18 December 2014: Visitors. Visitors from Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), University of Tsukuba and University of Melbourne colleagues visited the MicroNano Research Facility at RMIT. Discussions included strategies for the creation and optimisation of fluorescent color centres in diamond.
17 December 2014: Local Event Visiting Researcher Professor Sergey Deyev delivered a seminar at Macquarie Node entitled: Multifunctional nanoconstructs for bioimaging and therapy. Summary: Numerous self-assembly systems have been designed, which allow for control of assembly-disassembly with relatively gentle stimuli. These have applications for the construction of “smart” materials for a number of applications (drug delivery, […]
15 Dec 2014 – 15 January 2015: Visitor Professor Sergey Deyev from the Institute of Bioogranic Chemistry, Moscow will visit the CNBP Macquarie Node between 15 December 2014 and 15 January 2015. Professor Deyev is visiting Prof Ewa Goldys and our AI Andrei Zvyagin Biography highlights Professor Deyev graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry, […]
15 December 2014: New grant funding. Congratulations to CNBP researchers A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and colleague Dr Jiangbo (Tim) Zhao for the being awarded funding under the 2015-2016 Group of Eight Australia – Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme for the project “Incorporating Pd nanoparticles into fibre for plasmon-enhanced UV-blue photonic devices” ($20k awarded). This scheme is a joint initiative of […]
15 December 2014: Congratulations to Dr Stephen Warren Smith Congratulations to Dr Stephen Warren Smith who was awarded the University of Adelaide Faculty of sciences Daniel Walker Medial awarded annually to the best Early Career Researcher in the Faculty
12 December 2014: They just could not stop talking! Finishing 2014 on a high note the Macquarie CNBP node organized a CNBP-themed MQ BioFocus Research Conference on 10 December. An ECR-led Conference Committee comprising Dr Wei Deng, Ms K. Drozdowicz-Tomsia, and Dr Varun Sreenivasan put together an exciting program of talks and posters, covering disciplines […]
11 December 2014: Each day at CNBP brings a new highlight! Today, Senior Director of SPIE, Dr Andrew Brown visited the CNBP node at Macquarie. SPIE the international society for optics and photonics is the key professional organisation set to promote and develop the light-based science and technology as well as the whole spectrum of […]
10 December 2014: Here’s to CNBP mateship Ivan Antolovic is pictured here with Piotr Wargocki, a CNBP researcher at Macquarie. They have only just met, but are already the best of mates, thanks to two weeks together in a dark optics lab trying to make a novel SwissSPAD chip detect photons. The smiles tell it […]
10 December 2014: In the Media. In this article printed in the Higher Education Section of the Australian – Professor Tanya Monro, CNBP Chief Investigator talks about the need for the Australian research community to engage with Industry. Click here for the full article
2 December 2014: Invited Talk. A/Prof Dayong Jin delivered an invited presentation at the 2014 Light, Energy and the Environment (Energy) congress in December. Sitting within the the Optical and Photonic Sensing session his talk was titled: Upconversion SuperDots
4 December 2014: Find out more about Prof Mark Hutchinson. If you would like to find our more about our illustrious leader – take a look at this member profile in the latest edition of the STA newsletter
4 December 2014: Congratulations Congratulations to Professor Jim Piper who has been elected president of Science Technology Australia (STA). Science & Technology Australia represents Australia’s scientists and technologists – promoting their views on a wide range of policy issues to government, industry and the community.
2 December 2014: Invited Talk CNBP Senior Researcher A/Prof Heike Ebendorff gave an invited talk at the ‘2014 OSA Optics & Photonics Congress on Light, Energy and the Environment” in Canberra. Heike’s presentation ‘Suspended Core Optical Fibres: New Tools for Sensing Chemicals, Biomolecules and Temperature” reviewed the opportunities of using suspended core optical fibers with […]
1 December 2014: A/Prof Heike Enbendorff-Heidelpriem on the radio If you were tuning in to ABC 639 today you might have heard CNBP Senior Researcher A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidelpriem talking about the CNBP and her research interests
November 2014: High School Work Experience Mr Julian Greentree spent a week in the neuroimmunopharmacology laboratory working with CNBP researchers Ms Vicky Staikopoulos and Dr Sanam Mustafa. During this time Julian was trained in cell culture techniques and novel clearing histological techniques in the development phases for later rollout in biophotonics projects.
