Research Techniques

  • Element and molecule based imaging and dosimetric techniques:
    • Ion Beam Microscopy (space resolved proton-induced X-ray emission, Rutherford backscattering, scanning transmission ion microscopy)
    • Confocal Raman Microspectroscopy
    • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Neutron Reflectivity
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering
  • Small and Wide Angle X-Ray Scattering
  • Scanning Force Microscopy (Molecular Force Spectroscopy)
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy (Förster Energy Transfer)
  • UV-VIS
  • Dynamic Light Scattering & Zetapotential
  • Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NanoSight)
  • Different Scanning Calorimetry
  • Fully equipped cell culture facility including the full range of toxicological and immunological assays

CV Irina Estrela-Lopis


Since 2009Group leader of international and national research projects
2008-2009Postgraduate studies in Toxicology at Leipzig University
2004-2006Maternity leave
Since 2001Scientific assistant at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics at Leipzig University. Research on biomimetic sandwiches on colloids, capsules and flat surfaces
2000-2001Researcher at Berlin Technical University, Ivan Stransky Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry – work on polyelectrolyte multilayer structure
2000-2001Neutron Reflectivity Beam line supervisor at Hahn Meitner Institute Berlin
1998-2000Post doctoral fellow of Max Planck Society, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany. Research on Protein-Polyelectrolyte-Lipid Interaction
1992-1998Scientific assistant at Kiev State University, Department of Physics. Research on liquid crystal spectroscopy
1996PhD in Physics at Kiev State University, Department of Physics. Thesis: Development of liquid crystal polymorphism in Raman spectra
1989-1991Maternity leave
1988Diploma in Physics (Molecular Relaxation in many-atom liquids) at Kiev State University „Taras Shevchenko“, Ukraine

Grants received

    • Project supported by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research): „Translocation, biological fate, stability and effective dose of engineered NMs for nanosafety studies (FATENANO)“, No.  03XP0062, launched in 05.2016, duration 3 years
    • Project supported by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research): “Nanoparticles in tissue: Detection, quantification and visualization of biological effect markers”, N°: 03X0146D, launched in 08.2014, duration 3 years (418,599.60 €)
    • Project supported by BMBF: “90 days inhalation testing with CeO2 in the rat and subsequent analysis of gene expression profiles for the early detection of toxic / carcinogenic effects”, N°03X0149B, launched in 08.2014, duration 3 years (262,314.00 €)
    • Project supported by DFG (German Research Foundation): “The Toxicity in Intestine and Liver for Nanoparticles used in Food and Packaging”, launched in 03.2014, duration 3 years (149,900.00€)
    • Project supported by European Commission in the framework of FP7: “Biological Foundation for the Safety Classification of Engineered Nanomaterials: Systems Biology Approaches to Understand Interactions of ENM with Living Organisms and the Environment”, GA N°: 309329, launched in 04.2013, duration 4  years (250,000.00 €)
    • Project supported by European Commission in the framework of FP7: “A common European Approach to the Regulatory Testing of Nanomaterials”, GA N°: 310584, launched in 03.2013, duration 3,5 years (94,000.00 €)
    • Project supported by European Commission in the framework of FP7 Marie Curie Actions IRSES “Translocation and Safe Design of Surface Engineered Metal oxide Nanoparticles”, GA N°: 318916, launched in 01.2013, duration 4 years (98,700.00 €)



  • Setzer, A., Esquinazi, P.D., Buga, S., Georgieva, M.T., Reinert, T., Venus, T., Estrela-Lopis, I., Ivashenko, A., Bondarenko, M., Böhlmann, W., Meijer, J. Nanometer-thick ferromagnetic surface produced by laser cutting in diamond. Materials, MDPI (2022), in press.
