Gold and graphene based platform

30 December 2015: Guozhen Liu, CNBP Research Fellow, is first author on the paper “Nanocomposites of gold nanoparticles and graphene oxide towards an stable label-free electrochemical immunosensor for detection of cardiac marker troponin-I.” Co-author of the paper is CNBP Deputy Director Ewa Goldys. The paper, published in the journal ‘Analytica Chimica Acta’ has been awarded […]

New sensor to aid IVF

17 December 2015: CNBP researcher Malcolm Purdey is lead author on a new paper published in the Journal Sensors. The paper reports the first single optical fibre tip probe for concurrent detection of both hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration and pH of a solution. The paper is titled “A Dual Sensor for pH and Hydrogen Peroxide […]

Future Fellowship awarded

16 December 2015: Congratulations to CNBP Research Fellow Dr Alfonso Garcia-Bennett, who today was awarded $674,352.00 under the ARC Future Fellowships scheme for 2016. The Fellowship which provides funding for four years, will allow Alfonso to develop his research in determining how the intrinsic physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles translate into extrinsic biological properties through their interaction with physiological […]

Recognition for CNBP Advisory Board Member

15 December 2015: Prof Calum Drummond, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President and CNBP Advisory Board Member, has been awarded the HG Smith Memorial Medal from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for his ability to fundamentally advance a field of research in chemical science, as evidenced by 10 years of publications. The annual […]

Drawing tubular fibres

15 December 2015: CNBP researchers A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and Dr Herbert Foo feature in this latest paper published in Optical Materials Express – ‘Drawing tubular fibres: experiments versus mathematical modelling.’ Abstract –  A series of six experiments drawing tubular fibres are compared to some recent mathematical modelling of this fabrication process. The importance of fibre […]

CNBP welcomes politicians

11 December 2015: CNBP was pleased to welcome The Hon Christopher Pyne MP (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), The Hon Karen Andrews MP (Assistant Minister for Science) and Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham (Minister for Education and Training) at the University of Adelaide today, discussing the Federal Government’s new National and Innovation Science Agenda. […]

Electronic transport in Si:P δ-doped wires

11 December 2015: ‘Electronic transport in Si:P δ-doped wires’ is the latest paper by CNBP Research Fellow Dr Daniel Drumm, published in the journal Physical Review B. Abstract – Despite the importance of Si:P δ-doped wires for modern nanoelectronics, there are currently no computational models of electron transport in these devices. In this paper we present a […]

Coverage: Barbara Kidman Fellowships

10 December 2015: University of Adelaide and CNBP researchers Dr Sabrina Heng and Dr Melanie McDowall are recipients of the Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship supports  female academics in enhancing and promoting their career, following time out of the workplace due to carer’s or family leave. The Fellowship is for 12 months and can […]

Life membership of AOS

8 December 2015: Prof Jim Piper, CNBP Macquarie University Node Leader has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Optical Society (AOS) following the organisation’s annual general meeting, held in 2015. The award recognizes Jim’s contribution to the society over many years. His signature was on the Memorandum of Association that established the AOS as […]

Order of merit!

4 December 2015: CNBP’s Sabrina Heng has been awarded the Dean’s Order of Merit for the Edith Dornwell Medal for 2015. The award recognises research excellence by a female Early Career Researcher (ECR) within the Science Faculty of the University of Adelaide. Sabrina’s work on developing optical fiber-based, regenerable sensors for metal ions in biology, […]

MCP award from the Society for Glycobiology

2 December 2015: Nicki Packer, CNBP Chief Investigator, has been awarded the 2015 Molecular and Cellular Proteomics award by the Society for Glycobiology. The award, sponsored at the annual SfG conference by the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) since 2013, is given to an individual whose accomplishments best represent the ideals of the research […]

Piotr Wargocki back at Macquarie University

25 November 2015: CNBP welcomes back Piotr Wargocki who will be undertaking his PhD study as a Centre student at Macquarie University research node. Piotr previously graduated from the Politechnika Wrocławska (Technical University of Wroclaw), Department of Electronics, Faculty of Signal Processing. Following that he took on a second Masters course in the field of Biomedical Engineering […]

Coverage: MQ and Regeneus agreement

24 November 2015: Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics was interviewed by The Australian and CH 10 News regarding a new collaboration agreement between Macquarie University and regenerative medicine company Regeneus. The agreement is based on further developing and commercialising CNBP cell selection technology.

