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

Micelle-directed growth of chiral Au nanorods

Magnetic SERS immunoassay for cortisol

Amplified emission from perovskite nanocrystal arrays

Safe Ag nanorods by design

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

All you need to know about SERS


Latest News


Catalán-Sabatier Prix for Luis Liz-Marzán


Postdoc position available


Growth of chiral Au nanorods published in Science!


New book released with a selection of our review articles


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