28 November 2014: KOALA conference attendees tour the Braggs Young researchers from across Australia toured facilities including Fibre lasers, Atmospheric sensing, bio sensing, chem sensing, fibre fabrication, 3D printing and precision measurement labs at the Braggs.
5-7 November 2014: Invited Speaker Prof Tanya Monro attended the 28th General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. She gave a keynote presentation during the public session on November 7th
26 November 2014: $100,000 grant for University Health Network (Toronto) and CNBP We are delighted to announce a new chapter in CNBP relationship with our Partner Organisation, the University Health Network (Toronto) with the award of new joint funding by an overseas agency Pancreatic Cancer Canada. The project entitled “Synchronous radiotherapy enhancement of pancreatic cancer […]
25 November 2014: Engaging with regional highs school students A small team of CNBP researcher (A/Prof Andrew Greentree; Dr Arun Dass, Ms Vicky Staikopoulos and Dr Kathy Nicholson met with over 100 Year 8 and 9 students at Port Lincoln High School to talk about Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Careers in science, and an exploration of physics, and […]
21 Nov 2014: Media coverage Minister Susan Close (seen here with CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Tanya Morno) talked on several South Australian Radio stations discussing the Launch of the CNBP. It is anticipated the story reached abotu 93,000 viewers via these stories alone. Segments included: 5AA, Adelaide: 16:00 News : A $38m research centre has been launched today […]
21 November 2014: new tools for ‘seeing’ into the body. New tools for ‘seeing’ inside the living human body at the cellular level will be developed at a $38 million research centre being launched at the University of Adelaide today. Click here for the full press release
November 10 2014 – Good News Item Professor Montarop Yamabhai, Chairperson of School of Biotechnology from the Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand received a prestigious Executive Endeavour Fellowship to spend 2 months of sabbatical leave in a CNBP laboratory working with Professor Ewa Goldys. Prof. Yamabhai’s expertise is in the field of molecular biotechnology […]
10 November 2014: Bionomics & Merck – Business briefing Prof Mark Hutchinson presented : What Does Nanoscale BioPhotonics have to do with Future Pain Therapeutics at the 2nd Annual Pain Symposium : Pain and Migraine” in Adelaide The full program can be seen here
12 November 2014: Beattie Steel Medal The Australian Optical Society awarded CNBP Chief Investigator Professor Tanya Monro the 2014 AOS WH (Beattie) Steel Medal in recognition of her leadership and signal contribution to the field of optics, particularly in the realm of micro-structured optical fibres constructed from a variety of glass materials. Congratulations to Tanya!
6 November 2014: Robinson Research Institute Director’s Award Congratulations to CNBP Chief Investigator A/Prof Jeremy Thompson who was awarded the Robinson Research Institute Director’s Award for research and service to the Institute
5 November 2014: End User Engagement Prof Jeremy Thompson gave a talk entitled ‘The ovarian antral follicle: Living on the edge of hypoxia’ at Fertility SA Fertility SA is an Adelaide based IVF and fertility clinic providing patient-centred, specialist fertility care to families in South Australia.
5 November 2014: Successful ARC LIEF grant Congratulation to the team including CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Andrew Abell for their $860,000 grant Michael, Dr Michael Z; Booker, A/Prof Grant W; Venter, Dr Henrietta; Pitson, Prof Stuart M; McKinnon, Prof Ross A; Abell, Prof Andrew D; Soole, A/Prof Kathleen L; Sykes, Prof Pamela J; Bruning, Dr John […]
5 November 2014: $440,000 awarded for National live cell scanning platform for nano particle tracking. Congratulations to A/Prof Dayong Jin i n leading the bid team for their $440,000 grant! Jin, A/Prof Dayong; Monro, Prof Tanya M; Braet, A/Prof Filip C; Gibson, Dr Brant C; Paulsen, Prof Ian T; Traini, A/Prof Daniela; Hutchinson, A/Prof Mark R; Greentree, […]
1 November 2014: Summary scholarships for Undergraduates Mr Dean Southwood and Ms Claudia Cammarata have received Merit Scholar Research Scholarships to work with with CNBP researchers Helen Deng and Prof Ewa Goldys on the project “Liposome nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy of cancer cells”.
