CNBP Outreach

At the CNBP we’re committed to sharing our science and research activities with a wide range of audiences, including the scientific community, general public (including students and schools), government and influencers; and end users and industry.
 
Our outreach strategy is based on the principle that differing audiences require differing approaches to truly ensure successful communication and engagement.
 
In supporting this strategy CNBP works with media, uses online tools and resources, visits schools, hosts laboratory tours, runs seminars, is actively engaged in developing extensive social media networks and regularly reaches out to politicians and industry through a variety of programs and events.
 
We are passionate about nanotechnology and biophotonics—we look to communicate the wonders and opportunities related to our science, to all of our audiences, with an energy and enthusiasm that aims to motivate, educate and inspire.
 
Explore below for the latest accounts of our outreach and stakeholder related activity.

How light could provide a heart attack detection system

Dr Christina Bursill is the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics’ chief investigator in vascular health. She leads a research group looking at the underlying mechanisms for heart disease and a way to use photonics to detect it early on. “The heart disease we look at specifically is atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of fatty deposits within […]

CNBP brings a different message to international brain meeting

The International Brain Research Organisation’s recent international meeting was a chance for CNBP researchers to present their intense focus on translational research, and highlighted the differences with other approaches. CNBP director Mark Hutchinson said the meeting was a showcase for how international neuroscientists were using the latest off-the-shelf technology. “But it wasn’t necessarily a lot […]

CNBP conference veteran talks about his links to the Centre

Professor Dennis Matthews is one of CNBP’s oldest friends, having been coming to Australia from his home in California each year for nearly seven years as a member of its International Science Committee. “I’ve actually been coming here since before the CNBP inception. They were just getting their act together for the initial grant when […]

Science by the Sea 2019

23 September 2019: By Patrick Capon and Kathryn Palasis The current academic landscape demands ‘Publish or Perish’, but how do you make sure your publication stands out from the rest? Luckily for us, CNBP has identified this issue and developed a residential masterclass with a dual purpose of giving young researchers the opportunity to workshop […]

How Bollywood boost Australia’s brainpower

3 September 2019: In the 10 years since graduating with a degree in biotechnology from university in her home state of Odisha in India, Minakshi Das has covered a lot of ground – both physically and in her studies. First she did her masters in Biomedical Engineering at Gachon University in South Korea followed by […]

Family fund keeps quantum researcher’s family together

29 August 2019: CNBP researcher Dr James Quach is working on a quantum battery which, if he can demonstrate it works as the theory suggests, could revolutionise how fast we can charge electronic devices.But the work involves collaborations around the world, and with that lots of time-consuming travel, something that has become unappealing if it […]

The secret cellular language of sugars

13 August 2019:  Associate Professor Daniel Kolarich is the CNBP’s chief investigator in the field of glycomics – the study of the glycome, the term for the sugars in our bodies. These sugars, or glycans, are attached to proteins and lipids that build the surface of cells and determine how they communicate. “The cell is […]

Science on show – what’s on in National Science Week

7 August 2019: The CNBP and its researchers are taking part in a wide range of activities for National Science Week. This Thursday 8 August researcher Dr Wei Deng from UNSW Sydney will explain how nanotechnogy is changing how we treat cancer, as part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series. It will be held at […]

5 ways nanoscale biophotonics could help your family

30 July 2019: Biophotonics is a technique with so many applications it’s hard to know where to start. While you probably have never heard of most of them, the technology is transforming the way we study human health. Improving pregnancy success rates A lot of what we know about fertilisation and embryo development has come […]

Pop-up science

25 May 2019: CNBP researchers Dr Georgina Sylvia and Dr Erin Smith (in conjunction with Children’s University Adelaide) have taken their love of science to the public, demonstrating fun-filled experiments to budding young scientists at a ‘pop-up’ event titled ‘The Magic and Wonder of Science’. The event took place as part of the biennial ‘Dream Big Children’s Festival’, held […]

Cancer research to the public

20 May 2019: CNBP AI at Macquarie University and Early Career Fellow at the Cancer Institute NSW, Dr Andrew Care, has presented his research to a packed house at a ‘Pint of Science’ public outreach and engagement event, 20th May 2019. Held at the Nags Head Hotel, Glebe, Sydney, Dr Care talked about the latest […]

