Nanoscale BioPhotonics


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


Examining, manipulating and mixing nanoscale materials to develop new technologies 


Probing individual cells within living organisms

But what does Nanoscale BioPhotonics really mean?


refers to working at the nanometre scale 

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


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 will use four scientific themes - Illuminate - recognise - measure - discover to create windows into the body ... so that scientists and clinicians can ask new questions about life.

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This animation developed for the CNBP explains our 4 scientific themes.

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.