31 October 2014: The Adelaide Review CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Tanya Monro was profiled in the Adelaide Review “The measure of Monro” in a frank discussion about: her upcoming role as DVCR of UniSA, teh ongoing challenge to capture the minds of young scientists and the importance of amazing teachers.
31 October 2014: Welcome Dr Leiterer. Dr Christian Leiterer from the Institute for Photonic Technology in Jena Germany (IPHT) has been funded to undertake a 12 month German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research fellowship in 2014. His research will focus on the development of a microfluidic device for the separation of non-polar biomarkers.
October 2014: Other research by CNBP researchers CNBP Researcher Dr Georgios Tsiminis and Chief Investigator A/Prof Dayong Jin (pictured in this blog) are profiled on pages 24 and 25 of the ARC annual report. Find out more about their non-CNBP research here
20 October 2014: FIGJAM award Professor Hutchinson was awarded the coveted University of Adelaide “Fig Jam Award” from first year science coordinator Dr Velta Vingelis for a recent lecture to undergraduate students. In the words of Dr Vingelis: I also know for a fact that kids were all amazed and that many will be emailing you, […]
17 October 2014: Robinson Institute Seminar CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Andrew Abell delivered a seminar to the Robinson’s Institute at the University of Adelaide entitled ‘A chemists approach to solving problems in biology’
15 October 2014: Information showcase for 3rd year students CNBP researchers Dr Georgios Tsiminis and AI Sharaam Afshar joined other University of Adelaide physicists to talk to third year Physics students about postgraduate opportunities.
13 October 2014: Time Gated Luminescence Practical Implementation, Characterization and Applications of a Multi-Colour Time-Gated Luminescence Microscope Authors: Lixin Zhang, Xianlin Zheng, Wei Deng, Yiqing Lu, Severine Lechevallier, Zhiqiang Ye, Ewa M. Goldys, Judith M. Dawes, James A. Piper, Jingli Yuan, Marc Verelst & Dayong Jin For the article see: Scientific Reports 4,: 6597
October 2014: 1- year fellowship Dr Kai Zhang from Jilin University has been funded by the CSC to undertake a 1 year Fellowship with Goldys. Dr Zhang has been working with Professor Bai Yang (U. Jilin), a leading expert at the interface of nanotechnology and chemistry.
3 October 2014: Invited Talk at RACI Division of Interfaces, Colloids and Nanomaterials symposium “Nanochemistry for Life” is a series of one day symposia. They are an opportunity to network with researchers in this field and for chemistry students to learn about current challenges and meet potential supervisors and colleagues. Our speakers will include leading […]
October 2014: Science – Art opportunities Our research has a particularly powerful narrative of creating new windows to the body. Here we express it through the medium of art. Art captures deeper connections beyond the known while scientific investigation navigates between the known and unknown. To reflect these ideas we brought together a team of artists and […]
1 October 2014: Publication Optogenetics, the intersection between physics and neuroscience: Light stimulation of neurons in physiological conditions Wei Deng , Ewa M. Goldys , Melissa MJ Farnham , Paul M. Pilowsky American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Published 1 October 2014 Vol. no. , DOI:10.1152/ajpregu.00072.2014 The Abstract can be viewed on PubMed here
29 – 30 September 2014 – Work Experience. Ms Amy Beecham from St Dominic’s Priory College spent 2 -days with the Spark of Life Biological Challenge working with Ms Lesley Ritter. During this time Amy had the opportunity to observe and participate in bovine ovary aspiration, oocyte collection, bovine IVF, cell culture, and protein purification. […]
October 2014: Sensing Meetings Sensing meetings will be held at the University of Adelaide every second Thursday (10:30 -11:30) in the Braggs Building 2.14 The idea is that one or two members of the theme will be chosen to present a brief (strictly no more than 15 min) talk about either their work or on […]
30 September 2014: Nature Nanotech Paper Highly Cited Congratulations to the team who published Nature Nanotechnology Paper ” Single-nanocrystal sensitivity achieved by enhanced upconversion luminescence” for receiving a highly cited sticker on web of science.
