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Dr Peipei Jia to give invited talk in Singapore

31 Jul-4 Aug 2017: CNBP Research Fellow, Dr Peipei Jia will visit Singapore and give an invited talk at a special workshop session (Lab-in-a-Fibre Technologies) at CLEO-PR, OECC and PGC 2017 which will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 31 July-4 August 2017. The conference combines the following three major international conferences, […]
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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 […]

Girls in Physics

15 August 2017: Emma Wilson, CNBP PhD student has participated in a ‘Girls in Physics’ outreach program run by the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network in Melbourne, August 15, 2017. The program, a breakfast event whereby female scientists working in physics or related areas, are teamed up with a table of Year 11/12 female students, is an opportunity […]

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. […]

The palette of the mind

12 July 2017: Around fifty high performing Year 10 to Year 12 students from Australia and New Zealand came to RMIT on the 11th of July to listen to CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Andy Greentree present  a talk titled “Colour: the palette of the mind.” The talk was a part of the Youth ANZAAS visit to […]

RMIT School of Science Research Day

10 July 2017: The RMIT School of Science Research Day was held on July 10th, with several members of the RMIT Node presenting CNBP research. Postgraduate students Daniel Stavrevski, Marco Capelli and Josef Worboys participated in the 3 Minute Thesis competition: Josef Worboys was awarded the winning prize  for his work related to ‘quantum correlations’, […]

CNBP researcher at ICMAT and in China

5 July 2017: CNBP Researcher, Dr Yu, from the University of Adelaide, presented recent findings on “Gating Electron Transfer in Peptides Towards Molecular Switches” at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, commonly known as ICMAT 2017, held in Singapore, 18-24 June. It attracted more than 2,500 delegates from all over the world. Following […]

Nanotechnology meets bioengineering

29 June 2017: The Fudan-UH-MQ Workshop on ‘Nanotechnology meets Bioengineering’ was well supported by CNBP researchers at Macquarie University,  Wed 28th June – Thu 29th June. A joint workshop, organised within the framework of University wide trilateral collaboration between Fudan, Hamburg and Macquarie, the event aimed to enhance collaborations between all three universities as well […]

Neurophotonics Summer School

21 June 2017: This years Neurophotonics Summer School held in Quebec, Canada, June 11-21, was attended by three CNBP members – Vicky Staikopoulos (University of Adelaide, pictured), Antony Orth (RMIT University) and Varun Sreenivasan (UNSW). The school focuses on teaching physics and biology and how they can merge, and runs for 10 days and includes […]

Centre represented at Glycoinformatics Symposium

13 June 2017: CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Nicki Packer has attended the Beilstein Glycoinformatics Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 13-15th June 2017. Prof Packer was an invited speaker, session chair and sat on a discussion panel, with her attendance fully funded by the conference organisers. Prof Packer’s talk was titled, “Technology Shapes Glycoinformatics.”  

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 […]

New Diamond and Nano Carbons conference

1 June 2017: CNBP was well represented at the 11th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons, held in Cairns, Australia, 28th May – June 1, 2017. CNBP Chief Investigator A/Prof Brant Gibson was Co-chair of the conference (pictured) with CNBP researcher Dr Philipp Reineck a contributing speaker, presenting on ‘Bright and photostable nitrogen‐vacancy fluorescence from unprocessed detonation nanodiamonds’. […]

Director at SASMA Conference

28 May 2017: CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson has given the ‘Henry Kneebone Keynote Presentation’ at this year’s South Australian Sports Medicine Association conference. The event took place at the Adelaide Oval, Sunday 28 May 2017 with Prof. Hutchinson’s talk titled, “The toll of knowing you are sick: Implications for pain and how we treat it.” […]

Ambassador visits CNBP laboratories

24 May 2017: Prof Mark Hutchinson has hosted a visit to the University of Adelaide and CNBP Headquarters of His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia. The visit from the Ambassador was a part of a four day trip to Adelaide which included visits to the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, the South Australian […]

Aimé-Cotton Laboratory talk

17 May 2017: CNBP’s Dr Philipp Reineck has given a talk at the Aimé-Cotton Laboratory (LAC), Paris, which he is  currently visiting as a guest researcher. The laboratory is a joint research unit of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Paris-Sud and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Philipp’s talk consisted of […]

China visit by Centre researcher

16 May 2017: On a recent trip to China, CNBP Research Fellow A/Prof Guozhen Liu undertook a number of visits and talks, discussing her advanced sensing, nano-particle and bio-imaging work. This included: 5 May-8 May: Attendance at the International Congress on Analytical Sciences 2017 (ICAS2017) at Kaikou, China. Here Guozhen gave an oral presentation with […]