New agreement to open the door to next generation cell therapies

24 November 2015: A new collaboration agreement has been announced today by Macquarie University and clinical-stage regenerative medicine company Regeneus Ltd, to commercialise a breakthrough cell selection technology that for the first time allows high potency secreting stem cells to be identified and selected for the manufacture of next generation cell therapies. The technology was […]

A new chelate for sensitive time-gated immunodetection

23 November 2015: CNBP researcher Nima Sayyadi is first author on a recently published paper titled, ‘A novel biocompatible europium chelate for sensitive time-gated immunodetection.’ The paper was published in the journal Chemical Communications. Abstract: We describe the synthesis of a novel hydrophilic derivative of a tetradentate β-diketone europium chelate that was used to prepare an […]

Tanya Monro at TEDx Adelaide 2015

21 November 2015: CNBP Advocate and Chief Investigator, Prof Tanya Monro, was one of a select group of speakers presenting at the Adelaide TEDx event for 2015. Tanya’s talk – on the intriguing topics of beauty and science – captured the imagination of a packed Adelaide Town Hall with discussion points including, “Physics is really about […]

New PhD student at Macquarie

18 November 2015: CNBP’s Macquarie University research node welcomes its latest PhD student Yan (Victoria) Wang. Victoria arrives from China with support from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Macquarie University. She gained her Masters degree  from the China Agricultural University. Professor James Piper (CNBP MQ Node Director) and Doctor Yiqing Lu (CNBP Research Fellow) will supervise […]

CNBP visits Belmont High School

13 November 2015: CNBP researchers Andy Greentree, Denitza Denkova and Lindsay Parker took their science to the students on Friday Nov 13th, visiting Belmont High School for a fun filled day of outreach, incorporating science demonstrations, talks, informal discussion and chat. First up was a 75 minute stage show in front of approximately 80 students […]

Partner launch with Bioplatforms Australia

9 November 2015: CNBP successfully launched its partnership with Bioplatforms Australia at a larger Node event at Macquarie University, Sydney, Nov 9th, 2015. The partner launch, added to the official proceedings of the CNBP Macquarie University research node launch, featured CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson and General Manager for Bioplatforms Australia, Mr Andrew Gilbert. Mark […]

CNBP launches Macquarie Uni node

9 November 2015: The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) officially launched its Macquarie University Research Node, at a formal event today in Sydney. This official launch was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bruce Dowton, a number of distinguished guests and a large contingent of CNBP researchers from all three Research Nodes, as well […]

Controlling upconversion nanocrystals for emerging applications

6 November 2015: The latest review paper from CNBP researchers Dayong Jin and Bingyang Shi, bench-mark their world-leading roles in upconversion nanotechnoloy. The paper is titled, “Controlling upconversion nanocrystals for emerging applications.” Authors: Bo Zhou, Bingyang Shi, Dayong Jin & Xiaogang Liu. The full paper is available online with the abstract included below. Abstract: Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals […]

CNBP CI wins excellence award

4 November 2015: CNBP CI Nicki Packer has been recognised for her world leading achievements at Macquarie University, winning the  2015 Award for Excellence in Research – Innovative Technologies. Professor Packer and her team have been acknowledged as one of the first research groups in the world to link glycomics to the proteomics and genomics […]

Coverage: Talk of a cure for chronic pain

2 November 2015: CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson features in a 7 News report explaining how CNBP science can help with  the diagnosis of chronic pain via the development of a new ‘pain blood test’.    

Coverage: The nose knows best

30 October 2015: Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics provided comment to Australian Life Scientist about her recent study which found the colour of neuronal cells in the nose can be used to diagnose for a rare genetic disorder called MELAS syndrome.  