29 September 2014: Minireview from CNBP researchers Chemical sensing with nanoparticles as optical reporters: from noble metal nanoparticles to quantum dots and upconverting nanoparticles by Wei Deng and Ewa Goldys Click here for the full article
26 September 2014: Prof Tanya Monro inspiring future scientists 110 high school students from Adelaide High School and Seymour College converged at the University of Adelaide to be inspired by Prof Tanya Monro and Prof Andrew McKinnon. Students were also participated in a tour of the Braggs building, including glass fabrication labs and other University […]
October 2014: Dr Nelida Rodriguez. Dr Nelida Rodrigues has been visiting the Adelaide Node of the CNBP since Feb 2014 working on a 1-year project : Cattle oocyte in vitro maturation using cAMP modulators; Effect on development and embryo epigenetic markers working with CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Jeremy Thompson and the Spark of Life Team Dr Rodriguez-Osorio […]
23 September 2014: Invited talk Prof Ewa Goldys delivered an invited talk at the 21st Stem Cell Network workshop on 23 September at the Darlington Centre. The workshop theme was Bioengineering and Stem cells.
September 2014: Congratulations to Prof Mark Hutchinson Prof Mark Hutchinson was a finalist for the Life Sciences and Biological Sciences Young Scopus Resarcher Awards 2014. More information about the Scopus awards can be found here
17 September 2014: Science Inspiration for Young Australians Formerly known as the October Lecture, the annual Science Inspiration presentation is an RiAus premium event for students featuring high profile speakers who have made a significant contribution to science. For more information please go to the RiAus website. Professor Monro’s oration reached a morning audience of […]
September 2014: Lead Guest Editor Dr Jinxian Yu has been invited as lead guest editor for a Special Issue for the Scientific World Journal on the topic of Peptronics: Change Transfers in Peptides. Manuscripts are due by 27 February 2015 with a publication date of 17 July 2015.
15 Sept 2014: CNBP Researcher on Morning Television If you were watching ABC TV at 8am you may have seen Professor Tanya Monro speaking about the upcoming RiAus Science Inspiration to be hosted this Wednesday. For more information about the Science Inspiration click here
11 September 2014: Viewpoint: Diamons and Siliacon Get Entangled Physics 7, 93 (2014) | DOI: 10.1103/Physics.7.93 Two silicon-vacancy centers in diamond can emit photons that are indistinguishable—suggesting they have potential as building blocks for a diamond-based quantum computer. Please click here to see the full article
14 September 2014: Who is Tanya Monro Want to find out more about CNBP Chief Investigator Professor Tanya Monro? She talks to the Sunday Mail about her love of physics, photonics and music – and describes why she thinks her job is awesome.
8 September 2014: Community Outreach – Your “Other Brain” and Pain A/Prof Mark Hutchinson entertained an audience of over 120 members of the general public with an entertaining presentation at the Brunswick Hotel, Adelaide.
7 September 2014: CNBP Chief Investigator Nicki Packer attended the International Sialoglyco 2014 Conference, hosted by the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Australia. She gave an invited talk titled, “Sialyl Lewis X conjugated nanodiamonds for vascular targeting.” The conference took place 7-9 September 2014.