Post-operative pain management

10 May 2017: Dr Sanam Mustafa, CNBP Researcher, presented an invited keynote lecture at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 86th Annual Scientific Congress, 10 May 2017. Her talk was titled, “Recent developments in post-operative pain management – should we be worried?” and discussed the implications of using morphine for neuropathic pain. The Congress took […]

European nanoparticle conference

10 May 2017: Dr Philipp Reineck, CNBP Research Fellow, has given an invited  talk at the ENM Nanoparticle meeting in San Sebastian in Spain, 10 May 2017. His talk was titled, ‘Near-IR fluorescent nanomaterials for bioimaging and sensing applications.’ Dr Reineck also chaired a workshop/session on nanoparticles for optical bioimaging. Further information on the conference can […]

Enhanced microscopy

5 April 2017: Dr Antony Orth, CNBP Research Fellow has attended the ‘OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics’ in San Diego, 2-5 April 2017. During the event he undertook two presentations: ‘Towards Dictionary-Enhanced Microscopy’ and ‘Bleaching-Assisted Multichannel Microscopy’. Congress details are available online.

New sensing methods for embryos

2 April 2017: A/Prof Jeremy Thompson, CNBP Chief Investigator, has given an invited talk at  the 7th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2017) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 2nd April 2017. The Congress is the largest clinical reproductive medicine meeting in the Asia-Pacific region with A/Prof Thompson’s talk titled, “New sensing methods […]

CNBP engages with Shanxi Province

26 March 2017: CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson has showcased CNBP science to the Vice Governor of Shanxi Province together with his Heads of Departments (Agriculture, Science and Technology and Foreign Affairs) who were visiting the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Government on March 26th, 2017. The visit, a result of the University of […]

Centre CI at Gordon Glycobiology conference

25 March 2017: CNBP Chief Investigator Professor Nicki Packer was an invited chair of a session and leader of the Power Hour (gender equality workshop)  at the Gordon Glycobiology conference at Ventura, California 19-24 March, 2017. As session Chair, Prof Packer led discussion on advances in omics, integrated omics, bioinformatics for glycobiology and the impact […]

Automation in the IVF laboratory

23 February 2017: CNBP Chief Investigator A/Prof Jeremy Thompson has delivered a talk to the “Best of ASRM-ESHRE” forum, in Paris, February 23, 2017. The forum, a joint initiative of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) brings together 1200 delegates focused in the science of reproductive medicine, with […]

OCT probe talks

12 February 2017: Dr Jiawen Li, CNBP researcher, has given a number of invited talks, on her ongoing work with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fiber-optic needle probes. Her talks were focused on addressing the penetration-depth limitation of optical imaging through the development of miniaturised fibre-optic probes that may be inserted deep into the body. Representative technologies […]

New ‘smart needle’ to make brain surgery safer

20 January 2017: A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics located at the University of Adelaide. Led by CNBP Investigator Professor Robert McLaughlin (pictured), the tiny imaging probe, encased within a brain biopsy needle, lets surgeons ‘see’ at-risk blood vessels as they insert […]

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. […]

Director speaks at Novartis

16 December 2016: The Director, CNBP, Prof Mark Hutchinson has given an invited talk at Novartis’ first “Think Without the Box” program in Sydney. Consisting of a two hour meeting, Prof Hutchinson’s 45 minute presentation (“How do you know you are sick? How novel light based fibre sensing can help”), was followed by an hour […]

CNBP takes centre stage at Biofocus Conference

15 December 2016: CNBP researchers were at the forefront of this year’s Biofocus Conference held at Macquarie University, 15 December 2016. Early career Centre researchers Annemarie Nadort, Lindsay Parker and Nima Sayyadi sat on the conference organising committee, Centre Deputy Director Ewa Goldys (pictured) opened proceedings while CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Andrew Abell (from the […]

Director attends Melbourne Photonics Symposium

9 December 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) has given an invited talk at the Melbourne Photonics Symposium held at the Singapore Theatre, Melbourne Design School, Melbourne, December 9th, 2016. The title of his talk was “Using light to measure: lessons and examples from food innovation to advanced systems biology”. The Symposium focused on the […]

CNBP-ANSTO workshop

8 December 2016: CNBP’s Macquarie University node hosted researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at a highly successful full day workshop held on the 8th December, 2016. The workshop was an opportunity to showcase current imaging and sensing research from both organisations, to stimulate discussion and to see where collaboration opportunities […]

Director attends ANS 2016 in Hobart

7 December 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) attended the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS 2016) Conference in Hobart on 6 and 7 December 2016 where he presented a talk entitled “The ‘Toll’ of Knowing You are Sick: Microglial Innate Immune Signalling as a Key Contributor to Sex Differences in Pain and Analgesia”. The Director also […]

