Laboratory of synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials

The research interest of this group is focused on synthesis and nanomaterial characterization which are further use for bioaplication or in electrochemistry for detection of target analytes. Materials what we synthetize can be divide into metal, magnetic, carbon nanoparticles, metal complexes, peptides, and liposomes. We colaborate with a different research groups to test our as prepared materials on bacteria, carcinoma cells, algae, fish or mammals.

Laboratoř syntézy a charakterizace nanomateriálů


Our research interest

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials and peptides
  • Characterization of biological samples
  • Nanomaterial characterization
  • Mapping of surface materials by electrochemical scanning microscope
  • Element analysis of nanomaterials and biological samples



RNDr. Lukáš Richtera, Ph.D.

Head – Research group for synthesis and chemical analysis
Assistant Professor

Phone: 420 545 133 311
Address: ÚCB AF, Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno – Building D
Office: BA02N2016
Researcher ID: N-9991-2014
ORCID: 0000-0002-8288-3999
Scopus ID: 12040049600

Team members

  • Ing. Zuzana Bytešníková, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Vedran Milosavljević, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Pavel Švec, Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. Milica Gagič

Topics of Ph.D. theses

  • Development of microfluidic Lab-on-a-chip exploiting magnetic nanoparticles
    for biogenic amines
  • Synthesis of potential antimicrobial peptides and study of bacterial
    resistance mechanisms and enzymatic activity


