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

Monitoring drug diffusion through 3D cell cultures

Monitoring pH in capsules encapsulating cells

Avoiding memory effects in SERS detection

Watching the disruption of nanorod assemblies

SERS for pH sensing in living cells and in 3D

3D-printed SERS substrates

Supramolecular synchronization for chiral plasmonics

A huge library of SERS tags

Tiny Ag nanorods and nanomatches

Micelle-directed growth of chiral Au nanorods


Latest News


Postdoctoral position open on building and monitoring 3D tumor models"


Luis Liz-Marzán awarded Lilly Prize on Biomedical Research


New video released on EUSMI collaboration project


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