The Nanomaterials for Bioimaging Group (nanoBIG), formerly known as Fluorescence Imaging Group (FIG),
is a multidisciplinary research group where 19 researchers belonging to the Departments of Physiology,
Biology, Materials Physics, and Applied Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid work together.
The main objective of NanoBIG is the application of luminescent nanomaterials as novel solutions for current problems in biomedicine.
This objective implies the simultaneous development of different research lines including new materials research and characterization, implementation of new microscopy and imaging techniques, and the design and development of small animal models to test the potential application of both the materials and the developed techniques.
NanoBIG activities are not focused on the study of a single system, but they aim to cover from the study of biosystems to the basic characterization of inorganic materials.
nanoBIG also belongs to the "Ramon y Cajal" Institute for Biosanitary Research (IRYCIS).