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.

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.

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.

Neuroscience At Night

19 August 2018: Prof Mark Hutchinson, CNBP Director took part in the National Science Week event ‘Neuroscience At Night’, sharing neuroscience laughs, fun and serious science talk with adults and children from the community.

Brain Food fair

19 August 2018: CNBP had a stand at the public Brain Food fair, a National Science Week event held by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Tall Tales of Science

16 August, 2018 CNBP’s Dr Sanam Mustafa organised and participated in a National Science Week event – “Tall Tales of Science”. Also participating was CNBP CI Prof Andrew Abell.

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 […]

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.
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