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.


  • March 3, 2017

    Congratulations to New ICFO PhD graduate

    Dr. Alberto Sosa Costa graduated with a thesis in ’Insights on the Spatiotemporal Organization of Integrins and their Ligands Using Quantitative Biophysical Tools’ Dr. Alberto Sosa Costa received his Master degree in Physics from the University of Havana, in Cuba, before joining the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Prof. at ICFO Dr. María … Continue reading →

  • February 20, 2017

    Turning nano-antennas on the right side

    In-plane nano-gap antenna-arrays with giant enhancement in NanoLetters. Optical nano-antennas are ideal to enhance light-matter interactions at the nanometer scale. Yet in most designs, the region of maximum field localization and enhancement, the “hotspot”, is not readily accessible since it is buried into the nanostructure. In a recent collaboration between EPFL in Lausanne, Fresnel Institute … Continue reading →

  • February 2, 2017

    Proof of Concept grant

    ICFO receives its 7th Proof of Concept (PoC) award in six years The European Research Council, in its efforts to help ERC grant-holders to bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation, created the Proof of Concept (PoC) funding scheme for researchers who have already been awarded an ERC … Continue reading →