September 2014 – Journal of the American Chemical Society Unraveling the interplay of backbone rigidity and electron rich side-chains on electron transfer in peptides: the realization of tunable molecular wires. Horsley JR, Yu J, Moore KE, Shapter JG, Abell AD. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Sep 3; 136(35):12479-88 For the full article please click here […]
3 September 2014: New Editorial Board Member Prof Andrew Abell joins the Editorial Board for the Jorunal of Chemistry and Applications. The Journal of Chemistry and Applications is an online Open Access peer reviewed journal that provides access to the current research and emerging scientific information pertaining to multidisciplinary areas of chemistry. Journal of Chemistry […]
21-24 November 2014: CNBP Annual Retreat in Port Lincoln The CNBP will host our first annual retreat in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Attendees will travel together departing at the conclusion of the Centre Launch Celebration. All CNBP staff, students and Partners will receive an invitation to join. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss the […]
3 September 2014: Invited Speaker Prof Tanya Monro joined a panel of international experts to discuss International development of tech transfer: How to break down those barriers and develop mutually beneficial collaborative projects at the BioSA Technology Transfer Summit
2 September 2014: Nanoscale BioPhotonics: new approaches to measurement opening windows into the body Recent advances at the intersection of optical physics, surface science and nanofabrication will be presented. These converging areas of research are driving our capacity to make measurements in regions that are typically difficult to access. For example, optical glasses and fibres […]
12 December 2014: ASCEPT0 MPGCR Satellite Meeting Time: 08:30 – 13:00 Venue: Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC, 3052 Cost: $25 (morning tea included) Facilitator: Dr Sanam Mustafa, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, University of Adelaide Register at: www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=13907 This half-day workshop will introduce the interdisciplinary approaches adopted by […]
August 2014: New windows into the body are being opened at the Macquarie CNBP node working with industry partners. Macquarie node of CNBP develops a hyperspectral imaging technology which is being applied to the three CNBP Biological Challenges within our program. Within this approach cells are illuminated at a variety of colours and their native […]
31 August 2014: Dr Stephen Warren-Smith – South Australian Adventurer of the Year Dr Stephen Warren-Smith was named SA Adventurer of the Year 2014. His adventure and scientific prowess was profiled in the Sunday Mail. See here for the full article
September 2014: NHMRC Fellowship for A/Prof Jeremy Thompson A/Prof Jeremy Thompson was awarded $750,810 for the highly competitive NHMRC Research Fellowship “New insights into oocyte and embryo health” (2015-2019).
24-27 August 2014: Conference presentation Dr Melanie Sutton-McDowall presented at the Society for Reproductive Biology Conference. This presentation entitled “The heterogeneous nature of cow embryos: sorting out the mixed bag of blastomeres” was awarded the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) New Scientist Award (oral presentation). For more information please click here to see the abstract. […]
August 2014: 2014 Postgraduate Survival Guide Prof Tanya Monro talks about opportunities for individuals to pursue their passion for fundamental science on page 30 of this years Postgraduate-Survival-guide. She also highlights that the Centre is looking for postgraduate students to join their growing team.
8 August 2014: Invited Seminar at the University of Melbourne A/Prof Mark Hutchinson visited the University of Melbourne, delivering a seminar on the topic: What is the Role of “The Other Brain” in Chronic Pain? In this seminar he reviewed the recent discoveries of how innate immune signalling within the brain and spinal cord facilitate […]
August 23 2014: Our design award for the new Research Facilities at the RMIT Node of CNBP Members of CNBP received a behind the scenes tour of the new Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT. Over a 1000 square meters of newly refurbished labs houses leading edge equipment for research in the area of chip […]
August 2014: National Nature Science Foundation of China Congratulations to A/Prof Dayong Jin for the recently announced grant “upconversion nanomaterials for super resolution nanoscopy from the National Nature Science Foundation (NNSF) of China. The grant of 200k RMB for 2 years was awarded under the International Collaboration Visiting Professorship Award Scheme in collaboration with Prof […]
21 August 2014: CNBP ECR Network Early career researchers from University of Adelaide Node held their first meeting with the goal of breaking down the language barriers between disciplines. Meetings will be hosted monthly with the goal of linking in with ECRs at other nodes in the future. If you would like find out more […]
11 August 2014: Outreach to Schools Dr Kathy Nicholson gave a presentation to high-school students at Seymoyur College discussing her career from a science graduate to her current role as Chief Operating Officer of the CNBP; with time spent as a postdoctoral scientist in New York City and travelling the world managing International science conferences.
