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

CNBP 2019 conference awards

Last week saw CNBP researchers come together from around the country for the annual conference in Adelaide. The week culminated in gala where researchers were recognised for their achievements through awards ranging from academic excellence to commercial impact, outreach and collaboration. Read about the awardees below, and congratulations to all our members who were recognised […]

How light could provide a heart attack detection system

Dr Christina Bursill is the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics’ chief investigator in vascular health. She leads a research group looking at the underlying mechanisms for heart disease and a way to use photonics to detect it early on. “The heart disease we look at specifically is atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of fatty deposits within […]

Cell surface sensors could advance precision medicine

1 October 2019: Researchers have found a way to identify multiple cell signalling proteins using a single cell rather than the billions of cells used previously. The new measurement technology, developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics, brings precision medicine a step closer. “Cells secrete various messenger molecules, such as […]

Science by the Sea 2019

23 September 2019: By Patrick Capon and Kathryn Palasis The current academic landscape demands ‘Publish or Perish’, but how do you make sure your publication stands out from the rest? Luckily for us, CNBP has identified this issue and developed a residential masterclass with a dual purpose of giving young researchers the opportunity to workshop […]

New sensors could lead to earlier lymphoma diagnosis

20 September 2019: CNBP researchers have developed a new method of detecting multiple cytokines – the body’s messenger proteins – in very small volume samples, which could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases such as lymphoma. The work was published in a paper in the journal ACS Sensors. “It could open the door to non-invasive […]
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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.