Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr. Hanieh Montaseri obtained a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry/Nanochemistry at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2019. From 2019 to 2022, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Laser Research Centre, the University of Johannesburg, and carried out research into targeted photodynamic therapy of cancer based on the use of Janus, silver/mesoporous silica core/shell, and plasmonic nanoparticles. Her research interests lie in the area of nanoparticle and quantum dot synthesis, FRET nanosensors, nanomedicines, drug delivery, and photodynamic therapy of cancer using nanoparticles. 



Montaseri H, Nkune NW, Abrahamse H, 2022, Active targeted photodynamic therapeutic effect of silver-based nanohybrids on melanoma cancer cells, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol:11, ISSN:2666-4690, Pages:1-11

Montaseri H, Simelane NWN, Abrahamse H, 2022, Zinc phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate-loaded Ag@mSiO2 nanoparticles for active targeted photodynamic therapy of colorectal cancer, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Vol:4, ISSN:2673-3013, Pages:1-11

Nkune NW, Simelane NWN, Montaseri H, et al., 2021, Photodynamic therapy-mediated immune responses in three-dimensional tumor models, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol:22, ISSN:1422-0067, Pages:1-24

Montaseri H, Kruger CA, Abrahamse H, 2021, Targeted photodynamic therapy using alloyed nanoparticle-conjugated 5-aminolevulinic acid for breast cancer, Pharmaceutics, Vol:13, ISSN:1999-4923, Pages:1-17

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