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

Colloidal quasicrystals from Au decahedra

Chiral Au nanorods by design

3D bioprinted tumor models

Protecting chiral Au nano rods with coating shells

New technique gives volumetric information at TEM resolution

Surfactant layers on gold nanorods

Engineered nanoparticles for selective hyperthermia

Machine learning for SERS analysis of cell secretomes

Modeling the plasmonic chirality of quasi-helical nanorods

Chiral Nanomaterials inspired by Nature


Latest News


New Postdoc position available on tumour models


New ERC POC Grant for the development of drug testing platform


Luis Liz-Marzan honorary doctor by University of Antwerp


Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi becomes Group Leader


Just released: World Scientific Reference on Plasmonic Nanomaterials"


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