Welcome to the CNBP

At the CNBP we use the power of light to measure, seeking to understand the complex molecular processes that underpin the living body, as well as other dynamic biological systems. 

Our approaches and technologies encompass Discovery—of chemical, nanomaterial and fibre based light responsive tools—that Sense and that can also Image

Bringing these three core capability areas together, we are driving the development of innovative new molecular sensing tools that have broad application across the biosciences, medical, agriculture, food and manufacturing sectors. 

From next-generation diagnostic devices monitoring for health and disease, through to advanced bio-devices overseeing food and quality control—our tools are measuring activity at the nanoscale, in ways that are producing societal benefit and impact.

Read more About us, delve deeper into our Research activity, look at our Case studies and play the video below to find out more about our innovative and transformational biophotonics activities!

 

CNBP News

Building connections beyond the lab

Few materials shine light like diamond, and researchers are beginning to harness this property to explore the brain in minute detail. At the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Marco Capelli uses these tiny crystals to measure magnetic fields surrounding neurons with the goal of having them side-by-side, leading to fresh insights on cell communication. With colleagues […]

Passing muster: grading beef quality with light

2 December 2019: How do you measure the tenderness, juiciness and flavour of beef without eating it? It’s a challenge faced by everyone from meat inspectors at abattoirs to consumers looking through a butcher’s window. And they’re all subjective – until now. A team led by Prof Ewa Goldys from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics […]

CNBP chemist will use $20,000 grant for regional outreach

28 November 2019: Georgina Sylvia was trained as a chemist, but teaming up with biologists and physicists is all in a day’s work. At the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Dr Sylvia uses light to understand minuscule biological changes that can have a big impact on human health. “We’re able to use the […]

A world of pain

25 November 2019: Pain: we all experience it, but there’s no objective way to measure it. Sure, you can nominate what it feels like on the 10-point ‘pain scale’ used by doctors; but one man’s pain may be another woman’s discomfort. “It’s really subjective,” said Dr Sameera Iqbal, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Centre for […]
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The Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics links Australia's key nanophotonics groups and builds on Global Collaborations with a focus on doing the science required to advance biology.