GNAPrincipal Researcher:

Luciana Giordano, Ph.D.
T: +54 11 4899-5500 int 6536


We design and synthesize photochromic compounds and fluorescent probes for their application in optical nanoscopy (super-resolution fluorescence microscopy), optical logical keys and molecular sensors. In particular we devise strategies for their their conjugation to biomolecules and supramolecular structures.


Ana Bellomo, Ph.D. – Postdoc
Nicolás Arrupe – Ph.D. candidate


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS   –   -> Full list of publications

“Photoswitchable fluorescent diheteroarylethenes: substituent effects on photochromic and solvatochromic properties”
F. Gillanders et al. Photochemical and Photobiology Science 13 (2014) 603-612

“Quantum Dots as Templates for Self-Assembly of Photoswitchable Polymers: Small, Dual-Color Nanoparticles Capable of Facile Photomodulation”
S. A. Diaz et al.  Journal of the American Chemical Society 135 (2013) 3208-3218

“Photocontrolled Binding and Binding‐Controlled Photochromism within Anthracene‐Modified DNA”
J. Manchester et al. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (2012) 10791–10794

“Highly solvatochromic 7-aryl-3 hydroxychromone”
L. Giordano et al. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 (2012) 1011-1016


Thomas Jovin – Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC Göttingen)

Carla Spagnuolo – FCEN, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Lisandro Falomir – Universidad de La Plata

James Tucker – Birmingham University, UK