Light-based imaging in the body

22 January 2019: Senior  indigenous students were given an insight into life as an academic researcher, as well as provided with an overview of light-based imaging in the body, following an outreach presentation undertaken by CNBP’s Dr Annemarie Nadort at Macquarie University. Dr Nadort’s presentation (the challenge of exploring blood as it circulates through the body) and hands-on […]

STEM students shown Bio Sensing lab

21 November 2018: A group of high achieving STEM students from Adelaide High School visited the University of Adelaide, 21 November 2018. As a part of this visit, CNBP researcher Dr Jiawen Li took the time  to show them around the Bio Sensing Laboratory while also explaining  the research that took place there.

‘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 […]

Medical applications of light and fibre optics

20 September 2018: A class of Year 11 Physics students from Loreto College, Marryatville, South Australia were visited by CNBP researcher Dr Jiawen Li, September 20th, 2018. During the outreach visit Dr Li spoke on the medical uses of fibre optics technology and answered questions from the class, helping shed light on the life of a […]

Lighting up AstroLight 2018

8 September, 2018: It was a fantastic evening of outreach by the CNBP-RMIT team at the annual AstroLight Festival, at Scienceworks in Melbourne, 8th September, 2018. A wide range of demonstrations, talks and hands-on activities from volunteers from Observatories, Universities and Research Centres brought science to life to over 600 members of the public at […]

Science in the Pub

7 September 2018: Prof Jeremy Thompson, CNBP Chief Investigator at the University of Adelaide was a panelist at a ‘Science in the Pub’ outreach event where he presented a talk titled ‘Life outside the womb’ at the Rob Roy Hotel, Adelaide, September 7th, 2018.

Light-based outreach at MQ Open Day

18 August 2018: Light-based demos ranging from optical fibre lamps, to infinity LED light boxes, to UV light and a fluorescing scorpion were all on show to the general public and potential new students at the CNBP stand at Macquarie University’s Open Day. At the stand, CNBP researchers took the opportunity to talk-up science and […]

CNBP science to Concordia College

17 August 2018: CNBP continued its outreach interactions with Concordia College (Adelaide) with a team of Centre researchers taking their light-focused science to the school, all in support of National Science Week. Two separate outreach sessions were undertaken by the CNBP team at the college (each session presented to approximately 75 Year 9 and Year […]

Open Day at the University of Adelaide

12 August 2018: The CNBP team at the University of Adelaide had their light-based science, advanced new tools and innovative startup companies on show at this year’s Open Day, Sunday 12 August, 2018. Members of the public and aspiring students had the opportunity to see ultra small 3D imaging needles from Miniprobes, the sensor from MEQ […]

CNBP shines at RMIT Open Day

12 August 2018: 250 members of the public including families and potential students visited CNBP laboratories at RMIT University, Sunday 12th August, 2018, as a part of the institution’s Open Day activity. Learning about the science of light, as well as sensing and imaging at the nanoscale, attendees were able to tour the biophotonics and […]

A kids focus at Sydney Science Festival

10 August 2018: Over one hundred primary school children saw CNBP and Macquarie University researchers Dr Martin Ploschner (pictured) and Dr Annemarie Nadort present fun-filled light-focused science demonstrations at the Australian Museum as a part of National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival for 2018. Dr Martin Ploschner demonstrated how every-day items such as […]

School tour of Braggs building

27 July 2018: Year 12 chemistry/biology students from Temple Christian College were given a tour around the Braggs building and CNBP laboratories at the University of Adelaide by Centre PhD student Kathryn Palasis. As a part of the tour students were shown the chemistry and laser laboratories and were also shown the glass and fibre fabrication […]

Into the inner unknown

26 July 2018: Touching on issues as diverse as space science, natural disasters, pollution and extreme biology, Yr 7- 12 high school students had the opportunity to gain insight into humanity’s big issues at a three day Macquarie University outreach event held in association with the organisation ‘One Giant Leap (Australia)’. As a part of […]

Holiday lecture series on DNA

17 July 2018: CNBP’s Georgina Sylvia facilitated and presented a School Holiday Lecture Series for Children’s University Australia (a University of Adelaide Outreach Program), 17 July 2018.  Children’s University Adelaide offers educational experiences for children aged 7-14.