  • Durovic, A.; Stojanovic, Z.; Kravic, S.; Kos, J.; Richtera, L.; Electrochemical Determination of Vitamin D3 in Pharmaceutical Products by Using Boron Doped Diamond Electrode . Electroanalysis 2019, in press, . DOI: 10.1002/elan.201900532 .
  • Bytesnikova, Z.; Richtera, L.; Smerkova, K.; Adam, V.; The graphene oxide as a tool for antibiotic resistance genes removal: A review. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2019, 26, 20148-20163. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-05283-y.
  • Jamroz, E.; Kopel, P.; Juszczak, L.; Kawecka, A.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Milosavljevic, V.; Makarewicz, M.; Development of furcellaran-gelatin films with Se-AgNPs as an active packaging system for extension of mini kiwi shelf life. Food Packaging Shelf 2019, 21, 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.fpsl.2019.100339.
  • Jamroz, E.; Kulawik, P.; Kopel, P.; Balkova, R.; Hynek, D.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Gagic, M.; Milosavljevic, V.; Adam, V.; Intelligent and active composite films based on furcellaran: Structural characterization, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Food Packaging Shelf 2019, 22, 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.fpsl.2019.100405 .
  • Brtnicky, M.; Pecina, V.; Hladky, J.; Radziemska, M.; Koudelkova, Z.; Klimanek, M.; Richtera, L.; Adamcova, D.; Elbl, J.; Galiova, M. V.; Balakova, L.; Kynicky, J.; Smolikova, V.; Houska, J.; Vaverkova, M. D.; Assessment of phytotoxicity, environmental and health risks of historical urban park soils. Chemosphere 2019, 220, 678-686. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.188.
  • Buchtelova, H.; Skubalova, Z.; Strmiska, V.; Michalek, P.; Kociova, S.; Smerkova, K.; Kruszynski,; Bienko,; Kaj,; Lewinska,; Bienko,; Malik-Gajewska,; Milosavljevic,; Kopel,; Heger,; Adam, V.; Synthesis and structural characterization of antimicrobial binuclear copper (II) coordination compounds bridged by hydroxy- and/or thiodipropionic acid. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2019, 191, 8-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2018.10.011.
  • Jimenez Jimenez, A. M.; Moulick, A.; Bhowmick, S.; Strmiska, V.; Gagic, M.; Horakova, Z.; Kostrica, R.; Masarik, M.; Heger, Z.; Adam, V.; One-step detection of human papilloma viral infection using quantum dot-nucleotide interaction specificity. Talanta 2019, 205, 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2019.07.006.
  • Milosavljevic, V.; Jamroz, E.; Gagic, M.; Haddad, Y.; Michalkova, H.; Balkova, R.; Tesarova, B.; Moulick, A.; Heger, Z.; Richtera, L.; Kopel, P.; Adam, V.; Encapsulation of Doxorubicin in Furcellaran/Chitosan Nanocapsules by Layer-by-Layer Technique for Selectively Controlled Drug Delivery. Biomacromolecules 2019, in press, . DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01175 .
  • Gagic, M.; Jamroz, E.; Krizkova, S.; Milosavljevic, V.; Kopel, P.; Adam, V.; Current trends in detection of histamine in food and beverages . J. Agric. Food Chem. 2019, 67, 773-783. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05515.
  • Horky, P.; Skalickova, S.; Urbankova, L.; Baholet, D.; Kociova, S.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Kabourkova, E.; Lackova, Z.; Cernei, N.; Gagic, M.; Milosavljevic, V.; Smolikova, V.; Vaclavkova, E.; Nevrkla, P.; Knot, P.; Krystofova, O.; Hynek, D.; Kopel, P.; Skladanka, J.; Adam, V.; Smerkova, K.; Zinc phosphate-based nanoparticles as a novel antibacterial agent: in vivo study on rats after dietary exposure. J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol. 2019, 10, 1-12. DOI: 10.1186/s40104-019-0319-8.
  • Michalkova, H.; Strmiska, V.; Kudr, J.; Skubalova, Z.; Tesarova, B.; Svec, P.; Richtera, L.; Zitka, O.; Adam, V.; Heger, Z.; Tuning the surface coating of IONs towards efficient sonochemical tethering and sustained liberation of topoisomerase II poisons. Int. J. Nanomed. 2019, 14, 7609. DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S208810.
  • Koudelkova, Z.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Xhaxhiu, K.; Kremplova, M.; Hynek, D.; Adam, V.; Richtera, L.; Electrochemical evaluation of selenium (IV) removal from its aqueous solutions by unmodified and modified graphene oxide. Molecules 2019, 24, 1-13. DOI: 10.3390/molecules24061063.
  • Ashrafi, A. M.; Richtera, L.; Preparation and characterization of carbon paste electrode bulk-modified with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and its application in a sensitive assay of antihyperlipidemic simvastatin in biological samples. Molecules 2019, 24, 1-14. DOI: 10.3390/molecules24122215.
  • Ashrafi, A. M.; Sys, M.; Sedlackova, E.; Farag, A. S.; Adam, V.; Pribyl, J.; Richtera, L.; Application of the enzymatic electrochemical biosensors for monitoring non-competitive inhibition of enzyme activity by heavy metals. Sensors 2019, 19, 1-15. DOI: 10.3390/s19132939.
  • Kynicky, J.; Milosavljevic, V.; Jelinkova, P.; Haddad, Y.; Merlos, M. A. R.; Buchtelova, H.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Brtnicky, M.; Richtera, L.; Kopel, P.; Adam, V.; Europium and terbium Schiff base peptide complexes as potential antimicrobial agents against Salmonella typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Chem. Pap. 2018, 72, 1437–1449. DOI: 10.1007/s11696-018-0400-3.
  • Jelinkova, P.; Vesely, R.; Cihalova, K.; Hegerova, D.; Ananbeh, H. A. A. A.; Richtera, L.; Smerkova, K.; Brtnicky, M.; Kynicky, J.; Moulick, A.; Adam, V.; Effect of arsenic (III and V) on oxidative stress parameters in resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. Environ. Res. 2018, 166, 394-401. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.024.
  • Jamr; Kopel, P.; Juszczak, L.; Kawecka, A.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Milosavljevic, V.; Kucharek, M.; Makarewicz, M.; Adam, V.; Development and characterisation of furcellaran-gelatin films containing SeNPs and AgNPs that have antimicrobial activity. Food Hydrocolloids 2018, 83, 9-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2018.04.028.
  • Jimenez Jimenez, A. M.; Moulick, A.; Richtera, L.; Krejcova, L.; Kalina, L.; Datta, R.; Svobodova, M.; Hynek, D.; Masarik, M.; Heger, Z.; Adam, V.; Dual-color quantum dots-based simultaneous detection of HPV-HIV co-infection. Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 2018, 258, 295-303. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.11.074.
  • Milosavljevic, V.; Haddad, Y.; Moulick, A.; Buchtelova, H.; Guran, R.; Pospisil, T.; Stokowa-So; Heger, Z.; Richtera, L.; Kopel, P.; Adam, V.; Functional analysis of novicidin peptide: Coordinated delivery system for zinc via Schiff base ligand. Bioconjugate Chem. 2018, 29, 2954. DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00370.
  • Moulick, A.; Heger, Z.; Milosavljevic, V.; Richtera, L.; Barroso; Merlos, M. A. R.; Buchtelova, H.; Podgajny, R.; Hynek, D.; Kopel, P.; Adam, V.; Real-time visualization of cell membrane damage using gadolinium Schiff base complex-doped quantum dots. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 35859-35868. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b15868.