New CNBP student at MQ

28 October 2015: CNBP’s Macquarie University node welcomes its newest PhD student, Meng He. Meng holds a Masters degree of Science, with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, having graduated from Fujian Normal University, China in June 2015. His thesis focused on bistratal artificial blood vessels and issues of bio-compatibility. Meng will be supervised by Prof. […]

City University London launch

23 October 2015: CNBP and City University London (CUL) have formally celebrated their ongoing partnership activity, with a successful partner launch and joint workshop, undertaken at City University London, October 23rd, 2015. As part of proceedings, CNBP Director, Professor Mark Hutchinson, gave a comprehensive review of current CNBP activities, explaining its core themes – illuminate, recognize, measure and […]

CNBP does Melbourne Knowledge Week

20 October 2015: CNBP’s RMIT node reached out to the public today, hosting a panel discussion on nanoscale technology as a part of  Melbourne Knowledge Week. ‘Up Close and Revealed: Life at the Nanoscale’ was the theme of the event with a focus on nanoscale optical sensors, quantum technology and next generation computational devices. Panel […]

Brant Gibson interview on 3CR

16 October 2015: CNBP CI Brant Gibson talked with radio station 3CR about an event – ‘Up Close and Revealed: Life at the Nanoscale’, a public panel discussion that took place at CNBP’s RMIT node for Melbourne Knowledge Week. You can click through to the 19:50 minute mark (when Brant’s interview begins) or listen to […]

CNBP researchers visit Wuhan

12 October 2015: CNBP researchers from the University of Adelaide, Dr Jingxian Yu and Dr John Horsley, were invited by several academic facilities in Wuhan, China, to disseminate their recent research. Lectures were given to the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China University of Geosciences (CUG), […]

Coverage: Chronic pain may be about rewiring the brain

12 October 2015: CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson is interviewed about chronic pain in this article in the Huffington Post. He explains the differences between acute and chronic pain and notes the need for new approaches – the challenge is to work with a patient to “change that person’s brain so that they are able to feel pain […]

Business Insider panel discussion

12 October 2015: Molecular analysis, big data, the smart economy, commercialisation and Star Trek style advances in medical technology were just some of the topics covered by Centre Deputy Director, Ewa Goldys, as a panelist at today’s ‘Business Insider’ event. Goldys joined Sean Hogan (IBM), Patrick Brennan (the University of Sydney) and David Hansen (CSIRO) […]

New CNBP PhD student at MQ Uni

7 October 2015: The Macquarie University node of CNBP is growing rapidly! Last week we were delighted to welcome a new PhD student Fei Wang (Felix) who is supported by a CSC scholarship. Felix will be working with Professor Ewa Goldys and Doctors Wei Deng (DECRA Fellow at MQ) and Guozhen Liu (CNBP) as well […]

Bio-conjugation of protein molecules to upconversion nanoparticles

2 October 2015: A novel, simple, and stable method for one-step bio-conjugation of protein molecules to upconversion nanoparticles is demonstrated in the latest paper released by CNBP researchers in the journal ‘Analytical Chemistry’. The paper is titled “One-step Protein Conjugation to Upconversion Nanoparticles.” Authors: Jie Lu, Yinghui Chen, Deming Liu, Wei Ren, Yiqing Lu, Yu Shi, James […]

Collaborating with CSIRO

1 October 2015: CNBP officially launched its partnership with CSIRO today, at an on-site event at the Clayton facility of CSIRO in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Partner, Professor Yonggang Zhu, Team Leader of CSIRO’s Microfluidic Platforms Team, announced that he was extremely privileged to be a partner of CNBP and looks forward to future collaborations. Centre […]

Seeing into the body, one photon at a time

30 September 2015: In support of the official opening of CNBP’s RMIT University research node, a public lecture was undertaken by CNBP Chief Investigator and RMIT Professor, Andrew Greentree on Wednesday September 30th. The lecture, titled ‘Seeing into the body, one photon at a time’, saw Andrew Greentree discussing the nature of light, quantum physics, and how […]