Fresh Science with a nano-diamond twist

20 June 2018: Approximately 100 patrons at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Melbourne were treated to ten researchers showcasing their science as part of the ‘Fresh Science’ initiative (Victoria), June 20th, 2018. One of those ten researchers was CNBP student Marco Capelli from RMIT University who was a successful applicant to Fresh Science – a […]

CNBP science gets fresh

6 June 2018: CNBP researcher Dr Annemarie Nadort has participated in ‘Fresh Science’, a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery. The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them media training and a public event to present their science to the […]

Outreach at Adelaide High School

17 May 2018: Superstar of STEM and CNBP researcher Dr Sanam Mustafa has taken her outreach skills to Adelaide High School, speaking to approximately 300 Year 9 students (across two sessions) about her scientific activity, her career as a scientist and what it takes to succeed in a University environment. “My talk was extremely well […]

CNBP input into major exhibition

11 May 2018: The launch of a ground-breaking and unconventional permanent exhibition at Scienceworks titled ‘Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen’ had more than a touch of CNBP involvement with RMIT based researchers  A/Prof Brant Gibson and Dr Tony Orth involved in providing information, content and ideas to the exhibition over a 12-18 month planning and implementation period. […]

CNBP outreach at MQ ‘Career Ready Day’

10 May 2018: CNBP’s Dr Annemarie Nadort has shone a light on biophotonics, microcirculation, medical device development and a career in science to an audience of 35 Yr 9-10 high school students, at an outreach session at Macquarie University, May 10th, 2018. The students, attending the University as a part of a ‘career-ready’ day, were given a quick […]

Centre outreach encourages a career in science

18 April 2018: Two fantastic sessions of outreach in two days by CNBP researcher Dr Annemarie Nadort saw 100 Year 11 and Year 12 students learn about biophotonics, blood cells and the skills required to create medical devices that benefit society. The sessions took place at Macquarie University and were part of a highly successful initiative aimed […]

New CNBP Outreach Chair announced

28 February 2018: CNBP welcomes Dr Melanie Bagg, Director of Communications and Outreach, Australian Academy of Science as the new Chair of its Education and Outreach Advisory Committee. The Committee provides guidance to the CNBP in marketing, public relations, communications and outreach with Melanie a PhD qualified medical research scientist and professional science communicator. In […]

Science meets art

11 December 2017: Science met art as researchers from CNBP and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) visited the ‘Quantum Colour: Capturing The Movement Of Light’ exhibition at Adelaide’s JamFactory and got a back-stage tour with artist and Creative Director of JamFactory Glass Studio, Karen Cunningham. The exhibition, melding science with traditional glass blowing […]

Concordia College students visit CNBP

6 November 2017: Thirty-one Year 11 students from Concordia College visited CNBP headquarters at the University of Adelaide, 6th November 2017, further strengthening outreach engagement and linkages between the school and Centre researchers. The students, part of the  International Baccalaureate Science program, enjoyed presentations from CNBP researchers, participated in a Q&A regarding CNBP science, and undertook lab […]

CNBP at AstroLight Festival

23 September 2017: CNBP scientists joined forces with astronauts, astronomers, scientists, stargazers and artists to present a night starring astronomy and light at the annual AstroLight Festival, held at Scienceworks in Melbourne, Saturday 23 September, 2017. The public event, which attracted more than 1,500 attendees, saw eleven CNBP team members involved – giving talks, undertaking […]

Concordia students visit CNBP labs

14 September 2017: Eighty Concordia College students with an interest in STEM undertook a series of educational tours at CNBP laboratories at the University of Adelaide—forty students visiting Wednesday 6th September and a further forty students visiting Wednesday 13th September, 2017. The students were hosted by a number of CNBP researchers, undertaking laboratory tours in both […]

CNBP science at the Calyx

12 September 2017: CNBP researchers Dr Denitza Denkova and Dr Martin Ploschner took their luminescence and fluorescence science expertise to the general public, at a special after-hours event known as ‘Science at the Calyx’ at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. Presenting to an audience of approximately sixty people, the CNBP scientists focused on giving members of the […]

