Nanoscale BioPhotonics

Requires 

Researchers with diverse skills including physics, chemistry, biology, material science and engineering working together. 

Involves

Examining, manipulating and mixing nanoscale materials to develop new technologies. 

Enables

Probing individual cells within living organisms.

But what does Nanoscale BioPhotonics really mean?

Nanoscale

Refers to working at the nanometre scale. 

click here to find out how small a nanometre really is

 

This video produced by the World Science Fair explains nanometre by comparing the size of a human hair to the Empire State Building

BioPhotonics 

Is the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological systems.

Biophotonics is the use of Photonics in biological systems

 

This video produced at the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center - Salk Institute describes BioPhotonics and discusses the potential for this research   

 
 

Photonics explained by Professor Tanya Monor at the RiAus Science Inspiration

But what is the CNBP trying to do?

We are developing light-based sensing tools, which can measure in real time, complex chemical and molecular processes, in the living body and in other dynamic biological environments.click here to find out more

 


This video developed by the CNBP explores our innovative work with nanoparticles - producing, functionalizing and then using nanoparticles to detect targets in cells so that molecular activity can be measured and quantified, in tissue and in the living body.

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.