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

Dual SERS and fluorescence bioimaging in 3D

SERS for precision medicine

Au nanorods clusters as contrast agents for ultrafast optoacoustic imaging

Gold is (slightly) denser and stiffer at the nanoscale

Au nanostar libraries to evaluate SERS performance

Kinetic control over Au nanorod aspect ratio

Monitoring drug diffusion through 3D cell cultures

Monitoring pH in capsules encapsulating cells

Avoiding memory effects in SERS detection

Micelle-directed growth of chiral Au nanorods


Latest News


Coming soon: World Scientific Reference on Plasmonic Nanomaterials"


Luis Liz-Marzán awarded Lilly Prize on Biomedical Research


New video released on EUSMI collaboration project


Check out our 4DbioSERS video