Talking science at UoA Open Day

20 August 2017: CNBP volunteers at the University of Adelaide Open Day took the opportunity to set-up a stand and to demonstrate Centre related science, Sunday 20th August, 2017. The Open Day, showcasing programs, facilities, and options for student study at the University, saw many thousands of visitors to Campus and the CNBP team was ready! […]

CNBP at Macquarie Uni Open Day

19 August 2017: ‘The power of light to measure’ was the phrase commonly expressed by Centre researchers staffing the CNBP stand at this year’s Macquarie University Open Day. This was in response to potential University students and their family members, who were looking to find out more about nanoscale biophotonics as well as to better […]

Outreach at Concordia College

16 August 2017: Students from Concordia College got the low-down on STEM careers—as well as learnt more about lasers, laboratories and the life of a scientist at a school outreach event organised and run by CNBP researchers from the University of Adelaide. The event, celebrating National Science Week, saw a team of CNBP scientists and researchers visit […]

CNBP attracts the crowds at RMIT Open Day

13 August 2017: Over 400 interested members of the public, including prospective students,  dropped by the CNBP laboratories as a part of RMIT University’s annual Open Day event, Sunday 13th August, 2017. The Centre had two optics laboratories open and both were fully staffed by researchers eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for science. […]

CNBP at ‘Science meets Policymakers’

8 August 2017: CNBP was well represented at the STA ‘Science meets Policymakers’ event held in Canberra, August 8, 2017. Researchers A/Prof Guozhen Liu, Dr Alf Garcia-Bennett, Dr Sanam Mustafa and Dr Hannah Brown all attended and heard a number of talks on topics ranging from ‘A Whole Government approach to Science Policy’, to ‘A […]

Superstars of STEM

3 July 2017: Congratulations to CNBP’s Dr Hannah Brown and Dr Sanam Mustafa, both from the University of Adelaide and both selected to participate in the inaugural 2017 Superstars of STEM program. The program, implemented by ‘Science and Technology Australia’, supports 30 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become highly visible public role models. […]

School science conference impresses

15 June 2017: Dr Nima Sayyadi, CNBP researcher, has undertaken guest judging duties at the 2017 Sydney Girls High School Science Conference. Each year students at Sydney Girls High School complete a research project as part of the NSW Science Curriculum. This project provides Year 9 students with an opportunity to design and perform an investigation into […]

Outreach fun linked to science

10 June 2017: Dr Martin Ploschner, CNBP Researcher, has taken his outreach skills to the Czech and Slovak School, Sydney where he performed several hands-on science shows for approximately 100 students, all aged 10 and under. The show connected fun light-based activities with CNBP science and included the creation of gigantic fluorescent bubbles as well […]

CNBP participates in LEA outreach event

7 June 2017: With a focus on STEM learning and the need for innovative outreach approaches, Learning Environments Australia (SA chapter) have coordinated a forum at the University of Adelaide, 7 June 2017, which saw significant support from the CNBP. Prof Mark Hutchinson (CNBP Director), Tony Crawshaw (CNBP Communications and Outreach Coordinator) and Dr Sabrina Heng (CNBP […]

Social media for research engagement

21 April 2017: CNBP’s Dr Hannah Brown (pictured), together with Prof Ben Mol, the University of Adelaide and Melinda Cruz, CEO and Founder of Miracle Babies Foundation, believe that social media interaction and scientific activity should go hand-in-hand. They argue that increased social engagement by scientists with collaborators, the media, governing and funding bodies, government […]

CNBP talks to the pollies at SmP

24 March 2017: A chance to talk science with Australian politicians and policy influencers was an opportunity seized by CNBP with Centre Investigator Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and Centre Research Fellow Dr Andrew Care both in attendance at the annual ‘Science meets Parliament’ (SmP) event, Canberra, 21-22 March, 2017. Established by Science and Technology Australia, SmP provides 200 […]

Science ‘Experience Day’ at RMIT

18 January 2017: Researchers at CNBP’s RMIT University node were busy doing light-based demonstrations on Wednesday Jan 18th, as part of the ‘RMIT University Experience Day’ program, whereby students from years 10, 11 and 12 get to engage in hands-on workshops and explore life on campus while experiencing the differing aspects of University discipline areas. […]