CNBP’s RMIT node officially launched

29 September 2015: Senator Bridget McKenzie, Martin Bean Vice Chancellor and President of RMIT University, and Professor Calum Drummond RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, jointly launched the RMIT Research Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at a formal event today, Tuesday September 29, 2015. The event, which […]

CNBP CI at HUPO 2015

28 September 2015: Chief Investigator at the CNBP, Nicki Packer, attended the 14th Human Proteome Organization World Congress (HUPO 2015), held September 27 – 30, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was organiser and Chair of the ‘Glycomics and Glycoproteomics’ session and also gave an invited talk, “Glycomics-assisted glycoproteomics: deciphering the complexity.” Further information on HUPO […]

Lost in Science on 3CR

24 September 2015: CNBP CI Andrew Greentree was interviewed for the ‘Lost in Science’ radio show on station 3CR in Melbourne. He was interviewed by Claire Farrugia and discussed Centre activities and his upcoming public lecture, ‘Seeing into the body, one photon at a time’. The interview aired on Thursday 24th September, but is also […]

SAHMRI partnership officially launched

23 September 2015: Personnel from The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) came together today, to officially launch and celebrate a research partnership between the two organisations in the area of nano biophotonics. SAHMRI, partnering with CNBP by hosting the Centre’s cardiovascular theme ‘Inside Blood Vessels’, will […]

Networking with the Dementia Training Study Centre

22 September 2015: CNBP’s University of Adelaide research node has undertaken a successful networking event with the SA Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC). The event, hosted at the University of Adelaide, saw presentations by Centre Director Mark Hutchinson and Centre researcher Georgios Tsiminis, as well as talks by DTSC attendees as well. A highlight was Tsiminis’ […]

Concordia College visits CNBP

21 September 2015: Students of Concordia College were left with an improved understanding of nano biophotonics, as well as the opportunities that a science education can provide, following a visit to the CNBP at the University of Adelaide earlier today. Impressed students were shown around CNBP laboratories by researchers Georgios Tsiminis and Yinlan Ruan, and were […]

In-vivo imaging of Vitamin C

18 September 2015: A new paper has been released in Scientific Reports with two CNBP researchers as contributing authors –  Dayong Jin and Xianlin Zheng. The paper detailed the successfull development of a responsive luminescence probe, TOB-Eu3+, for specific recognition and background-free quantification of vitamin C in living cells and lab animals. Authors: Bo Song, Zhiqing Ye, Yajie […]

Goldys speaks at OSA event

18 September 2015: Ewa Goldys, CNBP Deputy Director, was invited to speak at The Optical Society (OSA) Incubator event, “Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation,” at the OSA Headquarters, Washington, 16-18 Sept 2015. The aim of this small invitation-only meeting, organised by Laura Marcu (UC Davis, US), […]

Profile in STA newsletter

17 September 2015: CNBP researcher Dr Sabrina Heng has been interviewed about her career and passion for science in the latest ‘Science & Technology Australia’ newsletter. She explains that her passion lies in being in an environment where she is contributing towards developing tools for early disease diagnosis. And that she still gets goose bumps when […]

Multi-year Fellowship announced

16 September 2015: A multi-year Fellowship has been jointly announced by the CNBP and the American Australian Association. The Fellowship will support an American PhD or early career Postdoctoral Fellow who wishes to conduct research at the CNBP, at any of its Australian nodes – the University of Adelaide, Macquarie University or RMIT University. The Fellowship will […]

New CNBP student at MQ node

2 September 2015: CNBP’s Macquarie University node welcomes its newest PhD student, Kaixin Zhang from China. Kaixin is supervised by Centre Deputy Director Ewa Goldys with his research program focused broadly in the area of nanosensors for biological application. During his PhD period, he will be focused more specifically on the determination of cytokines by […]