  • Rhode, P., Mehdorn, M., Lyros, O., Kahlert, C., Kurh, T., Venus, T., Schierle, K., Estrela-Lopis, I., Jansen-Winkeln, B., Lordick, F., Gockel, I., Thieme, R. Characterization of total RNA, CD44, FASN and PTEN mRNAs from extracellular vesicles as biomarkers in gastric cancer patients. Cancer 13 (2021) 5976. [DOI; PubMed]
  • Ariskina, R., Schnedler, M., Esquinazi, P., Champi Farfàn, A., Stiller, M., Hergert, W., Dunin-Borkowski, R.E., Ebert, P., Venus, T., Estrela-Lopis, I. Influence of surface band bending on a narrow band gap semiconductor: Tunneling atomic force studies of graphite with Bernal and rhombohedral stacking orders. Phys. Rev. Materials 5 (2021) 044601. [DOI]
  • Vogel, K., Wei, R., Al-Fathi, H., Pfaff, L., Ortmann, C., Estrela-Lopis, I., Venus, T., Harms, H., Bornscheuer, U., Maskow, T. Enzymatic degradation of polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics analyzed in real time by isothermal titration calorimetry. Sci. Total Env. 773 (2021) 145111. [DOI]
  • Matijevic, M., Nakarada, D., Liang, X., Koricanac, L., Rajsiglova, L., Vannucci, L, Nešic, M., Vranješ, Mojovic., M., Mi., L., Estrela-Lopis, I., Böttner, J., Šapinjic, Z., Petkovic, M., Stepic, M. Biocompatibility of TiO2 prolate nanopsheroids as a potential photosenzitizer in therapy of cancer. J. Nanoparticle Res. 22 (2020) 175 1-30. [DOI]
  • Jäger, E., Murthy, S., Schmidt, C., Hahn, M., Strobel, S., Peters, A., Stäubert, C., Sungur, P., Venus, T., Geisler, M., Radusheva, V., Raps, S., Rothe, K., Schulz, R., Jung, S., Wagner, S., Pierer, M., Seifert, O., Chang, W., Estrela-Lopis, I., Raulien, N., Krohn, K., Sträter, N., Hoeppener, S., Schönbert, T., Rossol, M., Wagner, U. Calcium-sensing receptor-mediated NLRP3 inflammasome response to calciprotein particles drives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Nat. Commun. 11 (2020) 4243. [DOIPubMed]
  • Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Jungnickel, H., Brunner, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Merker, C., Meijer, J., Ernst, H., Ma-Hock, L., Keller, J., Landsiedel, R., Luch, A. Organ burden of inhaled nanoceria in a 2-year low-dose exposure sudy: dump or depot? Nanotoxicology 14 (2020) 1011-1012. [DOIPubMed]
  • Rettke, D., Döring, J., Martin, S., Venus, T., Estrela-Lopis, I., Schmidt, S., Otermann, K., Pompe, T. Picomolar glyphosate sensitivity of an optical particle-based sensor utilizing biomimetic interaction principles. Biosens Bioelectron 165 (2020) 112262. [DOIPubMed]
  • Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Jungnickel, H., Brunner, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Merker, C., Meijer, J., Ernst, H., Ma-Hock, L., Keller, J., Landsiedel, R., Luch, A. Organ burden of inhaled nanoceria in a 2-year low-dose exposure sudy: dump or depot? Nanotoxicology 14 (2020) 554-576. [DOIPubMed]
  • da Rocha, M.C.O., da Silva, P.B., Radicchi, M.A., Andrade, B.Y.G., de Oliveira, J.V., Venus, T., Merker, C., Estrela-Lopis, I., Longo, J.P.F., Báo, S.N. Docetaxel-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles prevent tumor growth and lung metastasis of 4T1 murine mammary carcinoma cells. J. Nanobiotechnology 18 (2020) 43. [DOIPubMed]
  • Rodrigues, M.C., Vieira, L.G., Horst, F.H., de Araújo, E.C., Ganassin, R., Merker, C., Meyer, T., Böttner, J., Venus, T., Longo, J.P.F., Chaves, S.B., Garcia, M.P., Estrela-Lopis, I., Azevedo, R.B., Muehlmann, L.A. Photodynamic therapy mediated by aluminium-phthalocyanine nanoemulsion eliminates primary tumors and pulmonary metastases in a murine 4T1 breast adenocarcinoma model. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 204 (2020) 111808. [DOIPubMed]
  • Schwarze, B., Gozzia, M., Zilberfain, C., Rüdiger, J., Birkenmeyer, C., Estrela-Lopis, I., Hey-Hawkins, E. Nanoparticle-based formulation of metallacarboranes with bovine serum albumin for application in cell cultures. J. Nanopart. Res. 22 (2019) 24. [DOI]
  • Chaves, N.L., Amorim, D.A., Lopes, C.A.P., Estrela-Lopis, I., Böttner, J., de Souza, A.R., Báo, S.N. Comparison of the effet of rhodium citrate-associated iron oxide nanoparticles on metatstatic and non-metatstatic breast cancer cells. Cancer Nanotechn. 10 (2019) 7. [DOI]
