A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidenpriem gave an invited talk at the Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) on 29 May 2014. The title of her presentation was “Progress in extending non-silica glass properties and fiber fabrication”.
Dr Krystina Dzorowicz Tomsla represented Prof Ewa Goldys to present on CNBP technology at the GE Healthcare Symposium in Albany, NY
This workshop was a forum for leaders in cell therapy research and product development to exchange ideas and address regulatory challenges facing this new emerging industry with potential market share estimated on 20 billion USD. It was organized by GE Healthcare Life Sciences division in their main Research and Development Centre in Albany.
Professor Ewa Goldys presented on ‘Nanoparticles for Biosensing’ at the Pre-Congress School on Optical Biosensors. A copy of her prsentation can be viewed here.
Presented by Professor Jim Piper, this Optical Biosensor tutorial was presented at the Pre-congress School on Optical Biosensors linked to the 2014 World Congress on Biosensors in Melbourne, Australia
This one day workshop featured CNBP researchers A/Prof Heike Ebendorff, Prof Ewa Goldys, Prof Jim Piper and Dr Alex Francois. A full copy of the Agenda can be found here.
A/Prof Andrei Zvyagin has recently received the most prestigious grant award of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation entitled “Biocompatible photoluminescent nanocomplexes for Theranostics” worth 90 mln. Russian roubles ( A$ 2.9 M , 2014-2016). This grant establishes a new research centre “Laboratory of Optical Theranostics” at the Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia. Andrei will lead the new Centre from Macquarie University.
The aims of the research program are the development of approaches for effective diagnosis and treatment of pathologies, including: new-generation multifunctional theranostic agents based on photoluminescent inorganic nanomaterials; cellular and animal models for in vivo testing by the developed agents; instrumental means ensuring ultrahigh-sensitivity detection of the developed agents for optical bioimaging of cells and tissues.
In addition to this prestigious award, Andrei subsequently attracted a second major grant from the Russian Federation co-funded by a high-technology industry partner (45 mln. Russian roubles from the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation, matched dollar for dollar by the industry partner, to the total of A$ 2.9 M, 2014-2016 ). The grant “Development of the nanotechnology-derived pharmaceutical solution based on the protein toxin and beta-emitter for the concomitant therapy of cancer” addresses new methods of oncotherapy, where photoluminescent nanoparticles play a key role.
Professor Tanya Monro met with Partner researchers Prof Tong Sun, Grattan and Rahman. She delivered an invited seminar – New Directions in Photonics Down Under.
ABSTRACT: I will review recent research highlights from the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at The University of Adelaide including new optical materials developments, novel fabrication techniques and new laser and sensor architectures. The vision for the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics – a $38M Centre headquarters in Adelaide with nodes in Sydney and Melbourne – will be presented.
Dr Melanie McDowall’s latest publication in the Conversation explains how epigenetic mofidications such as DNA methylation and histone modifications can have multigenerational health effects. Maybe it is time to swap those chocolate biscuits for a piece of fruit!