New CNBP student at Macquarie

1 September 2015: We welcome CNBP’s newest PhD candidate to Macquarie University, Sameera Iqbal. Sameera, supervised by CNBP Chief Investigator Nicolle Packer, is working on finding a selective bioactive-peptide that will bind to Polysialic Acid, for use in imaging in the brain. Her PhD is titled, “Imaging Polysialic Acid Using Selective Bioactive-Peptides.” She completed a Bachelor of […]

Seminars at Macquarie

28 August, 2015: Professor Lothar Lilge, from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada undertook two seminars as part of a visit to the Macquarie University research node of the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Friday 28th August, 2015. Professor Lilge’s first talk was titled: “Making PDT work for GBM and other brain tumours: predicting  Photosensitizer accumulation, planning […]

Centre CIs win Eureka prize

27 August 2015: A team headed up by CNBP Chief Investigators Prof. Dayong Jin and Prof. Tanya Monro has been recognised for its innovative research in developing super-bright nanocrystals (termed Super Dots), winning ‎the Eureka‬ 2015 Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. The Super Dots team, consisting of Dayong Jin, CNBP, University of Technology Sydney […]

CNBP session at ESA-SRB meeting

24 August 2015: Nanoscale biosensing in reproductive medicine was the theme of a CNBP symposium at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology for 2015. CNBP speakers included Prof. Mark Hutchinson, Prof. Ewa Goldys and A/Prof Brant Gibson who presented the concepts/applications of their CNBP work, […]

Allenby Gardens school visit

21 August 2015: CNBP researchers Michelle Zhang and Vicky Staikopoulos visited Allenby Gardens Primary School in Adelaide during National Science Week. They talked to 30+ Year 5 students about the power of light and its use in medical research and diagnosis. This included discussions on fluorescence in Nature and biology, and the use of advanced optical […]

Alf Garcia-Bennett at IMMS-9

20 August 2015: Alf Garcia-Bennett, CNBP Research Fellow, has given an oral presentation at the 9th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium (IMMS-9) with an abstract titled “.” The event, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, facilitated discussion on progress and perspectives, fundamental challenges for synthesis chemistry, and industrial applications of mesostructured materials. Approximately 350 participants, […]

Playford Primary visit

18 August 2015: In a school visit organised by the Smith Family Charity as a part of National Science Week, CNBP researcher Michelle Zhang and CNBP Honours student  Irene Willcocks, gave a 45 min talk and science demonstration to over 20 students at Playford Primary School, Northern Adelaide. During the outreach session, the students (ranging from […]

CNBP shares science at Open Day!

16 August 2015: The CNBP shared its exciting science journey of “creating windows into the body” to potential future students, at the University of Adelaide Open Day, Sunday August 16th, 2015. Over a 150 potential University students and their families dropped by the CNBP booth during the day to discuss future study and career paths, […]

Kids navigate neuroscience

15 August 2015: CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson and Centre researcher Vicky Staikopoulos were talking Pirate Photons at the ‘Kids Navigate Neuroscience’ outreach event, coordinated and hosted by the University of Adelaide Medical School, August 15, 2015. The event, supported by the Centre of Nanoscale BioPhotonics, contributed to National Science Week activity, and saw 250 children […]

Speaking about chronic pain

13 August 2015: CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson has given a keynote presentation at the Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM), Thursday 13th August 2015. His presentation, “Speaking about chronic pain to drug addiction: why do you know you are sick?”, was streamed live with the recording now also available for viewing online. CHARM, showcasing […]

New PhD student at Macquarie

13 August 2015: CNBP welcomes its newest PhD student, Shathili Abdulrahman (Shazy) at Macquarie University node. Following his graduation from the University of Sydney (Molecular Biology and Genetics), Shazy successfully finished a Master of Research under CNBP Chief Investigator Professor Nicki Packer, investigating sugar involvement in microbial pathogenicity. He is now a CNBP PhD student involved in the […]

SPIE Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIII Conference

9 August 2015: A/Prof Brant Gibson, CNBP CI,  presented a paper at the SPIE Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIII Conference (OP416), San Diego, California, 9-13 August 2015. The paper presented was titled: ‘Hybrid quantum photonic applications of nanodiamond.’ Abstract: Fluorescent nanodiamonds (NDs) have a range of unique properties which make them highly desirable for bioimaging […]

Reversible ion sensing with the flip of a switch

3 August, 2015: Read about the development of new metal ion sensors using microstructured optical fibres in an article written by CNBP researcher Sabrina Heng. Available now, in the latest issue of e-Science Magazine, produced by the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide.  

