Welcome to the CNBP

At the CNBP we use the power of light to measure, seeking to understand the complex molecular processes that underpin the living body, as well as other dynamic biological systems. 

Our approaches and technologies encompass Discovery—of chemical, nanomaterial and fibre based light responsive tools—that Sense and that can also Image

Bringing these three core capability areas together, we are driving the development of innovative new molecular sensing tools that have broad application across the biosciences, medical, agriculture, food and manufacturing sectors. 

From next-generation diagnostic devices monitoring for health and disease, through to advanced bio-devices overseeing food and quality control—our tools are measuring activity at the nanoscale, in ways that are producing societal benefit and impact.

Read more About us, delve deeper into our Research activity, look at our Case studies and play the video below to find out more about our innovative and transformational biophotonics activities!

 

CNBP News

What is Nanoscale Biophotonics?

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics have an early hurdle to jump when trying to explain their research to friends, family and the general public. What on earth is nanoscale biophotonics? While nothing about the field could exactly be called “simple”, it does become easier to understand when we realise that […]

Australia wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics summer school

10 July 2019: A mini-project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish won Adelaide-based PhD student Mengke Han third prize at global neurophotonics summer school that brought some the world’s brightest minds together in Quebec, Canada in June. Mengke represented Australia at the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School, where researchers and students spent 10 days […]

Through the looking glass

8 July 2019: The paper, Stereochemistry and innate immune recognition, opens the door to potential future treatments for sepsis, chronic pain and other conditions that cause inflammation. The paper’s origins can be traced back nearly 15 years to when CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson began work on a project as a post-doc in the US with […]

Shedding light on golden staph

3 July 2019: A groundbreaking new technique will slash the time it takes to detect potentially lethal golden staph infection from two days to just two hours. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) targeted the bacterium with a luminescent DNA probe. “This allows us to find the “needle in the […]

Nanodiamonds are a wound’s best friend

2 July 2019, By Amanda Abraham. Band-aids and bandages are remarkable. A simple invention allows us to cover, treat and protect injuries until they have time to heal. But they come with a big drawback – the only way we can check how well the wound is healing, is by removing them. This means that […]
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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.