  • Cáceres-Vélez, P., Fascineli, M., Rojas, E., Meyer, T., Venus, T., Estrela-Lopis, I., Moya, S., Morais, P., Azevedo, R. Impact of humanic acid on the persistence, biological fate and toxicity of silver nanoparticles: a study in adult zebrafish. Environmental Nanotechnolgy, Monitoring and Management 12  (2019) e100234. [DOI]
  • Coelho, J.M., Camargo, N.S.,, Ganassin, R., Rocha, M.C.O., Merker, C., Böttner, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Py-Daniel, K.R., Jardim, K.V., Sousa, M.H., Ombredane, A.S., Joanitti ,G.A., Silva, R.C., Azevedo, R.B., Longo, J.P.F., Muehlmann, L.A. Oily core/amphiphilic polymer shell nanocapsules change the intracellular fate of doxorubicin in breast cancer cells. J. Mater. Chem. B 7 (2019) 6390-6398. [DOI; PubMed]
  • Meyer, T., Venus, T., Sieg, H., Böhmert, L., Kunz, B.M., Krause, B., Jalili, P., Hogeveen, K., Chevance, S., Gauffre, F., Burel, A., Jungnickel, A., Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Luch, A., Braeunig, A., Lampen, A., Fessard, V., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I. Simultaneous quantification and visualization of titanium dioxide nanomaterial uptake at the single cell level in an in vitro model of the human small intestine. Small Methods (2019) e1800540. [DOI]
  • Pulagam, K.R., Gona, K.B., Gómez-Vallejo, V., Meijer, J., Zilberfain, C., Estrela-Lopis, I., Baz, Z., Cossio, U., Llop, J. Gold nanoparticles as boron carriers for boron neutron capture therapy: synthesis, radiolabelling and in vivo evaluation. Molecules 24 (2019) e3609. [DOI; PubMed]
  • Blücher, C., Zilberfain, C., Venus, T., Spindler, N., Dietrich, A., Burkhardt, R., Stadler, S.C., Estrela-Lopis, I. Single cell study of adipose tissue mediated lipid droplet formation and biochemical alterations in breast cancer cells. Analyst. 144 (2019) 5558-5570. [DOI; PubMed
  • Sieg, H., Braeuning, C., Kunz, B.M., Daher, H., Kästner, C., Krause, B.C., Meyer, T., Jalili, P., Hogeveen, K., Böhmert, L., Lichtenstein, D., Burel, A., Chevance, S., Jungnickel, H., Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Braeuning, A., Gauffre, F., Fessard, V., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Thünemann, A.F., Luch, A., Lampen, A. Uptake and molecular impact of aluminum-containing nanomaterials on human intestinal caco-2 cells. Nanotoxicology 12 (2018) 992-1013. [DOI; PubMed]
  • Zoraghi, M., Barzola-Quiquia, J., Stiller, M., Esquinazi, P., Estrela-Lopis, I. Influence of interfaces on the transport properties of graphite revealed by nanometer thickness. Carbon 139 (2018) 1074-1084. [DOI]
  • Cáceres-Vélez, P.R., Fascineli, M.L., Sousa, M.H., Grisolia, C.K., Yate, L., de Souza, P.E.N., Estrela-Lopis, I., Moya, S., Arzevedo, R.B. Humic acid attenuation of silver nanoparticle toxicity by ion complexation and the Formation of Ag3+ coating. Journal of Hazardous Materials 353 (2018) 173-181. [DOI]
  • Veith, L., Böttner, J., Vennemann, A., Breitenstein, D., Engelhard, C., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Wiemann, M., Hagenhoff, B. Detection of ZrO2 nanoparticles in lung tissue sections by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry nd ion beam miroscopy. Nanomaterials 8 (2018) 44. [DOI]
  • Sieg, H., Braeuning, C., Kunz, B.M., Daher, H., Kästner, C., Krause, B.C., Meyer, T., Jalili, P., Hogeveen, K., Böhmert, L., Lichtenstein, D., Burel, A., Chevance, S., Jungnickel, H., Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Braeuning, A., Gauffre, F., Fessard., V., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Thünemann, A.F., Luch, A., Lampen, A. Uptake and molecular Impact of aluminium-containing nanomaterials on human intestinal caco-2 cells. Nanotoxicology 14 (2018) 1-22. [PubMed; DOI]
  • Krause, B., Meyer, T., Sieg, H., Kästner, C., Reichardt, P., Tentschert, J., Jungnickel, H., Estrela-Lopis, I., Burel, A., Chevance, S., Gauffre, F., Jalili, P., Meijer, J., Böhmert, L., Braeuning, A., Thünemann, A.F., Emmerling, F., Fessard, V., Laux, P., Lampen, A., Luch, A. Characterization of aluminum, aluminum oxide and titanium dioxide nanomaterials using a combination of methods for particle surface and size analysis. RSC Adv. 8  (2018) 14377-14388. [DOI]