CNBP outreach strategy presented

4 November 2016: Tony Crawshaw, CNBP Communications and Outreach Coordinator, has undertaken a talk and sat on a panel discussion at the 2016 Regional Day Out event, hosted by Learning Environments Australasia’s South Australia chapter in Adelaide. The Regional Day Out meeting (with approximately 250 attendees) focused on the education debate regarding STEM in Australia ( […]

Conference outreach inspires

19 October 2016: As a part of the SPIE Biophotonics Australasia conference, the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics organised a half day outreach session for approximately 100 South Australian students on the 19 October, 2016. The session, focused on inspiring the next generation of scientists, saw Yr 10 and 11 students  from Concordia College, Seaview High School and Seymour College […]

Goldys gives public talk on cell colour

4 October 2016: CNBP Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys gave a colourful and illuminating public talk at Macquarie University today, discussing a pioneering hyperspectral imaging technique that is helping researchers better understand the composition of cells, right down at a molecular level. The talk, entitled, ‘A Eureka Moment for Cell Colour Technology’, explored the use of […]

Researchers light-up festival

10 September 2016: Researchers from the RMIT University node of the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) were out in force to support this year’s AstroLight Festival at Scienceworks, Melbourne, undertaking a wide variety of talks, displays, hands-on activities and demonstrations that entertained and educating over 2000 excited members of the public. From talks encompassing laser […]

Open Day at Macquarie University

20 August 2016: CNBP researchers at Macquarie University celebrated the formal end of National Science Week by participating in Macquarie University’s Open Day, Sunday August 20th. With a table and demos set-up to entice intending students and members of the public, CNBP researchers discussed their science and talked about the opportunities that a science education […]

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by CI Greentree

19 August 2016: CNBP Chief Investigator Andrew Greentree presented to a full-house at RMIT University during his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Friday evening, August 19th, 2016. Over 150 colleagues, friends, family and members of the public were in attendance to hear about Andy’s innovative research, and to better understand the exciting potential of quantum technology and […]

Open Day at RMIT University

14 August 2016: CNBP’s RMIT University node had a highly successful Open Day experience, with more than 500 people passing through CNBP laboratories and work areas, with CNBP researchers on hand to discuss their science and explain more fully just what nano-scale biophotonics encompasses! Activities included Associate Professor Brant Gibson introducing CNBP to groups of […]

Open Day at the University of Adelaide

14 August 2016: In a great start to National Science Week, CNBP researchers at the University of Adelaide participated in the annual University Open Day, engaging with prospective students and the general public with a host of interactive demonstrations, talks and laboratory tours. According to CNBP General Manager Mel Trebilcock, “Our X-factor this year by far, […]

Physics in the pub!

20 June 2016: Attendees at Sydney’s ‘Physics in the pub’ event were treated to a magical light-inspired show by CNBP researchers Martin Ploschner, Denitza Denkova and Varun Sreenivasan. Together they wowed the audience at the Three Wise Monkeys Hotel, using little more than UV light, fluorescent paint and other handy fluorescing materials. Their act, one of a number […]

Malcolm Purdey at Fresh Science

14 June 2016: “It was all about effective communication and engaging meaningfully with your target audience,” summarised CNBP researcher Dr Malcolm Purdey who has just completed the ‘Fresh Science‘ training program, in Adelaide, South Australia. An annual program, ‘Fresh Science’ comprises a day of media and communication training for early career researchers, helping turn them […]

Minnesota students visit MQ node

20 May 2016: On Friday May 20th 2016, a group of 25 engineering and physics students from the University of Minnesota visited Macquarie University for a very full day of talks, seminars and laboratory tours. As a part of this visit, CNBP Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys provided a 45 minute talk to the students, […]

Science, beauty, and the art of asking questions

6 May 2016: Good science is simply the art of asking really good questions said CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Tanya Monro, in a motivating TEDx talk that took place in Adelaide, May 6th, 2016. Tanya’s talk, titled “Science, beauty, childhood and the art of asking questions” explained how science and mathematics can help explain everything […]

