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

Getting to the heart of disease

15 January 2020: Coronary artery disease kills around 7 million people each year, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. The culprit behind this life-threatening condition is build-up of high-risk plaque in the arteries which cause blood clots that block blood flow to the heart. But diagnosing this plaque before it becomes life-threatening is […]

Diamonds light up the brain

8 January 2020: From capturing images of cellular processes to sensing electromagnetic fields in extreme environments, researchers at the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics are harnessing the unique properties of diamonds for a wide variety of applications. Dr Philipp Reineck, associate investigator at CNBP and Research Fellow at RMIT University, is exploring how diamond fluorescence can […]

Happy holidays, and a 2019 recap – its been a big year

18 December 2019: 2019 has been another big year at the CNBP! As the year comes to its end a big shout out to our committed members who have helped us make 2019 great. This year the CNBP family has grown to 260 active members across 5 Nodes and 13 Partner Organisations. We have published […]

Building connections beyond the lab

12 December 2019 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 […]

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 […]
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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.