  • Jalili, P., Gueniche, N., Lanceleur, R., Burel, A., Lavault, M. T., Sieg, H., Boehmert, L., Meyer, T., Krause, B. C., Lampen, A., Estrela-Lopis, I., Laux, P., Luch, A., Hogeveen, K., Fessard., V. Investigation of the in vitro genotoxicity of two rutile TiO2 nanomaterials in human intestinal and hepatic cells and evaluation of their interference with toxicity assays. NanoImpact 11 (2018) 69-81. [DOI]
  • Laux, P., Riebeling, C., Booth, A.M., Brain, J.D., Brunner, J., Cerillo, C., Creutzenberg, O, Estrela-Lopis, I., Gebel, T., Johanson, G., Jungnickel, H., Kock, H., Tentschert, J., Tlili, A., Schäffer, A., Sips, A.J.A.M., Yokel, R.A., Luch, A. Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic Systems. Environ. Sci.: Nano 5 (2018) 48-63. [DOI]
  • Ganassin, R., Merker, C., Rodrigues, M.C., Guimaraes, N.F., Sodré, C.S.C., da Silva Ferreira, Q., da Silva, S.W., Ombredane, A.S., Joanitti, G.A., Rapp Py-Daniel, KI., Zhang, J., Jiang, C.-S., de Morais, P.C., Mosiniewicz-Szablewska, E., Suchocki, P., Figueiró Longo, J.P., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., de Azevedo, R.B., Muehlmann, L.A. Nanocapsules for the co-delivery of selol and doxorubicin to breast adenocarcinoma 4T1 cells in vitro. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology (2017) 1-11. [DOI]
  • Sieg, H., Kästner, C., Krause, B., Meyer, T., Burel, A., Böhmert, L., Lichtenstein, D., Jungnickel, H., Tentschert, J., Laux, P., Braeuning, A., Estrela-Lopis, I., Gauffre, F., Fessard, V., Mijer, J., Luch, A., Thünemann, A.F., Lampen, A. Impact of an artificial digestion procedure on aluminum-containing nanomaterials. Langmuir 33 (2017) 10726-10735. [DOI]
  • Heinz, H.,  Pramanik, C., Heinz, O., Ding, Y., Mishra, R.K., Marchon, D., Flatt, R.J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Llop, J., Ziolo, R.F. Nanoparticle decoration with surfactants: Molecular interactions, assembly, and applications. Surface Science Reports 72 (2017) 1-58. [DOI
  • Laux, P., Riebeling, C., Booth, A.M., Brain, J.D., Brunner, J., Cerrillo, C., Creutzenberg, O., Estrela-Lopis, I., Gebel, T., Johanson, G., Jungnickel, H., Kock, H., Tentschert, J., Tlili, A., Schäffer, A., Sips, A.J.A.M., Yokel, R.A., Luch, A. Biokinetics of nanomaterials: The role of biopersistence. NanoImpact 6 (2017) 69-80. [DOI]
  • Zoraghi, M., Barzola-Quiquia, M., Stiller, A., Setzer, P., Esquinazi, G., Kloess, G.H., Muenster, T., Lühmann, T., Estrela-Lopis, I. Influence of rhombohedral stacking order in the electrical resistance of bulk and mesoscopic graphite. Phys. Rev. B 95 (2017) e045308. [DOI]uiquia, J., Lühmann, T., Wunderlich, R., Stiller, M., Zorgahi, M., Meijer, J., Esquinazi, P., Böttner, J., Estrela-Lopis, I. Fabrication and electrical Transport properties of embedded graphite microwires in a diamond matrix. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 (2017) e145301. [DOI]
  • Stiller, M., Barzola-Quiquia, J., Esquinazi, P., So, S., Hwang, I., Schmuki, P., Böttner, J., Estrela-Lopis, I. Electrical Transport properties of polycrystalline and amorphous TiO2 single nanotubes. Nano-structures & Nano-Objects 10 (2017) 51-58. [DOI]
  • Chaves, N.S., Estrela-Lopis, I., Böttner, J., Lopes, C.A.P., Guido, B.C., de Souza, A.R. Báo, S.N. Exploring cellular uptake of iron oxide nanoparticles associated with rhodium citrate in breast cancer cells. Int. J. Nanomedicine 12 (2017) 5511-5523.[DOI]
  • Lichtenstein, D., Meyer, T., Böhmert, L., Juling, S., Fahrenson, C., Selve, S., Thünemann, A., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Braeuning, A., Lampen, A. Dosimetric quantification of coating-related uptake of silver nanoparticles. Langmuir 33 (2017) 13087-13097. [DOI]
  • Lichtenstein, D., Ebmeyer, J., Meyer, T., Behr, A.C., Kästner, C., Böhmert, L., Juling, S., Fahrenson, C., Selve, S., Thünemann, A.F., Meijer, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Braeuning, A., Lampen, A. It takes more than a coating to get nanoparticles through the intestinal barrier in vitro. Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm 118 (2017) 21-29.[DOI]
  • Lorite, I., Kumar, Y., Esquinazi, P., Friedlaender, S., Poeppl, A., Michalsky, T., Meijer, J., Grundmann, M., Meyer, T., Estrela-Lopis, I. Photo-enhanced magnetization in Fe-doped ZnO nanowires. Appl. Phys. Lett.  109 (2016) e012401. 
