnostics
Phone: +49 351 260 3091
Fax: +49 351 260 13091, +49 351 260 3232

Marita Kersten
Secretariat / Administration
Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research
Phone: +49 351 260 3223
Fax: +49 351 260 13223, +49 351 260 3232

Latest Publication

A. Nsubuga, K. Zarschler, M. Sgarzi, B. Graham, H. Stephan, and T. Joshi.

Towards Utilising Photocrosslinking of Polydiacetylenes (PDAs) for the Preparation of “Stealth” Upconverting Nanoparticles (UCNP)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201811003

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The Cover Gallery of the Nanoscalic Systems Group

Angewandte Chemie 2018 Inside cover ©Copyright: Katrin Klunker

Inside Cover

Anne Nsubuga, Kristof Zarschler, Massimo Sgarzi, Bim Graham, and Holger Stephan

Towards Utilising Photocrosslinking of Polydiacetylenes for the Preparation of “Stealth” Upconverting Nanoparticles.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57 (49), 16036-16040.

Dalton Transactions 2018 Back cover

Back Cover

Anne Nsubuga, Massimo Sgarzi, Kristof Zarschler, Manja Kubeil, René Hübner, Robin Steudtner, Bim Graham, Tanmaya Joshi, and Holger Stephan

Facile preparation of multifunctionalisable ‘stealth’ upconverting nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47 (26), 8595-8604.

Inside Cover Nanoscale 2018

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Nadia Licciardello, Sebastian Hunoldt, Ralf Bergmann, Garima Singh, Constantin Mamat, Angélique Faramus, John L. Z. Ddungu, Simone Silvestrini, Michele Maggini, Luisa De Cola, and Holger Stephan

Biodistribution studies of ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles and carbon dots in experimental rats and tumor mice.

Nanoscale. 2018, 10 (21), 9880-9891.

Front Cover Advanced Healthcare Materials 03/2017

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Kritee Pant, Ondřej Sedláček, Robin A. Nadar, Martin Hrubý, Holger Stephan

Radiolabelled Polymeric Materials for Imaging and Treatment of Cancer: Quo Vadis?

Adv. Healthc. Mater. 2017, 6 (6).

Front Cover Chemical Society Reviews 12/2016

Front Cover

Malay Patra, Kristof Zarschler, Hans-Jürgen Pietzsch, Holger Stephan, Gilles Gasser

New insights into the pretargeting approach to image and treat tumours

Chem Soc Rev. 2016, 45 (23), 6415-6431.

Front Cover Small 07/2014

Front Cover

Karina Pombo García, Kristof Zarschler, Lisa Barbaro, José A. Barreto, William O'Malley, Leone Spiccia, Holger Stephan, Bim Graham

Zwitterionic-Coated “Stealth” Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications: Recent Advances in Countering Biomolecular Corona Formation and Uptake by the Mononuclear Phagocyte System

Small 2014, 10(13), 2516-29.

Front Cover Advanced Healthcare Materials 12/2011

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José A. Barreto, William O’Malley, Manja Kubeil, Bim Graham, Holger Stephan, Leone Spiccia

Nanomaterials: Applications in Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Adv Mater. 2011, 23, H18-40.

Front Cover Chemistry 12/2010

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Manja Kubeil, Holger Stephan, Hans-Jürgen Pietzsch, Gerhard Geipel, Dietmar Appelhans, Brigitte Voit, Jan Hoffmann, Bernhard Brutschy, Yuri V. Mironov, Konstantin A. Brylev, Vladimir E. Fedorov

Sugar-decorated dendritic nanocarriers: Encapsulation and release of the octahedral rhenium cluster complex [Re6S8(OH)6]4-

Chem Asian J. 2010, 5 (12), 2507-14.