2014 News


Japan Atomic Energy Agency visits RMIT

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.

CNBP seminar – Macquarie University

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, […]

Prof Sergey Deyev visits Macquaire Node

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, […]

Welcome Dr Daniel Drumm to the CNBP

15 December 2014: New member of the RMIT Node. The CNBP are pleased to welcome Dr Daniel Drumm to the team.  Dan will be joining the Measure Team with Prof Andrew Greentree based at RMIT University

Go8 German Research Cooperative Grant

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 […]

Early Career Researcher Award

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

CNBP-themed Research Conference at Macquarie University

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 […]

Dr Andrew Brown, Senior Director, SPIE visits CNBP

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 […]

Reports plots research course

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  

CNBP Director profiled in STA newsletter

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

Prof Jim Piper elected STA President

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.  

2014 OSA Optics & Photonics Congress on Light, Energy and the Environment

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 […]

CNBP on ABC 639

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

Encouraging future scientists

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.

Researchers tour the Braggs

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.

IUSAP General Assembly – Singapore

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
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