  • Collins, A.R., Annangi, B., Rubio., L., Marcos, R., Dorn, M., Merker, C., Estrela-Lopis, I., Cimpan, M.R., Ibrahim, M., Cimpan, E., Ostermann, M., Sauter, A., Yamani, N.E., Shaposhnikov, S., Chevillard, S., Paget, V., Grall, R., Delic, J., de-Cerio, F.G., Suarez-Merino, B., Fessard, V., Hogeveen, K.N., Fjellsbø, L.M., Pran, E.R., Brzicova, T., Topinka, J., Silva, M.J., Leite, P.E., Ribeiro, A.R., Granjeiro, J.M., Grafström, R., Prina-Mello, A., Dusinska, M. High troughput toxicity screeining and intracellular detection of nanomaterials. Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Nanomed. Nanobiotechnol. 9 (2017), e1413. 
  • Fleddermann, J., Diamanti, E., Azinas, S., Košutić, M., Dähne, L, Estrela-Lopis, I., Amacker, M., Donath, E., Moya, S.E. Virosome engineering of coloidal particles and surfaces: bioinspired fusion to supported lipid layers. Nanoscale 8 (2016) 7933-7941.
  • Baum, P., Kosacka, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Woidt, K., Serke, H., Stockinger, M., Klöting, N., Blüher, M., Dorn, M., Claßen, J., Bechmann, I., Toyka, K.V., Nowicki, M. The role of nerve inflammation and exogenous iron load in experimental diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Metabolism 2016,16, 391-405.
  • Yu, D., Zou, G., Cui, Mao, Z., Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Gao, C. Monitoring the intracellular transformation process of surface-cleavable PLGA particles containing disulfide bonds by fluorescence resonance energy transfer. J. Mater. Chem. B 2015,3, 8865-8873.
  • Qiu,Y, Rojas, E., Murray, R.A., Irigoyen, J., Gregurec, D., Castro-Hartmann, P., Fleddermann, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Moya S.E. Cell uptake, intracellular distribution, fate and reactive oxygen species generation of polymer brush engineered CeO(2-x) NPs. Nanoscale 2015,15, 6588-1598.
  • Školová, B., Hudská, K., Pullmannová, P., Kováčik, A., Palát, K., Roh, J., Fleddermann, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Vávrová, K. Different phase behavior and packing of ceramides with long (C16) and very long (C24) acyls in model membranes: infrared spectroscopy using deuterated lipids. J. Phys. Chem.B, 2014,118, 10460-10470.
  • Zhou, X., Dorn, M., Vogt, J., Spemann, D., Yu W., Mao Z, Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Gao C. A quantitative study of the intracellular concentration of graphene/noble metal nanoparticle composites and their cytotoxicity. Nanoscale  2014, 6,  8535-8542.
  • Romero, G., Ochoteco, O., Sanz, D.J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Moya, S. Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) Nanoparticles Layer by Layer engineered for the sustainable delivery of antiTNF. Macromol. Biosci. 2013 DOI = 10.1002/mabi.201200478. 
  • Romero, G, Estrela-Lopis, I., Rojas, E. , Llarena, I., Donath, E., Moya, S. Lipid/Polyelectrolyte Coatings To Control Carbon Nanotubes Intracellular Distribution . Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2012, 12 (6), 4836-4842. 
