Research overview

The CNBP research program invests in the creation of novel and disruptive devices, tools, biosensors, analytical and imaging approaches that are deployable to quantify and/or image biological events in a small volume, in an spatial (anatomical or cellular) compartment, at a point in time or repeatedly, at a resolution, sensitivity and specificity level, not previously achieved with current approaches.

This activity is undertaken in a customised manner suited for in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo behaving models of health and disease, and with wider utility in veterinary care, agricultural, food, manufacturing and industry processes. These efforts fall into three connected and collaborative impact areas of:

More specifically, the CNBP program enables transdisciplinary research through collaborations between CNBP scientists who bring expertise from the fundamental and physical sciences, together with CNBP scientists skilled in the biological and engineering sciences. 

Together, the focus is to externalise research activities making them available and accessible to:

  • Clinical communities in the form of deployable medical devices that provide novel biomarkers of health and disease
  • Veterinary care applications in the form of deployable devices that provide novel biomarkers of health and disease
  • Manufacturing and fabrication industries in the form of deployable sensors that provide new data that informs and improves current practices
  • Industry that operates from the paddock to the plate to improve current practices and to increase the value of existing products

Read more about our Sensing, Imaging and Discovery related expertise.

Or check out our Case studies and find out more about the exciting and innovative work that is currently being undertaken.

Above: CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson

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.