Koç University BMSE Ph.D. student, Houman Jalali, won the Nanoscale Horizons Prize at the Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots (QD 2018) in Toronto, Canada with his work titled “Synthesis of Bio-compatible Type-II InP/ZnO Quantum Dots”. In this work, he demonstrated neural interfaces using biocompatible Type-II quantum dots for the first time and the award was given by University of Toronto vice-president Professor Ted Sargent. Materials synthesis and characterization of this work were done in IDEALAB under supervision of Sedat Nizamgolu and the biocompatibility tests were carried out in Halil Kavakli Lab at Koç University.