Monthly Archives: November 2014

CNBP on various radio stations

21 Nov 20Tanya Monro and Minister Susan Close14: Media coverage

Minister Susan Close (seen here with CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Tanya Morno) talked on several South Australian Radio stations discussing the Launch of the CNBP.  It is anticipated the story reached abotu 93,000 viewers via these stories alone.

Segments included:

5AA, Adelaide: 16:00 News : A $38m research centre has been launched today at the University of Adelaide. Susan Close, SA Minister for Innovation, says the facility will be a centre of excellence for nanoscale biophotonics.

Cruise, Adelaide: 16:00 News: Adelaide is home to a $38m research centre launched today at the University of Adelaide. Innovation Minister Susan Close has
welcomed the official opening of the new biophotonic centre.

5AA Adelaide & Port Augusta: 17:00 News:   It is hoped that the launch of a new $38m research centre at the Adelaide University will enhance SA’s global reputation for research and development, with the Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics to use light to look into human cells. Susan Close, SA Minister for Innovation, says medical research is a growth area for skilled jobs in SA.

MIX FM 102.3, Adelaide, 17:00 News: The SA medical research facilities have received a boost today, a Biophotonics Centre has opened at the University of Adelaide.

Cruise Adelaide 17:00 News:  SA’s medical research facilities received a boost today. A new biophotonic centre has been opened at the University of Adelaide.
Innovation Minister Susan Close says it lets researchers look inside human cells.


Dr Mustafa visits key collaborators at Macquarie University

Sanam Mustafa High Res Edit 016620 October 2014: Dr Mustafa visit key collaborators at Macquarie University to discuss novel and interdisciplinary projects.

During her visit to Macquarie University, Dr Mustafa met with Prof Ewa Goldys and Dr Ayad Anwer to discuss the progress of a collaborative project. During her visit, Dr Mustafa shared her expertise in cell culture with Dr Anwer and discussed the progress of the project. Dr Anwer provided a tour of the facilities and explained the process behind image acquisition and data analysis for hyperspectral studies.

Dr Mustafa also discussed a new collaborative project with Prof Nicki Packer and Dr Arun Dass. This project is now in its initial planning stages and experimental work will start shortly.

Quantum Nanodiamonds: Andy Greentree gives presentation at the Vernier Society

andygreetree13 November 2014  : Public lecture given to Vernier Society.

Prof Andy Greentree gave a public lecture to the Victorian Vernier Society at the Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, entitled “Quantum nanodiamonds: New materials, new opportunities, new science, new technology”.

The Vernier Society’s mission is to promote manufacturing excellence, and the audience was impressed with Andy’s vision of how quantum effects could be harnessed into future manufacturing.

Endeavour Executive Fellow Professor Montarop Yamabhai hosted in CNBP in early 2015

40November 10 2014 – Good News Item

Professor Montarop Yamabhai, Chairperson of School of Biotechnology from the Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand received a prestigious Executive Endeavour Fellowship to spend  2 months of sabbatical leave in a CNBP laboratory working with Professor Ewa Goldys.

Prof. Yamabhai’s expertise is in the field of molecular biotechnology and she is also affiliated with National Synchrotron Light Research Institute in Thailand.

The aim of the fellowship project is to develop a novel detection method based on peptides and recombinant antibodies. These key molecules will provide a methodology to develop versatile and specific biomolecular probes, based on the cutting-edge research in the area of nanoparticle-based sensing. The peptides and antibodies against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines, and recombinant antibody fragments against aflatoxin, which have been developed in Prof. Yamabhai’s laboratory, will be used as models in this study. The final goal of the project is to develop efficient molecular probes for an early detection of AML and other cancers as well as for the detection of various mycotoxins that contaminate agricultural products in tropical and sub-tropical regions.