About Us

Message from the Executive Team

We are thrilled to be leading the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, the CNBP. This truly transdisciplinary centre brings together leading Australian researchers with partners in Europe, the US and China and industry.

Our aim is to extend the boundaries of knowledge in nanoscale photonics and to deliver outcomes in three key impact areas:

With 38 Million dollars committed to the CNBP over 7-years, we have the opportunity to create a significant legacy for the scientific community through enabling the discovery of chemical, nanomaterial and fibre-based light responsive tools that sense and can image the molecular origins of Reproductive success, Vascular health, and Persistent pain. 

Our approaches and technologies have broad applications across biosciences, agriculture and industry processes and will be translated out of the CNBP to the international biomedical and clinical communities. This will be through the creation of deployable Biodevices that will allow others to expand the Discovery of the origins of health and disease at the nanoscale, with similar platform technologies also being adapted for use in veterinary care, agricultural and food manufacturing and industry processes.

Australia is home to many new innovations and technologies. We aim to add to that proud reputation by training the next generation of scientific leaders and equipping them with the light-based measurement tools of the future. Our mandate is to bring our fellow Australians on this journey, engaging them in science that will play an important part in building our economic future.

The Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale BioPhotonics is a collaborative program with research focussed within three nodes - at the University of Adelaide, Macquarie University and RMIT University.

The CNBP links into the broader Australian community through a team of Associate Investigators (AIs) from Melbourne University, Monash, Deakin University, ANU, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Western Australia.

The reach and capacity of the Centre is enhanced by active links with Partner Organisations, providing Centre researchers with rich opportunities to work within leading international groups in areas that complement and extend the core capabilities in the Centre, both within Australia (CSIRO, SAHMRI) and overseas (Peking University, Huazhong University, University Health Network Toronto, University of Southampton, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology and City University London).

A strong governance structure will enable us to marshal the enthusiasm and commitment of this team to the vision of the CNBP to pursue ambitious science goals.

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.