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.