• Dra. Montserrat Agut Bonsfills

Dra. Montserrat Agut Bonsfills

Laboratory of Microbiology, Bioengineering Department
Applied Photobiological Chemistry (AppLightChem)
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 93 267 20 51
Fax: +34 93 205 62 66



Degree in Veterinary Science (UAB, 1988). Masters in Microbiology (UAB, 1991). PhD in Sciences (Biology section) (UAB, 1992). Vertex Program: The Government and the Management for SMEs (IQS Executive, 2012).


Full Professor (2010-)

Head Bioengineering Department (2020-)

Numerary Member of The Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Catalonia.

Corresponding Member of The Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia.


Biology (Degree in Chemistry, Degree in Chemical Engineering).

Cell biology and genètics (Degree in Biotechnology).

Microbiology (Degree in Biotechnology, Degree in Chemistry).

Microbiology and parasitology (Degree in Pharmacy).

Industrial Microbiology (Master of Bioengineering).


Research Lines

  • Microbiological aspects of the photodynamic therapy.


Representative publications

V. Laguna, Y. Gilaberte, M.I. Millán-Lou, M. Agut, S. Nonell, A. Rezusta, M.R. Hamblin. Combination of photodynamic therapy and antimicrobial compounds to treat skin and mucosal infections: a systematic review. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 18 (5): 1020-1029.

R. Bresolí-Obach, I. Gispert, D. García Peña, S. Boga, O. Gulías, M. Agut, M.E Vázquez, S. Nonell. Triphenylphosphonium cation: a valuable functional group for antimicrobial photodynamic therapy. Journal of Biophotonics (2018), 11: e201800054.

M. Juliana, R. Bresoli-Obach, M. Agut, L.R. Comini, J.L. Cabrera, M.G. Paraje, S. Nonell, S.C. Núñez Montoya. On the mechanism of Candida tropicalis biofilm reduction by the combined action of naturally-occurring anthraquinones and blue light. PLOS ONE (2017), 12: e0181517.

G. Zampini, O. Planas, F. Marmottini, O. Gulias, M. Agut, S. Nonell, L. Latterini. Morphology effects on singlet oxygen production and bacterial photoinactivation efficiency by different silica-protoporphyrin IX nanocomposites. RSC Advances (2017), 7: 14422-14429.

R. Ruiz-Gonzalez, R. Bresoli-Obach, O. Gulias, M. Agut, H. Savoie, R.W. Boyle, S. Nonell, F. Giuntini. NanoSOSG: a nanostructured fluorescent probe for the detection of intracellular singlet oxygen. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2017), 56: 2885-2888.

R. Ruiz-Gonzalez, F. Setaro, O. Gulias, M. Agut, U. Hahn, T. Torres, S. Nonell. Cationic phthalocyanine dendrimers as potential antimicrobial photosensitisers. Organic & biomolecular chemistry (2017), 15: 9008–9017.

E. Anaya-Plaza, E. van de Winckel, J. Mikkilae, J.M. Malho, O. Ikkala, O. Gulias, R. Bresoli-Obach, M. Agut, S. Nonell, T. Torres, M.A. Kostiainen, de la Escosura, A. Photoantimicrobial biohybrids by supramolecular immobilization of cationic phthalocyanines onto cellulose nanocrystals. Chemistry - A European Journal (2017), 23: 4320 – 4326.

P. Delcanale, B. Rodriguez Amigo, J. Juarez-Jimenez, J. Luque, S. Abbruzzetti, M. Agut, S. Nonell, C. Viappiani. Tuning the local solvent composition at a drug carrier surface: Effect of dimethyl sulfoxide/water mixture on the photofunctional properties of hypericin-β-lactoglobulin. Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Materials for Biology and Medicine (2017), 5: 1633-1641.


Research groups

Applied Photobiological Chemistry (AppLightChem)