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.


  • October 24, 2017

    Jumping Nanoparticles

    Experiments with levitated nanoparticles reveal role of friction at the nanoscale In 1827, the English botanist Robert Brown made an observation of seemingly little importance that would turn out to play a central role in the development of the atomic theory of matter. Looking through the objective of a microscope, he noticed that pollen grains … Continue reading →

  • October 9, 2017


    Leica Microsystems and ICFO sign an R&D collaboration agreement October 6th marked the kick-off of a new partnership between ICFO and Leica Microsystems. A new collaboration agreement with this leading microscopy company aims to promote and establish ICFO as a new European Nanoscopy Imaging Reference Site, allowing ICFO’s experts in super-resolution to partner with Leica … Continue reading →

  • 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 →