Launch - 21 November 2014

The CNBP was officially launchedby Senator Bridget McKenzie on Friday 21 November at the University of Adelaide.  


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.  


Thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate this exciting milestone!

Partner Launches

CNBP welcomes UNSW engineering to the fold

10 September 2019: CNBP has officially welcomed UNSW, one of the world’s leaders at translational engineering research, as its newest node. In addition to the official open by UNSW Engineering Dean Professor Mark Hoffman, CNPB Director Professor Mark Hutchinson took the opportunity to lay out the CNBP mission and its accomplishments at an industry showcase. […]

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 […]

New CNBP partnership announced

13 June 2018: The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) is pleased to announce that the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) is now a Partner Organisation of the CNBP with Dr Xiaohui Wang (pictured) leading the relationship from the CIAC side as a formal CNBP Partner Investigator. Collaboration activity to take place […]

Launch of CNBP and CU partnership

15 August 2017: The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have officially announced their research partnership status at a launch event that took place at CU today. The collaboration between the CNBP, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, and the University of Colorado Boulder, will explore the use of novel CNBP biophotonics […]

Official IPHT partner launch

25 August 2016: CNBP and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena officially acknowledged their long term research and collaboration activity with a formal partnership launch today, taking place at IPHT HQ in Germany. CNBP Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys, CNBP Macquarie University Node Leader Prof Jim Piper and CNBP RMIT University Node […]

UHN Toronto partnership launch

30 May 2016: The CNBP has officially launched an international research partnership with the University Health Network (Toronto) following a successful event, undertaken at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on the 30th May 2016. The partnership broadens the potential for research collaboration between the CNBP and the UHN as well as strengthens the current links […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Successful partner launch with Heraeus

30 March 2015: CNBP celebrated a successful launch with industry partner Heraeus, in Hanau, Germany on the 30th March 2015. Taking place at the Heraeus Quarzglas division, the launch was attended by CNBP Investigator A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and hosted by Dr Gerhard Schoetz, General Manager of Heraeus Specialty Fiber Optics. As part of the launch, […]
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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

Centre Workshops

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)

Local Events

ECR Network

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


Sensing Meetings

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

Sponsored Events

KOALA Conference

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


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.