Spacial peptide imaging presented at ANS conference

7 December 2016: CNBP PhD student Vicky Staikopoulos has presented a poster on preliminary work created from a collaboration between Hutchinson, Packer and Hoffmann labs at the Australasian Neuroscience Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted in Hobart 4-7th December 2016. This work showcased CNBP and partner proteomic capabilities to measure with spacial topography, changes in […]

Director speaks at joint meeting

5 December 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) was invited to speak at the joint Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) and Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) meeting held in Adelaide on 5 December 2016. He participated in the symposium “Thinking Small: Seeing Biological Processes with Nanotechnology and Photonics”. His talk was titled, “Using Light to Measure […]

Researcher presents at RACI SA symposium

2 December 2016: CNBP Research Fellow Dr Jingxian Yu presented a talk at the RACI SA Physical Chemistry Symposium, held at the University of South Australia on December 2, 2016. His talk was entitled “Peptides as electronic materials: Insights from experiment and theory”.

Centre researchers at Biosensor Symposium

30 November 2016: CNBP Research Fellows, Associate Professor Guozhen Liu (pictured), Dr Lindsay Parker and Dr Sabrina Heng have undertaken talks at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne as part of a Biosensor Symposium, Wednesday 30th November, 2016. Talks were as follows: Guozhen Liu – Biophotonic Tools for Cytokine Sensing: From an on-cell […]

Deputy Director presents at Wagga Wagga

29 November 2016: CNBP Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys has given a talk at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga on her research success “A Eureka Moment for Cell Colour Technology.” The talk results from Prof Goldys being awarded the recent Australian Museum Eureka Prize for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’. Prof […]

NeuRA Invited Seminar Series

25 November 2016: Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director of the CNBP, has given an invited talk at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) Invited Lecture series, 25th November 2016, Sydney. The talk was titled “A Eureka moment for cell colour technology” and explored the research behind Prof Goldys and her success in being awarded the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka […]

CNBP talk at International Conference on Biochemistry

16 November 2016: Dr John Horsley, CNBP researcher from the University of Adelaide, presented his recent work at the International Conference on Biochemistry held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 16th, 2016. His poster presentation and talk was entitled ‘Controlling the Conformation of a Modified Gramicidin S Cyclic Peptidomimetic with an Azobenzene Photoswitch’.

Director speaks at Barbara Ell Seminar

4 November 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) accepted an invitation to be the special guest speaker at a Barbara Ell seminar held at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney on the 4th November 2016. These monthly seminars feature leading Australian and NZ researchers or young people who have recently done interesting work. […]

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 ( […]

Director participates at AmCham event on nanotechnology

3 November 2016: CNBP Director, Professor Mark Hutchinson, has presented a talk at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Event on Nanotechnology held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide on the 3rd November 2016. Attendees at the event, primarily a business audience, heard from three speakers about the latest in nano technology trends, the potential […]

Director speaks at Agriculture Research Day

2 November 2016: The Director, CNBP (Professor Mark Hutchinson) has given an invited talk at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food & Wine’s Research Day held at the Pavilion Function Centre, Adelaide, on 2 November 2016. Profesor Hutchinson’s talk was titled, “Using light to measure – creating windows into the body and potential […]

CNBP annual retreat shines

23 October 2016: CNBP aligned researchers came together at the McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbour, South Australia from the 19th-22nd October, for the annual CNBP Retreat. The Retreat brings the CNBP community together, to discuss and explore the science underpinning the success of the Centre, as well as to provide opportunities for networking and engagement, […]

SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia lights up Adelaide

20 October 2016: The inaugural SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia conference took place in Adelaide, Australia, from the 16th-19th October 2016. Close to 200 world leading researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, suppliers and other industry professionals were in attendance at the event which was jointly hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and SPIE (The International […]

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 […]

Director attends Government event in Tokyo

11 October 2016: The Director, CNBP (Professor Mark Hutchinson) attended the Australian Research Council CoEx(po) at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, on 11 October 2016, as an invited speaker. Leaders from three of Australia’s leading research Centres spoke about their work in developing the next generation of health and medical devices and the opportunities […]

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 […]

Director attends IASP 16th World Congress on Pain

30 September 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson, CNBP Director has attended the IASP 16th World Congress on Pain in Yokohama, Japan, 26-30th September 2016. The event is the world’s premier conference devoted to pain research and treatment, with Prof Hutchinson also speaking at a session during the conference with a talk titled, ‘The role of toll-like receptors […]

CNBP at SA Cattle Producers Forum

16 September 2016: Professor Mark Hutchinson, CNBP Director has spoken at the inaugural South Australian Cattle Producers Forum on Friday, 16 September 2016, at The Carlton Club in Hahndorf. The forum was coordinated by Livestock SA, with support from the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) and sponsorship from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). Prof Hutchinson’s […]

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 […]
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