ICFO is setting a rapid pace in the advancement of BioNano research

The BioNanoScience program at ICFO aims at a holistic understanding of biological function and mechanisms of molecular regulation at the nanoscale within the full complexity of living cells.

Through visualization, molecular manipulation and ultra-sensitive bio-sensing we ultimately expect to impact application solutions for the treatment and preventive diagnosis of diseases, including targeted nanomedicine.

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Our research activities are a collaborative effort by multidisciplinary scientists with complementary backgrounds that range from molecular and cell biology, to physics, chemistry and nanotechnology.


  • July 12, 2017

    Banc Sabadell Foundation Award Ceremony

    ICREA Prof. at ICFO Romain Quidant receives the 1st Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Science and Engineering. On July 11th, the ceremony of the Banc Sabadell Foundation Prizes took place in Sant Cugat del Valles, where ICREA Prof at ICFO Romain Quidant was awarded the 1st Banco Sabadell Foundation Prize for Science and Engineering, together … Continue reading →

  • June 26, 2017

    DNA origamis show their versatility for super-resolution microscopy

    New methodology based on DNA origami platforms to quantify protein-copy numbers in super-resolution microscopy published in Nature Methods.Single-molecule-based super-resolution microscopy offers researchers with a unique opportunity to quantify protein copy number with nanoscale resolution. However, tools to truly determine the stoichiometry of complexes observed from super-resolution images have been lacking. Francesca Cella Zanacchi from the Advanced … Continue reading →

  • June 21, 2017

    2017 “Manuel Rico” – Bruker National Prize

    Prof. María García-Parajo awarded prize for Biophysics. ICREA Prof at ICFO María García-Parajo, leader of the Single Molecule Biophotonics group, has been granted the Bruker-National Prize for senior scientists from the Spanish Biophysical Society (SBE). With this award, the jury recognizes “…her outstanding scientific work on the development of advanced optical techniques to the study … Continue reading →