28 August 2014: Thank-you BMG
Dr Sanam Mustafa has secured $1000 in sponsorship from BMG LABTECH for Nanoscale BioPhotonics workshop to be hosted in Melbourne in Dec 2014.
BMG LABTECH is a leading global developer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation.
BMG LABTECH has been committed to producing microplate readers for more than twenty years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, the company’s innovative microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field. BMG LABTECH has developed a wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers for life sciences applications and high-throughput screening.
This sponsorship has strengthened the links between BMG LABTEC and the CNBP.
August 2014: 2014 Postgraduate Survival Guide
Prof Tanya Monro talks about opportunities for individuals to pursue their passion for fundamental science on page 30 of this years Postgraduate-Survival-guide. She also highlights that the Centre is looking for postgraduate students to join their growing team.
1-4 September 2014: Upcoming Talk
Dr Melanie Sutton-McDowall will present a poster at the World Congress on Reproduction in Edinburgh next month.
If you are attenging the conference please look for her poster (click here for the abstract).
24-27 August 2014: Conference presentation
Dr Melanie Sutton-McDowall presented at the Society for Reproductive Biology Conference. This presentation entitled “The heterogeneous nature of cow embryos: sorting out the mixed bag of blastomeres” was awarded the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) New Scientist Award (oral presentation). For more information please click here to see the abstract.
In addition Dr McDowall was a member of the conferences program organising committee; Introduced for the public forum “Making babies in the 21st Century” and co-organiser of “Science meets publican” – a 60 second elevator pitch competition
8 August 2014: Invited Seminar at the University of Melbourne
A/Prof Mark Hutchinson visited the University of Melbourne, delivering a seminar on the topic: What is the Role of “The Other Brain” in Chronic Pain? In this seminar he reviewed the recent discoveries of how innate immune signalling within the brain and spinal cord facilitate persistent pain. These neuroimmune contributions to persistent pain have significant implications for how we view sex differences in pain and pharmacologically intervene to treat, rather than manage persistent pain.
August 23 2014: Our design award for the new Research Facilities at the RMIT Node of CNBP
Members of CNBP received a behind the scenes tour of the new Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT.
Over a 1000 square meters of newly refurbished labs houses leading edge equipment for research in the area of chip technologies and biosciences. Among those is a is a focused ion beam system and a cutting edge STORM microscope. RMIT have invested over $35M in these Facilities.
The Faciolity boasts riveting architectural design including glass panels which turn opaque at a flick of a switch, walls which appear to be floating in air, mood lighting and a crisp all-white décor with a mirror ceiling. All of this will be seen only by those who cross the Facility air locks.
The official launch of the Facility is scheduled to take place on August 24 2014.
August 2014: National Nature Science Foundation of China
Congratulations to A/Prof Dayong Jin for the recently announced grant “upconversion nanomaterials for super resolution nanoscopy from the National Nature Science Foundation (NNSF) of China. The grant of 200k RMB for 2 years was awarded under the International Collaboration Visiting Professorship Award Scheme in collaboration with Prof Peng Xi at Peking University.
22 August 2014: Invited Seminars in WA
Professor Andrew Abell visited collaborators at Curtin University (21 August) and University of Western Australia (22 Aug) to deliver invited seminars.
21 August 2014: CNBP ECR Network
Early career researchers from University of Adelaide Node held their first meeting with the goal of breaking down the language barriers between disciplines. Meetings will be hosted monthly with the goal of linking in with ECRs at other nodes in the future.
If you would like find out more about the ECR network please contact Sabrina Heng
10 July 2014: Australian Nanotechnology Network ECR Conference
Congratulations to Dr Sabrina Heng for winning the Best Poster Presentation at the Australian Nanotechnology Nework ECR Conference.