Morphine and mindfulness podcast

30 July 2014: Find out more about chronic pain in this hour long podcast,  ‘Morphine and Mindfulness – Same Room, Different Windows’, a live recording of a public panel discussion, part of the ‘Art in Pain’ program series. Featuring CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson and other invited panelists, the use  of morphine-type drugs called opiates, as well as therapeutic […]

James McWha Award of Excellence goes to Hutchinson

20 July 2015: The 2015 James McWha Award of Excellence has just been announced by the University of Adelaide, with Director for the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Mark Hutchinson, a very worthy recipient. The award, recognizing outstanding alumni who have graduated from the University of Adelaide within the past 15 years,  looks at those individuals […]

Imaging talk at Chemical Proteomics Symposium

17 July 2015: CNBP Chief Investigator Nicki Packer gave an invited national talk at the 2nd Chemical Proteomics Symposium, held at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney, Australia. Her talk was titled, “MALDI imaging mass spectrometry of N-linked glycans on formalin-fixed tissue: differentiating tissue types.” Further symposium information is available here.

CNBP makes mark at APNFO10

16 July 2015: The 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Near-field Optics (APNFO10), held July 7-10 2015 in Japan, saw significant CNBP representation and visibility. Two Centre Chief Investigators gave invited talks: Dayong Jin (University of Technology, Sydney) – Upconversion SuperDots for Nanoscale Biophotonics.  Brant Gibson (RMIT University) – Nanodiamonds: Hybrid-Photonic and BioPhotonic applications. CNBP PhD student Wan […]

Newest CNBP recruit publishes in Nature Photonics

14 July 2015: Our newest CNBP recruit, Dr Martin Ploschner, has just been published in the prestigious journal Nature Photonics. The research, titled “Seeing through chaos in multimode fibres” is a study from his previous role at the University of Dundee and could open up a new era of superfast communications technology and lead to breakthroughs […]

Partners with Peking University

13 July, 2015 The Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and Peking University cemented ties in a partnership launch and associated workshop, that took place in Beijing, China on Monday 13th July, 2015. Launch activities included introductions, organisational overviews, as well as a hosted tour and lunch, facilitating engagement and discussion between CNBP and Peking University […]

CNBP researchers visit IPHT Jena

13 July 2015: From the 28th of June to the 3rd of July, Dr Georgios Tsiminis and Dr Erik Schartner from the Adelaide node of the CNBP visited the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, Germany, as part of a longer trip that also included oral presentations at the CLEO Europe 2015 International Conference […]

A close and ongoing partnership with HUST

8 July, 2015: The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), celebrated their close and ongoing relationship with a successful partner launch at the Wuhan located  University, on Wednesday July 8th, 2015. HUST, with a long history of collaboration with individual CNBP researchers prior to recent partnership activity, […]

CNBP at International Nanomedicine Conference

8 July 2015: CNBP was certainly well represented at the 6th Annual International Nanomedicine Conference, at Sydney’s Coogee Beach, July 6-8, 2015. Targeting both researchers and clinicians, the conference saw a large number of CNBP personnel in attendance, with oral and poster presentations undertaken by the following CNBP researchers – Oral Presentations Dr. Andrew Care – Building […]

PhD commendation

7 July 2015: Congratulations to CNBP researcher John Horsley, who has just been awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence from the University of Adelaide.  A Commendation is awarded when all examiners consider the thesis to be ‘outstanding’. John’s thesis, titled “The Effects of Macrocyclic Constraints on Electron Transfer in Peptides”, examined the importance […]

