Colloidal Nanoplasmonics for biomedical applications

The BioNanoPlasmonics Laboratory at CIC biomaGUNE is led by Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzán. Our research activity is focused on the synthesis and formation mechanisms of (plasmonic) metal nanoparticles with controlled composition, size and morphology; the creation of colloidal composites, including functionalized carbon nanostructures and Janus particles; nanostructured thin films and nanoparticle ordered arrays in one, two and three dimensions; the optical characterization of nanoparticles and their assemblies; and the use of metal nanoparticles as biosensors.


Recent publications

Host-guest interactions to reversibly remove protein corona from Au NPs

SERS used to monitor cancer metabolism

Analyzing the stability of Ag on Au nanorods

Gold nanostars for photoacoustic imaging

Making bubbles in Au nanocrystals with a laser

Anisotropic core-satellite clusters

Heating by branched Au/Pd NCs

All you need to know about SERS

Thermal monitoring during photothermia

Surface curvature defines local chemistry


Latest News


New book released with a selection of our review articles


Our paper in Nanoscale Top Authors themed collection


Check out our 4DbioSERS video


Luis Liz-Marzán new Associate Editor for ACS Nano