10 August 2014: National Science Week Activity Science Alive! Science Alive! is one of Australia’s premier science and technology Expos with over 50 science-related organizations offering hands-on fun for all ages. Dazzling science, animal and magic shows will have children entranced and it will be the event they never want to leave. Professor Andrew Abell […]
7 August 2014: New update from Macquarie August promises to be an eventful month for CNBP. On the 6th of August, Ewa established a new collaboration with ETH in the area of SPAD arrays. These devices have applications for real-time fluorescence lifetime imaging. The idea is to use them as a version of Google glass […]
7 August 2014:New CNBP Members at Macquarie Today the Macquarie node of CNBP welcomed two budding researchers Aziz Rehmann and Piotr Wojdecki. Aziz is our new PhD student being supervised by Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director of CNBP. His program will contribute to noninvasive sensing of biological systems within the “Detect“ theme. Piotr is working […]
7 August 2014: Microstrcutures Fibers: Microstructured-fiber properties and remote-sensing capabilities ERIK SCHARTNER, HEIKE EBENDORFF-HEIDEPRIEM, and TANYA MONRO ABSTRACT: Microstructured fibers are filled with extremely bright rare-earth-doped nanocrystals (Superdots), the tailored-fiber geometry and bright particles significantly increase nanoparticle detection sensitivity in difficult-to-access locations. For the full article please click here
6 August 2014: Dr Christian Leiterer from IPHT Jena Dr Christian. Leiterer from the Institute for Photonic Technology in Jena Germany (IPHT) Macquarie University has been funded to undertake a 6 month research fellowship in 2014 at the Macquarie Node of CNBP . The competitive Fellowship is provided by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) . […]
6 August 2014: Invited Seminar A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem visited Prof Tong Sung at City University London delivering a seminar “Pushing the limits in glass properties and structures for laser, sensing and nonlinearity applications” The full abstract can be seen here
29 July 2014: Public Outreach CNBP researchers were profiled in an article in the South Australian Advertiser to promote new 3D printing capabilities and the opportunities for Industry. For more information please see the full article here
28 July 2014: A/Prof Hutchinson talks about the Brain at a Pfizer event in Perth A/Prof Mark Hutchinson spoke at a Pfizer event. The event was called: “The Brain: How we view persistent pain and what does this mean for futher tratments.
29 July 2014: Invited seminar at the Happy Perkins Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Mark Hutchinson delivered an invited seminar ‘The TOLL of knowing you are sick: Implications for pain and addiction” as part of the Bupa Seminar Series at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Reseach. The full abstract can be seen here
29 July 2014: Invited talk at ICOOPMA A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem gave an invited talk “Progress in extending non-silica glass properties and fiber fabrication” at ICOOPMA ; Leeds 2014. ABSTRACT: Non-silica glasses have demonstrated growing interest in recent years for nonlinear processing, mid-infrared lasing and sensing applications due to their extended properties relative to silica glass. […]
29 July 2014: Government Briefing Prof Ewa GoldysDeputy Director of CNBP Professor Ewa Goldys and Professor Nicki Packer attended the NSW Health and Medical Research Hubs Forum on 29 July 2014 at the Harborview North Hotel, Sydney. Ewa and Nicki are official Members of Northern Sydney Research Hub led by Professor Carol Pollock, Research Director, […]
29 July 2014: Formal lectures in nanobiophotonics will commence this coming Monday at Macquarie University. This formal unit of study (PHYS 704) covers current research directions at the interface of nanotechnology and biophotonics, addressing a common gap in the physics/engineering undergraduate curriculum. Students will learn about the principal types of nanomaterials and nanostructures with the […]
24 July 2014: RiAus ECR Network CNBP Investigators Professor Tanya Monro and A/Prof Jeremy Thompson joined Dr Dale Godfrey as panel members on an interactive and hands on workshop to discuss strategies for sucessful grant-writing. Several ECRs from the CNBP community attended the workshop alongside other PhD students, Early Career Researchers and Mid Career Researchers.