Kids learn photonics at STEMSEL session

19 April 2016: CNBP was happy to host the next generation of young scientists at today’s ‘STEMSEL Photonics’ session at the University of Adelaide node. STEMSEL clubs, standing for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Social Enterprise Learning’ are an arm of the STEMSEL Foundation which is a not for profit organisation that aims to teach every […]

Supporting ‘Scientists and mathematicians in schools’ program

10 March 2016: Dr Sabrina Heng, CNBP researcher has undertaken a further school visit to Lockleys Primary School in Adelaide as a part of her involvement in the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) outreach program. SMiS is a national volunteer program bringing real science, mathematics and ICT into the classroom through ongoing flexible partnerships between teachers […]

CNBP meets the pollies

4 March 2016: CNBP fully embraced the opportunities provided by the just completed ‘Science meets Parliament’ event, organised by Science & Technology Australia, March 1-2, 2016. The event, attracting 200 of Australia’s top scientists across all disciplines, aimed to help researchers understand how politics, policymaking and the media work, and gave them an opportunity to […]

MQ Uni hosts Coolangatta school students

12 February 2016: CNBP Research Fellow Denitza Denkova has helped host a school visit to Macquarie University’s Physics and Astronomy Department. The Year 12 science students, from Kingscliff High School, South Coolangatta, were shown a number of experiments and videos relevant to their Higher School Certificate study. Explained were principles encompassing particle and wavelength duality, as […]

Supporting Science Experience 2016

15 January 2016: CNBP researchers  Varun Sreenivasan and Denitza Denkova extended their outreach skills in support of the ConocoPhillips Science Experience program that took place at Macquarie University 13-15th January 2016. The national program, focused on  Year 9 and 10 students who have an interest in science, is rolled-out across universities and tertiary institutions across Australia. Students who attend […]

CNBP welcomes politicians

11 December 2015: CNBP was pleased to welcome The Hon Christopher Pyne MP (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), The Hon Karen Andrews MP (Assistant Minister for Science) and Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham (Minister for Education and Training) at the University of Adelaide today, discussing the Federal Government’s new National and Innovation Science Agenda. […]

Tanya Monro at TEDx Adelaide 2015

21 November 2015: CNBP Advocate and Chief Investigator, Prof Tanya Monro, was one of a select group of speakers presenting at the Adelaide TEDx event for 2015. Tanya’s talk – on the intriguing topics of beauty and science – captured the imagination of a packed Adelaide Town Hall with discussion points including, “Physics is really about […]

CNBP visits Belmont High School

13 November 2015: CNBP researchers Andy Greentree, Denitza Denkova and Lindsay Parker took their science to the students on Friday Nov 13th, visiting Belmont High School for a fun filled day of outreach, incorporating science demonstrations, talks, informal discussion and chat. First up was a 75 minute stage show in front of approximately 80 students […]

CNBP does Melbourne Knowledge Week

20 October 2015: CNBP’s RMIT node reached out to the public today, hosting a panel discussion on nanoscale technology as a part of  Melbourne Knowledge Week. ‘Up Close and Revealed: Life at the Nanoscale’ was the theme of the event with a focus on nanoscale optical sensors, quantum technology and next generation computational devices. Panel […]

Seeing into the body, one photon at a time

30 September 2015: In support of the official opening of CNBP’s RMIT University research node, a public lecture was undertaken by CNBP Chief Investigator and RMIT Professor, Andrew Greentree on Wednesday September 30th. The lecture, titled ‘Seeing into the body, one photon at a time’, saw Andrew Greentree discussing the nature of light, quantum physics, and how […]

Concordia College visits CNBP

21 September 2015: Students of Concordia College were left with an improved understanding of nano biophotonics, as well as the opportunities that a science education can provide, following a visit to the CNBP at the University of Adelaide earlier today. Impressed students were shown around CNBP laboratories by researchers Georgios Tsiminis and Yinlan Ruan, and were […]

Allenby Gardens school visit

21 August 2015: CNBP researchers Michelle Zhang and Vicky Staikopoulos visited Allenby Gardens Primary School in Adelaide during National Science Week. They talked to 30+ Year 5 students about the power of light and its use in medical research and diagnosis. This included discussions on fluorescence in Nature and biology, and the use of advanced optical […]

Playford Primary visit

18 August 2015: In a school visit organised by the Smith Family Charity as a part of National Science Week, CNBP researcher Michelle Zhang and CNBP Honours student  Irene Willcocks, gave a 45 min talk and science demonstration to over 20 students at Playford Primary School, Northern Adelaide. During the outreach session, the students (ranging from […]

CNBP shares science at Open Day!