  • Lozano, T., Rey, M., Rojas, E., Moya, S, Fleddermann, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Wang, B., Mao, Z., Gao, C, González-Fernández, A. Cytotoxicity effects of metal oxide nanoparticles in human tumor cell lines JPCS. 2011, 304, 012046. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Romero, G., Rojas, E., Moya, S.E., Donath, E. Nanoparticle uptake and their co-localization with cell compartments – a confocal Raman microscopy study at single cell level. JPCS 2011, 304, 012017. 
  • Romero, G., Estrela-Lopis, I., Castro-Hartmann, P., Rojas, E., Llarena, I., Sanz, D., Donath, E., Moya, S.E. Stepwise surface tailoring of carbon nanotubes with polyelectrolyte brushes and lipid layers to control their intracellular distribution and „in vitro“ toxicity. Soft Matter 2011,7, 6883-6890. 
  • Romero, G., Rojas, E., Estrela-Lopis, I., Donath, E., Moya, S. Spontaneous confocal Raman microscopy – a tool to study the uptake of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes into cells Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:429 (1-4). 
  • Romero, G., Estrela-Lopis, I., Zhou, J., Rojas, E., Franco, A., Espine, C., Gonzalez-Fernandez, A., Gao, C., Donath, E., Moya, S.  Surface Engineered Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) Nanoparticles for Intracellular Delivery: Uptake and Cytotoxicity- A Confocal Raman Microscopic Study. Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 2993-2999. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Iturri Ramos, J.J., Donath, e., Moya, S.E. Spectroscopic Studies on the Competitive Interaction between Polystyrene Sodium Sulfonate with Polycations and the N-Tetradecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Surfactant J. Phys. Chem. B 2010,114, 84-91.  
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Leporatti, S., Clemens, D., Donath, E. Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Hollow Capsules Studied by Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). Soft Matter 2009, 5, 214 – 219. 
  • Fischlechner, M., Zaulig, M., Meyer, S., Estrela-Lopis, I., Cuellar, L., Irigoyen, J., Brumen, M., Messner, P., Moya, S., Donath, E. Lipid Layers on Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Supports. Soft Matter 2008, 4, 2245-2258. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Leporatti, S., Typlt, E., Clemens, D., Donath, E. Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigations (SANS) of polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules templated on human red blood cells. Langmuir 2007, 23 (13), 7209-7215. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Brezesinski, G., Möhwald, H. Miscibility of DPPC and DPPPA in monolayers at the air/water interface. Chem. Phys. Lip. 2004, 131 (1), 71-80. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Leporatti, S., Moya, S., Brandt, A., Donath, E., Möhwald, H. SANS measurements of polyelectrolyte multilayer thickness on colloidal templates. Langmuir 2002, 18(21), 7861-7866.  
  • Gutberlet, T., Steitz, R., Howse, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Kloesgen, B. Hybrid biomembrane substructure determination by contrast variation analysis. Applied Physics A 2002, 74 (1), S1262-S1263. 
  • Kloesgen, B., Gutberlet, T., Howse, J., Estrela-Lopis, I., Steitz, R. Adsorption of lipid layers to a hydrophobic polymer grafted Si-support. Biophys. J. 2002, 82 (1), 32.  
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Brezesinski, G. and Möhwald H. Dipalmitoylphosphotidyl-choline/phospholipase D interactions investigated with Polarization-Modulated Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy. Biophys. J. 2001, 80, 749-754. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Brezesinski, G., and Möhwald H. Influence of model membrane structure on phospholipase D activity. PCCP 2000, 2, 4600-4604.
  • Richter F., Estrela-Lopis I., Dahmen-Levison U., Brezesinski G. and Rapp G. In-situ observation of phospholipase activity on model membranes. Biophys. J.  2000, 78, 415. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Brezesinski, G.,Rapp, G. and Möhwald, H. The miscibility of DPPC and DPPA. Which role plays DPPA as the hydrolysis product in the regulation of the PLD catalysed hydrolysis reaction? EMBL, HOAR. 1999, 574-575. 
  • Estrela-Lopis,I., DeWolf, C., Brezesinski, G., Rapp, G. and Richter, F. Nonlamellar phases in the charged lipid DPPA. EMBL, HOAR. 1998, 473-474. 
  • Estrela-Lopis, I., Richter, F., Rapp, G. and Brezesinski, G. Influence of model membrane structure on phospholipase D activity. EMBL, HOAR. 1998, pp. 503-504. 
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