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

TEM imaging of ligands on nanoparticles in liquid

Crystal habit determines chiral growth

Growing Au nanostars on hydrogels

SERS sensing and imaging in tumor models

Fifty years of SERS

Colloidal quasicrystals from Au decahedra

Chiral Au nanorods by design

3D bioprinted tumor models

Surfactant layers on gold nanorods

Chiral Nanomaterials inspired by Nature


Latest News


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Clara Garcia-Astrain becomes Ikerbasque Fellow at Polymat


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