The Bionanoteam strives to holistically assess specific interactions of biological systems with nanoparticles on different levels of biological organization. Our main topics of research are:


  • Biological sample preparation for: conventional histology, SEM and FIB/SEM, fluorescent microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy.
  • Proteomics of unicellular organisms and invertebrate tissue.
  • Microwave acid digestion of organic material.
  • Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy.
  • Analytical chemistry of metals: voltammetry and ion-selective electrodes.
  • Dynamic light scattering.
  • Metal assimilation by invertebrates (terrestrial isopods and daphnids).
  • Single species toxicity testing by invertebrates (terrestrial isopods, daphnids, brine shrimps, honeybees, sea urchins and protozoa).
  • Conducting experiments with artificial lipid membranes (vesicles) using light phase contrast microscopy, X-ray scattering techniques etc.
  • Conducting experiments with enzymes using spectroscopy techniques.
  • Image processing and analysis.
  • Biomedical data analysis and machine learning.
  • Programming (Matlab, Java, PHP, Excel VB, R with chemCal and hyperSpec).
Damjana Drobne

Prof. Dr. Damjana Drobne

Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana Večna pot 111 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia +386 1 320 3375 email | bibliography Bionanoteam is a research group at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. Founded in 2008 by Prof. Damjana Drobne, Bionanoteam currently consists of 3 experienced researchers, 2 PhD candidates, 1 technical assistant and a number of graduate and undergraduate students. Damjana is a Professor of Zoology and Professor of Toxicology from University of Ljubljana. With over twenty years of research experience, she is the founder and principal investigator of Bionanoteam.

Our research collaborations include:

Xiamen University Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste Institute of Metals and Technology Zlatarna Celje logo logo