16 August 2015: The CNBP shared its exciting science journey of “creating windows into the body” to potential future students, at the University of Adelaide Open Day, Sunday August 16th, 2015. Over a 150 potential University students and their families dropped by the CNBP booth during the day to discuss future study and career paths, […]

Kids navigate neuroscience

15 August 2015: CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson and Centre researcher Vicky Staikopoulos were talking Pirate Photons at the ‘Kids Navigate Neuroscience’ outreach event, coordinated and hosted by the University of Adelaide Medical School, August 15, 2015. The event, supported by the Centre of Nanoscale BioPhotonics, contributed to National Science Week activity, and saw 250 children […]

Morphine and mindfulness podcast

30 July 2014: Find out more about chronic pain in this hour long podcast,  ‘Morphine and Mindfulness – Same Room, Different Windows’, a live recording of a public panel discussion, part of the ‘Art in Pain’ program series. Featuring CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson and other invited panelists, the use  of morphine-type drugs called opiates, as well as therapeutic […]

Science experience day at RMIT

1 July 2015: CNBP Chief Investigator Prof. Andrew Greentree has participated in RMIT’s recent ‘Experience Science Day’, helping explain to eighty-five high school students, the possibilities that further scientific study can offer. The day long event, attended by students in Years 10, 11 and 12, explained the broad range of programs on offer at RMIT University, and provided a […]

Winning outreach strategy

17 June 2015: Ample use of liquid nitrogen and dry ice was a winning outreach strategy employed by CNBP Research Fellow, Alf Garcia-Bennett in his attempt to demonstrate to Year 1 school children, the differing states of matter. In an hour long presentation to approximately 25 young students at Cammeray Public School in Sydney, Garcia-Bennett used these […]

Inspiring visit to Sydney Girls High School

16 June 2015: CNBP Deputy Director, Prof Ewa Goldys had an inspiring visit to Sydney Girls High School on Thursday, June 11, 2015 where she acted as an ‘expert judge’ in assessing Year 9 students and their research projects as part of the school’s annual Science Conference. Students designed and performed an investigation into a research area of […]

Cutting Edge Speaker at Science Teachers Association Conference

13 April 2015: CNBP talks to Science Teachers: Dr Georgios Tsiminis was invited to represent the University of Adelaide at the Science Teachers Association of South Australia Annual Conference and Expo 2015 as an invited Cutting Edge Speaker.  Hosted at Brighton Secondary School with an audience of Science teachers from around South Australia. The talk was titled “Listening […]

CNBP researchers meet with high profile politicians

26 March 2015: The CNBP recently completed an extremely successful visit to Canberra, taking part in ‘Science Meets Parliament’, an event coordinated by Science and Technology Australia. The event brought together 200 working scientists for a two-day program of professional development and networking, aimed at helping them better communicate their science to the media, policymakers […]

High School student works with Recognise theme

January 2015: Encouraging future scientists Mr Hieu Tran from Fremont Elizabeth City High School spent a week with Dr Sabring Heng at Adelaide University gaining an insight into scientific research. Hieu is very interested in science and hopes to do research in the future.

Prof Brian Wilson speaking at launch on International Year of Light

19-20 January 2015 – International Year of Light CNBP Partner Investigator Professor Brian Wilson from University Health Network, Toronto was invited to give a presentation on biophotonics “light in health and disease” at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light at UNESCO headquarters in Paris – Jan 19-20 2015  

CNBP researcher at Glass Art conference

February 2015: Art -International Year of Light A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidelpirem delivered an invited talk at the Adelaide Glass Art Conference in February.  Her presentation is titled “Fine line between glass art and science” More information about the conference can be  found here: http://www.statesofillumination.com/so-whats-the-deal/
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