Discovery

At the CNBP we encourage the Discovery of new use and deployment opportunities of our technologies and approaches across the biosciences, biomedical, agricultural, food and manufacturing sectors.

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The CNBP research program is enabling the Discovery of chemical, nanomaterial and fibre-based light responsive tools that in the future will be utilised to Sense and Image the molecular origins of health, disease and well-being of the living body. We are also facilitating the deployment of these Sensing and Imaging tools to Discover new fundamental knowledge that underpins our key research areas of Reproductive Success, Vascular Health and Persistent Pain.

It is a reality that knowledge and understanding across all scientific disciplines is rapidly moving, evolving and developing. For the scientific outputs of our Centre to be impactful and relevant—to operate at the leading-edge of foundational knowledge and innovation, we must contribute to scientific endeavour with novel Discovery oriented outcomes. 

Exploring how to deploy existing scientific knowledge into new tools and approaches for industry applications can also have a profound efficiency and economic impact on entire industry sectors.  

Above - CNBP Chief Investigator Andrew Greentree who explores quantum optics, quantum information, fundamental imaging limits, novel devices and quantum calculations.

At the CNBP we encourage the Discovery of new use and deployment opportunities of our technologies and approaches across biosciences, agricultural and industry processes. The goal is to have these technologies translated out of the CNBP to the international biomedical and clinical communities through the creation of deployable biodevices.

This will allow others to expand the Discovery of the origins of health and disease at the nanoscale, with similar platform technologies also being adapted for use in veterinary care, agricultural, food manufacturing and industry processes.

Inherent within the CNBP Discovery impact area is the transdisciplinary nature of our research. It is imperative that our Discovery activities take full effect, and that the scientific journey that is embarked upon (and any outcomes that are derived from these activities), leads to effective transfer of knowledge across traditional discipline boundaries. Communication and collaboration is absolutely key to success in this area—it allows us to undertake research that is truly unique and meaningful.

Critically, for the scientists that are attached to the research programs of the CNBP, is the encouraging and supportive environment set in place, that allows for ongoing skill and knowledge development that is pivotal to world-leading expertise and science.

Our researchers must immerse themselves, execute and develop track records in both scientific deployment projects and fundamental Discovery research.

To ensure this, we enable our scientists to undertake high risk, high reward Discovery projects enabling our work to be featured at the forefront of the wave of scientific discovery.

At the CNBP we are discovering things that have never been discovered before.

Above - CNBP Investigator Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (left) and Dr Erik Schartner develop advanced optical fibres for sensing at the nanoscale.

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.