A paper entitled “Quantum Dots in Bioanalysis: A Review of Applications Across Various Platforms for Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging” has been highlighted and featured as the cover artwork on the March edition of Applied Spectroscopy. The review, authored by E. Petryayeva and Russ Algar of the Chemistry Department and I. L. Medintz of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, reports on the current state-of-the-art in using semiconductor nanoparticles, called “quantum dots,” to probe biochemical processes. These nanoparticles exhibit bright luminescence and can be designed to interact with biological systems and signal biological events through control of their surface chemistry and spectroscopy. As such, quantum dots provide new opportunities for developing diagnostic methods, visualizing biomarkers in clinical specimens, and tracking cellular processes at the molecular level. The full paper on this topic can be found here.