Launch - 21 November 2014
Attendees included the CNBP research community from our three Nodes (The University of Adelaide, Macquarie University and RMIT University) as well as Centre Partners, Committee Members and friends.
Annual Retreat - 2014
The CNBP hosted our Inaugural Annual Retreat in Port Lincoln, South Australia from 21-24 November 2014.
Over 80 researchers from all of our Nodes and Partner Institutions gathered for 3 days of scientific discovery, networking and collaboration building.
Thanks to our International Science Committee members for their support and advise throughout the retreat.
Photo from Left the Right: Prof Yafeng Guan (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Prof Katarina Svanberg (Lund, Sweden)l Prof Dennis Matthews (UC Davis) and CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson
Thanks to all attendees for the wonderful collaborative spirit that was felt throughout the retreat. I think it is safe to say new friendships and collaborations were successfully built.
Save the dates
CNBP 2015 Annual Retreat will be hosted during the week starting November 9 2015
CNBP 2016 Annual Retreat will be hosted during the week starting November 7 2016
Inaugural Workshop - January 28-29 2014
Shortly after the announcement of our new Centre of Excellence key investigators and collaborators gathers at the University of Adelaide to kick start the Centre. With over 80 attendees the workshop provided an opportunity to inform the community and grow the ideas that will shape the scientific direction of the CNBP.
Inter-Node Workshop - July 26 2014
Centre personnel from all three nodes gathered at Macquarie University with the goal of building relationships to forge new collaborations.
Each attendee gave a brief two minute presentation on who they are, and their research interests/expertise. This was followed by interactive round table discussions led by each of the theme/ biological challenge leaders with a goal of sharing their own unique challenges. New ideas and new solutions from divers disciplines were tabled - followed by a final sesssion of blue sky thinking where new CNBP projects were presented for open discussion.
Researchers left the workshop with a new understanding of the breadth of expertise and potential contained within the CNBP research community.
Macquaire BioFocus Research Centre Conference - 11 December 2014
The Macquarie BioFocus Research Centre organised a conference in bringing together academics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine from within Macquarie and other local institutions.
ASCEPT0 MPGCR Satellite Meeting - 12 December 2014
Facilitated by Dr Sanam Mustafa, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, University of Adelaide
This event took place at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC, 3052 on 12 December 2014 (08:30 – 13:00)
Early Career Researchers (ECRs) meet monthly to share scientific expertise and network amongst peers. With a strict "no boss" policy this is an opportunity to ask questions across the scientfiic disciplines and build relationships with your peers.
For more information please contact Dr Sabrina Heng
Bi-monthly sensing meetings will be held at the University of Adelaide every second Thursday (10:30 -11:30) in the Braggs Building 2.14
If you would like further information please contact Dr Georgios Tsiminis
Seminars at Macquarie University
Once monthly seminar sessions are held at Macquarie University. The research focused seminars provide ECRs and PhD students with the opportunity to share ther current activities with the CNBP team. They are held on Friday afternoons in the E7B T5 Theatre at 3:15 - 4:15pm.
If you would like further information please contact Dr Guozhen Liu
CNBP are proud sponsors of IONS - KOALA 2014 hosted in Adelaide.
The main goal of KOALA is to facilitate discussion and networking between students in different research fields of optics who otherwise would be unlikely to meet. This gives students a fresh perspective, as well as the opportunity to learn about research beyond their own field in optics.
The human body – the final frontier?
Science Technology Australia - Topical Science Forum
When: Wednesday 26 November 1 – 2:30pm