New faces at Macquarie Uni

6 July 2015: CNBP’s Macquarie Uni node welcomed two new faces this month – Mushtaq Sobhan (pictured) who is visiting and working with Prof. Ewa Goldys on the development of a real time sensor for the detection of hydrogen peroxide in vivo. Also, student Mahdieh Dashtbani, who will be learning about Raman detection in her Master of Research and working […]

Olympus partnership launched

3 July 2015: CNBP’s latest partner launch successfully took place 3 July 2015, with industry partner Olympus, at Olympus Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. The launch and associated visit over two days, saw members of the CNBP leadership team (Mark Hutchinson, Jim Piper, Brant Gibson, and Mel Trebilcock) meet with key Olympus Executives to actively reinforce and […]

Macquarie photonics seminar

3 July 2015: As part of the 2015 Macquarie University Photonics Seminar Series, Prof. Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director of the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics gave an informative talk detailing CNBP activity, focus and aspirations for the future. The seminar series, coordinated by the MQ Photonics Research Centre is the organisation’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research […]

Coverage: Phone apps take health aids beyond fitness

1 July 2015: CNBP Deputy Director Ewa Goldys is quoted extensively in a Fairfax article (The SMH and The Age) on the use of mobile technology to diagnose illness and disease. Detailed, is Ewa’s view on the increasing use of smart phone technology in this space, as well as a summary of recent CNBP research, […]

CNBP’s newest Research Fellow

1 July 2015: CNBP welcomes its newest Research Fellow – Dr Martin Ploschner. Located at Sydney’s Macquarie University, Martin will be working in Prof Ewa Goldys’ team, working on the development of novel imaging tools (using computer holography) for imaging of fragile biological systems (such as early stage mouse embryos). He will also be developing new illumination methods […]

Science experience day at RMIT

1 July 2015: CNBP Chief Investigator Prof. Andrew Greentree has participated in RMIT’s recent ‘Experience Science Day’, helping explain to eighty-five high school students, the possibilities that further scientific study can offer. The day long event, attended by students in Years 10, 11 and 12, explained the broad range of programs on offer at RMIT University, and provided a […]

Visitor Dr Lina Geng

29 June 2015: We welcome our latest visitor to CNBP, the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and the University of Adelaide School of Physical Sciences, Dr Lina Geng. Dr Geng from China, will spend six months in Prof Andrew Abell’s group from June to December, 2015. Dr Lina Geng earned her M.Sci and Ph.D degrees […]

Roman Kostecki at ICMAT2015

28 June 2015: CNBP researcher Roman Kostecki presented his latest research paper at the 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT2015). The conference, twinned with the 4th Photonics Global Conference took place in Singapore 28 June – 3 July 2015. The paper, titled “Thin-film Polymer Functionalization of Optical Fiber Enabling Multiligand Chemosensing” was published […]

Successful fellowship support

24 June 2015: CNBP is pleased to announce that Depeng Kong has won a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at CNBP for a year to fabricate new fibres. The CAS is an institution of the State Council of China, functioning as the national scientific thinktank and academic governing body.    

Supervised student selected as Reaxys finalist

23 June 2015: In a major international achievement, Henry Pepper from the University of Adelaide has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2015 Reaxys PhD Prize, from over 450 submissions around the world. His representative paper entitled: ‘Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (±)-Merochlorin A’ was published in Angewandte Chemie, 2013. Henry is the only […]

RACI Athel Beckwith Lectureship awarded

23 June 2015: Jonathan George (CNBP Associate Investigator) has been awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Athel Beckwith Lectureship for 2015. This is an annual funded lectureship to allow outstanding, recently appointed, organic chemists to travel around Australia and present the results of their research work. The objective is to provide the Lecturer with […]

Winning outreach strategy

17 June 2015: Ample use of liquid nitrogen and dry ice was a winning outreach strategy employed by CNBP Research Fellow, Alf Garcia-Bennett in his attempt to demonstrate to Year 1 school children, the differing states of matter. In an hour long presentation to approximately 25 young students at Cammeray Public School in Sydney, Garcia-Bennett used these […]

CNBP CI gives keynote nano talk

16 June 2015: Brant Gibson, Associate Professor at RMIT University and CNBP Chief Investigator, was keynote speaker at the “Vaccine, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Symposium: Exploring Nanotechnologies,” event, hosted by the Burnet Institute at the Alfred Centre, in Melbourne. Taking place on June 16th, 2015, Brant’s talk was titled, “Nanodiamond for biophotonic and hybrid-photonic applications.”  

