2018 News

Helping make brain surgery safer

19 December 2018: Researchers from CNBP and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, together with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and University of Western Australia collaborators, have demonstrated  the potential of an ‘imaging needle’ for reducing the risk of dangerous brain bleeds in patients undergoing brain biopsy. In the journal Science Advances, the researchers describe how […]

Cellular glycan surfaces in the central nervous system

17 December 2018: A review paper by CNBP researchers (lead author  Sameera Iqbal pictured) reports on the examination of cellular glycan surfaces in the central nervous system and links to disorders and disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and more. Journal: Biochemical Society Transactions. Publication title:  Understanding cellular glycan surfaces in the central nervous […]

Super-resolution volumetric imaging

11 December 2018: The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced funding for a super-resolution imaging facility that will be the first of its kind in Australia. The facility brings together a consortium of multidisciplinary researchers from leading Australian Universities, Institutes and Research Centres (including CNBP) to develop new capacities for materials science, photonics devices, engineering, […]

Soft-glass imaging microstructured optical fiber

10 December 2018: A proof-of-concept fabrication of a soft-glass imaging microstructured optical fiber has been demonstrated by CNBP scientists in a new research paper published in the journal Optics Express. Lead author of the paper is Dr Stephen C. Warren-Smith, CNBP Associate Investigator at the University of Adelaide who notes that it is envisaged that […]

Expertise in microfluidic device development!

29 November 2018: Meet CNBP’s Dr Lianmei Jiang in our latest ‘Quick Chat’ video! She’s developing advanced microfluidic devices for use in cancer diagnosis. “What I love about science is the more that I learn, the more I realise how little I actually know. Science is a way to turn ‘I don’t know’ into ‘I […]

Optimising the creation of NV centres in diamond

24 November 2018: An improved method to convert nitrogen to nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond has been reported by CNBP researchers in a paper published in the journal Carbon. Lead author of the paper was CNBP student Marco Capelli (pictured). Journal: Carbon. Publication title: Increased nitrogen-vacancy centre creation yield in diamond through electron beam irradiation at […]

Modulation of the nano-environment

15 November 2018: A new CNBP research publication (lead author Dr Roman Kostecki, University of Adelaide) describes how molecular interactions can be modulated by defining the local nano-environment to give a specific chemical outcome. Journal: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Publication title: Control of Molecular Recognition via Modulation of the Nanoenvironment. Authors: Roman Kostecki, Sabrina Heng, Adrian M. […]

Optical fiber based immunosensor detects cytokines

13 November 2018: An immunosensor created on an optical fiber surface has been developed by CNBP researchers that has successfully detected cytokine proteins in a rat’s spinal cord. The result indicates that such fiber sensors can be used as an effective and sensitive tool for localised detection of cytokines in vivo, in a range of research […]

A spiropyran-based nanocarrier

10 November 2018: CNBP researchers have published a new science paper reporting on a new zinc responsive delivery system with real-time intracellular sensing capabilities. Lead author of the publication is Dr Sabrina Heng (pictured). Journal: Chemistry. Publication title: Spiropyran‐based Nanocarrier: A New Zn2+‐Responsive Delivery System with Real Time Intracellular Sensing Capabilities. Authors: Sabrina Heng, Xiaozhou Zhang, Jinxin Pei, Alaknanda […]

Brain Foundation research gift awarded

30 October 2018: CNBP Associate Investigators Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino (University of Adelaide) and Dr Andrew Care (Macquarie University), together with CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson have been awarded a highly competitive Research Gift by the Australian Brain Foundation. The funds granted will help the team to develop a new technique that aims to prevent the […]

Best ECR presentation award

26 October 2018: CNBP’s Dr Nisha Schwarz, has won ‘Best ECR Presentation’ at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Research Showcase event, held Friday 26th October. Nisha’s presentation was ‘Colchicine in CVD : An Ancient Therapeutic With Novel Applications. But How?’ During the talk she revealed some insights on its mechanisms specific to atherosclerosis. […]

‘Ingenuity’ promotes STEM study

23 October 2018: ‘Ingenuity’, a public facing event run by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (University of Adelaide) was recently held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and CNBP science was represented! The University event, showcasing final year student projects and achievements, was attended by thousands of school students, industry representatives and members […]

QST partner launch

15 October 2018: The ‘National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)’ has been announced as a partner organisation of the CNBP at an official launch event held in Japan, October 15th, 2018. The QST, a merger of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) with operations that were previously undertaken by the […]

Glycan cancer research features on Nine News

13 October 2018: Dr Arun Everest-Dass, CNBP researcher at the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University has been interviewed by Nine News  about his glycan focused cancer research. The interview took place during the Institution’s annual Glycomics Week activities, the aim of which is to draw attention to the significant glycan research taking place in the […]

CNBP tech transfer on show at STA event

11 October 2018: CNBP science and it’s translation into exciting new commercial ventures  was on show at the ‘Science meets Business’ event held in Brisbane, October 11th, 2018. The event, coordinated by STA, brought national and international corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors together with Australian research and commercialisation pioneers, to help […]

Strong microwave photon-magnon coupling in multiresonant dielectric antennas

9 October 2018: A new perspectives paper by CNBP researcher Dr Ivan Maksymov, RMIT University discusses dielectric resonant systems and demonstrates their ability to operate as multiresonant antennas for light, microwaves, magnons, sound, vibrations and heat. Journal: Journal of Applied Physics. Publication title: Perspective: Strong microwave photon-magnon coupling in multiresonant dielectric antennas. Author: Ivan S. Maksymov. Abstract: Achieving quantum-level […]

Publications masterclass gets top marks from attendees

9 October 2018: CNBP has held a successful ‘Publications Masterclass’ for its PhD students, providing participants with a hands-on experience in preparing manuscripts for academic peer reviewed journals. Hosted by Professor Andrew Greentree (RMIT) and Professor Tiffany Walsh at Deakin University, the two day masterclass (8-9th October) took 18 students through the publication writing process, provided tips […]

Nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals

4 October 2018: A new review paper by CNBP student Cheryl Suwen Law (University of Adelaide) & other CNBP coauthors provides a comprehensive and up-to-date collation of fundamental and applied developments of nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals as optical platforms for chemo- and biosensing applications. Journal: Nanomaterials. Publication title: Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Photonic Crystals for Optical […]

3D printing of OCT probes

4 October 2018: A new paper published in Scientific Reports demonstrates the feasibility of 3D printing of optical coherence tomography (OCT) fibre-optic probes. Lead author on the publication is CNBP’s Dr Jiawen Li (pictured). Journal: Scientific Reports. Publication title: Two-photon polymerisation 3D printed freeform micro-optics for optical coherence tomography fibre probes. Authors: Jiawen Li, Peter Fejes, Dirk Lorenser, […]

Medical Innovation Awards success

3 October 2018: Dr Yiqing Lu, CNBP Associate Investigator at Macquarie University, has  taken out second place in the prestigious Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards. The awards recognise the pursuits of young Australian researchers who are at the forefront of medical research. For his work in developing a new nanocrystal powered optical imaging technique – to help […]
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