Fergus Poynton Presents at TCD Metals Seminar Series

Presentation_image_Fergus_TCD MetalsFergus Poynton presented a talk entitled “Transient absorption spectroscopy of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes and their cell localisation studies” as part of the TCD Metals Seminar Series, organised by Dr. Aidan McDonald.

This talk detailed the progress made on the localisation studies of luminescent ruthenium (II) polypyridyl probes  within cancer cell lines in vitro as part of the joint collaboration between the TG Group and  Professor Williams’ group in the school of Biochemistry, TCD. The talk also covered the use of picosecond transient visible and mid-IR absorption spectroscopy in an effort to further understand the interaction of the excited states of these complexes with biological molecules upon internalisation by cells, which has been undertaken in collaboration with Professor John Kelly, TCD, at the Central Laser Facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, UK.