Welcome to the CNBP

The Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) is focused on developing new light-based imaging and sensing tools, that can measure at the nanoscale, the inner workings of cells inside of the living body.

Our research objectives are ambitious - to develop the devices that will quantify the chemical and molecular processes taking place, in the body, in real time. To better understand the ‘machinery of life’ particularly in the areas of chronic pain (neuroscience), heart disease (cardiology) and reproduction (embryology).

Bringing together expertise in physics, material science, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, embryology, cardiology and medicine, our innovative research is pushing the frontiers of internal exploration, creating new windows into the body, aiding our understanding of health, wellbeing and disease in the living system.




"the technologies developed through the CNBP are likely to be paradigm shifting in the development of the healthcare tools of the future  - and I want to be involved in that process"            

Professor Ian Frazer, Chair CNBP Advisory Board


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.