Inspiring visit to Sydney Girls High School

16 June 2015: CNBP Deputy Director, Prof Ewa Goldys had an inspiring visit to Sydney Girls High School on Thursday, June 11, 2015 where she acted as an ‘expert judge’ in assessing Year 9 students and their research projects as part of the school’s annual Science Conference. Students designed and performed an investigation into a research area of […]

Macquarie node welcomes visitor Prof. Teresa Petersen

16 June 2015: CNBP’s Macquarie University node is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Teresa Petersen from Aalborg University, Denmark who is visiting the Centre for a two week period. As a part of the visit she will be giving a seminar titled “Towards a new photonic cancer therapy: stopping cancer cell activation, migration and metastases with […]

New starter at Macquarie node

15 June 2015: CNBP Macquarie node welcomes on board its newest recruit, Dr Lianmei Jiang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. A part of Prof Jim Piper’s group, Lianmei will be undertaking CNBP related research activity, particularly related to CNBP’s Olympus collaboration. Welcome to the CNBP team Lianmei.

Centre workshop at Macquarie University

10 June 2015: It was a full house at CNBP’s Materials and Bioconjugation Workshop, June 9th 2015. Hosted at Macquarie University, the full day workshop featured CNBP researchers talking briefly about their project work, followed by five minute Q&As. Intended as educational overviews, the talks successfully enhanced understanding across the disparate areas of the trans-disciplinary Centre […]

Successful grant from the Neurological Research Foundation

5 June 2015: CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson and Deputy Director Ewa Goldys have been successfully named on a grant from the Neurological Research Foundation, to characterize peripheral blood immune cell hyperspectral profiles from spinal cord injury patients. The activity is to aid in the prediction of motor recovery outcome after injury.  If successful, this line […]

Presentation at NDNC 2015

3 June 2015: CNBP RMIT Node Leader A/Prof Brant Gibson recently presented at the 9th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons (NDNC 2015) with a paper titled ‘Hybrid Nanodiamond-tellurite Photonics: Towards Low Loss Devices’. The talk took place on Thu 28 May with this year’s NDNC conference taking place in Shizuoka, Japan. The event hosted […]

CNBP researcher publishes cover article

2 June 2015: A new research paper has been published by CNBP researcher Daniel W. Drumm. The article, examining models for a dye-sensitised solar cell, featured on the back cover of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. TITLE: Optical properties of a conjugated-polymersensitised solar cell: the effect of interfacial structure. ABSTRACT: Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) have […]

Beyond competitive grants

02 June 2015: CNBP Advocate and Chief Investigator, Prof Tanya Monro was Moderator at the RiAus ECR Network event entitled Beyond Competitive Grants. The event featured  a number of speakers who presented  case studies of effective approaches to getting non-competitive funding. Further information available from the RiAus web site :  

Successful Southampton Uni partner launch

28 May 2015: CNBP recently celebrated a successful partner launch with the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, UK – the launch taking place on the 21st May 2015. Hosted by Partner Investigator Gilberto Brambilla (Professor at the ORC) and Jo Nesbitt, (Southampton University – Director of International Relations), the launch consisted of […]

Monthly Macquare seminars

28 May 2015: CNBP Macquarie node undertook its monthly seminar series today, with Dr. Varun Sreenivasan and Dr. Biju Cletus presenting for 30 minutes on the following abstract topics, each followed by a short Q&A session: Title: Nanorubies for Biomolecular Imaging Contributors: Varun Sreenivasan, W. A. Wan Razali, Carlo Bradac, Mark Connor, Ewa Goldys, Andrei […]
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